How to add texture to a picture with Photoshop {tutorial}

June 14, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Bonjour,

So today I'm going to show you how to very easily add some texture to a picture using Photoshop 5.0.

I will demonstrate using as a example a portrait.

Here is the picture I will work on...

How to add texture to a picture using Photoshop 1- First Step: Open the picture on Photoshop! (I told you it was going to be easy :-)...).

2- Second Step: Cleaning up just a bit the picture (if necessary):

       - Image

             - Adjustments

                  - Curves: I will lift up just a little the curve, then click OK

How to add texture to a picture using Photoshop

 

       -  Filter

            - Sharpen

               - Unsharp Mask: Amount 98, Radius 2, Threshold 8, click OK (these numbers will change depending of the picture)

How to add texture to a picture using Photoshop

  - Then on this particular portrait I found the bright colors around the subject a little distracting so I will turn them down a little, by adding some white on top of them using a Layer

       -Layer

            - New Layer, click OK

How to add texture to a picture using Photoshop

- Then using a big size brush I add some white on the bright colored areas

How to add texture to a picture using Photoshop

Voila!!!! I'm now ready to add some Texture!!!!

_ So now  I opened my Texture Image (a scan I made from a Scrap Book Page...), and I will drag the new image on top of the first one

How to add texture to a picture using Photoshop How to add texture to a picture using Photoshop - If you get the same message as me on the screen, click Yes

- You now have the new image on top of the first one

How to add texture to a picture using Photoshop

- You need to change the blending mode of your new Layer to be able to see the picture below (it's set up to Normal per default). I like to use Soft Light, but play around and try them all! :-)

How to add texture to a picture using Photoshop - At this point you can see the texture you just added but also your picture below it. I like the picture on the background but I don't want it on the face of the baby. So I use the Eraser Tool (opacity around 50%) and I erase the new Texture Layer I created on the face.

How to add texture to a picture using Photoshop Double Et Voila!!!! In about 5 minutes I'm done!!!!

How to add texture to a picture using Photoshop How to add texture to a picture using Photoshop


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