This is the first tutorial from DJDESIGNERLAB.com. Designed by Dibakar (Owner and Founder).

I am making several tutorials on photoshop special realistic effects. I will post them one by one.

Final Image

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Start

1. Create a new document. Fill > #853c17

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2. Filter > Texture > Texturizer ( Scaling 74%, Relief = 1 )

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3. Make a new layer with 500 X 300 px width/height. Name it ‘PAPER’ Fill it with #e4cf87

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4. Filter > Noise > Add Noise ( Amount = 1.55, Distribution = Gaussian, Monochromatic ON )

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5. Take Lasso Tool. Zoom in to the top of the layer ‘PAPER’ . Start deleting the edges by random select (see below image)

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6. Press Ctrl+D to deselect all selection.

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7. Press Ctrl+U (Hue = -7, Saturation = +11) Don’t select the Colorize button. Now press OK

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8. Now Take Burn Tool from tools pallate. (Select Range > Midtones = 30% in the options bar under MENU bar) Start rubbing on all the
edges of the paper.

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9. Now on the teared area, try to burn a little more than other areas.

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10. Take Dodge Tool and do the same ( this will lighten up some areas). Then take the Sharpen tool ( Strength = 10% ) and do the same process on the paper edges. Give a little drop shadow to the paper.

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11. Now you can see your paper is already burnt.

12. Create a new layer. Take TYPE tool , selected a font Batik Regular (Download Font). and type "Old Paper". Make selection of the text layer. ( press and hold Ctrl and click on the ‘T’ icon on the layers pallate)

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13. Hide the text layer and go to the paper layer, take the burn tool with same parameters as before but with less Midtones 10%. Now press Ctrl + Alt + D (Feathers = 1), then, burn the paper inside the selected area. Then Deselect.

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14. Now take the TEXT layer. fill it with white color. make the layer opacity 50%. and position it above the burnt area, like the below image.

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15. I think if you have followd the tutorial properly. You will see the final image.

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