Photoshop Chalkboard Effect

I have been seeing this effect in so many different forms of media lately. Like with movable type, there seems to be a trend in using modern technology to recreate vintage effects, an interesting irony. Though chalkboards are still widely used, here is a pretty cool way to achieve that chalk look without getting the chalk dust everywhere. STEP ONE: Start by going under the File menu, choosing New, and creating a new document that’s about 5 inches by 5 inches at 100 ppi. Press D to set your Foreground color to black and then press Option-Delete (PC: Alt-Backspace) (Read more...)