Creativity is boundless. With many tricks and techniques available for editing your digital scrapbooks, dividing and slicing papers is one of the easiest. But don’t underestimate its simplicity. Just like any other things you could do with your papers, its effect is just as striking. Read on to find out how you could do so with efficiency.
Dividing and Slicing Papers
Open the image or paper you want to slice and divide.
Click on View > Show Grid. Again, click on View > Snap to Grid.
Click on Image > Configure Grid. Change the width and height to 72 x 72 px or 1 x 1 inch. Click Ok.
You can increase each image by clicking on it so you can easily see all settings used.
Now, scale your layer so its edges fall exactly on the grids. This way, it would be easier to divide and slice it.
Using the Rectangle Select Tool, outline the first portion you want to slice. Copy that selection (CTRL C) and paste it on the same layer (CTRL V).
This will automatically open a floating layer on the Layer dialogue.
Right-click on that layer and click on To New Layer.
Do this on all the portions you want to slice, depending on how many portions you want your image or paper to have. Make sure that when you are selecting a portion, the bottom layer, the one with the complete image, is the one active.
You may also add shadows on each portion to maximize the effect. Just click on Filters > Light and Shadow > Drop Shadow.