The Rough Cut Effect

By Mike Rankin on

We spend so much time and effort to make things look perfect in InDesign. Now it’s time to make something look really bad. But in a good way!

Basically, the effect is meant to make a photo look like it was roughly cut out of a piece of paper, so there’s a light border around the subject, but the border is irregular and it does not follow the silhouette of the subject exactly. This effect is a lot of fun and it’s super easy to make and adjust. Remember all that time and effort you put into learning how to make sweet Bezier curves with the Pen tool? Forget it. Your aim here is to do the worst silo job of your life. Well, after you do a good silo job in Photoshop first.

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