Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Building density with brush settings, part of Photoshop for Designers: Textures (2011).
Okay, we are going to see how we can take an image like this and convert it into a brush.…Now because this is something that's going to be very translucent, we can use…this brush and paint with it, stamp with it multiple times to really build up a…very textured and dense feeling to our artwork.…So let's say the first thing we want to do is to make it Black & White.…Then we are going to apply a Levels adjustment to it.…Let's really crank up that contrast and now what I am going to do is I am going…to return to my Background layer, come to my Select menu, Color Range, and then…I will just come and sample the bright values, hold down Shift key and click on…a few of them, make sure we have got good range of bright values there, that's…going to be my brush when I do that.…
Now I've already done that, so I am not going to do it, I have got one already…saved, but that was how I did it.…Now let's pop over to this document.…This is nothing more than a simple Shape layer and it has a Bevel and Emboss…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the movie, "Finding, downloading, and installing actions" Nigel directs me to a page at Adobe.com that no longer exists to download a Photoshop action. What happened to it?
1. Patterns Versus Textures
Working with textures6m 52s
2. Using the Render Filters
3. Using the Texture Filters
4. Adding Noise and Grain
5. Aging Photos
6. Combining Textures with Blending Modes and Layer Masks
7. Creating Textures with Artistic and Sketch Filters
8. Creating Sampled Brushes
9. Type and Texture
10. Automating Textures
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