Photoshop Action – Curling Page

Create an action that will add a curled edge to any image.

Create an image with a curled corner

With this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a curled effect to an image in just a few easy steps. This tutorial use the Warp filter added on CS2 and newer Photoshop editions

Let’s open a photo to start with for applying the effect to. For this tutorial, I’ve selected a stock photo

Curling Photo Sample

To start, we need to rename the background layer. I have renamed mine to “Curled Page”

Rename Background

Now we need to use the Marquee tool (Keyboard Shortcut – M) and select a small area

Curling Page Sample

Next we need to add a gradient to our selection. Start at the inside corner and drag to the outside corner of the image

Curled Page

Now deselect (Select->Deselect) or (Ctr+D)

Curling Page

Next go to Edit->Transform->Warp.

Curled Page

Drag the bottom right point towards the center. Press enter when you are happy with your results.

Curled Page

Add a drop shadow to your image

Curled Page

Add an additional layer for a color background

Curled Page

Finished Image.

Create an image with a curled corner

You can download the action here Page Curling Action
To install it just unzip the contents of the .zip file in your Photoshop actions folder.

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  1.' cyberdoyle says:

    really cool, many thanks for posting great tutorial

  2. Hi

    I am not able to download the action. I get this error:
    This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

    Access Denied


  3. Hmmm, good but complicated, Corel does this as a very simple 1 click process which can be adjusted to give different colours on the curl, opacity etc, much easier to do than this. Why can’t Adobe make it that simple?