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Part 13. Special Effects > Task 5 How to Add Texture

Task 5 How to Add Texture

Texture emphasizes the surface of an image, even as it creates a global graphic effect. Photoshop offers built-in texture maps that simulate sandstone, burlap, canvas, and other surfaces. To apply the Texture filter, you select a surface and then control the light direction and the size of the texture as it is mapped onto the surface of the image.

1.
Open the File and Select the Filter

Choose File, Open and select the file you want to modify. Choose Filter, Texture, Texturizer to open the Texturizer dialog box.

2.
Set the Texture Type

From the Texture drop-down list box, choose Brick, Burlap, Canvas, or Sandstone. Notice the results as they appear in the preview window.

3.
Set the Scaling

Scaling refers to the size of the texture effect in relation to the image. In this example, the Scaling setting affects how coarse the weave of the canvas looks. Adjust the Scaling slider to the desired setting, watching the results in the preview window.

4.
Set the Relief

Relief determines the strength of the texture as it is applied to the image. In this example, the Relief setting affects just how “thick” the canvas pattern looks. Adjust the Relief slider to achieve the desired effect.

5.
Set the Light Direction

Select a light direction from the Light Dir drop-down list. Experiment with selections and observe the effect produced in the preview window.

6.
Apply the Effect

Click OK to close the Texturizer dialog box and apply the effect.


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