How to achieve this look?

I wonder how to achieve this look (website) — the uneven shapes, edges, strokes and shadows — or is it even possible in Photoshop?

I couldn’t find any similar tutorials or PSDs to learn from probably because I don’t know the right keywords search for what I’m looking.

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Answer

A simple way to achieve a rough/torn edge look is to use an actual torn piece of paper as your mask. You can probably find a usable picture easily enough. Alternatively, you can tear a sheet of white paper in half, lay it on a dark or black surface and take a picture yourself.

Open the picture and tweak it as necessary using levels or brushes to make sure the paper is mostly white and the background is mostly black (or a non-white color). Use the magic wand selector on the paper. Tweak tolerance as necessary, but it doesn’t need to be perfect – you’re going for a rough look anyway – and use that selection as a mask.

To get a more subtly uneven look like the website you’re referring to you’ll probably want to shrink the mask in the direction perpendicular to the tear.

Here’s a result of this method with the mask shrunk to 10% in one direction, and then applied to all 4 edges of a black box:

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Keep in mind that you can do something like this with any edge you can find. A piece of paper may be the most obvious choice, but anything from landscape horizons to tolerance cut-offs from natural gradients in the color of the sky will work.

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