Friday, January 29, 2010
How to Digitally add Textural qualities to any photo using existing textures.
These are 8 evocative and Timeless Texture backgrounds for ACEO/ ATC Cards or Digital Collage that I first made in Photoshop to add an aged, ephemeral, or vintage quality to any photo.
Below is a simple mini-tutorial that shows how to easily apply existing textures over any photo to get interesting tinting, color, and textural effects. This mini-tutorial was made using Photoshop but the same idea applies to software that incorporates the use of Blending Modes and Layers.
Below are 8 more original backgrounds made in Photoshop incorporating some geometric designs.
The use of Timeless Vintage Textures is similar to the first tutorial posted above, but this one incorporates the use of Layer Masks in order to pin-point certain areas in the photo where you want to show the texture.
These textures and other digital paper designs are now available for sale for personal and commercial use at my Design Store for Arts & Crafts.
Please stay tuned for more simple and artful Photoshop tutorials.
I hope it was useful to you. Thanks for visiting!