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How to Create a Wood Texture in Photoshop

How to Create a Wood Texture in Photoshop
STEP 1: Create a new image.

Go to File>New. Set the Width and Height to 800x800.

Adjusting the Image size for the Texture

Double click the foreground color and change it to #eecf85, or something close to that.

Picking the Right Wood Color
Now, use the Paint Bucket tool (G) Paint Bucket Icon and fill in the blank canvas.

STEP 2: Draw the Grain ...Or Download it

Select the Brush Tool (B) Brush Tool Icon and in the options, choose a brush that is around 45 pixels in diameter and has a spotty spray look to it. Also, I feel it helps to change the Flow to 85% or lower.

Choosing the Right Brush Texture

Adjusting the Brushes Flow

Now, go back and change the Foreground color again to make it darker. I used #7d5913. With the darker brown for our color, we can now draw 5 or 6 vertical lines. They don’t have to be perfect. After all, wood does have imperfections.

Vertical lines for the Wood  Grains Texture

STEP 3: Alter the Grain.

After the lines are drawn, go to Filter> Distort>Shear.

The Shear Filter

In the Shear Window, check the “Wrap Around” option, then click on and drag the vertical line to the left. You notice now this affects our vertical lines.

Click and Drag the vertical line to make the texture wavy

Repeat the click and drag a few more times alone the line, dragging to the right and the left. Now we have some wavy lines.

A wavy shear texture

Next we have to squeeze them together more and Rotate our texture. Go to Image>Rotate Canvas> 90 degrees CW.

Rotate the Texture 90 degrees

Then, go to Image> Image Size. In the image size window, uncheck “Constrain Proportions” and change the Width from 800 pixels, to 400 pixels.

Adjusting the image size

STEP 4: Making it look like wood.

Now, it looks a little like wood grain, but we can still do better. Go to Filter> Noise> Add Noise.. In the Add Noise Window, select the “Uniform” option, and select the “Monochromatic” option. Adjust the Noise amount to something like 15%.

adding monochromatic noise to the wood texture

Hit OK. Next, go to Filter> Blur> Motion Blur.. In the Motion Blur Window adjust the Angle to 90 degrees, and set the Distance to somewhere around 22 pixels.

Using Motion Blur for the wood texture

Hit OK. Lastly, to bring our the grain a little more, we’ll add a Sharpen Filter. Go to Filter>Sharpen>Sharpen. You’re Done!....but don’t forget to save. File>Save As…

Download the Wood Texture After.

A Photoshop Wood Texture



















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