Photoshop Displacement Map

On of the most amazing photoshop effect that ever created was Photoshop Displacement Map. A displacement map is a grayscale image saved in Adobe Photoshop format (PSD). You can use the Displace filter to:

* Place a poster on a rough wall so that the contours of the wall are visible through the poster.
* Overlay a texture on a face so that the texture conforms to the shape of the face.

The way the displace filter works is very simple. It moves the pixels of your layer around to simulate the uneven surface.

You will need a displacement map, that is a psd file. The light and dark areas of this displacement map will determine which pixel moves where. For You to understand how to use photoshop displacement map, watch this tutorial created by IceflowStudios.

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