Creating a Torn Paper Effect on Your Digital Scrapbook Page


If you’d like to add a paper or element with a torn edge to your digital scrapbook page, you could also use one of the many torn-edge masks available in my shop. But you can also create a torn edge in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and in this short video. There are probably multiple ways to do this, but I”ll show you two quick and easy ways to do so.

Torn Edge Sample Digital Scrapbooking Page by Vicki Robinson

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Video Tutorial Torn Paper Effect

This tutorial will show you how to create a torn edge for a digital scrapbook paper and how to do the same for an element. The steps in the tutorial will work in the full version of Photoshop and in Photoshop Elements.


  • If you love the look of torn paper, but don’t want to make your own, you might want to check out my torn paper masks — or even some of my clipping masks! To use a mask like one of those below, simply clip (with your paper layer active, from the menu choose Layer>Create Clipping Mask) your paper to the mask, and voila — a torn edge!
  • Use Coupon Code: VRD-ONE-MASKS  to take $1.00 off any of these mask products in my shop!
  • Leave a comment below if you have any questions about this tutorial— or just to let me know you found it helpful!
Layered Torn Paper Masks for Digital Scrapbooking by VIcki Robinson
orn Paper Masks 02 for Digital Scrapbooking by VIcki Robinson
Torn Paper Masks 01 for Digital Scrapbooking by VIcki Robinson
orn Paper Masks 03 for Digital Scrapbooking by VIcki Robinson

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  1. Lynne

    Love it, so easy and clear to follow. Thanks. Used it to make a journal card. Turned out super.

  2. Kythe

    Super tut. I have saved it for future reference.

    • Vicki Robinson

      Thank you so much!

  3. Susie P

    Thank you so much!! This is without a doubt the easiest and clearest tutorial on torn papers that I have seen!

    • Vicki Robinson

      Thank you so much, Susan! Your words are music to my ears!!!


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