Created "mottled" look from a solid color

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Sun, 21 November 2004 20:38 Go to next message
johnpowe (Photoshop begginer)
I saw a portrait photo recently where the background was gray but it
was mottled rather than one solid consistent color. You know, kind of
like the backgrounds pro photographers use when shooting portraits.

I filled a new file with gray and tried every which way to create
that mottled look but could not figure out how to do it.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

John H. Power
Sun, 21 November 2004 20:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
johnpowe (Photoshop begginer)
On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 20:38:19 -0500, John H. Power
<johnpowe@bellsouth.net> wrote:

>I saw a portrait photo recently where the background was gray but it
>was mottled rather than one solid consistent color. You know, kind of
>like the backgrounds pro photographers use when shooting portraits.
>
> I filled a new file with gray and tried every which way to create
>that mottled look but could not figure out how to do it.
>
>Any suggestions?
>
>Thanks
>
>John H. Power


Sorry. Header should say "create" not "created"
Mon, 22 November 2004 00:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mike Russell (Photoshop expert)
John H. Power wrote:
> I saw a portrait photo recently where the background was gray but it
> was mottled rather than one solid consistent color. You know, kind of
> like the backgrounds pro photographers use when shooting portraits.
>
> I filled a new file with gray and tried every which way to create
> that mottled look but could not figure out how to do it.
>
> Any suggestions?

Try Filter>Render>Difference Clouds, stretch with free transform if
necessary, and change the overal darkness by adjusting with levels.
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Mon, 22 November 2004 06:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
johnpowe (Photoshop begginer)
On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 05:46:13 GMT, "Mike Russell"
<REgeigyMOVE@pacbellTHIS.net> wrote:

>John H. Power wrote:
>> I saw a portrait photo recently where the background was gray but it
>> was mottled rather than one solid consistent color. You know, kind of
>> like the backgrounds pro photographers use when shooting portraits.
>>
>> I filled a new file with gray and tried every which way to create
>> that mottled look but could not figure out how to do it.
>>
>> Any suggestions?
>
>Try Filter>Render>Difference Clouds, stretch with free transform if
>necessary, and change the overal darkness by adjusting with levels.

Thanks. That worked pretty well.
Mon, 22 November 2004 18:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
edjh (Photoshop expert)
John H. Power wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 05:46:13 GMT, "Mike Russell"
> <REgeigyMOVE@pacbellTHIS.net> wrote:
>
>
>>John H. Power wrote:
>>
>>>I saw a portrait photo recently where the background was gray but it
>>>was mottled rather than one solid consistent color. You know, kind of
>>>like the backgrounds pro photographers use when shooting portraits.
>>>
>>> I filled a new file with gray and tried every which way to create
>>>that mottled look but could not figure out how to do it.
>>>
>>>Any suggestions?
>>
>>Try Filter>Render>Difference Clouds, stretch with free transform if
>>necessary, and change the overal darkness by adjusting with levels.
>
>
> Thanks. That worked pretty well.

Also, adding noise and doing a Gaussian Blur afterward might help.

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Tue, 23 November 2004 16:25 Go to previous message
johnpowe (Photoshop begginer)
On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 23:56:52 GMT, edjh <edjhann@hotmail.com> wrote:

>John H. Power wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 05:46:13 GMT, "Mike Russell"
>> <REgeigyMOVE@pacbellTHIS.net> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>John H. Power wrote:
>>>
>>>>I saw a portrait photo recently where the background was gray but it
>>>>was mottled rather than one solid consistent color. You know, kind of
>>>>like the backgrounds pro photographers use when shooting portraits.
>>>>
>>>> I filled a new file with gray and tried every which way to create
>>>>that mottled look but could not figure out how to do it.
>>>>
>>>>Any suggestions?
>>>
>>>Try Filter>Render>Difference Clouds, stretch with free transform if
>>>necessary, and change the overal darkness by adjusting with levels.
>>
>>
>> Thanks. That worked pretty well.
>
>Also, adding noise and doing a Gaussian Blur afterward might help.

Thanks. Works great.
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