- Now lower the Fill of “glass” layer to 0% and apply following
Now you can add
some text, lines, etc. This is what I came up
You might wonder why it’s not better to duplicate the original
background layer and apply the noise to this duplicate. Yes, that works,
but quite often you have more than one Photoshop technique applied to an
image. Let’s say that you’ve added noise and applied 5 adjustments to a
single layer. Throwing away that layer would would mean that you’re not
only throwing away the noise but all 5 adjustments. So you would have to
start all over which is a lot of work and can easily lead to mistakes. I
admit, if you’re lucky the noise was the last thing you added, but quite
often this is not the case and again, like I said earlier, you can’t
undo an adjustment for an image that was saved and closed before you had
the desire to make this adjustment.
In this Photoshop tutorial I will show you how to create easy nice
looking content box.
The next step is to go to the layers palette and to change the blending
mode to Soft Light:
- Now create new layer, name it “stroke” then ctrl+click on the “base”
layer in the layers palette to load its selection. Now withyour curent
working layer as “stroke” go to Edit > Stroke and give it Black
stroke, 1 px wide, outside. Lower the opacity of this layer to 40%. You
should now have something like this.
- Now create new layer with your selection still active, go to edit
> stroke > 3px black inside and then go to filter > blur >
gausian blur > radius 6.0Now press “ctrl + D” to deselct your
selection and your done.
Now with your selection still active create new layer and go to edit
> stroke > 1px Black Inside. Set the opacity of this layer to 70%
Now with your selection still active create new layer go to select
> modify > contract > 1px than fill it with black. Then apply
these blending options
- Open new document 350×400 with white #595959 background. 2. Create
new laer, name it “base”. Take Rectangular Marquee Tool and draw a shape
similiar to the one below.
You can download these pattern from here.
You’re not limited to use the Overlay blending mode for this technique
and you might try out these other 6 blending modes that I told you about
earlier for which 50% Gray is considered neutral:
Begin with a new file, 500×500, and with “black” as your background
color. Then create a new layer in the layers palette.
Now take Rounded Rectangular Tool, set radius to “7 px” and create
similiar shape to the one below, fill the shape with “white”.
- Fill your selection with #083767, now apply following blending
Now head over to the layers palette and right click on layer 1, choose
Blending Options and apply these settings.
ok and now you should have something like
Now press “ctrl” and click on layer1 in the layers palette, then create
new layer and go to select > modify > contract > 7px. Fill the
selection with #444444
|1. 50% Gray Layer|
In the pull down menu marked with red we then select 50% Gray and click
But wait, there’s even a third way to add a 50% Gray layer. Add a new
layer by holding down the Alt key (Option key on the Mac) and clicking
on the Create a New Layer icon
window will pop-up in which we can set the blending mode for example to
Overlay and by selecting the option Fill with Overlay-neutral color (50%
|2. Add noise|
In this example we’ve added noise to a photograph, but of course we can
add it to everything we like. This technique is for example very useful
if you want to design textures or want to make photographs look older
(in combination with other techniques).
In the following sections we’re going to make use many times of the
- Soft Light
- Hard Light
- Vivid Light
- Linear Light
- Pin Light
You can right click on it if you have Windows and then select Save
target as… to save this file on your hard drive. I don’t know how to
save the image on a Mac, but hopefully most Mac users won’t have a
problem to figure that out on their own.
In this section I’m showing you a technique that is commonly called High
Pass Sharpening. It’s another example that shows how to do things in a
Open the image and add a new layer by selecting the Create a new Layer
in the layers palette.Fill this layer with 50% Gray by selecting in the
menu: Edit / Fill… and selecting 50% Gray: