In this tutorial, you will learn how to create realistic wooden shutters using Photoshop tools.
Step 1. Create a new document with the size of 800×500 pixels. Fill the background with a linear gradient using Gradient tool (Gradient) (G).
Step 2. Apply Filter – Noise – Add Noise (Filter – Noise – Add noise) with the following parameters:
Step 3. Apply Filter – Blur – Motion Blur (Filter – Blur – Blur in motion) with the following parameters:
Step 4. Activate Crop tool (Crop) (C) and delete the frame of the background texture.
After cropping the image should look like this:
Step 5. Now we will increase the contrast. Move on Image – Adjustments – Brightness / Contrast (Image – Correction – Brightness / Contrast).
We need to reduce saturation. Move on Image – Adjustments – Hue / Saturation (Image – Correction – Hue / Saturation).
Step 6. Apply Filter – Sharpen – Sharpen (Filter – Sharpness – Sharpness).
Step 7. Take a tough round brush (B) black and 3 pixels in size. Draw a few lines. While drawing, hold down the SHIFT key so that the lines are smooth.
Move on Layer – Blending Options (Layer – Blending Options) and apply these layer styles:
Step 8. Take Rectangular marquee tool (Rectangular selection) (M) and select the area, as in the screenshot below.
Create a new layer and fill the selected area with black.
Step 8. Take soft eraser (E) is 80 pixels and opacity (opacity) 70%. Gently erase the edge of the black rectangle.
Change layer blend mode to Soft light (Soft light) and we got a shadow.
Duplicate the layer (CTRL + J) and move it to the next line. Repeat the process for the remaining lines.
Step 9. Create a new layer above all previous ones. Take a special brush (B) in the form of grass (available in the standard Photoshop set). Change the foreground color to green (# 00ed00) and draw the grass.
Apply to grass Layer – Layer Style – Drop Shadow (Layer – Layer Style – Shadow).
At the end we apply Filter – Sharpen – Sharpen (Filter – Sharpness – Sharpness) and we got wonderful wooden shutters.
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