Step 7 - Apply Surface Blur
After merging the touchup and posterized layer and renaming to work. Make Smart object, then Choose filter - blur- surface blur 21,72
Add a pattern overlay layer style to the work layer. Choose Herringbone2 pattern at 21% opacity, and 100% scale. normal or linear light blend Apply. Other patterns that may work well with this image - Waffle, Weave4, Burlap, Denim (gray), and Stucco.
Step 8 - Add Herringbone2 Pattern
Optional- If the original image has color in it, Duplicate the original layer by pressing Control J. Rename it color. Move it to the top of the layer stack and change its blend mode to Color. I reduced its opacity to 50% to make the color more subtle. clip it to the work layer.
Step 9 - (Optional) - Add Color from Orignal Image
Step 10 - Final Adjustments
When you are satisfied with the picture. Make a composite layer Control Shift Alt E.
While the composite layer is still active, Control Click the work layer. Choose Select-Modify-Contract 2pixels. Then choose Select-Modify-Feather 1 pixel. Then choose Select-Inverse and press the Delete key. This will put a soft edge around the subject to make it blend in better with the background. Reduce the opacity of the fill layer. I used 81%.
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Choose Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur.This will have the effect of smoothing the edges and help achieve the the smooth anti-aliased look we want. Then merge with posterized layer
Step 6 - Blur arifacts
You can use these charts as a quick reference to help you see at a glance what
presets are available in Photoshop and under which preset category they fall.
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