I'm curios on how to make a colored background look like a finish matte texture? Like the picture below. enter image description here


I think what makes it matte is the dark Inner Glow possible to make with a Layer Effect or a layer with a soft dark diffuse frame.

  • Make a square selection around the object
  • Between the Background and the Object Layer, create a new black Fill Layer
  • Set the Fill Layer opacity to 12%, Multiply mode

  • Click the Fill Layer Mask icon to activate it

  • Select all and center vertical and horizontal
  • Deselect
  • Menu Image > Adjustment > Invert
  • Menu Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur

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  • Wow!! Could you please tell me the step by step process on how you make this one? – May Aug 30 '18 at 7:57
  • See the answer update – user120647 Aug 30 '18 at 8:38

Here are the steps I'd use to replicate such an image.

  1. Grey filled background layer
  2. Red filled shape layer with Bevel & Emboss layer effect
  3. Vignette layer created using the gradient tool, to darken edges. Reduced opacity on the layer
  4. Headphone render (preferably with transparent background)

Note: For the sake of this example and for speed, I simply used a headphone image with a white background, and the layer mode was set to Multiply.

The shadow on the the headphone render really completes the illusion of the headphones laying on a surface. If the render you use doesn't already include a shadow, then add one using the layer effects Drop Shadow.

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