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Words look wiser on old paper

I do love old things. My house is decorated with 15 century maps and photos of Eugene Atget. Below you will find how to easily put text on old paper. Start with the text and background.

1

Create new layer below text layer (Ctrl-Shift-N). Use selection and paint bucket tools to fill layer with desired color (but leave some margin).

2

use distortion filters to slightly distort the edges. I use EyeCandy ( http://www.alienskin.com ) Jiggle filter, it produces more hand-made looking results.

3

add some noise (filters > noise > add noise).

4

time for another filter. Go  to filters > sketch > water paper and adjust its settings carefully so that original brightness of our paper is preserved. After filter is applied, press Ctrl-Shift-F (fade) and set filter opacity to around 50%.

5

The paper will look much better with some layer effects (double-click layer or  go to layer menu > layer style > blending options). Shown here is the following style:
* global angle = 90 degrees
* outer glow = overlay 75% black, size 5px
* inner glow = overlay 33% black, size 18px
* gradient = linear burn 20%, black-to-white, reflected, angle 90

6

...and a small final touch to the text layer itself. Applied layer effects are:
* general blend mode = overlay
* outer glow: overlay 50% black, size 8px
* color overlay: black, linear burn 33%

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Tiniala long ago
Tiniala

Ruby Pipes long ago
I'll never have to soak love notes in coffee again!

mesa long ago
good idea for my blog's banner

BEAN long ago
(N) m ............................ bad

Vincent long ago
:-D. this helped me out. THANKS (Y)

Dado long ago
this is very good,

Supriya long ago
Like the look of it. I'm going to try it soon.(Y)

Almo long ago
Quality ! you should write a book :-P

aj long ago
i tried ....this....usin vlads tricks and improvising the wallpaper on my own..it looks perfect;-)

j long ago
nalaing

amit long ago
BEAUTIFUL

muslim 12 June 2008
simple but great move frome you nettoturials

karthik 10 June 2009
very....................nice

Cj long ago
(Y) Great , i tried this. It's nice & Perfect........

thiagu long ago
its very nice

monmon long ago
This first time I see this site but I so so happy for saw it now it 's wonderful :-) (y)

connect consciuos long ago
connect consciousness. peace.

no long ago
very nice.

Yesu long ago
It's very nice, I tried this design.

Tiniala long ago
xrtest

Rakesh long ago
kool i am gng to try tis

adoh long ago
soo coooool...I tryed it and i didnt know thats so easy ! thank u vlad

haha long ago
:-o

Jairaj long ago
This looks fabulous, Iam gona try it

Charlyk-Marlyk long ago
yes. maybe it's good

Ritesh long ago
Well it still needs a bit more of brushing to create the aged look. Anyways it is good :-)

Venkatesh long ago
I am doing this for u'r kind coorperation, but this is beautiful thanks you (U) this (Y)

jj long ago
nagwirdo metten

Quyyum long ago
Pretty Handy Tips....Thnx.

gunes 2 June 2008
çok teşekkürler...

shekhar 23 February 2009
look nice

greygyrt 8 November 2009
how do start

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