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Grunge – Texture Tutorial Photoshop Part 2

Grunge – Texture Tutorial Photoshop Part 2


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every month along with product update info and coupons. Ok Kim what easy tutorial are
you going to show up today? Now I want to show you how to make this poster
that we have been working on look a little bit more grungy. You see this technique a
lot and you don’t need this poster to use this technique so I think it’s really useful.
First what you want to do is have some type of grunge layer which you can get at a lot
of different sources. This is my grunge and I’m going to show you what it looks like with
all the other layers turned off by pressing the alt key and the eye ball and this basically
is what my grunge looks like. Right now my blending mode is set to hard light for this
grunge and that’s why you can see my photo behind it. You definitely want to have some
type of blending mode and we’ll go over that in a little bit. I’m going to go ahead and
turn this back on. This is how it looks. I have my layer in here with my photo. I’m going
to turn on my full grunge. Basically if you have Photoshop, you can add a mask to this
layer and we are just going to mask off the parts that we don’t want the grunge to show
through. If you don’t have Photoshop, if you are using Elements, you can actually use the
eraser tool in the exact same way and brush away the parts that you don’t want. You might
want to make a back up copy of the grunge just in case and keep that handy in case you
mess something up if you have Elements. If you are using a mask you can just add back
in portions that you maybe accidentally take away. Let’s get started. I’m choosing a brush,
you can make the brush larger and smaller, it’s soft bristled. I’m going to go ahead
and pull this up and show you how it’s done. I’m just going to choose a brush here. You
can click your right bracket to make it larger or smaller as long as this is white and my
black is on top this is how you switch them. I’m just going to come in and start brushing
away the grunge from the areas that I don’t want it on. If you accidentally brush too
much away there is a way to fix that. I also have another grunge layer here so that’s why
there is still a little grunge here on his arm that’s not going away which is fine. Sometimes
it’s good to zoom in here to really see what you are doing. Press my left bracket to make
my brush a little bit smaller. And you can see what’s going on over here, how it’s turning
black and that means it’s masking that part. You might want a little grunge on his shirt,
but we are going to go ahead and remove it. On his fingers and that’s pretty good. From
looking at this I can see that I missed a little bit on his shirt so I’m going to go
over that. You can actually look at your mask by pressing alt and your mask and you can
see what you’ve missed. View, fit on screen. And you can just mask it that way. And then
alt and click it again to get it back. Now that we’ve done that let’s go ahead and check
our blending mode to see if we can find a blending mode that we like better. I’m pressing
on normal and then I’m going to arrow down through the different options. Sometimes I
don’t like extremely harsh grunge and sometimes I like it kind of subtle. I like this color
one but I might like it just slightly stronger so what I’m going to do is I’m just going
to duplicate this layer by dragging it on top and then it makes it…. actually it make
it quite a bit stronger so what I’m going to do is double click the layer and reduce
the opacity. Now we have some grunge around the picture. Now I just want to show you how
to make your photo look a little bit more edgy. We are going to highlight our layer
and then come up to filter, sharpen, and sharpen mask. Now we have our unsharpen mask up and
you can increase or decrease. This was the preset I already had. You may want to increase
and as you can see if the preview is on it’s just making it a little bit edgier looking.
Threshold you can see what that does. I like it low. We don’t want the soft look here,
we want it a little harsh and that looks good to me so I’m going to go ahead and press ok.
Look at your history you can see the before and after or if you do undo. That’s all there
is to it so have fun with grunge! Hey that was easy! Thanks for watching. If
you have any questions about this tutorial or any of our products you can always reach
us at EASYdigitals.com. Have a creative day!

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