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Texturing of Old Paper

By Denis Lis aka Den Fox
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Date Added: 9th December 2009
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For one of my projects I had to draw 7 absolutely different old paper textures. During my search of proper paper material I came up to the idea that I would rather just draw it myself rather than to spend all the time looking through library archives.

Step 1

Lets start with setting up our work space. We need some grey background and 1 centered layer filled with 224/224/224 RGB.

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Step 2

Duplicate that centered layer and fill it with mostly a bright color of old paper you are going for. Add some dirty spots here and there then make it dirty looking with "Clone Stamp Tool"..

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(ID: 215702, pid: 0) Sam on Thu, 29 August 2013 2:14am
This has got to be the worst tutorial i have ever tried figuring out. Spent about a hour trying just to get fed up and just save the final image to my desktop to use. Doesn't even explain how to do everything just say what you did maybe you should think of rewriting it to actually tell you how to do these steps
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(ID: 195615, pid: 0) ULY on Fri, 03 May 2013 7:17pm
This a "so-so", but decent tutorial. However these reader's IQ are by far the lowest I've come across in a while. Did ANY of you guys realize there are 6 pages of this tutorial? From the looks of the comments people stopped reading at page 1.
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(ID: 187778, pid: 0) Derlogik on Tue, 19 March 2013 3:41pm
You fill the layer with a color and than use the clone-stamp? That don`t make any sense because if you clone parts of a solid color layer you get a solid color layer > worst tutorial I ever read or is it just a joke?
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(ID: 146557, pid: 0) Abel on Tue, 04 September 2012 3:02pm
This isn't a tutorial. It's just telling us what you did in a deliberately ambiguous way.
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(ID: 132989, pid: 0) Romet on Sat, 14 July 2012 3:44am
This might not work very well as a tutorial but it's still quite helpful. It would work better as a small article on paper texture, not a tutorial, you could change it a little and post it as an article for advanced users elsewhere. Finding good images of old paper that you are free to use on professional design projects can be difficult and your idea of making your own paper texture didn't even occur to me because i wouldn't have thought it to be so simple until I saw this page. How to do it? Just mess around with brushes and layer blending. Thank you for the idea and the progress pictures!
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(ID: 104264, pid: 0) Luki89 on Fri, 13 April 2012 4:18am
The images keep changing, but what exactly are you doing there? I don't need to know that the owner of the paper is a clumsy person that likes to drop it into the mud.
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(ID: 97797, pid: 0) Kal on Sun, 25 March 2012 11:55am
I don't mean to be rude but this is one of the worst tutorials I've ever come across, in almost any field. It is a series of pictures and telling you what to do. Not HOW to do it. In case it is not clear a tutorial is someone teaching how, exactly how, they do a certain technique. Generalisations and quick references to 'what you should do' is quiet useless to most people. In other words, the people who would be reading this. Those that already can will probably know what you are talking about. So if you are simply intent on sharing ideas with those who are already familiar with the skills/process I suggest you go do that in one of the many forums I'm sure are available and not proclaim to be making 'tutorials' when you are only providing 'my progress' photo's. Again, sorry if this is harsh, but it is frustrating to look around and find what few 'teachings' there are around are of such poor quality.
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(ID: 91030, pid: 0) Shannon on Tue, 06 March 2012 6:06am
There's a better explanation of how to do this tutorial with another tutorial located here: (www[dot]entheosweb[dot]com/photoshop/paper_texture[dot]asp)
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(ID: 88936, pid: 0) Deveo on Sat, 25 February 2012 9:13pm
this tutorial is very stupid. it was the right concept, but its just telling me to do stuff that i have no idea what your doing to get that outcome. maybe instead of telling me to just draw detailed mud and water stains, you should get into detail of how you created the water stains. MORE DETAIL PLEASE
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