Ok, another day, another 5-10 minute Photoshop experiment.
So for this one - first thing that popped into my head for an image was Hilton, one of my art buddies had liked a post :D. So I google’d Hilton and of course I got an image of Paris Hilton. So okay…I like working with human figures so I grabbed the largest image I could of her whole body. Cut it in half and merged them to make a double legged figure. Cool.
Well I want to see what all of these fucking filters do in Photoshop, yeah, the ones I never use. So I grab “Mezzotint” from the filters menu ( CS6 ).
To my surprise this filter gives the image i cut up a ” woodcut ” aesthetic. Or rather it looks like a block-print with lots of flaws, woodgrain, and texture. I dig it - so I keep it. Cool.
Now I multiply this shape and as ALWAYS I mess with the layer styles to see what types of combinations I can get with other elements.
Apply some color theory and contrast - Texture vs Flat solid color - Line vs Solid Shape. blah blah bl..
TL:DR - Mezzotint in the PS filters menu gives images a woodblock print aesthetic! Just use Threshold from the Image -> Adjustments menu to turn the textured shape into pure black and white. Select the white with the magic wand and then Select -> Similar, then delete all the white! Now you have a woodblock styled shape you can overlay over anything!