Added: 12 August, 2007
Group: Photoshop
Textured background in Photoshop
Author: John
page: 1

Textured Background

Definitions are brought to the top level, making this easy to handle. Picking the main color and the color of a foreground are individual but there’s a few tips on how to make it vivid.

And here is another short tutorial on creating a textured background. Though not very complex or hard, sometimes you just need a background but nothing else seems to fit. Use this textured background as a base and build upon it or just use the background without changing anything on it.

Step 1. Pick a color to base this background on. Try not to go with your typical colors – what I mean is: don’t go green, instead go dark green (for example). In fact, for this tutorial I think I’ll go with a dark green.

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Now that you have your selected color chosen as your foreground color, with your layer selected, press “Alt + Backspace”.

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Step 2. Now first, reflect upon that screenshot you are looking at right now or look at you own document. Flat colors are extremely…disgusting. Let’s fill the layer with a radial gradient. With your foreground the same, choose the background (eyedrop the foreground then just lower the brightness, essentially).

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Make sure you have the following gradient settings…

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Now apply…

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Step 3. With your colors still selected, duplicate the layer and then go to Filter > Render > Fibers…. Man, I always loved that look. Drop the variance and strength down to “10” and “3” respectively.

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Finally, drop the layer opacity down to 30% or so.

Step 4. It is still looking too plain. To liven it up a bit, duplicate this “fibered” layer and apply a Filter > Sketch > Water Paper. Fiber length to something like 15, and leave brightness and contrast alone.

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Step 5. Make sure the layer we just applied the water paper filter to is set at around 30% opacity and then to highlight any areas (such as where your artwork or logo will go on top of this background), get out the brush tool.

With a 125px but 0% hardness brush (white foreground), draw a sort of loose zig zag or whatever shape you like. Do this on a new layer, by the way.

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Now lower the opacity to 11% and then set the layer style to “Screen”.

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There, we’re finished!

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