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


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.


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.


Adobe Photoshop Color Range

I used Color Range to create my selection.


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.


Adobe Photoshop Layer Mask

This is a view of how my Mask looks.


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.


Checkout: SebastianBleak.Tumblr


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


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