Friday, July 20

Create Military Style Texture

A quick Photoshop tutorial on the making of a military style texture

Step 1

Create a new document with size of 1000 x 1000 pixels for this tutorial. Fill it with color #476031.

Step 2

Go to Filter > Texture > Texturizer and use these settings:

Step 3

Create a new layer and fill it with black color (#000000). Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise and use these settings:

After that actions mess with the layer mode & opacity/fill. I tried Screen with opacity of 50%

Now, time to add grid to our background. Create a new document with size of 4×4 pixels and draw a skew line by using Pencil Tool as on picture below.

Then go to Edit > Define Pattern and save it as pattern. After that go back to our main document and fill the grid pattern on the new layer. Change layer style to Overlay and set opacity to 30% up for this layer.

Ok, time to add military style texture. First of all press D to set up foreground and background colors black and white, then create a new layer and apply Filter > Render > Clouds:

Now apply Image > Adjustments >Threshold with the next presets:

Now, we have picture like this one:

It doesn't not look as real military pattern now. To make it more realistic apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur using the next presets:

Your picture should look as mine

After that go to Image > Adjustments >Threshold and set up the following presets:

Now it looks better!

Mess with the layer mode & opacity/fill. I tried Multiply with opacity of 20%.

Time to add a little detail to the background. For this you can use Grunge brushes, which you can download from here. Use it on the new layer and set up layer opacity to 50%.

Now I want to make some dark places on the texture. For this create a new layer, then select Brush Tool(soft round brush with the size of 200 px) and make some black big spots on the canvas.

Then apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with presets as below:

Set layer opacity to 70% up.

Well, we're done for this tutorial! Our military style texture is ready!

Saturday, July 7

Design a Unique Wooden Face with Fiery Eye and Tear

source : HERE 

Level : Intermmediate 

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design a Unique Wooden Face with Fiery Eye and Tear in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be tricky, but why not have a try!
The idea of this manipulation comes from browsing some ancient stone statue image on the internet – I decided to make something similar in Photoshop.
Here is a preview of the final effect I have for this tutorial: (click to enlarge)

OK Let’s get started!
To complete this tutorial, you will need the following stocks:

 Step 1
Create a new document with a black background (size doesn’t matter), load the face image into Photoshop, use the pen tool to draw a path as shown below:

Make a selection of this path by right-clicking within the path and choose “Make Selection”: (set to 1px feather)

 Use a soft eraser to remove the edges of the face (especially the back) as shown below:

Step 2

Add the following adjustments layer over the face layer as clipping mask:
Black and white


Layer mask on the levels adjustment layer:


and you will have the following effect:

Step 3

Now we will add the wood texture. Load the tree bark image into Photoshop, select the following area:

Copy and paste the selection onto our document, resize and rotate it as shown below:

Make this layer a clipping mask, and change the blending mode to “overlay”:

Add the following 2 adjustment layers as clipping mask again for this wood layer:
Black and white


 Go back to the wood layer, use a soft eraser to remove some parts of the wood texture to reveal some skin:

and you will have the following effect so far:

Step 4

Now we will make the fiery eye. Load the fire image into Photoshop and select the following portion:

Smooth the edge out with the following refine edge filter settings:

Warp the fire texture as shown below to adjust its shape:

Duplicate this fire layer once and change the layer blending mode of the duplicated layer to “Screen”, layer opacity to around 50%.

 You will have the following effect:

Step 5

We will now add some tear drop to the eye. Use the fire image and select the following portion:

 Copy and paste the selection over the image, resize it and attach the smaller version to the eye, use a soft eraser to remove the edges to form a teary effect:

 Use either a cloud brush or cloud filter to add some cloud effect around the face (this cloud layer should be under the face layer):

Step 6

Now let’s add some shining hair for the model. To do this, create a new layer and paint a white dot as shown below:

Use the liquify filter to warp the line as shown below, until it forms some sorts of hairy effect:

 Duplicate this layer a few times and attach them to the head area:

 I then use some abstract brushes to add some textures around the model, you can find plenty of those brushes on the internet:

 I then further added some colour effect onto the image, and here is the final effect I have: (click to enlarge)