How to make a picture look like it's torn off?


Question

How do I cut off the boundary of a picture all zig zag like it is in this picture

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2010/08/31wpanswers.PNG

Or in this one

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/shivprasadk/aspect-oriented-programming-in-C-Sharp-net-part-ii/Images/attributes.jpg

I have Paint.NET, a free image editing software. How can I do this in Paint.NET?

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1/31/2013 2:00:00 PM

Take a look at this tutorial: http://cscroman.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/paint-net-torn-paper-effect/

In short

  • Create a layer on top filled with white.
  • Add a third layer on top of all of those.
  • Draw the line of your torn paper on this layer in black.
  • "Merge Layer Down" on layer 3. Layers 2 and 3 will be merged.
  • Duplicate this layer
  • Gaussian blur the lower of these two layers
  • On the other one, select the area you want to show using the magic wand tool.
  • Invert your selection and clear
  • "Merge Layer Down” again
  • Still with the Magic Wand, select the area of the image you will show
  • "Merge Layer Down” one more time.
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1/31/2013 10:17:00 PM

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