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1-Minute Workshop: Creating a Grunge Effect with Photoshop

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Creating a Grunge Effect with Photoshop

 

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This is a quick and simple design technique that can produce dramatic results. You’re going to create a grunge effect using two photos. This will begin with a black and white scan of splattered paint. Open the file in Adobe Photoshop.e layer mode of the flag (in the Layer window)to SCREEN. This  will mask off all parts of the flag that do not overlay the black/dark areas in the paint splatter. This effect can create very interesting compositions and designs in a matter of minutes

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Next, you need to make sure the image is predominantly black. You want a
high contrast image. In Photoshop, go to the top menu and select LEVELS. Adjust the sliders to create more contrast in the image with rich blacks and less gray tones.

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You now need a photo that you can place “inside” of our pain splatter. In this example, it is a photo of an American flag. Open the flan in Photoshop, copy it, and then paste it as a new layer in the paint splatter
document. In the layer window, you’ll see that the flag is above the paint splatter layer.

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To complete the effect, simply change the layer mode of the flag (in the Layer window)to SCREEN. This  will mask off all parts of the flag that do not overlay the black/dark areas in the paint splatter. This effect can create very interesting compositions and designs in a matter of minutes.Step 4