How to create matte black paper on Photoshop?


I want to mock up the paper texture seen here, but I can't find any proper tutorial or link on it. Would anybody know how to get this done?

I tried this… As well as this… and a few others on youtube about Matte effect on Photos But the first one just gave me a roughish texture, and the second one made it a little Instagramish. I'm new to PS and am probably doing it wrong.

Samples in comments. My reputation doesn't allow me to post more than one link

4/13/2017 12:46:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Here's what I would do...

Simple black document and run Filter > Noise > Add Noise to create some texture....

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It's subtle, but there.

Then use Layer > layer Style > Gradient Overlay to apply a radial gradient set to screen to brighten the center. Again, it's meant to be subtle.

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If the noise is too harsh, I'd add a new solid black layer above and reduce its opacity.

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Now highlight all layers and use Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object.

From there you transform the Smart Object to the shape and angle you want.... And you can add any additional items if needed, like the green shape below. (green shape is actually set to 80% opacity so the texture of the noise shows through it a bit.)

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I'd then group it all, and add a new gradient overlay layer style to the group to reflect some more subtle lighting.

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5/19/2015 8:56:00 PM

I originally posted this as a comment, but I decided to elaborate and create an answer:

You're going to achieve the matte effect more through how you "light" the object in photoshop, not as much through how you texture it. You need to add a gradient to your object, as well as some shadows, to give the appearance of a light source being diffused on its surface as opposed to being reflected harshly, as a glossy surface would.

Here is something I whipped up really quickly and you can see what I was doing, to accomplish it. The banding in the gradient will need some cleaning up and there are other tutorials on how to achieve that, but this should get you started.




You can alternatively paint the gradient in using a large, soft brush.