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Making a room look evil with the use of a Photoshop grunge effect. With this you can turn a boring room or hallway in this case and make it into something evil and dark just like in the horror films. With grunge no two images are going to look the same but this tutorial will help you get your feet into the grunge world.
Pick an image you want to use if you dont have any find your self an open source stock photo site it does'nt matter what the size of the image is once its a big picture you can resize the image at the end for your needs. Now open the image in Photoshop.
Once the image is opened you need to unlock the image this is a small lock on the image layer in the right hand corner. Double click the lock this will then unlock the layer so that you can edit this part of your grunge image.
You then need to add a few extra layers to the canvas (your image) you can do this buy going to layer -> new -> layer. Add 5 or 6 layers this allows you to build up your image with out having to edit your original image.
Select layer 1, layer 0 being your original image You then need to select the brush tool shown in the image once that is selected you need to select a grunge brush if you dont have any use our resources page for sites which offer them free.
You then need to apply the brush to layer 1 pick a colour you want before applying it you can pick a colour up in the right hand corner.
When applying your brushs dont apply any to the original image use lthe layers by selecting them once you have them selected apply the brushes you can keep layering up your brushes using different brushes.
(Tip: dont use the same brush to much, use a few if you use one your image wont look its best as different brushes have different textures and adds a whole lot more to the finshed image.)
From here its down to you to get the effect you want keep adding layers and adding different brushes you can drag and drop layers to rearrange the effect of the image. Add more colours to the image dark orange and a dark red always works well to give the impression of decay and blood.
Optional step 4.
You can always add extra images to your image file -> open -> pick the image a new window will open on the left tools panel there is a window icon at the very bottom click this untill you see both images side by side drag your image on to the other. I used two skulls top left corner of the image.
When importing an image you might need to delete around the image deleting the back ground will help you to merge the two images into one. You can drag the image layer down untill you have it in a position that fits in with the brush effects you have added. You can always add more layers and apply brushes around and on top of the image (skulls) to make it merge togeather.
With grunge the best way to learn is to learn by doing, you will make mistakes but the best way to learn is to experiment with the image adding and deleting layers, adding brushes, colours and even importing images and making them merge.