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Chalk Effect Photoshop

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Tutorials Photo Effects 0 January 3rd, 2019

Chalk effect Photoshop tutorial for beginners. Create realistic chalk effect in Photoshop using sketch filters and a chalkboard background. Turn your photo into a chalk drawing using Photoshop in just a few easy steps.

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Preview of The Chalk Effect in Photoshop

Let's take a quick look at the chalk effect that we are going to create in this tutorial. You can use any photo, graphics images, etc.

chalk effect photoshop

Add the Chalkboard Texture

Use this Chalkboard texture as background for the chalk effect in Photoshop.

chalkboard background

Create the Blackboard Background

If you want to change the color of the chalkboard texture use a Gradient map. The colors for the gradient are: #000000 (location 15%) and #ffffff (location 66%)

chalkboard background

Add the Photo

In a new layer add the image that you want to turn to chalk effect in Photoshop. Call this layer Chalk Effect 1.

girl photo

Duplicate Layer

Press Control-J to duplicate the Chalk Effect 1 and call it Chalk Effect 2.

duplicate layer

Foreground and Background Color

Set the Foreground color to #ffffff and the Background color to #000000

Foreground and Background Color

Photocopy Filter in Photoshop

Go to Filter > Sketch > Photocopy and apply this effect to the Chalk Effect 2 layer.

Photocopy Filter Photoshop

Set the Blend Mode

Set the blend mode of the Chalk Effect 2 layer to Screen.

Screen mode

Graphic Pen Filter in Photoshop

Go to Filter > Sketch > Graphic Pen and apply this effect to the Chalk Effect 1 layer.

Graphic Pen Filter Photoshop

You can also add a soft Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur effect if you want.

Set the Blend Mode

Set the blend mode of the Chalk Effect 1 layer to Screen.

Screen mode

Noise Filter

If you want you can group the two layers Chalk Effect 1 and Chalk Effect 2 in a group. Add a Layer Mask to the group.

add layer mask to group

Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise and set the Noise filter to create the chalk effect that you like. Make sure you are in the layer mask otherwise the noise filter will not be active.

noise filter

Chalk Effect in Photoshop

This is the chalk effect that we have created so far. It looks pretty realistic.

chalk effect in photoshop

Add Chalk Font

You can also use a chalk font that works great with the chalk effect and the chalkboard background. I used this great Chalk Font that looks awesome. You can use any color you like for the chalk font.

chalk font

You can turn any font into chalk font easily if you add a layer mask and use the Noise filter.

Chalk Effect Final Result

So this is the final result for the chalk effect in Photoshop. You can use some chalk brushes if you want. Also you can use this Chalkboard Background that has a wooden frame.

chalk effect photoshop create chalk effect in photoshop

You can use the Brush Tool to colorize the chalk drawing. Create another layer, use a chalk brush and set the blend mode to Lighter Color, opacity 75%.

chalk art

If you want to create chalk effect in Photoshop more easily you can try these Photoshop actions. Obtain easy results with these chalk Photoshop actions that work for text, shapes, logos and even photos.

Chalk Effect Photoshop Action

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1 comment(s) for "Chalk Effect Photoshop"

Su Hall
Su Hall
3:43 AM Saturday, March 30, 2019
This looks neat! Thank you for the tutorial! I'll share my results - if it turns out okay. LOL reply

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