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How can I add crack to a picture in Photoshop cs5 (with or without using custom brushes) like the one below?

My Image

I tried with brushes, but it didn't look realistic.

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  • hi guys, i really need that help. please answer my question. – SilverLight May 5 '13 at 2:28
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    Draw a jagged line with a paintbrush. Adjust opacity and blending options of the layer until it looks good. – DA01 May 5 '13 at 2:42
  • dear DA01, would you please edit my image and show me that. how can i convert that brush to a layer and which belending options are necessary for doing that? – SilverLight May 5 '13 at 2:48
  • would you please create another crack next original carck and tell me how could you do that step by step? – SilverLight May 5 '13 at 2:49
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    I don't think the intent of this site is on demand tutorials. – Scott May 5 '13 at 6:47
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Step by step, assuming you have used Photoshop:

  • Create a new layer, and draw an irregular line using the brush tool.

  • Zoom in and play with the line's opacity (you can delete or opaque certain parts), apply some smudge and also some shadows using blending styles.

Alternative, you can use a crack brush such as this one:

enter image description here

The 'making it realistic' part is up to your Phothosop skills. Unfortunately, there's nothing we can do to explain this part. It comes with practice.

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