Playing with texture…

I have never really played with Photoshop Elements 10 and after reading a blog post by Leanne Cole about Textures, I decided to take a look at a new blog called Public Domain Textures.  I highly recommend this blog for textures… they are free and there are some beautiful textures to choose from.

I started off with this photo


And decided to add this texture to it.. by using creating a new layer with this texture.

I used a normal layer and reduced the opacity to 40% which created this picture.


As a trial I think created duplicate layer, increased the opacity to 60% and then removed some of the texture from the yellow flowers…


Until reading Leanne Cole’s blog post I had never thought of texturing my pictures.. now there will be no stopping me and thanks to the guys and gals at Public Domain Textures for producing a site database of textures, for us amateurs to use.


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Leanne Cole says:

    Reblogged this on Public Domain Textures.


  2. Reblogged this on Public Domain Textures and commented:
    This post by someone who used this texture should be informative, as he explains how he went about using it.
    Thank you for letting us know that you used it, and sharing the image with us.


  3. Sonel says:

    It looks great Ryan! Leanne’s textures are fabulous and you did a great job on the flower photo! 😀


    1. Bren says:

      Thank you.. I am only just learning about this… normally I use Lightroom and never delve into Photoshop Elements but I am quite glad I did..


  4. Bruce Ruston says:

    Very nice use of the texture, you can use a cloning tool on the texture layer to cover up the gaps around the flowers, sometimes I think that taking the photo is the easy part and making it art is quite hard. I am still perfecting my use of texture too and learning all that photoshop elements can do is quite the investment.


    1. Bren says:

      You are right there, the taking of the photo is the most easiest thing 😀 I never thought of using the cloning tool, thanks for the tip.. I normally just use Lightroom.. I keep saying I am going to learn to use Photoshop Elements properly but never do.. this has given me the perfect chance to learn.


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