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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Now do what ever you want with your wood.
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