Photoshop action to create an arcade stone background

Today I was playing a bit with Photoshop to create a stone background for a one-week game I am developing for the experiment.

I wanted something random, with a style that reminds old style arcades.

I found this tutorial and I modified it to fit to my needs.

Then I developed an action to optimize and speed up the entire process.

This is the result of the action, obviously always random.

Stone action for Photoshop

It’s not a state-of-the-art action but is what I need, and you can custom some level styles to use it in a profitable way.

Download the action and give it a try

  • That’s a pretty nice effect, I might want to use it in one of my games.

  • wicked!

    woohooo!!! ps! psds! actions! complicated uis!

    it’s photoshop!!

    great work btw!

  • shiv1411

    hi emanuele!
    Did u really quit sleeping for these cooooool tuts?

  • SlimJim

    It doesn’t work for me, if i use the settings for the stained glass effect it just turns all black.

  • SlimJim

    nevermind it works

  • Xodus

    I really think that i saw this pic for the background for a game called slingfire, its on miniclip.Looks like the author is a fan of Emanuele.

  • This background is fantastic.I love you photoshop.

  • Wow! Love the look of this…

  • The preview looks cool but the action doesn’t work!