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Crumbled old paper texture

After applying this texture on your photo, you will get nice effect of oldish paper.

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1. Open new document, I would recommend maybe several times larger than the photo you want to apply this texture at.
In my case, the photo is 500x300, and for the texture I used 1024x768. The reason is very simple. The clouds effecct we will use does not have many little clouds when applied on small images, so we will make the effect on larger image, than apply it to the photo. Simple.
2. Press D for the colors to be set to Black and white
3. Filter/Render/Clouds
4. Filter/Render/Difference clouds
5. Image/Adjustments/Curves and lighten the image till it looks like mine.
6. Filter/Stylize/Emboss, with settings 135, 3, 236
(These values worked on my picture, might not work for yours, so experiment, try more combinations)
7. Select all (Ctrl+A) , now open the picture you want to apply the texture on, I chose this photo of a church tower and It will lool quite nice afterwards.
8. Copy & paste to the photo, press Ctrl+T, or Edit/Free transform and resize the texture to the size of the photo
9. Set layer mode to Soft light (no other produced results that would satisfy me)
10. You might wish to decrease opacity a little, but othewise, it should be done.

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Submitted by Martin on 2006-03-28 14:53:32. Since then read 76930 times.
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thoor said on 2007-09-19 11:15:32
nice, very nice

JOhn sheepcloner AT hotmail DOT com said on 2007-09-30 05:23:34
Really nice! thx!

Shauna - Hawaii said on 2007-11-25 03:15:12
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!!!

sevi said on 2008-03-12 14:17:49
thank you very much!

Daniel ddeamilivia AT gmail DOT com said on 2008-07-28 00:27:49
A great contribution! Specially because it makes the desired effect AND its quite easy to do. Thanks!

Jeremy said on 2009-06-22 13:50:05
Great tutorial, excllent help. I tried a few and this worked best. Thanks

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