Tool, draw out a border around your image. The less even it
is the better. You want to create an uneven, jagged stroke.
you've completed the path, fill it with black.
Step 2: Creating the Grunge
the Stroke Panel
and start experimenting with the different strokes.
combinations of textures and strokes to create your rough, grungy
edge to your shape. Below are the options I used:
Step 3: Finishing the Effect
Modify>Group as Mask
to complete the effect.
aren't satisfied with your effect, simply right click on your image
and select Ungroup and continue modifying your stroke
as you did before. Experimentation is the key in this effect. After
you've selected a new stroke, select all again and repeat the
Try applying a Gaussian Blur to your
shape before you mask it or create several different strokes, group
them, and then mask them over your image. There are lots of possibilities
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