Here is a quick and easy way to use displacement maps to create a cool grunge look.



  1. Dan 26 October, 2008 at 17:33 Reply

    This is bizarre. Safari on my Mac will not display the flash tutorials on planetphotoshop or layersmagazine. Yet it works with Youtube and passes the Adobe Flash test page. This has happened within the last week.

  2. Jamie 27 October, 2008 at 04:27 Reply

    Hi Corey, loved this technique it has stacks of potential thank you very much, could you tell me how I lift the text off the black background and place it in another file as you did by placing it on the sky? thanks once again all the best


  3. ScottR 27 October, 2008 at 21:05 Reply

    Nice tutorial but, the process that is shown for making the displacement map doesn’t work. I had to make my displacement map using an alpha channel but, the results worked out great. Keep them coming, I love watching your tutorials.


  4. MrJoey 31 December, 2008 at 10:32 Reply

    Where Can I find the exact elephant skin image? I’m trying this using some images from google, but it simply doesn’t work as well.. infact it doesn’t even work.

    Thanks for any help.

  5. Herawan 5 May, 2009 at 03:23 Reply

    great technic, with the simple step can create an artistic text effect.
    thank’s alot of your tutorial

  6. Samantha 3 June, 2009 at 15:41 Reply

    i dont no where to find the option key on a PC and there dosn’t seem to be a layre mask in my photoshop elements 7.0 can you please help…

  7. jherico 26 April, 2010 at 10:49 Reply

    man your the best, and then your tut’s are full of detail yet simple enough for newbie’s like me to understand and follow. thanks big time.

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