When you’re done, all three photos should have the Smart Object icon appearing in the bottom right corner of their layer’s preview thumbnail. Written by Steve Patterson. In this Photoshop photo effects tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a simple three-image photo frame, and when we’re done, we’ll see how to easily convert the final result into a reusable template using Photoshop’s Smart Objects! The new document appears on your screen: The new document appears. Use the Move Tool to drag the photo over top of the placeholder shape if needed, then go up to the Layer menu at the top of the screen and choose Create Clipping Mask. Large (L) is suitable for large prints as well as digital use. It is the original image provided by the contributor.