Do you ever have a photo that you really like, but you want it to be a little … more? Or maybe you just want another version of the image that is a little different? Perhaps more dramatic and artistic looking?
Adding textures is a fantastic way to get that extra depth and create a really unique look in your images.
In this video I’ll show you how easy it is to add textures to your photos using my new Bisbee Texture Collection. But if you’re not in to watching video, scroll down for a quick description of my process.
Using any photo editor that supports layers (like Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Luminar, ON1, etc.) drop in the texture image above your own original image. You may need to resize it to match the size of your original image.
To make the texture layer blend in with the layer below it, change the blend mode of the texture layer to “overlay” or “soft light”.
Reduce the opacity of the texture layer until you get just the right amount of texture.
Use a layer mask to remove the texture from your main subject (optional).
- If you want the texture but not the colour from the texture layer, reduce the saturation of the texture layer
- You can also reduce the saturation of your original image, or just one colour in the image
- Transform the texture layer in any way you like
- Add a hue/saturation layer on top of everything to change the look of the final image
- Add a colour lookup adjustment layer or a photo filter adjustment layer to change the look of the final image
- Try using more than one texture!