Texture With Layer Modes

Texture With Layer Modes

OMIn this tut we are going to learn how to texture with layer modes by using clipping masks to constrain the visibility of one layer to that of the layer beneath. In a clipping mask, the bottom most layer acts as a mask for the layers above it. The layers in the group clip to the opaque areas of the base layer and don’t show over the transparent areas of the base layer.

Roll Over Image.

orangeOpen the file that you are going to work on.

Layers Mode
1The first thing that we are going to do is: we have to separate the jacket from the figure and make a new layer out of it. To do that we have to select the jacket, use whatever selection tool you like, in this example I’m using the Magnetic Lasso Tool.

2Now that we have decided what tool to use let’s make a perfect selection.

3When the selection is completed make sure you have selected the right layer.

4Go to Edit and click on it to show the rest of the settings.

5Select Copy Merged or hit:(Shift+Ctrl+C)

Layer Modes

orangeHit (CTRL+V)to paste the copied selection. Notice that the selection is pasted in a new layer.

6Next open the Texture file you want to apply to the image and select the Move Tool.

7Now move the texture in the image you are working on.

8Place the texture over the top of the Jacket and make sure that it covers the jacket.

9Move your mouse between the suit-extract and texture layer you will notice that the mouse will change into crossing circles now click to clip the layers or just hit the key board shortcut (CTRL+ALT+G)

texture image

10Make sure you select the texture layer and than choose a Layer Mode, in our example we choose Color Dodge but you guys can experiment with different modes and see what works best for you.

11Lower the Texture Layers Opacity to complete the effect.


Things To Remmember:

To remove a single layer from the clipping mask, you can simply Alt-click the line between the two layers in the Layers panel. Or you can select the layer and choose Layer➪Release Clipping Mask. Both commands remove the selected layer and any layers above it from the clipping mask.

To ungroup all the layers in the clipping mask, select the clipped layer and choose Layer➪Release Clipping Mask. You can also apply clipping masks to adjustment and fill layers. If you clip between a regular layer and an adjustment layer, or a regular layer and a fill layer, the adjustment or fill layer affects only the pixels of the adjacent underlying layer, rather than all the underlying layers.

Olson MinoOK Dudes I hope you learned new skills and techniques from this tut i also hope they will help you on your future projects. Like usual try to experiment all the time when practicing.
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16 thoughts on “Texture With Layer Modes

  1. arman

    wow thank you very much, i wanted to know how to achieve this effect for some time now…but thanks to you now i know how to do it….love this site.

  2. Yorn sereyboth

    Wow, that’s cool! It also could be used in many things. Again, A really cool tutorial Olson! Thanks a lot!

  3. Gareth Hardy

    Woow Awesome! Finally a good and easy tutorial to follow, i have seen other websites but the tutotials have been really hard like for expert people and it makes feel like not doing.
    I love this tutorial 100%

    Gareth Hardy
    from Ireland.

  4. Komtur

    It won’t works for me. I do step 3 and 4 and after copy merged a new extracted layer won’t appear:(. Someone know why?

  5. Olson Post author

    @Komtur… after you do copy merged you need to paste the selection by hitting CTRL+V or go to Edit-Paste.

    Now the selection is Pasted in a new layer, next follow the other steps and you should be able to complete the effect.

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