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Edge Collage Technique

I saw this technique used on the contents of Surfer magazine, and I thought it was so well done, I wanted to show you how to get a similar effect. What's nice is—the photo never moves an inch, and you only use one photo, but when you're done, it has the look of a complex collage. My hat's off to the designers at Surfer who came up with this slick treatment.

Quick Tip: Esoteric-selection shortcut of the month

Okay, this one's pretty freaky: You probably already know that if you hold the Command key (PC: Control key) and click on a layer's name (in the Layers palette), it puts a selection around the objects on that layer. So for example, if you had type on a layer and Command-clicked (PC: Control-clicked) on the Type layer, it would put a selection around all your type. But here's the “esoteric-selection” shortcut of the month: If after loading that selection, you then press Shift-Option-Command (PC: Shift-Alt-Control) and click on another layer (in the Layers palette), it will load a selection only where it intersects with your original selection. Try it once, and if you're like me, you'll wonder, “When in the world would I use that?” Hey…I don't make these keyboard shortcuts, I just share them with my “peeps.”



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