Because I am the Photoshop wonder kid, George Ford asked in the comments of my Obama & Carter cartoon how I made the background curtain. Whether you are using Photoshop or simply Photoshop Elements like I do, it is a simple 4 step process. There are more in depth tutorials out there but this works for me and most people who just want to allude to the fact that there is a curtain backdrop.
Create a new layer and fill it with Black. It should look like this…(duh)
Leave Black as your foreground color and choose a background color that you want your curtain to be. I chose blue. Make sure Black is in Front of the color you chose.
Click on FILTER > RENDER > FIBERS. You can play with the settings but I used a Variance of 6 and Strength of 4.
Finally click on FILTER > BLUR > GAUSSIAN BLUR. I set a radius to 5 and tada, you get a curtain.
I look forward to Hank Addanac taking to the stage in the near future.
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Interesting to see what could be done, and how. Might have to play with Photoshop one day instead of boring old Paint.
It’s like moving from your bike to your first car.
Man, that’s awesome! There’s so much cool stuff Photoshop can do. I need to take the time to try some of this stuff. You’ll be seeing some curtains from me soon. 🙂 Thanks, Bearman! Now I can give those bricks a rest. 😀
Use it wisely!!
Hmmm … is that CS4? I feel like the guy still wearing his cassette playing Walkman around town. 🙂
Should work on any version of PS
Mmm nice quick effect.
I am all about the quick effects.
Hmm, now can you make a matching bedcover?
Did you miss me Bearman? I was climbing a friggin mountain because it was there!
Did you make it to the top?
Yes right to the very top.
Yes just make the same image horizontal
Thanks for the tutorial. I for one can stand all the tutoring that all the tutors on here can toot.
Thanks Bearman. I’m a bit of an elements novice but I like it a lot and appreciate any tips I can get.
Mommy…how come you link your name to a blog that doesn’t exist??
Jesus Bearman about Superdupermommy – it was an experiment gone wrong but I’m back to my old self now. I thought that account was dead…
Probably best we don’t speak of this again.
Bwahhhaa….should have kept that one live, I would have loved to read those posts.