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How to Apply Matted Effect on Simple Picture in Photoshop

How to Apply Matted Effect on Simple Picture in Photoshop

In this section we will introduce you how to apply matted effect on a picture. The actual surface of a matted paper is textured. This effect removes glossiness and gives matted feeling on the image.

We will create the texture using Photoshop. Overlapping multiple filters might seem difficult to those who are not familiar with filtering. Try this as a practice to get to know better about filters.

Step01 Have Picture Ready

Have a picture you would like to modify. This time we will use the simple goat picture.

Step02 Copy Image

Copy the image and paste it to front. Set the setting [Generate Mode: Screen Opacity: 90%].

Step03 Add Noise

Select the copied image. Apply the setting using the example above [Filter > Noise > Add Noise].

After Applying Noise

The image looks rough after applying noise.

Step04 Add Blur

Add blur on the picture after noise. Apply the setting above [Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur].

After Applying Gaussian Blur

The rough texture turned a little smoother after applying blur effect.

Step05 Create New Layer

Fill the new layer black. Apply the setting above [Filter > Noise > Add Noise].[Generate Mode: Screen Opacity: 85% Fill: 65%].

Noise Layer Overlapped

The noise is more visible than in Step03. The overall texture looks white and rough.

Step06 Create Vertical/Horizontal Blur

Copy the layer in Step05 and adjust the original copy.

Apply the setting above [Filter > Blur > Move]. Expand noise horizontally. Next, repeat the same task with the copied layer. Set the blur angle [90°] and expand the noise vertically.

Vertical/Horizontal Layer Overlapped

The expanded layers are overlapped and create rough texture.

Step07 Create New Layer

Fill the new layer black. Apply the setting above [Filter > Noise > Add Noise]. [Generate Mode: Screen/Opacity: 80% Fill: 70%].

After Applying Noise

Roughness and noise are overlapping nicely, however, it still looks faded. We add a little more twist.

Step08 Copy Image

Copy the original image and paste it to front [Opacity: 70% Fill: 60].

The picture color looks more vivid even with the noise effect.

Done!

Done! Overlapping multiple layers might seem difficult but it should not be difficult.

This is different from an actual print on matted paper but still carries certain characteristics distinct from ordinary canvas effect.

The values differ depending on the image you use. Adjust the numbers accordingly.

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