How to Extract the Texture of Any Image in Photoshop
Textures are a great resource that should be on every designer's toolbox. You may find millions of them all over the internet, but sometimes you may have not the time to search for them or you may just have some trouble trying to find the one that you like. Today, I will show you how easily you can extract the texture of any image in Photoshop in a few simple steps, and also, using a technique that will allow you to change the texture color once we extracted the texture from the image.
But before we begin, and if you want to follow this tutorial exactly as described, please download the Weathered Stone Textures pack from Medialoot: Download
Open the image you want to extract the texture of in Photoshop. In this case, I will be using the "weathered-stone-03" from the Weathered Stone Textures pack.
Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Black & White. Give the layer a name (or keep the default one) and click OK.
Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels. Give the layer a name (or keep the default one) and click OK.
In the Levels window apply the following values and click OK.
Note: You may need to change these values a bit depending on your image.
Go to Layer > Flatten Image.
Go to Select > All and then to Edit > Copy.
Go to Window > Channels and click on the Create New Channel icon.
Go to Edit > Paste.
Hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard and click over the Alpha 1 channel thumbnail.
Click on the RGB Channel.
Go to Select > Inverse.
Go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color. Name this layer as Texture Color and click OK.
In the Color Picker window select any color that you want and click OK.
Lastly, hide the Background Layer to reveal the extracted texture.