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    Grunge Border

    This is part 2 of a 2 part tutorial. It is suggested that you first read the 5-Step Grunge Background tutorial before you proceed. In this tutorial we will pick up with the 5-step grunge background tutorial left off and add a border to our piece.
    Note: To complete this tutorial you will need to download the displace_map.psd file available for free download here.

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    Step 1.)
    Open an existing document here l'm working with the background that l had created in the grunge background tutorial. Create a new layer on top of all other layers, and make a selection like so:

    Go to Select->Inverse to invert the selection, and fill the selection with black (#000000)

    Press CTRL + D on your keyboard to deselect the area:

    Step 2.)
    Right click and save HERE to save the displace_map.psd onto your desktop or another location, you will need it for this next step.

    Go to Filter->Distort->Displace and apply these settings:

    Browse to where-ever you had saved the displace_map.psd document and select it, and click 'Open':

    Press CTRL + F on your keyboard to duplicate this process, Result:

    Step 3.)
    Create a new layer on top of all other layers, and go to Filter->Render->Clouds.

    Go to: Filter->Render->Difference Clouds.

    Press CTRL + F three times to repeat the difference clouds filter three times.

    Go to Layer->Group With Previous (or press CTRL + G on your keyboard).

    Change the blending option of this layer to: Hard Light


    You can repeat step # 3 a couple more times to add a little more detail to the border such as l have done in my final result. This concludes the Grunge Border tutorial. Here's what l finished with after adding some text, and a game render:

    Thanks for reading, I hope you had fun doing this tutorial.

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