Looking for a way to add a little more interest to an existing picture? Overlaying a texture may be the fix you are looking for, and it is surprisingly easy to do. In this video, Ben Willmore shows us exactly how to do it using Adobe Photoshop:
Willmore packs a ton of information into this six minute tutorial. While it covers much more detail, the basic steps for adding a texture to a photo are as follows:
After following the technique Willmore explains, you can see how the flat image of the letter “P” now has a little more drama and tends to draw the eye more than the original photo. Here is a side-by-side before and after of the two:
This technique can be applied to many different types of photographs. We are only limited by our own imaginations and creativity, so once you have everything set up on Photoshop, play around with the different overlay modes and opacity slider until you have exactly what you are looking for.