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In this instructable you will learn how to make realistic wood in Photoshop or GIMP. The steps might not be exactly the same for GIMP as they are for ...
I made a 640 x 480 transparent image but it really doesn't matter what you do.
You will want to fill your blank image with a brownish orange color. The values of my color is R 205 G 150 B 0. You can use that or what ever you feel...
Add some noise. Go to Filter Noise Add Noise. Use the following settings. Amount 7.35%, Distribution Gaussian, Check the Monochromatic box.
Add some Motion Blur. Go to Filter Blur Motion Blur. Use the following settings. Angle 90 degrees, Distance 25 pixels.
Make a duplicate layer. Go to Layer Duplicate Layer. Then go to Image Adjustments Desaturate. Them go to the Layers palate and Change the duplicate...
Add Poster Edges. Go to Filter Artistic Poster Edges. I used the default settings which are Edge Thickness 2, Edge Intensity 1, Posterization 2.
To Add some knots liquify the image. Go to Filter Liquify. Use the Swirl Tool to make some knots and such. You can try messing with the other tools i...
Now do what ever you want with your wood.
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