NSL WEEK 240- Adobe Photoshop “Distress with Masks”

I decided to share with you my workflow for adding a Distressed look to any layer in Adobe Photoshop.

This is a technique I developed while working as Production Manager at a custom t-shirt shop. There are many ways to achieve this look but this one is flexible and easy to understand… I hope =D

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Adobe Photoshop

This is the starting point. I have some flat ink here that I think would really look cool if  we added some textures.

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Adobe Photoshop Texture

This is what I use to build my mask. I created this by printing solid black on a sheet of paper, scratch out some ink and then scan it for future use.

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Adobe Photoshop Color Range

I used Color Range to create my selection.

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Adobe Photoshop Add Layer Mask

After I create my selection, I target my layer that gets the distress treatment and then click on Add Layer Mask at the bottom of the Layers Panel.

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Adobe Photoshop Layer Mask

This is a view of how my Mask looks.

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Adobe Photoshop Distressed

This is what the final result looks like. Check out the video at the top of the post to see it all in action.

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Twitter: @SebastianBleak #AdobeGrind #NSL  Images looked best on FireFox when this post was created.

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