Life’s happy accidents occasionally redirect your creativity in a direction that you can’t anticipate. I stumbled across today’s featured effect entirely by accident. While preparing to refine the mask of an antique typewriter, I inadvertently chose Select>Color Range instead of Select>Refine Mask. The resulting image was completely unexpected, yet it was an ideal presentation of the vintage subject matter. The antique grunge effect ignited my imagination and inspired me to record a tutorial showing how to create this look.

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About The Author

Adobe Photoshop Luminary

Mark S. Johnson is an Adobe Photoshop luminary, a photographer, an author, and one of the most passionate instructors you will ever encounter. Through the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, The Radiant Vista, and Boulder Digital Arts, he has lectured in front of and worked side-by-side with countless individuals, including Adobe’s Chief Executive Officers, Jane Goodall, the U.S. Ambassador to Finland, and Academy Award winning director, Louie Psihoyos. Mark’s tutorials appear regularly on the KelbyOne and Planet Photoshop websites, and his imagery and articles have been featured in Photoshop User, Photo Techniques, Nature’s Best, and After Capture magazines. He is a contributor to Dewitt Jones’ heartwarming Healing Images campaign and a Trey Ratcliff Flatbooks author.