Creating Old Looking Paper Texture

This tutorial is about creating the old looking paper texture. The steps are quite easy. Mainly, it is done using several filters and the burn tool.

STEPS:

1. Create a new document in Photoshop. Select the default-Photoshop-size for preset. Click ok. image

2. A new document will open. The first step is to create a new fill layer and set its color to orange-yellow. Go to layer tab in the menu. Roll over your mouse on new-fill-layer. From the fly-out menu, click solid-color.
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3. A window will open. Click ok image
4. A color-palette will open. Select the respective color for the old paper. Click ok
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5. Now create a new layer by pressing ‘Shift’ + ‘Ctrl’ + ‘N’. A window will open. Click ok
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6. Apply the cloud filter to this layer. For this, go to filter tab in the main menu, roll over your mouse on render, and select the clouds from the fly-out menu.
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7. From the layers palette, set the opacity to 53% and the blending mode to overlay of this layer.
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8. Give a brush-stroke filter to this layer. Go to the filter tab in the main menu and click on the filter gallery. A window will open. From the brush-strokes, choose splatter. Set the settings of the splatter from the sliders at the right side of the window.
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9. Click ok. Apply the cloud filter again by repeating the step 6.
10. Now use the burn tool in order to apply the burn effect on the edges of the document. Select the burn tool from the toolbar.
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11. Set the settings of the tool from the option bar below the main menu. Set the range to ‘midtowns’. And lower the exposure to 50%.
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12. Set the foreground color to black. Apply the brush on the edges of the document. Increase the exposure if necessary.
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13. Create a new fill layer and set the color to white. (Repeat the steps from 2-4 – except select the white color rather than orange-yellow color).
14. Apply noise on this layer. Go to filter tab. Click on noise.
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15. Set the settings of the noise as shown in the snapshot below. Set the amount to 120.07. Check the Gaussian distribution and also make sure that monochromatic is checked. Click ok.
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16. Change the blend mode to multiply and lower the opacity to 7% from the layers palette.
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17. Viola!
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Author: Haseeb Khan

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