Preview of Final Results

Wrinkled Photo Photoshop Tutorial

Step 1: Open an image into Photoshop

To open an image, choose File> Open. Browse for the image file and click OK.

Step 2: Create a new layer

To begin, we’ll create a new layer for the wrinkle texture. Click on the New Layer button in the Layers Pallet or choose Layer> New Layer. Rename this layer to “Wrinkle”. To rename a layer, simply double click on the layer text and edit.

Step 3: Create the wrinkle texture

Creating the wrinkle texture is easier than you think. To do this, we’ll be using the Gradient tool. Select the Gradient tool and copy the settings indicated below:

Using your mouse, randomly click and drag to create a random gradient pattern.

What you just created is a Bump Map. In a bump map, the values of the image indicates the height of the texture. With this data, we can create a texture using the Emboss filter and distort an layer using the Distort filter.

Bump Map