Which effect in specific? The background of the wall or the background behind Barber? There's alot going on.
The actual background is the blown-up picture of Barber, added noise (Filter > Noise), and a layer of texture that I found and tweaked. I was able to shine on Barber using a filter that allows me to make spotlights and such.
Thanks man. Yeah it's been a while, just school and other things have kept me away for awhile. Of course I wouldn't have been able to do this without your pics.
Yeah I wanted to go with something different this time around, all in all I like how it turned out.
Thanks for the comments.