Worn Wall Paint Texturing Effects in Photoshop

Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand, Graphic Design & Photography

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19 Lessons (1h 23m)
    • 1. Introduction & Overview

    • 2. Getting Started

    • 3. Creating a Random Wear Pattern

    • 4. Adjusting the Wear Pattern

    • 5. Creating Holes in the Wear Pattern

    • 6. Adding an Image into the Texture

    • 7. Adding Volume to the Worn Texture

    • 8. Creating a Rough Wall Texture

    • 9. Making the Wall Colouring Uneven

    • 10. Creating a Brick Pattern

    • 11. Adding Realism to the Brick Pattern

    • 12. Creating Alternative Textures

    • 13. Effects Adjustments

    • 14. Distressing Different Types of Graphics

    • 15. Combining Multiple Textures

    • 16. Creating Multiple Worn Paint Layers

    • 17. Adding Final Touches

    • 18. Scaling & Saving Your Textured Work

    • 19. Final Thoughts & Conclusion


About This Class


Add a new texturing technique to your arsenal by learning to create unique textures imitating worn paint on plastered and brick walls using smart filters in Photoshop and without any additional materials!

With this technique you will be able to distress any designs or illustrations and give your graphic work a nostalgic look of ghost signs and vintage adverts, classic look of frescos or murals, or an urban look of street art.

You can use these textures to:

  • contextualise your work;
  • create mock-ups;
  • or just create awesome textured work for the sake of vintage or urban aesthetics!

In this class you will learn:

  • how to create these textures from scratch using smart filters in Adobe Photoshop;
  • how to customise these textures & create alternative looks;
  • how to adjust these effects to fine tune your textures;
  • how to get the most out of applying these effects to different types of graphics, including raster images, vector graphics, typographic compositions, lettering, solid colours, gradients & patterns;
  • how to combine multiple textures;
  • how to create designs consisting of multiple paint layers;
  • how to manually edit your textures to remove or bring back details;
  • and how to scale your textured files to keep all of the effects intact.

Everything in this class is based upon non-destructive smart filters*, so once you have built these effects, you can easily apply them to any other images, randomise the wear pattern and enjoy a different and unique texture every time!

This class is designed and paced for Intermediate level Photoshop users, but Advanced users will also be able to pick up some useful tips (combination of filters to create these textures), and Beginners who can precisely follow the instructions will also should be able to follow along!

I cannot wait to see how you apply these effects to your work! Join in, build the effects and be sure share your results!


Worn Wall Paint — inspiration & reference board on Pinterest

* Workflow shown in this class is based around Photoshop CC functionality, but if you have an older version of Photoshop you can still create the same effects but with a few workarounds which are available as notes to the videos. There are not a lot of differences, and they mainly deal with applying adjustments to smart objects and blending options to groups. If you have an older version of Photoshop your master files will just have to contain smart objects within smart objects, but you'll get the same awesome results!

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