How to add texture to a photo using Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop has some fantastic features, which is why it is used by the most experienced designers and photographers. Photoshop is also famous for its ease and practicality even a beginner can create masterpieces by using this application.

Adding texture to the photo is a useful skill that can be useful in the creation of works in Adobe Photoshop. Texture is an image that is superimposed over the original photo. The texture will not necessarily be a structural image. This can be any image, including another photo (image of the flame of fire, smoke, rain drops on glass, etc.). Also, the texture can be re-connected to create different effects.


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    Open the photo you want to edit, and upload one or two suitable texture styles. You can always change the size of the texture layer, change the texture to cover your image completely by the command Free Transform.

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    After stretching the texture to the desired size, press Enter. Then select the Layer blending mode and change the setting according to your will or by the most suitable option. You can multiply, overlay or Saturate the image.

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    Duplicate the original and place the texture in the bottom of the Layers palette, placing it between the two copies of the background. This will soften the light effect. Experiment with changing the transparency and overlay modes, while the results are not satisfied.

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    Add the additional texture selected, drag it to the original image and work on the background between the copy and the first texture. Set the mode of the blending mode to Overlay.

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    Now perform color correction, to achieve the best color effect, increase the number of yellow and red shades.

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    Experiment with the parameters of Hue / Saturation and Color Mode, try to use the image blending different styles and varying degrees of transparency with respect to one another. This will help to create a picture with the original effects.

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