Lesson 03: StyleBoards w/Photoshop applying textures.


This is a tutorial on creating a wall, floor and ceiling textures for style boards.   We will cover how to put these textures in perspective quickly and easily in Photoshop. we'll cover How to add wallpaper, Windows, doors, floor textures and more to the room we built in the previous lesson.   

1: Applying texture to a wall, Smart objects

Using the smart object.

With your left wall selected, double-click on it to open up the smart object for the center wall.   This will open a new document that you can apply any texture you want to. You can bring in your own textures or you can just use the paint bucket tool and add color to the wall.  

using smart objects for style boards

  When you're happy with your texture to save the smart object by hitting CMND "S" and head back to your master comp by hitting CMND TAB.   You should now see your left wall has updated to whatever texture or colors you added to your smart object or wall.    

see final result of left wall

    Follow this step for each wall.

2: Applying a wood floor.

Bring in a texture from the texture pack or from another source.   By dragging it into your canvas from the folder you have the texture stored in.   Have a question about this? Leave me a comment below.   Then CMND or CNTL click the texture layers image box (see image below). This will select the texture, then hit CMND or CNTRL, C to copy the texture.  

copying a texture

    Next, double-click on the floor layer to open the smart object.   The hit CMND OR CNTRL, V to paste the texture into its own layer. You may need to scale the texture down by hitting CMND or CNTRL T to bring up the transform tool.   You may also find you need to duplicate the layer in order to cover the entire surface area of the floor.  

apply wood floor to smart onject


adding a wood floor


scale down and duplicate thee wood floor texture

  Once you have the floor to your liking, just save the document and go back to your master comp. ( toggle between comps hit CMND TAB)  

3: Adding wall features -

Sliding Doors, Trim etc.  

updates in 3d on my master comp

  In the same way, we did with texturing the walls and floor we can also add features like doors and windows in perspective.

4: Layer Clean up - Grouping and labeling.

Last but not least, if you don’t keep your named appropriately and in a clean order.   Removing layers you no longer need, things can get pretty chaotic fast and your file said gets larger and larger. depending on the age of your computer this may be crucial to keep in mind.  

5: Conclusion

So for this lessons exercise, I want you guys to start texturing the room you created in the previous lesson 2.   You can either use the resources provided in student enrollment texture pack or use your own resources.   In the next lesson, we will look at how to add some basic lighting to our room.     Thanks for joining me for another interior design, style board essentials tutorial.    I really hope the tutorials are helping you out and, If so, give us a comment below.   On another note, I'd love to hear from you. How are you doing? how am I doing as a teacher?   Special request for future courses? Either way, I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.   Thanks again and For next time happy Designing.   Be sure to subscribe as a student and receive new tutorials every week that will help you master photoshop for interior design.