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  1. 29 minutes ago, Magic Pete said:

      On a totally different note, I see that the sending of messages in the forum doesn't have a spell checker. Perhaps that's something else I have to discover. :). At my age the eyesight is not so good these days.:)

    Check out grammarly.com  It will check your spelling and your grammar at the same time right here in the forums. Best of all, it is free.

  2. 59 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

    You can turn down the effect by reducing the masks opacity, or even changing the layers blend modes. This is quick doodle using textures and masks.

    I was attempting to accomplish this by doing it the way @gdenby did it above, which is very similar to the way it would work in Photoshop. I have attached an afdesign file showing a simple t-shirt mockup I  made to illustrate the technique. The purpose of the texture is to reveal the shirt color underneath the graphic to simulate the shirt being washed and worn. In PS, a levels can be applied to the mask layer to reduce the effect of the texture. I didn't see a way to do reduce the effect of the texture in SpoonGraphics' method or gdenbys' method.

    If I reduce the opacity of the mask layer, it just makes the graphic more transparent. Changing the blend mode of the mask does nothing as far as I can tell. I realize my method is very different than what you showed me, but I think my way is what I would do to distress a graphic on a t-shirt. I am just curious if I can affect how much the mask reveals of the shirt beneath. Thank you @firstdefence for your help.



  3. On the download page for these washed and worn textures, near the bottom of the post, he talks about how to use the textures in Photoshop. He also talks about using levels on the layer mask to decrease the effect of the texture. I can make the layer mask with texture in AD or AP, but I can't apply levels to the mask. Is there any way to apply levels to an existing mask or is there some other workaround?

  4. You might want to try feathering the edge by applying a gaussian blur. Click on the fx icon at the bottom of the layers panel and tick the gaussian blur option. Adjust the slider to get the amount of feather (blur) you want. The slider only goes to 100 pixels, but you can get a higher value by typing a number in the box at the end of the slider.


    feathered edge.afdesign

    Feathered edge.JPG


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