Grunge Photo Effect

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Grunge Photo Effect

In this Photoshop tutorial I will be walking you through the making of an interesting grunge photo effect.

To start out find some appropriate image. For this I went to Google Images and found this one image. Fill free to use it or try another one what you want.
So, open the file and press Ctrl+J to duplicate the layer. Then apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with similar settings to these:

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Now mess with the layer mode & opacity/fill. I tried Soft Light with opacity of 60%.

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Ok, merge these layers in one again and change the hue and saturation of image using Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation with the next presets:

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Now your picture should look as mine:

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After that go to Image > Adjustments > Levels and set up similar presets to these:

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To get a picture below:

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Press Ctrl+J again and change mode of new layer to Lighter Color. Now apply Filter > Distort > Ripple using the next settings:

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Then apply Filter > Stylize > Diffuse:

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And the last one Filter > Brush strokes > Splatter:

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Now we have something like this:

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After that get out the Eraser Tool with similar settings to the picture below and delete parts of upper layer that cover up the image.

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You should get something close to this:

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Merge all layers in one again and duplicate the final layer. Then desaturate image with Image > Adjustments > Desaturate:

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Ok, now select the Eraser Tool and a soft round brush (opacity about 25%, size of 100 px) and make clear some parts of image.

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After that to give the picture a cold shade create a new layer and fill it with color of #011e36. Then make selection as below using Elliptical Marquee Tool.

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Apply Select > Modify > Feather (Radius about 47 px) to feather selected area. Press Delete to clear selected area.

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Deselect it wit Ctrl+D and change layer mode to Overlay, then set opacity to 50% up:

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If done correctly your image should look great as mine!

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One Response

  1. tammy1 says:

    wonderful!!
    thanx