That Wicked Worn Look ~ The Series
~ 24 May 2004 ~
Please keep your hands and feet inside the car, ’cause we’re about to kick off one killer ride.
Introducing “That Wicked Worn Look,” a four-part series of how-to’s and savvy conversation, arriving at your very own browser starting this Wednesday morning.
Over the next four weeks, you’ll have the choice opportunity of mastering a few techniques for producing realistic aging and weathering, all with the intent of creating that wicked, sick, insane, whatever-you-wanna-call-it worn look.
Here’s the schedule, subject to change at my discretion and possibly at the whim of irresistible bribery:
- Part One: The Indispensable Tool Trio
May 26 – Three tools are really all you need to do “foundation wear.” I’ll be using Photoshop, but you’ll likely have access to these same three basic tools in nearly any raster program.
- Part Two: Using Photoshop’s Native Filters
June 2 – A pair of Photoshop’s built-in filters makes weathering a breeze. We’ll waft in the breeze long enough to enjoy a few worn vibes.
- Part Three: Wicked Third-party Software
June 9 – Can’t figure out this whole worn thing? No problem. We’ll take a look at software that makes aging so easy to do you’ll feel guilty.
- Part Four: Expert Guest Gala
June 16 – By the time we’re finished with parts one through three, you’ll be worn out. Literally. So I’ll invite a few others to share their weathering and aging tales to breathe new life into the series, at the same time wrapping it all up.
Each tutorial will include 1) step-by-step instructions, 2) illustrations, and 3) an open source PSD file.
With fear of disappointing those of you who think there’s an inordinate amount of work involved in creating a worn look, allow me to preface the series with this warning: It’s easier than you think.
Yup. It’s not rocket science.
That said, I think you’ll learn a few tricks you wish you would have known before.
Safety restraints… check. Boarding area clear… check.
Enjoy the ride.
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