Tuesday, October 13

CoffeeShop Artistic Cracked Texture and Tutorial: Part 2!

Today I have a new free artistic cracked texture. This texture looks gorgeous on still life images and when used along with an action you can create your own fine art.

I created this texture combining this texture and this texture and using the amazing clone brush to add additional cracks. :-)

If you love cracked textures as much as I do, be sure to check out this Flypaper Fine Cracks Texture Set.

Adding Cracked Texture Tutorial:

I took this image and ran the CoffeeShop "Soft Hazy Blues" action on it and then added the Cracked Texture. You can see the progression below.

After running "Soft Hazy Blues" (full step-by-step tutorial  here) I opened and dragged on the CoffeeShop Cracked Texture under the Sun layer and above the Haze layer.

Free Transform to fit (Ctrl-T). If you can' t see the lines to resize then Ctrl-0 (zero) to zoom in and out.

I put this layer in Soft Light 100%, but you can try screen, overlay, hard light, multiply, or even a combination of those (just copy the texture to a second layer). You can also adjust the opacities or fill or add and paint on the layer masks.

Here is a another edit using Soft Hazy Blues and my cracked texture on this image.

Download the CoffeeShop Cracked Texture. You can also download it here.

Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures. 

For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.

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  1. Thank you for your wonderful overlays. I learn so much from your blog

    1. Thank you, I love reading that!!! If you ever have anything specific you want to see up here, just leave a comment.


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