Use texture to enchance your photo in Photoshop

Posted: November 7, 2009 in Photoshop
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Ok, time for another photoshop tutorial…..Open an image you like to enhance.

andrea_texture_b4Open up a texture file in Photoshop, drag the texture layer into the image above. Resize the texture layer to cover the whole image.Picture1This is where the magic happens. Lets change the blend mode of the layer in the layers palette. Blend modes change how one layer interacts with the layer below it. In this case we’ll start with multiply.Picture3

That’s how the picture look like now. Let try another blend mode.Picture4We will use Overlay as the new blend more now, this will help to lighten up the image. You can always adjust the opacity if you think the image is too bright after the blend more changed.. Next , duplicate a new layer image of the original image and stack it on top of the texture image. Change the blend mode to Soft Light and Opacity to 80%. This will help to tone down the final image.

Picture5You can stop here, but to make this more fun, lets import another tecture file into the working canvas.

Picture6Move the 2nd texture layer in between the duplicated image and the 1st texture file. Change the blend mode to Overlay and the opacity to 50%. (make the adjustment to see which % suits you the most)Picture7

And finally, i had added a Colour Balance adjustment layer and a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to remove the yellow and redness of the image. Of course this is totally up to you…

Picture8This is the final image.




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