âx98x85 How to Distress an Image | Add a Worn Vintage Effect | Photoshop Elements Tutorial - marquee
I wrote the following tutorial to show you how I can create "retro" or "distressed" effects on my design using Photoshop Elements, and how to add interesting graphics effects using the same technology.I'm not an expert in computer or graphics software (or anywhere close to expert level!) So whether you're a beginner or a newbie, this is something you can do.I'm in t-Shirt design, but knowing how to do it is a useful thing when creating any images, whether it is a website banner, a poster or a business card.
I hope you can follow it well and I hope it helps :--Open the Photoshop Element.(If you have other graphics software, please read this tutorial and try to adjust it to the tools and options you have available --It should not be difficult to find a way, because the technology is very simple ).-Choose the right digital photo.This can come from your own files, the Internet, or anywhere else.
Some photos are valid and some are invalid.If one doesn't look good, try the other one.What you want is a random pattern, so I try to enjoy the "busy" scenery.
Try to avoid many straight and solid blocks (such as houses ).The leaves and grass are usually good.The photo I selected is shown above.-Also shows the design image I will apply the "wear" effect (I.e.the lion).I personally use the Wacom tablet for most of my graphic work at homeWith PhotoshopI think both are indispensable.
-First open the file that contains the photo of your choice.-Go to the enhanced drop-down-Under the menu, go to adjust colors and click delete colors ".This picture is in black and white.-Then go back to the enhancement menu, go to adjust lighting, and click on brightness/contrast ".
Slide the contrast slider to the right to make the box read "100 ".Press OK.-You should now have a black and white image of the height contrast as shown above.Step 3 --Click the wand tool button on the vertical toolbar on the left side of the screen.
It should be the 7 th button.
In the screenshot above, the arrow points to the magic bar button.-The wand toolbar appears at the top.Make sure your toolbar matches mine (see screenshot again) so that the number "25" appears in the box next to "tolerance" and there is only the first tick-The box is selected.Step 4 --Using the wand (now the cursor), click on the black or white part of the photo.
If most of the photos are white, click black and click White if most of the photos are black.Try another one if it doesn't work.-I clicked on the white on my photo because the part I want to use is the tree part, almost all black, so now should choose all the colors you choose on the photo --As shown on the left side of the screenshot above.-Click on the edit drop-down-Go down the menu and select copy ".
-Open the file containing the image/design to be "in distress.-Right-Click and paste into this newly opened file so that the white (or black) part of the photo is pasted onto your design.When I do this, the image I get is the image shown on the right in the screenshot above.
Step 5 --When still in the (lion) design file, click the move Tools button, which is the top button on the vertical toolbar.-Click and drag the newly pasted image so you can see how each part of it looks when it is placed on the bottom "layer" (in this case the lion design.) If the layer copied from the photo is not greater than the design, there is no need to move around.
This step is purely to see which part of the photo image looks best in design.-The picture above is a 3 view of how different parts of the same photo image can get the lion design into trouble.It is best to go with the smallest "pain" I.
In order to keep the details of the design, not much design is covered up.-The first view is an unusual view using zebra stripes.I'm not going to use this because I want a "worn out" design that looks natural.
The other 2 views show the best part of the photo tree section on the lion floor.I will use these two parts to combine to produce the best "frustrating" effect.-Click the rectangular box selection tool button (fifth down on the vertical toolbar), then click and drag it onto the photo image to select different parts of the photo image.
-Using the tool, plus copy and paste, arrange the best part of the photo image on the design (Lion) layer below.Arrange them so you can get the best results without blurring any details.-The screenshot above shows my resulting image.
-If you copy and paste to create the "distress" mode, this will create more "layers" and will have to merge them to create a single layer.-To do this, look at the bottom right corner of the screen, where you will see a list of all the layers in the file (as shown in the screenshot above ).Scroll down until you see the design you want "distressed"g.
Lion (it should be at the bottom of the list as it is the bottom), you need to click on the eye symbol next to the thumbnail to make it temporarily invisible.This will remove the eye symbol and hide your design, leaving only your "distressed" pattern on the main display.-To merge the modes together, go to the layers drop-down-The bottom menu on the top toolbar, and then click merge visible ".
-Go back to the layer list and click the eye symbol again.Tip: As far as this is concerned, I suggest saving your work to.Psd file or save the "distress" layerPng file so you can re-Use it in the future.
-Next, select the "Wand tool" button again and use it to click on part of the "distress" image (I.e.White or Black part ).This will select all bits that make up the "distress" image.-Click on the "layers" drop-down list-The down menu on the top toolbar, then select merge visible ".
-Press "delete" on the keyboard ".
-You're done now!Many different effects can be created using this method because each photo will produce different results.So try it.The above effect was created by using a part of the landscape photo including the building, plus bold geometric patterns and techniques detailed earlier.I repeated the photo pattern on the entire geometric pattern instead of stretching it to the same size.
I think the results are very fashionable!