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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  • cyberdoyle

    really cool, many thanks for posting great tutorial

  • 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.

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    72ovj8w43Q4QMJjSXPyAeYSMTwhJLdq+kgNLQvlXFTdTW2q3EqAWYTHE+uZM1hGT

  • John Drake

    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?