Adobe Photoshop is often used for creating dispositions boards within an interior design context. As such we regularly use this system to change the colour and feel of furniture, by adding new materials and adjusting their colours.
We open an image of a furniture piece, a couch that is covered, for example. For the technique to work well we need to erase the background. This really is readily done with the Magic Eraser tool; just click the background to erase, leaving a checkerboard pattern which signifies foil if the furniture was shot on a white background.
Next add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, or go to Picture, Adjustment, Color /Saturation. Experiment with the Hue slider to see various colour changes. Instead make it by reducing the Saturation into a negative number a grayscale image. Since this infrequently gives an effect that is good it’s best to not reach the Brightness slider.
We return to the couch image and create a brand new adjustment layer from your bottom of the Layers panel, select Pattern and correct the scale to 25%, for instance. If you are happy with the result right-click and choose Create Clipping Mask. Panel chooses Overlay, as an example from your list of layer blending mode on the top left of the layers. Experiment with all the mixing modes.
Now we want to incorporate a different pattern to the couch. Go to a cloth makerâs website or perform a Google search for a cloth pattern, e.g. paisley- pattern. Download the file to your own desktop or to a folder of your favourite patterns. Then open the image in Photoshop. If your rulers are not observable at the top and left hand side of the screen head to the View drop-down menu and select Rulers. Then drag non-printing guides in the rule areas to define where the pattern repeats; this contains the tile that weâll use to pattern the sofa. Choose the Rectangular Selection tool drag and then click inside the repeat tile created by your guides. To save this a s a layout within your computer head to the Edit drop-down menu and select Define Pattern. After naming the design it will likely be saved inside your version of Photoshop.
If we wish to darken the tones on the couch choose the couch layer first and visit Image ” id=”st-618″> Adjustments ” id=”st-620″> Levels or Curves, or click on an adjustment layer in the panel. Notice that itâs potential to double click the design icon to alter the scale; try 15% for example. If you have to rotate the pattern first right-click on the layer to Rasterize layer, and use the Free Transform function from the Edit menu (or Ctrl T) to transfer the corner handles.
So as to add a watermark, first create a new layer and add text with the colour white with the Type tool. Then reduce the opacity of the layer if desired and rotate the layer. Add the copyright symbol using the list and the Custom Shapes tool towards the top Control panel.
Save the file as a PSD initially which will save the layers. Afterward save for sending to some client as the layers to flatten. After making more colour changes in the levels and pattern files, we can send many variants of the original picture in a fast and efficient workflow to the client. Learn more.