On this tutorial you will learn to create a realistic wood roller shutter texture using only Photoshop Tools.
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Create a new document with 800px width and 500px height. Fill background with linear gradient using Gradient Tool.
Apply Filter > Noise > Add Noise with following settings:
Apply Filter > Blur > Motion Blur with following settings:
Select Crop Tool and remove borders of our background texture by cropping each side.
After cropping your image should look like mine:
Now we are going to increase constrat. Go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast:
We need to reduce light intensity so go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation.
Apply Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen.
Select one Hard Round Brush, 3 pixels and set foregound color to black color (#000000). Draw several lines and when drawing hold Shift key to make them straight.
Go to Layer > Blending Options and apply following styles:
Select Rectangular Marquee Tool and select area as shown below.
Create new layer and fill selected area with black color (#000000).
Select a soft-edged brush with 80 pixels and opacity 70%. With Eraser Tool selected clean up lower edge of the black area.
Change Layer Blending Mode to Soft Light and we get a deep shadow.
Copy layer with Ctrl+J and move it to next line. Repeat process till you have all lines with shadow.
Create new layer on top. Select Brush Tool and Grass Brush (it is one of standard brushes that comes with Photoshop). Change foreground color to green (#00ed00) and draw some grass.
Apply Drop Shadow by going to Layer > Layer Style > Drop Shadow.
Apply Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen and this tutorial is over and we got a realistic wood roller shutter.