Sunday, March 29, 2009

Photorealistic Wood Tutorial

  1. Create a new image, 500px wide x 4000px high, and choose these colors:

      Foreground: 81593F Background: 33291E

  2. Go to Filter > Render > Fibers and Use these settings:

      Variance: 10 Strength: 56
    If you want, you can press the Randomize button a few times until you get the look you want.

  3. Duplicate the layer
  1. With the top layer selected, go to Filter > Distort > Glass and use these settings:

      Distortion: 9 Smoothness: 13 Texture: Frosted Scaling: 108

  2. Change the layer blending options to

      Overlay Fill: 54%

  3. Now, merge the layers by pressing Ctrl + E
    CHECKPOINT - You psd fils should look something like this... except big and vertical...

  4. Go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur an use these settings:

      Angle: 90 Distance: 50

  5. Create a new layer
  6. Go to Filter > Render > Clouds
  7. Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise and use these settings:

      Amount: 9.27 Gaussian Monochromatic

  8. Change the layer blending options to:

      Screen Fill: 39%

  9. Create a new layer
  10. Go to Image > Apply Image and press OK
  11. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and use these settings:

      0.3 px

  12. Go to Image > Adjustments > Hue / Saturation and use these settings:

      Saturation: +41 Lightness: -26

  13. Go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and use these settings:

      Brightness: +11 Contrast: +56

  14. Change the layer blending options to:

      Overlay Fill: 40%

  15. Flatten the image
    CHECKPOINT - More progress...

  16. Create a small to medium sized vertical ellipse by using the Elliptical Marquee tool

  17. Go to Filter > Distort > Twirl and use these settings:

      Angle: 140

  18. Repeat numerous times by making different sized elliptical selections in various locations, making sure they follow the direction of the grain, and press Ctrl + F after each selection. These will be the knots in the wood.
  19. Go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and adjust the Saturation and Lightness to your liking. I chose these settings:

      Saturation: -28 Lightness: -13

  20. Touch it up by using Dodge and Burn both on a fairly large brush size, low opacity, and set to Highlights. Next, try using different sizes and settings to perfect your wood so far.
  21. Select all and copy the image
  22. Make a new channel and paste it inside
  23. Go back to your layers and create a new layer
  24. Fill it with 9D5D4F
  25. Go to Filter > Render > Lighting Effects and use these settings:

      Style: Default Light type: Directional Intensity: 35 Gloss: -40 Material: 0 Exposure: 21 Ambience: 8 Texture Channel: Alpha 1 White is High Height: 16
    Be sure to set the light position so that It is turned 90° from the wood grain and so that the preview image is not lighter or darker than the actual image.

  26. Go to Filter > Blur > Smart Blur and use these settings:

      Radius: 78.9 Threshold: 88.5 Quality: High Mode: Normal

  27. Change Layer Blending Options to:

      Screen Fill: 61%

  28. Rotate canvas clockwise
    CHECKPOINT - Your psd file should look something like this so far... except bigger...


  29. Optional step - Grungy dust and paint...

    1. Pull out your grunge brushes. (Don't have any? You could search DeviantArt's huge selection, or go to websites like for splattery brushes)
    2. Set Your Foreground color to 20% grey
    3. create a new layer
    4. paint in some dirty worn looking paint with a large brush size and just click around in places. try to make it unique, so it doesn't just look like the brush. but whatever.
    5. create a new layer and set your foreground color to whatever you want your paint to be. just for now, go with a dark green.
    6. create a medium sized shape thing with the polygonal lasso tool somewhere in the middle of your board.
    7. Hit Ctrl+Shift+I (or go to select > inverse)
    8. Repeat step 32.4 but only around the masked selection, to get a sort of spray-painty look, like you set something on there and spray painted it.
    9. Press Ctrl+D
    10. grab (yes, grab) your blur tool and set it to a basic soft circular brush of about 24px
    11. blur the hard edges of your painted thing.
    12. next, create a new layer and choose a light grey foreground color.
    13. Now, take those grunge brushes and paint in a dusty look scattered thinly across the board (you must be careful of which brushes you choose. the wrong ones will give the wrong effect.).
    14. And maybe clean it up with a large grungy eraser
    15. maybe take those angryblue brushes and add some splattered paint
    16. CHECKPOINT - Here's what mine looked like with step 32 included:


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Atiqur Sumon said...

Really amazing post. thx for post!