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Figure 1

 

Sometimes our images need some spicy backgrounds, and here I'll show you how to make a really rusty texture.
Figure 1 shows you the result of this tuturial...


Figure 2

 

I started with a new image, 200 x 200 pixels, transparent background.
Choose a light beige color as foreground color (#9E8B75), and fill your first layer with this color (fig. 2).


Figure 3

 

Now we'll have to add some noise to this layer:
 
Filter - Noise - Add Noise - Amount 40 - Gaussian + Monochromatic.


Figure 4

 

Your image should now look like fig. 4.


Figure 5

 

Still at the first layer run Filter - Blur - Motion Blur:
Angle: 45
Distance 999 pixels

Your image should now look like fig. 5.

 


Figure 6

 

Now we are going to add some Ocean Ripple:

Filter - Disort - Ocean Ripple:
Ripple size: 9
Ripple Magnitude: 9

You image should now look like fig. 6.


Figure 7

 

Make a new layer.
Select a darker brown color as your foreground color (#866636).
Activate the Paintbrush Tool and select a soft brush (35).

Paint a few strokes so your image looks like my fig. 7.
Now go to Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 7 pixels.
And then: Filter - Blur - Motion Blur:
Angle: 45
Distance 40 pixels.


Figure 8

 

On the same layer change the layer mode from Normal to Color Burn.

Your image should now look like fig. 8.


Figure 9

 

Create a new layer.
Make #866636 your foreground color and black your background color.

Filter - Render - Clouds.

Change the layer mode from Normal to Color Burn, and turn down the layer opacity to about 60% (if you want the rust effect to be a little lighter enter a smaller value...)


Figure 10

 

Create a new layer, and fill the layer with the brown color.

Filter - Noise - Add Noise:
Amount: 35
Gaussian + Monochromatic

Change the layer mode from Normal to Soft Light.

Finished!

Play around with the settings and you'll see there are no limits to the different effects you can make out of this tutorial.

Have fun :o)

 

     
   

 

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