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Photoshop for Designers: Textures
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Applying texture styles


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Photoshop for Designers: Textures

with Nigel French

Video: Applying texture styles

Still in presets land and in automation land there is one other topic that I need to tell you about, that relates to textures and that is Texture styles. As you know we have these styles they are predefined combinations of layer effects and Photoshop comes with some predefined textures styles. So I'm going to load them and I'm going to click OK to replace my existing styles with those textures.
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  1. 1m 30s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Using the exercise files
      28s
  2. 6m 52s
    1. Working with textures
      6m 52s
  3. 30m 19s
    1. Creating a rocklike texture with Clouds
      6m 17s
    2. Improving a flat sky with Difference Clouds
      3m 43s
    3. Creating a grunge effect with Fibers
      11m 30s
    4. Applying a texture channel with Lighting Effects
      4m 22s
    5. Adding an effect and blending with Lens Flare
      4m 27s
  4. 15m 20s
    1. Applying textures with Texturizer
      6m 8s
    2. Applying realistic cracks with Craquelure
      5m 11s
    3. Preparing an image for a stained glass effect
      4m 1s
  5. 30m 48s
    1. Adding noise to an overlay layer
      1m 33s
    2. Adding film grain
      6m 5s
    3. Painting with grain
      4m 10s
    4. Adding grain to a Camera Raw image
      2m 21s
    5. Matching grain when cloning
      5m 32s
    6. Accentuating texture with Speckle grain
      3m 4s
    7. Creating a split-toning effect with Stippled grain
      4m 20s
    8. Beyond the Mezzotint filter
      3m 43s
  6. 18m 5s
    1. Creating deckled edges and sepia tone
      8m 6s
    2. Adding water stains
      5m 41s
    3. Adding cracks
      4m 18s
  7. 38m 16s
    1. Blending textures with Soft Light
      4m 15s
    2. Blending textures with Hard Light
      54s
    3. Blending groups
      3m 59s
    4. Blending textures with layer masks
      3m 49s
    5. Creating an antique poster
      5m 59s
    6. Blending mode sandwich
      4m 34s
    7. Blending texture from a pattern fill
      4m 9s
    8. Applying texture to an uneven surface
      10m 37s
  8. 42m 43s
    1. Creating a watercolor effect
      5m 30s
    2. Painting on canvas
      9m 57s
    3. Creating a rubber stamp
      8m 42s
    4. Converting a photograph to a drawing with Find Edges
      2m 58s
    5. Combining a black-and-white halftone with color images
      5m 6s
    6. Creating a textured duotone effect with Conté Crayon
      2m 33s
    7. Creating an abstract image with Mosaic
      6m 2s
    8. Creating a reticulation effect
      1m 55s
  9. 59m 11s
    1. Finding and installing brushes
      2m 19s
    2. Creating a shatter effect
      3m 58s
    3. Creating a smoke brush
      3m 50s
    4. Combining Photoshop with Illustrator to create a sample brush
      9m 56s
    5. Creating coffee rings
      4m 13s
    6. Creating a Bokeh texture
      9m 50s
    7. Creating corner brushes
      4m 24s
    8. Sampling a brush stroke
      3m 3s
    9. Creating a rust jewel brush
      5m 43s
    10. Building density with brush settings
      6m 45s
    11. Painting with the Mixer Brush
      5m 10s
  10. 17m 30s
    1. Adding texture to type using clipping masks
      2m 25s
    2. Applying texture to type with layer effects
      2m 53s
    3. Applying texture to type using a layer mask
      5m 33s
    4. Painting with a texture brush
      4m 31s
    5. Blending type into background texture
      2m 8s
  11. 17m 55s
    1. Using the texture actions set
      3m 12s
    2. Editing an action
      3m 18s
    3. Creating your own texture action
      5m 14s
    4. Finding, downloading, and installing actions
      3m 2s
    5. Applying texture styles
      3m 9s
  12. 20s
    1. Goodbye
      20s

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Photoshop for Designers: Textures
4h 38m Intermediate Sep 06, 2011

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In this course, author Nigel French shows how to use textures to create visual interest, heighten realism, and add dimension to Photoshop artwork. The course demonstrates how to apply multiple filters and paint in effects with layer masks, combine textures with images using layer blending modes, use brushes to paint in and accentuate texture, and create brush presets by sampling textures from photographs. The course also shows how to automate the application of textures with actions.

Topics include:
  • Using render filters
  • Applying textures with the Texturizer filter
  • Adding noise and film grain
  • Matching grain when cloning
  • Aging photos
  • Blending textures with layer masks
  • Applying texture to an uneven surface
  • Creating texture brushes
  • Building density with brush settings
  • Applying texture to type
  • Finding, downloading and installing actions
Subjects:
Textures Design Design Techniques
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Nigel French

Applying texture styles

Still in presets land and in automation land there is one other topic that I need to tell you about, that relates to textures and that is Texture styles. As you know we have these styles they are predefined combinations of layer effects and Photoshop comes with some predefined textures styles. So I'm going to load them and I'm going to click OK to replace my existing styles with those textures.

And if I hover over them I'll get a tooltip telling me what they are I can just click to apply them. If you want to see how these are made up most of them depend upon combination of Color Overlay, Gradient Overlay and Pattern Overlay and if I look at the Pattern Overlay we see in this case we're using a wood oak pattern sample which is one of patterns that comes with pattern presets and this are all your pattern presets.

In this case it sampled up to 333% which is wide I'm going to look a little bit on the blurry side because it's being up sampled I don't has a color overlay and gradient overlay and in combination we get this I guess somewhat would oak like texture. In this case though what I'm going to do is delete that one, let's suppose I have this new clothing line and I like to very quickly apply some textures to both the text and my background label.

So starting out with the text, I'm going to apply the denim style to that, just click on it like so then I'm going to click on the layer beneath it and now rather then apply one of the styles I use one of the predefined actions. So in my Textures Actions I'll have parchment paper, click play and I need to actually put in these values so Canvas 71, 1, Light Direction= Top.

And in addition to that I think I would just want to add one other thing to the textures style made up of color overlay, gradient overlay and pattern overlay, I think you also need a drop shadow. So when we add one we can just make that 9 pulp out bit more and I'm going to make this shadow a hard shadow by pumping up the spray to 100%, dragging to determine the direction of the shadow and there is our result, Using a combination of a predefined textures style and a predefined texture action.

Now while these may not be the most sophisticated textures you've ever seen, they can sometimes be a good starting point for your explorations with texture.

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