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Painting with a texture brush

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This technique is a variant on the techniques that we used in the previous movie. So I'm not going to be going over exactly how we got to this point with this layer mask and with this Filter mask. That's all in the previous movie, but let's with the result that we have there, take it in a slightly different direction and rather than have the Type be on the textured background from which the layer mask was derived, let's have it on a solid background. Now what you often see with the application of this effect is just the Type on a solid background.

Painting with a texture brush

This technique is a variant on the techniques that we used in the previous movie. So I'm not going to be going over exactly how we got to this point with this layer mask and with this Filter mask. That's all in the previous movie, but let's with the result that we have there, take it in a slightly different direction and rather than have the Type be on the textured background from which the layer mask was derived, let's have it on a solid background. Now what you often see with the application of this effect is just the Type on a solid background.

And to me that lacks a certain something, because if the Type is really distressed then surely don't we want some of the texture that's in the Type on the background as well. And that's what we're going to look at here. How do we take that texture that we've already worked into the Type and apply it to the background? While there are several ways, but the way that we're going to do it here is by working with a texture brush. So this movie would fit just as well in the chapter on brushes as it would on Type.

So I'm going to switch over to this, the starting point and what I'm going to do is just take a look at the layer mask by Alt+clicking or Option+clicking on it. Now what we want to do is we want to make this layer mask into a pattern and then use that pattern to paint with. So first of all I'm going to Command+click, or Ctrl+click on the layer mask to load the selection of the layer mask, create a new layer, and then fill the selection on that new layer with black. Black is my Foreground Color.

So I'm going to press Option+Delete or Alt+Delete. And now I'll turn off the other two layers, so that we can see that and deselect my selection Command+D or Ctrl+D. Now I'm going define that as a pattern Edit>Define Pattern. And I am going to call it distressed. We can now turn that off, turn my other two layers back on. So I have my pattern defined. I'm now going to add a layer above the bottom layer and it's on this layer that we're going to be adding the yellow paint.

So I need to come and sample the yellow. I'm going to press I to go to my Eyedropper tool, click on the yellow that now becomes my foreground color. Then I'm going to choose my Brush tool and the type of brush that I want is a Spatter brush. Then I'm going to come over to my Brush panel where I want to change the options of the Spatter brush and this is the important a bit. I need to choose the Texture option. So when I choose that, the texture that I'm going to use is the one that I made, and I want the mode to be Multiply, I want Texture Each Tip to be turned on.

Now I can stop painting with that, but 100% is probably going to be too much so what I'm going to is take the Opacity way down to 10%. I'm just going to press 1 on my keyboard. Press my Right Bracket to increase my brush size and then just spray over some of that background to introduce a little bit of yellow paint into the background. I can click more in some parts to make it a bit dense, or I can change the size of my brush.

To finish the whole thing off, one more thing we need to do and that is we need to mask this yellow paint layer with the shape of the letters, because we're currently seeing through the letters and we're seeing that paint beneath, but we don't want to see it beneath. So I'm going to hold down my Command key or Ctrl key, click on the Type layer. That loads the Type as an active selection. Now I want the active selection to be a layer mask on this layer. If I just come and click this, I'm going to get the opposite of what I want. So I need to hold down the Alt key, so that everything, but the Type is revealed.

If you got that the wrong way around, you can always just invert your mask by pressing Ctrl+I or Command+I.So that mask is having a subtle, but necessary effect. If I hold down the Shift key and click on it, there is the before without the mask and there is the after. So this whole effect is achieved by working with the texture that's applied as a layer mask then making that into a pattern and then painting with that pattern on a layer behind the Type.

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Photoshop for Designers: Textures

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Nigel French
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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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