Kelli asked me to share how I did the partial extraction on my layout, Awesome:
Here's what I did (I use PS CS):
1. On a new layer, I used the marquee tool to draw out a square and fill it with color.
2. I then used the transform tool to rotate the square slightly and stretch it out so that it covered roughly 1/2 the page from top to bottom on an angle. This was my clipping mask.
3. I dragged my photo onto the clipping mask and enlarged and positioned it so that it covered the clipping mask.
4. When I clipped it (Cmd/Ctrl + G), I saw that his foot was cut off and that's where the idea was born!
5. I duplicated my photo (Cmd/Ctrl + G).
6. Making sure the top photo was selected, I attached a layer mask.
7. I filled the layer mask with black. [Edit>Fill>Background Color (Assuming your background color is set to black!)] This hides the photo completely.
8. Selecting the brush tool, making sure the foreground color was set to white, and making sure the layer mask was selected, I brushed over where his foot was extending beyond the clipping mask to reveal it. I kept switching back and forth from white to black showing and hiding parts of the photo to clean it up so that only his foot and none of the background was showing.
9. Once I was satisfied with it, I merged the clipping mask with both copies of the photo.
10. Finally, I applied a drop shadow.
I think that's it! If you have any questions or need any clarification, just leave a response here and I will do my best to answer them.
And Kelli...thanks so much for asking and for your kind comments!