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My favorite wallpaper background texture

Create new image, fill it with solid color.

Apply some noise (Filter > Noise > Add Noise), not much, around 5-6%. Then, apply Water paper filter (Filter > Sketch > Water Paper), setting length, brigthness and contrast values simiar to shown here.

To mix water paper effect with previous noise effect, hit Ctrl-Shift-F (Fade) and set fade value to 50-60%

Then, apply texturizer filter (Filter > Texture > Texturizer), with Sandstone texture and relief ~ 2.

Create new layer, switch to Brush tool, open Brushes pallette and select the brush similar to shown here. In brush properties (right below menu bar), set opacity to about 50%

set color to white, and fill entire image with chaotic brush strokes.

set color to black, create another new layer, and fill again with brush strokes.

Final touch - set blend more of last 2 layer to Overlay, and change opacity to 50-60%. That's all!

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Comments 53

Hi · long ago
I still dont get the last point. Image is forbidden from that link what you gave.

Vojin · long ago
I just want to say that you're great... I was learnd a lot of from this site...That I was nad used on my job and and become a famoust...:-) Thanks a lot. youre amazing (Y) Vojin from Montenegro (Yugoslavia)

orange_girl · long ago
Spasibo bolshoe! Otlichnie tutorials i illustrations Olga (Cologne)

hamid · long ago
very nice and easy and compalite tutorial

Yeny · long ago
I love your work!

Wow · long ago
Very nice job. You have talent!

MrWangster · long ago
Man, your work is amazing, keep up the good work! (Y)

A b · long ago

ram ashok · long ago
Very nice job,Great tutorial

fisherman · long ago
That's great! Everything - the wallpapers, the tutorials, the site design! I really appreciate your work and help!!!

ForXy · long ago
Thanks! Great tutorial!

mark · long ago
the work on this site is amazing(Y)

Pavel · long ago
Very, very nice.

freben · long ago
thanks a lot!

archScandium · long ago
Opens up a new world to me (L)

aj · long ago
i am still not gettin thru the last step ...plz help:-)

aj · long ago
i got the blemd options.............can u just clear the last step....i aint gettin it!!! :-(

Vlad Gerasimov · long ago
AJ - see help image here:

hghh · long ago

lira · long ago
ÿ òàê è äóìàëà :)

abhi · long ago
great job :)

Christos Prokas · 28 January 2008

$TA$ · 1 April 2008
супер!!! спасибо

spamming robot · 22 May 2008
i'm spamming robot, but my opinion: thats great thank you vlad

iMonk · 16 December 2009
thank you very much! :)

marian riquelme · 18 March 2010
nice, beautiful and so simple! tnx!

Fillintheblanksbaba · 20 December 2012
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Pumkin Pie · long ago
Great tutorial, I use this alot! was reading through it againg though becuase I couldnt remember the step where you fade the noise and water paper, and i noticed that on the second step "similar" was misspelled. Just thought I'd let you know :-D

Sassan · long ago
Very very brilliant while still being simple (L)

Maninder · long ago
Good Tutorial (Y)

trmadol · long ago
Bonjour! What a super websight! Very refreshing to peruse from where we live in Paris (France). I eat frogs and drink wine. Woold like more informatons on this. Best regards! Mikael.

bonbona · long ago
Thanks Really very simple steps & a great result ..really i'm impressed;-)

Murgatroid · long ago
Ok, thanks, easy and famous...

Chadrick · long ago
nice and easy and genius

sanju · long ago
awesome this bg has helped me lot building my comingsoon page..thx

balbinka · long ago
I've just started workin' in paintshop and I'm wondering: how You get the result of "children" drawings on Your wallpapers? Simple black lines, simple shapes... do you scan it, or am I so ignorant in using basic shape and pen tools? :)))

Horia · long ago
wow, you are the best ot the best.... genius...i'm speechless

Mohammad · long ago
Thanks ..... : )

Agnostico · long ago
Great tut. Thanks a lot! :-)

Alfonso Alvarez · long ago
Very pretty design

Karen · long ago
Thanks for another great tutorial!! I love your work. :-)

aj · long ago
where can i find the "blend mode" option in my adobe cs2 .........plz help:-s

Vitaly · long ago
I knew it! :-)

aj · long ago
:-pthanks a lot...vlad....ur the best:-d

gaurav · long ago
cool effects with simple techniques

Demisha · long ago
Very very nice :-O

CJ · long ago
Amazing. thanks for being so open and willing to share your cool talent!! :-D

xerion · 18 March 2008
nice tutorial thanks...

NonsenceLXBMS · 29 April 2008

· 12 December 2008
buenísmo...muchas gracias, realmente el acabado es muy fresco, atractivo.

Marko · 7 February 2010
Great tutorial !

tamalita · 4 August 2010
love it :) thank you!

airlangga kusuma wardhana LA · 31 May 2016

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