How to Make Wool in Photoshop

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How to Make Wool in Photoshop
Wool is roughly textured. (wool image by iChip from

When you use the Adobe Photoshop program, you can create images that resemble materials in the natural world. For example, you can make an image look exactly like wool, which you can copy and paste onto a sketch or photograph to make the picture appear woolly. By utilising the tools inside the Toolbox in Photoshop, you can change texture, colour, brightness and contrast to fine tune your wool image and make it look realistic.

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  • Adobe Photoshop software

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  1. 1

    Open a new file in Photoshop by clicking on the "File" button at the top of the screen, then clicking on "New" when a list drops down.

  2. 2

    Fill in 5 inches for the width and 7 inches for the height of the image, then click "OK." The blank image will appear on the screen.

  3. 3

    Select a new colour on the palette by double-clicking on the rectangular rainbow in the toolbox to the right of the screen.

  4. 4

    Select a medium tan colour.

  5. 5

    Click on the "Paint Bucket" in the toolbox, which looks like a bucket of paint.

  6. 6

    Click onto the image to fill it with the colour you chose.

  7. 7

    Change the colour in the same manner as before to make it slightly lighter.

  8. 8

    Select the "Paint Brush" tool inside the toolbox, which looks like a paint brush.

  9. 9

    Swipe the paint brush over the entire image using long, vertical movements.

  10. 10

    Blur the image using the "Blur" tool inside the toolbox, which looks like a white tear drop.

  11. 11

    Move the blur tool over the entire image to blur the two colours together slightly.

  12. 12

    Click on "Filter" at the top of the screen.

  13. 13

    Select "Brush Strokes" from the drop-down list and choose "Sprayed Strokes" from the side bar.

  14. 14

    Change both the stroke length and spray radius to 20, then click "OK" to make the image look like wool.

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