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cjahrens87
make text look like it is on wringled paper
on Feb 17, 2006 at 8:44:06 pm

I want to make my text look like it is on a piece of paper from a fortune cookie that has been smashed up and thrown into the trash. How do you do this? Is there any tutorial anybody knows about that could help me?

Thanks

chris


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Timothy Kurkoski
Re: make text look like it is on wringled paper
on Feb 17, 2006 at 11:24:52 pm

Use the Distort > Displace filter. The trick to this is that you need to create a displacement map file that gives you the shape you're looking for. A displacement map is a grayscale image that tells Photoshop how far to move the pixels. Black means move them the full distance of the setting for the filter, white means don't move them at all.

Try creating a new file, filling it with a pattern, and then saving it and using it as the displacement map. I just now was fooling with the default Satin pattern, and some scaling and contrast adjustments were necessary, but it worked pretty well to get a basic crumple look. You'll undoubtedly need to tweak it a bit, and maybe toss in some distortion afterwards. Good luck.


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