Photoshop Elements: Patterned Textured Paper
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 6
August 14, 2008
In this lesson, learn how to make patterned textured paper. This effect uses two textured papers with a pattern applied using a clipping group. The Custom Shape tool is a great resource for creating your own patterns to use. You can also use black and white decorative images as patterns, too.
|Patterned Textured Paper|
This paper is a variation of the paper created in the Aged Textured Paper lesson. For more textured papers, see the following lessons:
To learn how to make this Hearts of France pattern, see Make a Pattern from Custom Shapes.
To make patterned textured paper:
Open two previously created simple textured papers in different colors. See the Aged Textured Paper lesson for instructions on creating a textured paper.
- Copy and paste one of the textured papers into the other textured paper file. The copied paper is displayed in the layer above the background layer.
Create a new Levels adjustment layer above the background layer:
- In the Layers palette, select the background layer.
- Click the Create adjustment layer icon and select Levels.
- On the Levels dialogue box, do not make any changes and click OK. The adjustment layer contains a layer mask filled with white.
Fill the layer mask in the Levels adjustment layer with a pre-defined pattern:
- In the Layers palette, click the layer mask in the Levels adjustment layer.
- Select the Paint Bucket tool and check the Pattern checkbox on the options bar.
- On the options bar, click the arrow to the right of the pattern thumbnail to select a pattern.
- Click in the image to fill the layer mask with the pattern.
To create a clipping group, select the top paper layer and press Ctrl+G. You can now see the pattern on your paper. Where the layer mask is white, the color of the top layer is visible; where the layer mask is black, the color of the bottom layer is visible.
Add a drop shadow effect to the layer mask for more depth:
- Click to select the layer mask on the Levels adjustment layer.
- From the Windows menu, select Effects to open the Effects palette.
In the Effects palette, click the Layer Styles icon, then select Drop Shadows from the drop-down list.
Select the Soft Edge shadow and click Apply. The effect is applied and a small fx symbol is added to the layer in the Layers palette.
To edit the drop shadow, double-click the fx symbol on the emboss layer. The Style Settings dialogue is displayed.
- Adjust the settings as desired and click OK.
The following image shows the Layers palette of the completed paper:
Updated on August 4, 2011