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Texturizing using the Eraser Tool in PSP5

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This tutorial created by Quiltress

One example of finished texturized image using Eraser Tool

Using the Eraser tool in PSP5 to add texture to an image.




 


Image obtained from 4000 Photos-Swift Jewel CD by Cosmi. Download Zip File
 

After you have unzipped, open textise01.gif Copy of Original Image
 
 
Colors, Layers & Activate Background Layer Colors || Increase Color Depth || 16 Million Colors
Go to Layers || Duplicate (This will give you a Copy of Background in your layers palette)
In your layers palette, make the Background layer active
 
 
Select the magic wand Magic Wand Tool
  • Settings:
  • Match Mode-RGB Value
  • Tolerance-5
  • Feather-0
  • Sample Merged-Unchecked
Magic Wand Settings
 
 
Image zoomed to show selection Select the pale turquoise blue at the top of the image.
You will need to zoom in close to select all the turquoise.
Remember to hold Shift key while selecting all other areas. Be sure to get ALL the areas.
 
 
The object is to darken or lighten the area a bit (whichever you choose)
  • For this session, these are the settings I used:
  • Colors || Adjust Brightness/Contrast
  • Brightness- -42
  • Contrast- 0
  • Click OK
Brightness/Contrast Settings
 
 
Texture SettingEraser Brush Size Settings In your layers palette, activate Copy of Background
Select your eraser tool Eraser Tool
These settings may be changed to suit your personal preferrence
  • Settings I used:
  • Paper Texture-Lava
  • Shape-Square
  • Size-50
  • Opacity, Density, Hardness-65
  • Step-40
 
 
Drag your eraser tool over the selected area.
You can make it as heavy or light as you like.
DESELECT
After Eraser Tool Dragged over area
 
 
Turquoise selected In your layers palette, make the Background layer active
Using the same Magic Wand settings as before:
Select the pale blue under the turquoise at the top of the image.

Just a reminder:
You will need to zoom in close to select all the blue. Remember to hold Shift key while selecting all other areas. Be sure to get ALL the areas.
 
 
The object is to darken or lighten the area a bit (whichever you choose)
  • Settings I used:
  • Colors || Adjust Brightness/Contrast
  • Brightness- -26
  • Contrast- 24
  • Click OK
Brightness/Contrast Settings
 
 
Texture SettingEraser Tool Brush Settings In your layers palette, activate Copy of Background.
Select your eraser tool Eraser Tool
These settings may be changed to suit your personal preferrence.
  • Settings I used:
  • Paper Texture-Clouds
  • Shape-Square
  • Size-30
  • Opacity, Density, Hardness-65
  • Step-40
Drag your eraser tool over the selected area. You can make it as heavy or light as you like.
DESELECT
 
 
We are going to repeat these steps until the complete image has been texurized.
Remember if you accidently select a section you don't want, use the Undo function. Also, if you missed a little section above where you are you can select that and include it with the section underneath it.
Undo Icon
 
 
Layers Palette You can if you like instead:
Select the complete image
Go to Colors || Adjust Brightness and Contrast and then select each separte section you wish to change the texture of.
I like doing it individually as you have more control of the darkness and brightness of each section.

Be sure your Background layer is the active layer when you adjust the brightness and contrast, and be sure your Copy of Background is the active layer when you use the eraser tool.
If not, you will find yourself doing extra work. ;o)
 
 
In case you would like your finished image to look like the one at the top of this page, and also to show you that more than just Brightness/Contrast can be changed I have added the settings I've used for each section.

Shown is another copy of the image using different settings.
BUT, the settings below are for the image at the top of this tutorial. ;o)
Another copy of image using different settings
 
 
Hue/Saturation Settings
I selected the yellow using the magic wand
Instead of changing Brightness/Contrast
  • Colors || Adjust || Hue/Saturation/Lightness
  • Hue-100
  • Saturation-100
  • Lightness- -47
  • Lunar Paper Texture
I selected the next blue
  • Clicked on Colors || Solarize
  • set Threshold to 64
  • used Mist Paper Texture
  •  
     
    I selected the uppermost lavendar layer
    • Clicked on Colors || Colorize
    • Set Hue to 10
    • Saturation to 255
    • I changed to a larger brush || Size 90
    • Changed the Opacity and Density to 100
    • Used Fog Texture
    I went over it several times with the Eraser Brush and again made the Background layer active
    The next settings are not pictured, BUT are done on this same layer
  • Selected Colors || Brightness/Contrast
  • Set Brightness at -15
  • Contrast to 6
  • No need to use Eraser Brush as it changes on its own.
    Hue/Saturation Settings
     
     
    Highlight/Midtone/Shadow Settings I selected the next lower lavendar layer
    • Colors || Adjust || Highlight/Midtone/Shadow
    • Highlight-100
    • Midtone-100
    • Shadow-85
    • Marble Texture
     
     
    By now I'm sure you know the settings are found under Colors, so I'm not going to list that

    Next lavendar
    • Brightness -28
    • Contrast 29
    • Texture-Fruit Peel
    Next lavendar
  • Highlight-90
  • Midtone-100
  • Shadow-75
  • Texture-Fine Canvas
  • Brightness/Contrast Settings
    Highlight/Midtone/Shadow Settings
     
     
    Brightness/Contrast Settings
    Brightness/Contrast Settings
    Next lavendar
    • Brightness -35
    • Contrast- 29
    • Changed Opacity to 60 Density to 40
    • Asphalt Texture
    Lowest 2 lavendars
  • I increased Tolerance to 20
  • Brightness -40
  • Contrast-30
  • Asphalt Texture
  •  
     
    Remaining light blues
    • I changed Tolerance several times
    • Hue 100
    • Saturation 100
    • Lightness -29
    • Changed Brush Size to 130
    • Opacity 60
    • Density 40
    • Used Medium Brick Texture lightly
    Lower Turquoise
  • Tolerance level to 10
  • Brightness & Contrast -15
  • Weave Texture
  • Light Blues Hue/Saturation/Lightness Settings
    Turquoise Brightness/Contast Settings
     
     
    Darker Green Tree Hue/Saturation settings Remaining white
    • Hue 55
    • Saturation 255
    • Opacity & Density 100
    • Sidewalk Texture
    Green Tree on left
  • Brightness 10
  • Contrast 30
  • Parchment Texture
  • Darker Green Tree (Settings are the ones pictured)
  • Hue 90
  • Saturation 175
  • Fine Canvas Texture
  •  
     
    The Rocks
    • Hue 10
    • Saturation 130
    • Sidewalk Texture
    The trees (Settings are the ones pictured)
  • Brightness -6
  • Contrast 56
  • Woodgrain Texture
  • The trees Brightness/Contrast Settings
     
     
    That's it folks! Hope you enjoyed it and find it useful
    for texturizing your images, thereby giving them a new look. ;o)

     

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