Wood Tutorial for Photoshop CS
 
14.  Open the Filter menu, select Distort>Ripple. Set the Amount to -75% and the Size to Medium.
15.  Open the Filter menu, select Sharpen>Sharpen.
16.  Open the Filter menu, select Noise>Add Noise. Set the Amount to .78% (or 1 if your version requires integers). Set the Distribution to Gaussian. Make sure Monochromatic is checked.
17.  Change the image size to width 50% and height to 800%.
18.  Open the Filter menu, select Sharpen>Sharpen.
19.  Open the Filter menu, select Noise>Add Noise. Set the Amount to .78% (or 1 if your version requires integers). Set the Distribution to Gaussian. Make sure Monochromatic is checked.
20.  Open the Image menu, select Adjustments>Brightness/Contrast. Set the Brightness to -5 and the Contrast to 5.
21.  Open the Image menu, select Canvas Size. Set the Height to 75%. (This gets rid of any nasty stuff at the top and bottom)
22.  Open the Image menu, select Canvas Size. Set the Width to 256 and the Height to 1024. (You can substitute your desired size here)

After you've created your plank, you can use it as it is, copy it into another image to make floor and paneled wall textures. You can cut sections out of it to create marquetry textures.

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