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Fold Paper with Photoshop Action

Resources Photoshop Actions 15753 Views September 4th, 2012

Download for free this action that helps you to fold paper in Photoshop in just a few seconds. This 1 click action creates a folded paper effect using your own photo, layer, blank canvas, etc. You can even apply it to text layers or vector shapes but you have to raterize it first. Fold paper or fold photos with this new action.


It is really easy to Fold paper in Photoshop if you use our new free action. If you need to fold paper in half with just a single click download this action for free. After you click the play button, the paper is folded in half on vertical and horizontal scale. You obtain four layers: the background, the original paper/photo/etc, the horizontal fold and the vertical fold. All the layers have the layer styles intact so you can easily change opacity, shadow, colors and so on.

Photoshop actions are really useful resources and can save you a lot of time. We hope that you will find this paper fold action just as useful as the other actions. Don't forget to check out our previous fold brochure action.

Fold Paper Photoshop Action

Fold Paper Photoshop Action

The ATN file contains 3 folding paper actions depending on the starting layer choose one of the actions. Every action has a message that explains how to use it properly. If you remove the Stop message the action can be easily used with batch option to save even more time.

In the image below you can see the before/after playing the fold action. If you want to customize it and obtain more folds, simply duplicate the horizontal/vertical fold layer; open the layer style window and move the gradient as you wish. You can obtain as many paper folds as you wish. Change the Angle of the Gradient Overlay and you will obtain oblique lines.

Folding Paper Photoshop Action


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9 comment(s) for "Fold Paper with Photoshop Action"

11:44 PM Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Hello and good day, unfortunately I can not download the Atn great and I do not want an extra register on facebook. Too bad that it does not work otherwise. reply
11:49 PM Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Many websites use facebook/twitter/other login for downloading files just to protect their resources and get a little promotion.
As far as I know, if you login with actions4photoshop, when you download the file it will post on your facebook wall that resource. reply
10:20 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Will your actions work with Photoshop Elements 9? reply
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10:22 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Hi Becky,

I am not familiar with Photoshop Elements 9, so I really don't know if it works or not. You can test it :) reply
4:54 AM Monday, March 24, 2014
Hi, can I sell the result of the action as .jpg background paper? reply
4:56 AM Monday, March 24, 2014
Yes, you can sell the result obtained with the action. You can not sell or redistribute the ATN file. reply
11:07 AM Thursday, March 26, 2015
Animated Fold Paper effect with open source JavaScript library by Dan Motzenbecker:

You can use it to create animated folded brochure, folded images and other fold paper effects. reply
4:04 AM Saturday, May 21, 2016
You can easily fold paper in six with this Photoshop action. Play the first action from the set.

1. Open the layer style window for the "Layer 2" and simply drag and drop the Gradient Overlay on the screen to the left.
2. Duplicate the "Layer 2" and open the layer style window. Drag and drop the Gradient Overlay on the screen to the right.

If you want horizontal folded paper you have to duplicate the "Layer 1" and make the same steps. reply
6:58 AM Thursday, July 21, 2016
Hi, the action is great, but I can only fold in four panels, and I need to fold a siz panel paper. Any chance I can do that? I don't know where to customize it. Thanks! reply

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