UPDATE: Thanks to EER I've got a shortcut, you can skip the wall building process using Jessie Chun's brick plug in, found here. I won't bother putting a mini tut for the plug in, beacause its up to you what size of bricks and mortar you have. Just fill
the mortar with black before your other colour and you're sorted.
Plug ins needed:
Vignette, found here: Ed Harvey Effects
If you don't want to get this then there is an alternative, but the effect isn't as good. Just saying.
This is the original one I did:
This is what we will be making:
Open a new canvas. I used 800 x 600.
Then, draw a shape like this using the line/curve tool.
Shrink the shape to the corner and copy and paste it, gradually building up a brick pattern.
You should eventually end up with this:
Add this stage, I like to play around a bit to make it more irregular. I find this gives a better outcome.
Make a new layer and move it below you brick layer. Then fill it with brown.
Next, add noise Effects>Noise>Add Noise on these settings:
Colour Saturation: 0
Now fill the mortar (black lines) with a colour you think is good.
So far you should have this:
Now to make the bricks rounded.
Now run Median Effects>Noise>Median with these settings:
Radius: 4 (3 with bricks plug in)
It should look like this:
Now set you primary colour to orange and your secondary to transparent. In case you dont know you move the
slider in the red box all the way left.
Now run Effects>Render>Clouds and put the settings however you think looks right, I think I made them a bit
too rough here, but oh well.
Now change you primary to transparent, and your secondary to dark brown. Now run a radial gradient like this
(obvious put the gradient how you want):
Now go back to the mortar layer and run a gaussian blur of around 3.
Almost there now!
Now run Effects>Photo>Vignette at default settings.
If you dont have the vignette plug in then follow these steps:
Using a large paint brush size, paint around the edges like this:
Now run gaussian blur at whatever setting you like the result of.
Now is the hardest part, so listen carefully...
...save your work!
Here is the finished result of the tutorial:
Thanks for taking the time to look at this tutorial, please post your outcomes and I hope it helped you.
Also this works well with ptuZ's graffiti tutorial.
Edited by TheHowler, 07 September 2011 - 02:59 PM.