First thing you want to do is create a new canvas. 512 x 512 is good for this texture.
Using a reference picture I got the exact background color I wanted using the eye dropper tool.
Click back to your canvas and using the paint bucket, paint the background this saturation of grey.
The first thing you want to do is create a new canvas. 512 x 512 is
good for this texture.
Using a reference picture I was able to get the exact background
color I wanted using the eye dropper tool.
Click back to your canvas and using the paint bucket tool, paint the
background this saturation of grey.
Create a new layer. Layer, New, Layer. Call this layer Plank
Using the marquee tool and the paint bucket, create some plank
edges and gaps until you have something like this.
Click on the background layer and click the FX button. Select
Bevel and Emboss. Set the adjustments as so.
We have added some depth to the top, bottom and edges. Now
select the plank edge layer and apply the same bevel and emboss
effect with one exception. Set the direction to down. Now for some
First we are going to add some noise to the background. Select
the background layer and add some noise. Filter, Noise, Add
Set the amount of noise to 5% with a uniform distribution. Make
sure the monochromatic box is checked. Now add some motion
To add motion blur select Filter, Blur, Motion Blur.
Set the angle to -90 and a distance of 10 pixels.
Now to make the grain more realistic. Go to Filter, Liquify. Leave
the settings alone. Use a large brush and pull the grain from top to
bottom. Play with it until it is like you want.
We need to add some nails to make this more realistic. Create a
new layer and call it Nails. Put the grid lines on so we can keep the
nails straight and even. Go to View, Show, Grid.
Get closer to your texture so we can add the nails. Click on the
color pallet and set a light color. I used a greyish white (eeeded).
Set your paint brush to 3 with 100% hardness.