Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Distressing a photo with Fibers and Difference Clouds, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters.
Here we're going to create a distressed look to this photo starting out with this …beginning state. And using the Fibers filter in …conjunction with Difference clouds and Film Grain. …Let's take a look at the finished version to begin with. …We have at the bottom of our layer stack our picture and then on top of that …converted to a smart object. We have a layer to which is applied first …of all Fibers, Different clouds, Film Grain.…
The blending mode of this layer is set to Overlay to combine with the layer beneath. …Its opacity is reduced in this case to 79%. …And I've also added a Gradient Overlay to this layer to create a Vignetting effect. …One of the potential drawbacks of the Fibers filter is that it will always …create a vertical pattern. If you also, as why I'm using here, want …a horizontal pattern, then you need to duplicate that layer and transform that …duplicated layer. So, here I have both a horizontal and a …vertical pattern of fibers combining. So, let's switch over to our starting …
- Understanding the importance of Smart Filters
- Sharpening with filters
- Creative use of filter blend modes
- Painting in the effect of a filter using filter masks
- Combining filters
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Sharpening: What Every Designer Needs to Know
3. Blurring for Effect
4. Artistic Filters
5. Brush Strokes Filters
6. Working with the Distort Filters
7. Effective Use of the Pixelate Filters
8. Using the Render Filters
9. Creative Use of the Sketch Filters
10. Working with the Stylize Filters
11. Using the Texture Filters
13. Applying Camera Raw as a Filter
12. Creative Use of the "Big" Filters
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