How would I go about getting this effect

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by njmitchel0, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. njmitchel0 macrumors member

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    #1
    im trying to take this texture/picture....
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    and place it into the red/"actual brick" are of this one
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    so the effect is to have "wood grain bricks"

    Any help appreciated, Thanks
     
  2. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    #2
    Photoshop, GIMP or Pixelmator layers then muck around with the opacity of the layers... Or am I missing part of the question :confused:
     
  3. YESimBLUNTED macrumors member

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    To do this you would just make clipping masks for which ever bricks you want to have the wood grain.

    Say if you wanted all the bricks to have the grain, the easiest way would to use Photoshop, duplicate the image, make it black and white (where the black is the bricks) and then put the wood layer on top of the black and white version. A little option + click to create the clipping mask and viola! :D

    Of course on the actual clipping mask you would need to then mask out the white of the cement to get the actual color of white/gray from the original picture. But that's easy... :p

    Have fun!
     
  4. JPLC, Jan 5, 2012
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    JPLC macrumors 6502

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    Typing a tutorial would be more work... I made an example for you:

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    Short Photoshop tutorial to do it in 5 minutes:

    - Duplicate the brick layer on top of the original

    - Duplicated layer: I made the red bricks black and the cement white (via contrast, levels and Hue saturation etc) and painted the white noise inside the bricks black.

    - Paste the wood on top of the two bricks layers in a new layer

    - Select all and copy the duplicated black and white brick layer

    - Activate the Quickmask and paste

    - Deactivate Quickmask

    - Delete the sellection out of the wood layer

    - Delete the black&white brick layer

    - Desaturate the original brick layer (to remove the last red brick colors)

    I made it more realistic by putting a drop shadow effect (layer effect) on the wood layer after cutting out the brick pattern.

    That's it!

    Good luck!
     
  5. njmitchel0 thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly what I was looking for! Much Appreciated!
     
  6. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Hmmm. Now to make them tileable. ;)

    :D
     
  7. bluemonkeyguy macrumors 6502

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    Beat me right to it. Good tut though, only if OP had a tileable brick pic.
     
  8. JPLC macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure he will find a good pattern tutorial. ;)
     
  9. njmitchel0 thread starter macrumors member

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    @JPLC, Figured it out, much appreciation again, working on that pattern tutorial now, lol
     
  10. JPLC, Jan 9, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012

    JPLC macrumors 6502

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    Good luck, it's not that hard... ;)

    This is what I've made:

    Pattern tile (Quick example):
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    Result:
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    You can use the first image as a pattern if you like. :)
     

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