Try these Photoshop parchment tutorials the next time you want to create a document with a weathered or aged look. It's simple to add both a textured look to the page itself or faded, cracked borders that give a Web site design an ancient feel.
As with any Photoshop project, the key to getting the look you want is manipulating the sliders to make the image more realistic or more abstract. There's no right or wrong look for your finished design, just what's pleasing to your creative eye.
Adding Parchment Texture
It's very simple to create a crinkled, parchment background for your project by using the Clouds filter.
Adding Parchment Borders
While this effect won't bleed to the edge of a printed 8.5 x 11 page, it can be used to create smaller pages or as a background in Web designs. To create this effect, start with the parchment texture, and increase the canvas size so that you've got one inch of space on all sides.
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