Realistic moss

Learn how to create the moss that was used in v5 of MickM.com!

Step 1

Take the colors #688D46 and #27470A as your palette-colors and go to Filter>Render>Clouds

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Step 2

Go to Filter>Render>Difference Clouds and press CTRL+F a few times

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Step 3

Press CTRL+U and change the settings

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Step 4

Go to Filter>Disort>Diffuse Glow and set the settings to make it look like mine

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Step 5

Go to Filter>Artistic>Palette Knife and play with the settings

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Step 6

Then add a low plastic wrap with Filter>Artistic>Plastic Wrap

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Step 7

Go to Filter>Artistic>Film Grain and set the settings quite low so that it looks like my image

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Step 8

Go to Filter>Noise>Add Noise and add some noise

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Step 9

Press CTRL+D and use the Burn- and Dodge-Tool to make some area's darker

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Step 10

Now you could also choose to make the moss have more relief, but that is done different. Go to Filter>Render>Lightning Effects and set the bottom menu to green. You also need to fiddle around with the thumbnail and the angle of the lightning... But that is different in every image. Only do this step if you want the relief. I for one, did not use it, therefore it's up to you if you use it!

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Step 11

Create a new layer and fill it with black

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Step 12

Go to Filter>Noise>Add Noise and set the slider to maximum

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Step 13

Add Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and make it look fuzzy

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Step 14

Press CTRL+L and create shapes of your liking

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Step 15

Delete the white background with the Magic Wand-Tool

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Step 16

Now set the moss to overlay the shapes and repeat all the steps to create this:

Realistic Moss

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