ESPN Front Page Image - Any Filters for this
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mdalby
Registered: Feb 06, 2011
Total Posts: 416
Country: United States

The front page for ESPN had a grunge, worn crackle effect to it. I took a screenshot since I didn't know how long it would still be there.

http://dalbyphoto.smugmug.com/photos/i-zjssScZ/0/XL/i-zjssScZ-XL.jpg

Are there any PS filters that have this effect?

TIA

Mod edit, please link images that are not your own.



Tom D
Registered: May 16, 2004
Total Posts: 2301
Country: United States

Mark, looks like they just overlaid 2 or 3 concrete and/or metal textures (often in Overlay or Soft light blend mode) and faded some images in, blending it all together with custom brushes.

Here's just one resource for free textures: http://lostandtaken.com/gallery/tag/concrete

And for brushes, textures, and patterns: http://www.brusheezy.com/brushes

All of this stuff can be easily made yourself, too...



kwalker2g
Registered: Jan 10, 2012
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Country: United States

If you have an iPad or a Mac you can get something similar with an app called Snapseed. The effect is actually call grunge.



mdalby
Registered: Feb 06, 2011
Total Posts: 416
Country: United States

Tom, thanks - I will look into these textures.

Kevin, I will look into something similar to Snapseed. I am a PC user though.



Carl Auer
Registered: Mar 15, 2004
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You can reduce the saturation and increase clarity or definition and it will give a similar feel...add some film grain/noise and there you go. The look was really popular when the movie 300 came out.