How would I go about replicating the following pattern in Photoshop, with a different background color than this gray one?
Of course, it would be best if the pattern could be on its separate layer, so it can be compatible with any background color.
I've tried using the pen/pencil tools to draw some lines and then blurring them and reducing the opacity, but it never looks quite like this.
How can I reproduce this pattern with a background colour of my choice?
I guess this one is made by filters I am not sure but you can get similar effect using water paper filter
filter > sketch > water paper
just create your background of any color and then apply this filter.
you can maximize the values(highlighted in red) as well to get your desired output.
hope this will help
Blend Modesto non-destructively achieve this
Create a new PSD in Photoshop and add your texture or image pattern as the first layer.
It doesn't have to be the
Backgroundlayer but it can depending how you choose to open it, and if you add it above the blank background layer you don't need to do anything with that background layer.
Create a new
Solid Color layer above the texture/pattern layer and choose the colour you desire when the Color Picker pops up.
Click on the
Blend Mode dropdown list at the top of the layers panel. After some quick experimentation, I found
Overlay to be quite satisfactory for darker colours, while
Soft Light was best for lighter colours.
It's as easy as cycling through the blend modes to find the one that most suits your needs. If you find one that's close, there are a thousand other ways to adjust the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, vibrance, and much more with additional
Fill or Adjustmentlayers placed above the existing layers.
Red version =
Blue version =
Green version =
Yellow version =
It is Photoshop CC, I've just changed the interface colours for an old school vibe. :)