Corey shows you how to recreate this rugged, weathered look using a couple of filters, blending modes, and layer masks.



  1. Nelson 13 May, 2008 at 18:09 Reply

    I agree with David, I want to know how to create that background effect aswell. or a burnt paper effect.
    Good tutorial though. 😀

  2. Ha Vo 14 May, 2008 at 01:20 Reply

    I would like to have Corey Barker’s email. Please give his email to me. I want to buy the book from him. Thanks

  3. Captain Lenny 14 May, 2008 at 18:34 Reply

    As with all the talented persons at NAPP and Kelby Training, I am continually amazed at the skill and knowledge. Corey you make your tutorials so easy to follow and at the same time, you make me look good. Thanks and please keep up the great work.

  4. mitzs 16 May, 2008 at 01:18 Reply

    Wouldn’t you do the background the same way as corey did the girl with color burn under the blending mode to a new document and then add your pictures and text?

    This one really rocked Corey. Thank you!

  5. vu 18 May, 2008 at 17:27 Reply

    Wow…How do you create that background Image? can anyone show me how? I need it because I want to put my picture up for a cool cowboy pix. Thanks

  6. Adam Johansson 19 May, 2008 at 12:46 Reply

    You rock Corey!
    Respect to tha masta!
    I´m with the dudes here and I too wonder how the background was created.


  7. Lukas 26 May, 2008 at 07:32 Reply

    mike you can also click on a layer with the luminosity by ctrl-clicking (command clicking on mac) the RGB channel in the channels pallete.

  8. Josh 26 July, 2008 at 16:00 Reply

    Once again an excellent tutorial! i loved the outcome of my picture.

    though I must admit it came out a lot different than yours, mainly because i used a different source pic for my BG…if you could elaborate in a future tut on how to create the kind of BG you used, I, along with some others apparently would be very appreciative!

    thanks again! keep em coming!!


  9. Zach Hanes 24 May, 2009 at 14:28 Reply

    This is great. One of the most helpful tutorials I’ve seen. The only problem I’m having is I can’t figure out how to add multiple gradients to my layer masks. When I click and drag the gradient for another side, it just replaces the previous one. Any help?

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