Filters in Photoshop That Add Texture


Texturizing Images


Lesson Info

Filters in Photoshop That Add Texture

Then there are a few filters that we can use that are built into photo shop that can also apply texture so do we got going here? Let me get rid of one thing here just going to simplify a picture that's already had some stuff applied, so if you don't feel like going through and um experiment with all the filters to apply a siri's of them and created texture we can instead just choose someone are designed for adding texture and for now I'll just show you one and that is if I go to the filter menu there's a choice called filter gallery and in filter gallery we have a bunch of different kinds of filters we can apply on and they can come up with a rather interesting looking results. But there is a section in here called texture in within the section called texture is a filter called texturizing er texturizing in with the texturizing er filter, which again was part of the filter gallery. There is a pop up menu on the right side called texture and that's where you have the choice of a few dif...

ferent textures we can apply we have brick, which I don't find to be that breaks is too consistent I'd rather have a real brick burlap which is a little bit too easy to see the seams because there seems I can see a straight line right here where the texture is repeating starting to repeat um candace though looks pretty darn nice and then we also have sandstone, which isn't bad once you've chosen the one you want, you can scale it up or down on to control how fine the texture is, and then the choice called relief will control how much how aggressive it is so much contrast there is and so could do that here we also have what direction the light is coming from, which means where the highlights just like it in the embossed filter in if you choose top left that's where your brain is used to the sun upper left for most things because compute computer interfaces are all designed as if the sun is in the upper left, so you're used to that click ok, and it'll mainly look at when you zoom up but then let's say that I wanted this toe on ly apply to the brighter portions of the picture, and I really wanted the dark parts and not have the texture well, we need this to be on a separate layer in or to be able to do that before only had our texture on the separate layer we ended up payable to use something called the blooding sliders what I'll do in this particular case is ill duplicate this layer about typing command jay and on the layer that's underneath all remove the texture in this case, the texture was applied through something called a smart filter, then that's because this layer was a smart object before it was being applied, and I can just click on the word smart filter and drag it to the trash if I didn't have that to begin with, what I could do is instead create a brand new empty layer, go to the edit menu and choose fill a little dialogue will come up and one of the choices in the film dialog boxes to fill from history history means fill with what I picture looked like when I first opened it, and therefore I'd end up with a layer that's full of the original picture. We'll go to the top layer of the one that has the texture applied. We'll get on to the letters f x and I'll choose a choice called blending options that's where he went before toh limit things and I can come in here and again pull over this to say, let the dark portions from what's underneath breakthrough and not sure if you remember or not, but you could split this slider in half by holding on option and pointed apart, and the further I pull it, the more gradual that transition will be, you know might look kind of interesting to keep the texture off of places like the barn, except for in the bright highlights so we can get something that doesn't feel like the texture is everywhere thank you could look kind of interesting but I need the texture to be on its own layer in an untech stirred version underneath and so I have a copy of the picture down below which is the original and then on top is a version that has my texture on it don't move the two you're gonna move one move the other I thought I was in the hand tool and I was just going to scroll around all right there's still a bunch more we can do but before we get into it there is there any questions by chance just want to make sure you have a chance to ask if you happen tio think of something uh you know when you saying your photo to have a process to at the lab and they always ask if you wanted texture applied is this the same thing that they do I don't know because for me personally I don't use the lab I have my own printer and so I don't know what they usually do but if you're asking for texture they might be most likely I'm not sure if do they have standard textures you can ask for in like canvas and other things yeah pebble what was a pebble yeah they're doing well you know no it depends if there you can get textured paper to print on in you might be asking for that where if you physically touch the paper it has texture but if they're talking about just having your picture have texture in the paper itself is perfect the flat then they might be doing this here I have stuff like this is linen uh and you can have some rather standardized textures like that which can be nice if you want to get some of those things I also have what we call texture packs available that I sell on my web site my website is digital mastery dot com digital mastery dot com and then a few if you go there you can just navigate and find it, but I think it's digital master dot com forward slash either texture or textures that sheriff it's plural or not it would take you right to the page about it but this is an example of a texture pack this one um all of these have been adjusted to make them approximately fifty percent grey you'll notice some of the colors are mellowed because we didn't want to much of a color shift but some of them are allowed to still have the color and we have texture packs that have like canvas linens and all that kind of stuff but you can shoot this stuff yourself you just need to adjust it to get to be fifty percent gray when you're done the other thing they we have with some of our texture. Pax is will also include border edges, eso that if you want to apply the texture than you could apply this in a mask so that your picture doesn't look like a perfect in a rectangle and these you can paint it are not paint paste into a layer mask, and I should do that on our last session if you happen to be with us about layer masks. But it's, just a matter of you don't have your own content content to put in there, there's all sorts of companies you confined that sell you textures and borders, and so another source for good textures is go to the paper store and if there's nobody looking, just start taking pictures of it. But you know what, but otherwise by one sheet of each think that looks good what's nice about actually purchasing the papers is when you get him home after you've capped, see the texture in the paper. You could also sometimes rip the paper and get unique shapes for the edge. And if you paste that into a mask, we can end up having that shape for the edge of our image because that's, nice and organic on the edge.

Class Description

Texturizing images gives them a more unique and eye-catching look – join Ben Willmore and explore all the texturing features Photoshop has to offer.

In this session, you’ll see how to choose the most appropriate texture for many types of images, how to adjust textures to get them ready for application, and how to use textures to make an image appear to fade away. You’ll also learn how to create simple textures and how to capture them with your camera. The new texturizing skills you build will add a whole new dimension to your work!

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2



I missed the opportunity to watch PS Week 2015 live. However, when I searched for "textures" and found this class, I was very happy. Ben is an amazing instructor. I learned more about textures than I thought possible, especially the Blend Options; great class!


What an excellent teacher Ben Willmore is! His teaching style is straightforward and serious and he doesn't waste time on banter while still remaining likable. He not only makes concepts easy to understand but simple to follow and learn. More Ben Willmore, please! :-)