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How To Make Mud Texture In Photoshop 💡

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In this short tutorial I will show you how you can make mud textures using just a couple of Photoshop filters. Using this technique, you will be able to create different wet mud texture every time.

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In this tutorial, we'll be creating a texture that looks like a mud wall.

Create The Base For The Wet Mud Texture

Start a new document anysize you want (im using 500x200) and fill the background with black. Press "D" to reset your foreground and background colors to black and white
Now go to Filter » Render » Difference Clouds. Press CTRL+F 3 times to reapply.

Start Mud Texture With Difference Clouds Photoshop Filter

Now go to Filter » Sharpen » Unsharp Mask.
Amount: 500%. Radius: 4.3. Threshold: 25

Sharpen The Mud Texture Base

Now go to Image » Adjustments » Hue & Saturation.
Check the colorize box. set Hue 200. Saturation: 46. Lightness: 0

Wet Mud Texture Base

How To Create The Cracked Mud Texture

Go to Filter » Stylize » Wind. and use Method: Wind. Direction: From the Right. This will add some streaks from right to left. We will use these streaks to build up the cracks in the mud texture.

Build Up Cracks In The Mud Texture Using Wind Filter

Then Filter » Stylize » Wind. Method: Wind. Direction: From the Left. This will extend the streaks from horizontally to increase the cracks effect on the mud texture.

Mud Texture Photoshop Tutorial Horizontal Wind Filter

Add Mud Texture Cracks On The Vertical Now

We will just repeat the same steps for creating the mud texture cracks, but this time on the vertical. The most convenient way is to simply rotate the whole texture and redo the same steps as above.

Go to Image » Rotate Canvas » 90CCW. Then Filter » Stylize » Wind. Method: Wind. Direction: From the Left

Then Filter » Stylize » Wind. Method: Wind. Direction: From the Right

Finish The Mud Texture Photoshop Wind Filter

Let's rotate our mud texture back to normal: Image » Rotate Canvas » 90CW

Horizontal Mud Texture Base

Mud Texture Result

To finish up our wet mud texture image simply go to Filter » Stylize » Emboss. Use the following settings: Angle: 135. Height: 1. Amount: 500%

Wet Mud Texture Photoshop Tutorial

There you have it, our wet mud texture is complete.

For more awesome tutorials for creating textures please see our Photoshop Texture Tutorials Collection

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2 comment(s) for "Mud Texture"

PJ Staley
PJ Staley
12:45 PM Monday, June 10, 2019
This looks not even remotely close to mud. Some sort of textured metal maybe, but mud? Naw... reply
Angelina Veronica
Angelina Veronica
12:45 PM Monday, June 10, 2019
Your tutorial is very easy to understand This texture is awesome.
Many thanks for sharing this things. reply

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