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New To Me April 2016

Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:40 pm

The April New to Me Challenge is a tutorial.

Let’s create some wood grain texture.

Textures are wonderful to use “as is,” or as a basis for photo/ paper blending.

Textures are also ideal to use for displacement maps.

Here’s What To Do:

1. Open a 12 x 12 (8-bit) grayscale file.
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2. Fill it with 50% gray. Edit/Fill/50% gray
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3. Apply this filter: Filter/Render/Fibers and use these settings:
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4. Rotate the layer 90 degrees clock-wise or counter clock-wise (your choice)
Note: If this layer is labeled “Background” change it to regular editable layer
Layer/New/Background from layer
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5. Copy the layer to a new layer and name it Emboss.
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6. Add some Emboss:
Filter/Stylize/Emboss and use these settings:
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7. Set the Emboss layer mode to Overlay.
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8. Make a new top layer and name it Strokes and Emboss

9. Fill this layer with 50% gray Edit/Fill/50% gray

10. Add these filters:
Filter/Pixelate/Mezzotint with these settings:
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11. Add this filter next:
Filter/Stylize/Emboss with these settings
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12. Change the Strokes layer mode to Overlay.

13. Reduce the layer opacity to 30%

14. Change the file to RGB: Image/Mode/RGB 8 bits
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Note: A dialogue box will pop up asking you if you want to merge the layers. It’s ok to merge or not merge.
15. Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and click the “Colorize” box.
Here’s the setting I used. Use the settings of your choice.
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Congratulations! You now have created a wood grain texture!

Here is what mine looks like:
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Note: Since you can edit the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer at any time, you can match or compliment any photo you place on top.

FYI: Do not merge the Hue Saturation adjustment layer with the wood grain layer if you want to use the wood grain as a displacement map in the future. Displacement maps are often best in black and white.

PLEASE POST A THUMBNAIL OF YOUR WOOD GRAIN TEXTURE IN THIS THREAD

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Re: New To Me April 2016

Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:58 pm

I'm liking these tutorials! :D :agree:
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Re: New To Me April 2016

Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:43 pm

Here's mine. I fiddled with the opacity of the layers and added a multiply layer over the original layer to get a darker wood look.Image

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Re: New To Me April 2016

Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:37 am

moog wrote:Here's mine. I fiddled with the opacity of the layers and added a multiply layer over the original layer to get a darker wood look.Image

You nailed it!

I agree...experimenting with the settings will get the look YOU want.

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Re: New To Me April 2016

Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:29 pm

Working on mine... :wave:
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Re: New To Me April 2016

Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:19 pm

sanra wrote:Working on mine... :wave:

To bring out the grain, it helps to use rubbing alcohol.

Is that right? :think:

Well, it's some kind of alcohol... :D

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Re: New To Me April 2016

Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:02 am

Very Cool tutorial TB!!! I had fun with it. :yes: I'll have to pay around with this tutorial some more.

Maybe I should have used a little alcohol on mine. :lol:

I played around with the hue - saturation layer. This looks darker here than it did in my photoshop.

My Chunk of Wood
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Re: New To Me April 2016

Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:26 am

I really LIKE that darker wood :yes:

Wood comes in many colors.

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Re: New To Me April 2016

Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:19 am

Thanks for the tutorial. Learned a lot, now need to remember it.... :D Mine came out a different color than others. :think:
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Re: New To Me April 2016

Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:00 pm

sanra wrote:Thanks for the tutorial. Learned a lot, now need to remember it.... :D Mine came out a different color than others. :think:
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http://gallery.scrapbird.com/displayimage.php?pid=7857


:yahoo2: You did it! And the color is perfect!

I LOVE the hue/saturation adjustment feature...all those colors at your fingertips.
Better than finger painting
Especially if you have a habit of licking them. :lol:

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