Create a roughness logo in Photoshop
Stage 1: Logo
Let’s start by creating a logo in Photoshop. Here is its vector version made in Illustrator. You can copy it:
Create a new Photoshop document. The background should initially be transparent.
Insert the logo as a smart object. Move it and scale:
Before you make a logo in Photoshop, you need to find a good texture with a roughness effect. You can also create your own using brushes or a graphics tablet. But I prefer to use ready-made textures.
Remember that the pattern you select will be used as a mask. Try to choose patterns that suit your logo in style and appearance, and do not overlap the elements of the logo and character on it. Also, the texture must be transparent initially, or you have to do it. That is, either immediately look for a pattern with a transparent background, or choose one where you can easily separate the elements from the background:
Stage 2: Texture
Once you find the pattern, copy it and then paste it into the logo file. He will be on a new layer. Scale it so that it harmonizes with your logo.
To get a beautiful logo in Photoshop, you can even wipe it badly. Use a combination of brushes and a stamp tool.
If your pattern already has a transparent background, then you can select all the opaque elements using the combination of CMD / Ctrl + click on the pattern icon in the layers palette. Otherwise, you will have to select these elements manually. Usually in such cases I use a “magic wand”. If it does not cover the entire area, then you can repeat the process several times. If the pattern has a lot of small details, then the Magic Wand will not help you make a neat selection. But given the fact that we are creating a roughness effect, you hardly need to worry about this.
Stage 3: The Mask
As soon as you select all the texture elements, make the layer invisible by clicking on the icon with an eye on the layers palette;
Select a layer with a logo element;
Using the Add Layer Mask button at the bottom of the layer palette, add a new mask layer. Now the texture masks the logo:
You can modify the mask by selecting the appropriate layer and using the brush. Remember that when using black color, you can hide the elements of the logo being drawn in Photoshop, while using white color, on the contrary, they will become visible. I use this method when a mask covers important elements of a logo, say, a small text or a character’s face:
And that is all! Everything is done quite simply and takes almost no time! The file must be saved in PSD or PNG format, depending on where this image will be used in the future.