Stamping Effect Using Textures in Photoshop
We can also use texture to cause a picture to look more like it's how would I say weathered in such a way where it wasn't printed completely? Imagine that you have, like a rubber stamp, you know, rubber stamp that just has paid somebody stamps it on your your bills or something whenever you use a rubber stamp, doesn't it not print perfectly? Instead, certain parts of it get contact nicely in print with all the ink that should be there, but then other parts are lighter and they just have amore organically goran organic area that didn't show up completely didn't register all the way we'll look at how to do that now I'm going tio see if I can find some sort of graphic can think I had one right here and I want to look almost like that was a rubber stamp, and it didn't apply all the way to do that we need a texture to put in it and my wife karen's great at creating these textures. She ends up taking things like a big eraser that you have, like a pencil or the canyon views manually dip it in...
some ink and then just push it down on a sheet of paper multiple times, and you end up getting a lot of that stamp kind of look, um, and then scan that in and we can use that I don't happen a half one of those the textures I have are a little bit mohr either how would you say it fabric based, or just grunge base? So won't quite be the same, but sometimes having some specialized textures for this can be nice, but all end up using the same image we used a minute ago, this one. So I'm just going to you select all copy, then we'll go to our logo in all flattened this because we have some layers and I'm just going to act as if it was scanned to simplify things. Then if I want a limit where it shows up to make it look like it didn't quite print all the way, I'm going to add a later mask just clipped the layer mask icon at the bottom of the layers panel in order to pay something into a layer mask, we need toe have the layer mask visible. Oh, and so to make the layer mass visible, you called on the option key all time windows, and you click on the layer mask thumbnail in your layers panel, and now you can paste whatever you like in there, and I'm just going to move this so that we're seeing the center portion where it's more consistent. Then I'm going to stop feeling the mask so we can see the image call option click on it to do that and you can already see that you can partially see through the, uh, the image we have here and all we need to do is adjust the mask to be more aggressive about it, and what I might want to do is put a layer underneath it first and just say wherever it didn't print all the way what should show up should it be white should be black since we have a black surround around this, I think I'll put black underneath, I'll do that by creating a solid color layer, and I'll set it black I'll and dragging that solid color layer underneath so that if anything disappears, what you'll see through the holes are what's underneath, which is the black and you can already see just a little hint of it showing through if we work on the mask, we had to make sure that in the layers panel this is what's active and it doesn't look like this because this means the images active click over here, make sure this is active now if I come over here and use levels, try things out let's see if I pull in the upper left slider and levels that's going to force more and more areas to disappear because black makes the image disappear if I pull in the right side that's going to make more and more areas show up so it's a matter of finding the right balance between having things disappear in having things show up and then the middle slider will control the transition and this isn't the best texture for this because this is more of a fabric based texture and if you have a texture that is more based on like a sponge just get a kitchen sponge dip it in some ink uh and then push it on some paper you get a nice look when it comes to stamp the kind of feeling were used or race or off of ah pencil in diffidence men can push it on paper to do that so this isn't the best example of it but you can see how we can use it to limit where layer shows up and we can also do that to a photograph and it will make it feel like the photo isn't completely showing up can look someone interesting but the key is to put the texture and the mask and then adjust the mask with levels tio get more black to show up jake wants to know how can you rotate a mask if it's enough wrong orientation can you do that yes you can if you first try to rotate a mask what you find is not only is the mask rotate but toto's the contents of the layer itself so that here the karen and ben part would go upside down if I rotated the texture one hundred eighty degrees. If you want to be able to rotate it and leave the picture that's actually in the layer unchanged, you need to turn off this little link symbol, this chain symbol that's in between the two. If you click clear to turn it off now, you would only rotate whichever of these two pieces is active, so if you turn off the chain symbol, click on the mask. Now you'd be able to go and choose, edit free transform, and I could rotate by texture without rotating the picture, whereas if that link symbol was turned on when I go to the edit menu and I choose free transform, it linked the two together. So whatever I do, tow one would also happen to the other in the image would be rotating as well. So just make sure you turn off that little chain or link symbol, and then you can do it.