|Scanlines & Grid-patterns.|
Okay. So scanlines and grid-patterns aren't exactly news to anyone that is familiar with Photoshop. However, I'm making this since at least five members have asked me (over PM, you know who you are. ) how to create these effects.
It's fairly easy to make, but you'll need at least the intelligence of cheese to understand this tutorial.
So here we go:
1. Start up Photoshop and create a new canvas 1x2, and choose Transparent as Background content.
2. Fill half (1 pixel) of the image with black.
3. Go to Edit -> Select All (or simply press CTRL + A) and then Edit -> Define Pattern.
4. Save the pattern with an original name like "Scanlines" or something equally clever.
5. That was hard, wasn't it? Now to apply it on your images:
Choose the Paint Bucket Tool (G), change "foreground" to "pattern" in the dropbox at the top.
Now choose the pattern you saved and make a new layer. Just click anywhere on the canvas to fill it with the pattern. From here on, you can toy around with the layer blending options as much as you want until it looks good (I usually use Overlay at 40% opacity).
1. Make a new canvas in PS, 4x4 pixels.
2. Make a 1 pixel black line at the bottom and right edge.
3. Repeat step 3-5 from the Scanlines-part.
Also, if you apply the grid-effect to a picture with an object, say a car or something similar, it's more than often a good idea to erase the gird that's on top of the object with a "soft" eraser.
Congratulations, if you have successfully completed this tutorial you're probably ready for something more challenging, like say opening a door or brushing your teeth.