I've got some text in the image and I need to match its style. I typed a text I wanted to add in and I was able to match the font and so on. The only thing I couldn't have done was to match the patten of the text. I've added some noise to make it look alike. It looks kind of close but not the same:

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If you zoom in you'll see that PB has got some light green dots and lighter dark hues. How could I transfer that to the RNOV.

Is there soemthing I can do about that? Sample different areas, create a pattern and paint with it?

I tried the clone stamp tool and the healing brush tool but I ended up with a messy inconsistent pattern and painted over the edges of the text. I don't know how to make some area not be affected by it.

PS I'm like a newbie in PS :)


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I think you are on the right track. It just needs some finetuning.

  1. Make sure you dont use monocomatic noise
  2. Add Layer styles for finetuning. I tried it with: hue/saturation, colorize with purple and about 50% fill (and some brightness with curves)

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Option 1: Recreate text and use noise

As you mentioned, the effect can be achieved using some noise (Filter > Noise > Add Noise). I think your best option, since you have already identified the font, is just to re-write all of the text and apply the noise to everything. That way you won't risk having different looking elements.

Option 2: Clone the sample area (and apply to selection)

You can also use the Clone Stamp Tool to fill the shapes with a sample taken from the original text. To keep it from overflowing the text, just draw a selection with the shape of the letters first (Ctrl + Clicking a layer will select everything in it).

Option 3: Create a new pattern

A third alternative would be to create a pattern of the original texture and save it for reusing it in the new text. In this case you would need to select the area, Define Pattern, and then apply the pattern as a Pattern Overlay in the Blending Options of the letters.

  • As I mentioend before. I played around with the noise filter. I couldn't match it. I know I could rewrite all that but there's gotta a way out. A simpler one. It's photoshop! )) There's gotta be some tools to sample only within the areas PB and paint with those samples within only the areas of RNOV
    – Dunno
    Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 21:33
  • @Dunno Sorry about that. I just edited my answer!
    – Yisela
    Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 21:46
  • @Yusela I figured Option 3. Option 2 Could you kinda walk me through it? I don't know how to do that step by step. Oh some general guidelines would be great, Thanks!
    – Dunno
    Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 7:31

You can use the pattern overlay, which can be found in the blending options (if you right-click on the layer). However, in many cases this can cause unexpected results, if the pattern is not flawless.

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