Bless you, styled stock photography, because you’re that best thing that’s happened to the blogging world. Oh I mean it and I’m going to show you a tutorial on using styled stock photography in photoshop.Plus there’s a bonus video as well.
For my creative field, styled stock have been such good help . I can create printables,wedding cards, greeting cards etc and instantly make them look good in an amazing set up with a few clicks. So, it’s no surprise that I was super excited when my lovely friend Lilian decided to start her own styled stock photography business. If you’ve seen her fabulous feed on Instagram, you’ll know how talented she is when it comes to styling.
In today’s styled stock photography tutorial post, I’m going to use one of Lilian’s fab styled photos she sells on Etsy and show you exactly how easy it is to use them. Lilian has kindly allowed me to use two of her fabulous styled stock photos for this tutorial and I would love it if you take a moment and have a look at her work on her website and her Etsy shop. I assure you, her work is gorgeous! Now, a look into using styled stock photography. The video will feature after the written tutorial.
Step 1 and 2: Open your styled stock in Adobe Photoshop as shown below. You can also use command+o on your keyboard as shortcut.
Step 3: Next open the illustration or photo or graphic you want to display.
Step 4: I like to arrange the two files side by side so that it’s easy to drag and drop. This step is optional. For arranging the files side by side, go to window>arrange>2 up vertical.
Step 5 and 6: Unlock your layer,click on “move tool” and use your cursor to drag the illustration to your styled stock file.
Step 7: Use the “move tool” and select “show transform controls”. This will help in resizing your image.Use the shift key and resize using your mouse.
Step 8: Save your file and you’re good to go!
Sometimes, when there are products that overlap the paper, you’ll need to use the clipping mask method. The video below explains exactly how to do so.