In this tutorial we will be looking at how to create an “out of bounds effect” where a train will be coming out of it’s own photo border offering a very surreal effect. This effect can be applied to any object, not just trains!
Step One First, we are going to create the minimalist background to our image. Create a Color Fill adjustment layer and set it to a dark gray blue (#1f2a34).
Next, create a new layer and fill it with black. Set the layer to “Screen”. Add noise by going to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Settings: Amount 5%, Uniform, Monochromatic.
To complete the background, create a diagonal black and white Gradient. Here are my settings:
First clip a black and white Gradient adjustment layer into the white rectangle, above the train image. Above that, clip a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer and set it to -50 contrast. And finally above the clip a Photo Filter adjustment layer set to “Sepia” at 100%.
You will have something like this:
Duplicate the white rectangle shape and enlarge it so that it creates a border around the train image. You may have to elongate it as well. Here is what I got:
Color Lookup layer: Crisp Warm, 31% opacity Color Lookup layer: Teal Orange, 20% opacity Brightness/Contrast layer: Brightness 9 and Contrast 39