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zoe20

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Whats this effect called ? I think its pattern overlay ?? or brush work?? Any tutorial or tips r really appreciated


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IamSam

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Hey Zoe!

I'm a bit short on time. I think that there are some repetitive patterns here but I don't think it's a pattern overlay. It's more than likely a brush.

In order to inject some randomness, I tried using a black and white grunge texture.
I picked this texture because all of the little black spots will become white if I invert the texture.
Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 8.27.57 AM.png

I then inverted the grunge texture.
Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 8.28.08 AM.png

Then I set the inverted grunge layer to screen and clipped it to a colored rectangle.
Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 8.28.59 AM.png

It's not like your examples, but it's a similar effect with slightly more randomness.

Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 8.32.09 AM.png

When I have more time this afternoon, I will work on the grunge brush which is what I think was used to create the texture in your examples.

Hopefully others will jump in as well!
 
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ok i downloaded that texture from the subtle patterns and opened that png with photoshop.Once i opened that png i noticed thast image mode is set to index colors.Then i chanegd it to RGB and hit ctrl+i to invert.But the color changes to red :( :banghead:
 

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Ok Zoe.

I used this texture which I found on the internet. I will call it Tex1.
Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 11.56.03 PM.png

I thought it was a bit too intense for the effect so I used parts of it to make a brush.
First, I removed the white BG using Color Range.
Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 11.56.17 PM.png

Next, I opened a separate document that was 500px x 500px. I gave it a white BG.

Going back to the Tex1 document. I used the Lasso Tool to make selections of areas that I though would make a good brush.
Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 11.59.31 PM.png

I copied the selection, moved over to the 500px x500px document and pasted.
Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 12.18.21 AM.png

I did this two more times.
I did have to use Free Transform to rotate some of the selections.

When I had the selections the way I liked them, I made a brush out of them by going to edit > define brush preset.
Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 12.06.37 AM.png

Now that I have a brush, I was ready to create the texture from your example.

I created a new document.
Once I had the Green BG, I created a new layer for the brush work.
I selected the Brush Tool and the Brush I had created.

I set the Brush Tip shape spacing to 200%.
I set the Shape dynamics :
Size Jitter to 30%
Minimum diameter to 5%.
Angle Jitter to 20%.
Roundness Jitter to 8%.
Minimum roundness to 16%.

I made some Brush clicks on the BG.
Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 12.26.43 AM.png

I set the blending mode to Soft Light.
I lowered the opacity to 40%.

Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 12.27.21 AM.png

That's about it! You can play more with the brush settings to refine the effect.
 

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I have a question for you Iamsam.How did u save an individual brush out of it ? I have been trying it with out success. When am trying to export brushes all the brushes i got installed on my photoshop are also exporting. For example i made a brush like your tutorial and i want to share it with one of my friends only and exclusively that brush only? How to do it ?
 

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Simple.

Open your Preset manager.
Set to Brushes.
Click on the Brush you would like to save. Make sure it has a blue frame around it.
Click save set.

Your done.

Screen Shot 2016-02-21 at 1.07.03 AM copy.png
 

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