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Tutorial request (painted wall texture)

Apr 11, 2012 11:07 PM

I am relatively new to PS so this may be a very simple thing to accomplish but I would like to know how to do this. I am looking for a way to make this http://www.photos-public-domain.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/mauve-p ainted-wall-texture.jpg

 

However from scratch in photoshop, not using another image. I want it to be as realistic as possible. I have found some tutorials however the ones I saw just do not result in a product to my liking.

 

Thanks

 
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    Apr 11, 2012 11:57 PM   in reply to efr100

    not sure what actually you need. Check the below videos and see if that helps.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMWBc5XIy9s

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr0feMj6k30

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 12:23 AM   in reply to efr100

    Reality is hard to beat, so you may have a hard time getting a result as convincing as a photograph.

    One approach might be to apply the Layer Style Bevel and Emboss to multiple differently scaled Layers that used Add Noise to create transparency and are set to 0% Fill.

    wallTextureTestScr.jpg

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 1:49 AM   in reply to efr100

    try this,

    may be it's  help you

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iJLyi6p0oY

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 3:42 AM   in reply to efr100

    One of the biggest problems with making textures look real on something like a wall, is that most people ignore perspective, and the eye quickly picks up on it.  Check out this - fortunately free - Video2brain tutorial from the king of Photoshop for illustrative purposes, Steve Caplin.

     

    http://www.video2brain.com/en/videos-2704.htm#/?video_id=2680

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 3:48 AM   in reply to c.pfaffenbichler

    c.pfaffenbichler wrote:

     

    One approach might be to apply the Layer Style Bevel and Emboss to multiple differently scaled Layers that used Add Noise to create transparency and are set to 0% Fill.

    /servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/2-4329184-183712/wallTextureTestScr .jpg

    Really nice result!!!

     

    Could you describe the steps for the layers above the color fill layer with a little more detail?

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 3:59 AM   in reply to acresofgreen

    I used Add Noise on a gray Layer and used Blend if-settings to make parts transparent – but one could just add the Noise on the Layer Mask of a Solid Color Layer.

    Converted it to a Smart Object, scaled it, set its Fill to 0% and applied the Style.

    The Masked copy (the Layer Mask had Clouds applied and was then edited with Curves to increase the contrast) is the same size and position and serves to boost the effect in some parts, the topmost copy is another instance of the same Smart Object at another scale.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 6:48 AM   in reply to Trevor Dennis

    As with tutorials by other persons I have to wonder, does Steve Caplin do the Transformations destructively instead of on Smart Objects in order not to overtax entry level users?

     
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    Apr 13, 2012 1:31 PM   in reply to c.pfaffenbichler

    c.pfaffenbichler wrote:

     

    I used Add Noise on a gray Layer and used Blend if-settings to make parts transparent – but one could just add the Noise on the Layer Mask of a Solid Color Layer.

    Converted it to a Smart Object, scaled it, set its Fill to 0% and applied the Style.

    The Masked copy (the Layer Mask had Clouds applied and was then edited with Curves to increase the contrast) is the same size and position and serves to boost the effect in some parts, the topmost copy is another instance of the same Smart Object at another scale.

    Thank you for the added details - my version following your directions isn't as good as yours, but I could tweak it if I ever needed it for a real purpose (and it looks better than my real wall!)

    wall.JPG

     
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    Apr 13, 2012 3:26 PM   in reply to c.pfaffenbichler

    c.pfaffenbichler wrote:

     

    As with tutorials by other persons I have to wonder, does Steve Caplin do the Transformations destructively instead of on Smart Objects in order not to overtax entry level users?

     

    I suspect there is a strong element of KISS for exactly the reasons you mention.  I tend to take the same approach in this forum when I have no idea how well a poster knows Photoshop.  It's exactly patronising, and there are plenty of times when what we'd consider a basic step by step sugestion causes confusion.  I own Steve's three Photoshop books, and he certainly talks about Smart objects in those.   BTW  There is a nice forum at http://www.howtocheatinphotoshop.com/  which has a Friday Challenge along the lines of the http://www.flickr.com/photos/trevor-dennis/6917267806/in/photostreamhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/trevor-dennis/6917267806/in/photostreamillustration I posted a few days ago.  Steve is a regular on the forum and answers any questions put to him.   I used to be active there a while back, but have lost my log on details, and there is no provision to ask for a reminder. :-(

     
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    Apr 13, 2012 5:03 PM   in reply to Trevor Dennis

    There is no forum at          http://www.howtocheatinphotoshop.com/

     
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    Apr 13, 2012 5:19 PM   in reply to Lundberg02

    You'll laugh when you see it....

     

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    Apr 13, 2012 10:11 PM   in reply to Chris Cox

    That's odd. My page was cut off at the bottom. It seems to be a normal forum, though.

     
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