Using Crumpled Paper Textures to Pimp out your Hang in There Cat Poster (Freebie Included!)

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What’s better than the old “Hang in there” cat poster? Not much in my book. But today, we’re going to add a little more character to one, just for kicks, using our new Crumpled Paper Texture Pack. Let’s see if we can make something purr-dy fantastic even better!

What you need:

STEP ONE:

Open your cat poster in Photoshop and file > place your texture over the entire image so that it looks like this.

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STEP TWO: Set your texture layer’s blending mode to “Soft Light.”

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STEP THREE: In order to remove the subtle texture over our cat, let’s get to work applying a layer mask by selecting layer > layer mask > reveal all. This will create a small white rectangular box beside your texture. Click on this newly created mask. Next, select a brush and make sure that your foreground color is black. This will ensure that you’ll be erasing the existing texture from the areas you choose.

When you’re all set-up, use your brush to erase your texture from the cat, rope and text. You should see your work reflected in your layer mask.

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The difference is extremely minimal, but…

hq720STEP FOUR: Duplicate your texture layer and set your new texture layer’s blending mode to “Linear Burn.” (Opacity of around 15%)

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Feel free to continue to add more paper (or other) textures, continuing to follow what we learned in step three, until you’re satisfied with your end product. I added another texture from our Crumpled Paper Texture Pack to finish my poster up. What does your end product look like? Tweet it to us @go_media!

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About the Author, Heather Sakai

Heather Sakai

Heather Sakai is the Arsenal Manager here at Go Media, home of the world's best mockup templates, vectors, textures and other must-have design weaponry. She also serves as the Chief Inspiration Officer at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest. Heather is proud to work for the most passionate creative agency in the universe, the best in Cleveland Web Design, custom branding and print.

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