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    Textures Tutorial
    by oOWonderBreadOo


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    Well, the first thing you'll want to do is grab a cool free texture from a site like this one- http://www.mayang.com/textures/

    Drag it on top of the image you'd like texture in.

    You should stretch the texture so it covers the entire image by selecting your texture layer and clicking on edit > free transform. It helps to reduce the opacity by about 50%. This way you can see how the texture is laying over the original image. Try and rotate it, stretch it more- just see what looks good!

    and then change it's layer mode- I used overlay on this one, but check them all out because they each have different effects.

    Usually you'll want to desaturate the layer too so click on 'create new fill or adjustment layer' and click Hue/Saturation.


    We only want to desaturate the texture layer, not the original image so click ok for now. Hold down the alt key and hover between the hue/saturation layer and the texture layer. An arrow and few circles will come up- then click. Notice a small arrow is now pointing to the layer it will effect.

    Now you can adjust the hue/saturation layer to your liking. I reduced mine to -85% saturation.

    You'll probably want to reduce the texture on some areas like peoples faces. To do this click on your texture layer and create a layer mask.

    You can use the paintbrush tool with black to paint away the texture. If you think you've gone too far and want to bring the texture back, just use white! I like to set my paintbrush between 33% & 50% opacity so I don't go too far.

    I decided duplicate my texture and layer to add a more grunge feel. Just play around at this point to see what you like :)

     




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