Applying Texture Design Cracks with Craquelure in Photoshop


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Applying realistic cracks with Craquelure

The Craquelure Filter simulates the cracking of paint that we see on old paintings like this detail of the Mona Lisa here and we are going to apply it to this image which is an image from the Thinkstock Photo Library. Here I've applied the Craquelure Filter in differing amounts to the highlights, the mid tones and to the shadows and this, I think, is how to get the most from this filter, because if we just apply the same amount of the filter to the whole image, the cracking that it simulates is just going to look far too uniform.

Here is our starting point and our first task is to separate out the image into its Shadows, its Highlights and its Midtones. To do this, I am going to use the Color Range tool. From the Select dropdown, I am going to choose first of all Highlights, click OK, that's going to give me a selection of my highlights. Command+J or Ctrl+J will copy the highlights to a separate layer.

Come back to my Background layer, back to Color Range. This time, I'll ch...

Applying realistic cracks with Craquelure
Video duration: 5m 11s 4h 38m Intermediate

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Applying realistic cracks with Craquelure provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Textures

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Design
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Photoshop
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