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In this tutorial video i will be showing you how to make a cool grunge background for your Photoshop work.
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What's good YouTube peoples? Its almost 2010 and this is going to be my last tutorial of 09 and the last tutorial you're going to see before you see the new Photoshop tutorial series which are going to be hosted in YouTube on this channel. So, that’s something you want to look out for. It’s going to be called Phototuition, and it’s just something that’s going to be like a bundle of like porn. Alright, it’s not porn, it’s going to be like really good, okay? So watch out for that. But this is just some little tutorial I want to make because I thought I hadn’t made one in such a long while. I decided to make some random tutorial that came in to my head. By gone, this effects literally just playing Photoshop. And it think it’s quite cool. How do you like our little grunge background for our little future project? If you have any like flyers to just like background you want to use it for, like a wallpaper or something. So yeah, this is the final result. If you done it in any color, but in my example, it’s done in blue. Okay. To do this. We first obviously go file, new. And this is where you enter. It’s going to be different from everyone. We are going to enter the width and height of your screen. Okay, that makes sense. Mine for instance is 1280x720, I think. I'm not even sure, but I think. Basically you just have to find out the width of the screen of your computer. I'm at my laptop at the moment, so, mine a small screen. Okay. You don’t have to make it the size of your screen if you're not going to use it as a wallpaper. But it’s always nice to have a nice little wallpaper. Now what were going to do is set the foreground color to be dark gray and the background color to be black. Okay. We get our gradient tool. Zoom out. And we drag all the way down around here is real good. Alright. And that give us a nice little radial gradient. Okay. Now what we want to do? We’ll zoom in, so we’ll see what we’re doing. Alright, we choose the brush. And for my example, it’s going to depend on the size of your image and the size of the little line. But I recommend 9. Okay. A diameter of 9. Hardness, 0. And we go to window, and we click brushes. Okay. And were going to edit our brush, the brush that we have right now. And were going to edit by adding shape dynamics. And were going to change the size jitter to 100 and the scattering, the scatter, to 1000%. Okay, once we have that, it’s all good and literally you can see it just scatters like that. This is where you make the decision of what color you want your image to be. For mine, I'm going to stick with dark blue. And arbitrary want to choose, so let's say I want a green or something, you choose the dark version of the color. Okay. So, around there. And you just start coloring in the background. Okay, like that. Now make a new background and we go a tiny bit lighter. Again, new layer. A tiny bit lighter. Actually, right to the top. Alright. And just fill in the screen, it doesn’t have to be perfect guys. And then finally, white, the brightest color there is. It’s not even a color, it’s a shade isn’t it? It is a shade. I don’t do art lesson. Now we have this. You might think it’s like a ball of rubbishness. But in fact, we are actually going to do something. So I'm going to hide all these layers apart for the bottom one. And I'm going to unlock this layer by double clicking on the lock. I'm going to press OK. I'm going to make a new layer and drag that layer underneath that layer. And change the background color to black. You're not going to see it, because this layer is on top of it. Now work on layer 0 which should be this layer here. We’re going to go to filter, blur, motion blur. And were going to do different angles. This is completely up to you. For this one I'm going to do 36 and a distance of 60. I'm going to press OK. I'm going to unhide the next layer and do the same. Filter, blur, the same blur. But this time, sorry, not the same blur, I'm going motion blur. Filter, blur, motion blur. But this time we will change the angle, so we might make it 78, let's make it 90. Just a straight line and might change the little distance. Okay. Press OK. Do the same for this. So on and so on until you're done. Okay. Okay, then the last one. Filter, blur, motion blur. Alright, we have our little finger in right here. Now what were going to do is make a new layer on top of that and color it in black. Okay. were going to go filter, render, fibers, and make sure your foreground and background colors are black and white. Okay. Go render, fibers, and make variance of 16 and strength of 4. Press OK. And it should give you something like this. Go filter, blur, motion blur, and do angle 90 in a distance of 999. Press OK. I'm going to duplicate this and I'm going to go edit, transform, rotate 90 degrees counter clockwise. I'm going to hit command T or control T, depending if you're on a Mac or a PC, and just drag the edges. Okay. And hit OK. Now you may think we just have a layer, a lot of layers that just mean nothing to us. And it doesn’t mean anything to us at the moment because it just looks rubbish. Right. Alright. Well, what were going to do is now stop messing around. We’re going to hide every layer, apart for the first 3 layers. And on layer 1, we should all have the same layers because we work at them all together. We’re going to go overlay, were going to hit layer 2 over there. Layer 3, over there. Okay. Zoom in 100%. That’s what it looks at the moment. Now we have these two layers still hidden. Unhide the first one and also hit overlay. Okay. Then unhide the top layer and also hit overlay. Now on layer 5, which should be the first layer after fibers that we just done. Lower the opacity to around 75. Okay. And then on our top one, you want to lower the opacity to even lower, at around 59. Okay. And as you can see, we already have our little grunge background going on. Now if the colors are a bit too strong or something for example, perhaps this one and the bottom one, I can just lower the opacity on this as well. We can just lower the opacity and it will light the pan in a different color. But mine is blue, yours could be yellow, green, red, whatever. And the final step to do is to enter some text. So grunge background. Okay. It’s looking good. It look good. Just arrange that. Position that, and I'm just going to edit the background part of this. Ah, this always fails when I do a video. It always happens to me. If it doesn’t work now, it will not going to work because I'm making a video. You know what, I know why, I got it. I promise, this never happens to me when I just do it by myself. But whenever I do a tutorial, this always happens. I'm just going to raise that up a bit. And there we go. Sorry it takes me a long time, it only happens when I do a tutorial. You cannot even have any text, just keep this if you want like on a little wallpaper you're making or some good background to have. I change the layer blend mode to overlay. And yeah, that’s how you make this little grunge background. Comment what you think of the video. How I can improve it. Rate 5 stars because I said so. No, because you all love me. Rate 5 stars for 2010 new years and rate 5 stars if you enjoyed Christmas. Okay. Favorite, what else is there, subscribe, add me as a friend, follow me on Twitter, add my Facebook group. All the links will be in the side bar. This tutorial, any of my tutorials helped you, please do donate as it really does help. I'm very greatful for every single donation. Links will be all in the side bar. So check out all that good information out. Until next time, and like I said, this is the last tutorial of 2009. And the next tutorial you’ll see is series of 25 tutorials, including activities and all these good stuff in the series. Okay. So watch out for that, have a good new years. And hope Christmas went well. Peace.