Can you post an example?
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Blur is going to produce the opposite of speckle. Look for some star and galaxy brush sets with this sort of effect. Note I have size and opacity set high for the sake of clarity.
Then in the Brush Dynamics set
Size jitter to full with minimum size about 25%
Angle jitter full.
Scatter to full with Both Axis checked.
Count to about 2 or maybe 3
Fill a new layer with this brush, and bring the layer opacity way down to whatever effect you want.
This is 30%
And this 40%
If I am missing the point, paste a sample to this thread as CP suggested, and folk will be queuing up to give you ideas.
Not sure if I am following 100%… However if you are saying that you wish to recreate a parchment background in Photoshop to print over the top of your ivory paper, then is this sort of what you are looking for?
I set the foreground/background colours to a light and darker “buff” hue, then used the Render Clouds filter (press CMD/CTRL F multiple times to reapply the random cloud generation until you like the result). I also added a solid brown fill layer above the rendered clouds, then changed opacity to 3% and blend mode to Dissolve. I then added a new blank layer and merged this with the dissolve blend layer so that I could apply a minor blur to the speckles (I left it very obvious in the image above so that you could see the effect). There are many approaches to creating such synthetic backgrounds.
You could also try using Difference Clouds and fade, add contrast and blend the result back into the other steps.
P.S. Of course, it will depend how this prints on the final ivory stock, what looks good onscreen may not look the same on the final prints so some trial and error may be required (you could easily test many different background patches on a single test print sheet).
YES!!! That is it!!!
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!!