How to Create a Wood Texture in Photoshop
How to Create a Wood Texture
1: Create a new image.
Go to File>New. Set the Width and Height to 800x800.
Double click the foreground color and change it to #eecf85,
or something close to that.
Now, use the Paint Bucket tool (G)
and fill in the blank canvas.
Select the Brush Tool (B)
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.
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.
STEP 3: Alter
After the lines are drawn, go to Filter> Distort>Shear.
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.
Repeat the click and drag a few more times alone the line,
dragging to the right and the left. Now we have some wavy
Next we have to squeeze them together more and Rotate our
texture. Go to Image>Rotate Canvas> 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.
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%.
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.
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
the Wood Texture After.