April 27, 2009

This Week's Photoshop: Get that Ripped Torn Look!

This trick that I will illustrate today will give your photo or project that dirty, amazing effect! For this tutorial, I will again use my favorite Filipina singer Liezel Garcia (my favorite pic too!), so read the instructions carefully, but don't worry, this trick is so easy to do!

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STEP ONE: Open your favorite picture (File>Open). I suggest to duplicate it by pressing Ctrl+J. I usually do this whenever I make some projects to avoid big disasters, you know what I mean.

STEP TWO: Select the Brush tool, and then go to the upper menu on the left. Choose Chalk 17 pixels brush from the presets. Then, set the default colors by pressing D and go to Windows>Brushes to go to the Brush menu.

STEP THREE: On the Brush menu, Click Shape Dynamics(do not check it), and use the following sttings: SIZE JITTER: 100% MINIMUM DIAMETER: 0% ANGLE JITTER: 50% ROUNDNESS JITTER: 25% MINIMUM ROUNDNESS: 25% then check the FLIP X JITTER and FLIP Y JITTER.

STEP FOUR: Then click the Scattering and use these settings SCATTER: 100% COUNT: 1 COUNT JITTER: 0%. Check BOTH AXES. After that click Textures and click on the texture preview window and select the wrinkles texture. While still at textures, apply the following settings SCALE: 100% MODE: Color Burn DEPTH: 50%. Check INVERT.

STEP FIVE: After textures go to Other Dynamics and enter the following settings OPACITY JITTER: 50% FLOW JITTER: 0%. After this, CHECK the Wet Edges and Smoothing.

STEP SIX: Once done, start brudhing lightly around the edges using White color.

You don't want your hard work go to waste, so save this brush settings. Go back up to the menu in the upper left with the brush still selected, then go to brush presets, click on the arrow and select New Bruch Pattern and save it as any name you desire.

STEP SEVEN: Go back to the Brush presets and choose Splatter 24 pixels brush. Repeat steps 3 to 5,but son't worry the seetings you made on the previous brush were still there, the only thing you have to change is by adjusting the SCATTER to 1000%. Then go back to your image and start brushing it by clicking once in raqndom parts to give it a more torn look.

STEP EIGHT: We are just about done, go to Filter>Noise>Add Noise and adjust the settings that you are satisfied with.

And you are done with the torn edges. But as you can see, I made the image look vintage to add more impact on the torn effect. Just go to Image>Adjustments>Match Color and tweak the Color Intensity slider to 1 to achieve sepia color. Easy right?