We’ve all seen these interesting images done with texture and if you have created them before, you know it’s a fairly simple way to give an image a new look. The reason I’m posting this today is that I found a way for you to get a free set of texture files. And in case you think of it, no this isn’t a paid commercial for Lens Lab. I received an email today on how to get a FREE set of textures and thought I would pass it on to you. Lens Lab is giving away the Spirit Fine Art Texture pack for FREE.
This collection includes:
- 30 High-Resolution Textures
- 300 DPI
- 4500px X 4500px
- JPEG format
I want to post this quickly so you can take advantage of this amazing offer.
NOW . . . This Is Important. I do not know how long this offer will last, so if you want these, go right now
You’ll also need to Code to make them FREE. The Code is FREESPIRIT
This promotion has apparently ended,
however, there are many other sources
for Free Photoshop Textures.
Just Google “Free Photoshop Textures”
I’ll wait . . . . . .
Okay, you’re back?
Now, once you have the textures, let me show you how to use them.
Let’s start with an image. How about this?
I’ve got the image open in Photoshop, now let’s get a texture file. I choose 2LO Spirt29
Now let’s put them together. To do that. I just have to drop the texture file onto the orchid image.
Then move the texture file to fill the image area of the orchid.
You’ll now see two layers displayed on your Layers Tab, one for the orchid image and one for the Texture file.
Now we are going to blend them.
First, make sure you have the top Layer, the Texture Layer highlighted.
Now we are going to adjust the blending of the two Layers. To do that, select the drop-down box marked Normal and all the possible Blending Options appear.
This next part is where you make the artistic decision on which Layer Blending option to use.
In this case, I choose Screen. Then I adjusted the opacity on the Texture Layer until it looked the way I wanted.
And here’s what I got.
The Texture and Orchid blended together well.
I want to add one more step. I want to remove some of the Texture from the Orchid petals. So, I’m going to use the eraser tool. The hardness is set to zero.
Then I just erase away the parts of the Texture I don’t want.
And here’s what I ended up with.
One other option would be to use the Texture Layer as a Layer mask and paint the Texture in where ever you want it.
So, what do you think? If you found this helpful, please leave a comment below.
Hi! Thanks so much for sharing this quick and simple tutorial. I too received the email for the “FREE” textures, but for some reason wasn’t able to get the link to work. When I connected with Lens Lab via email and explained I’d received a code but hadn’t been able to get it to work, the response was essentially “you’re s.o.l., but you can still buy them”.
So I found your post kind of funny and am glad to know I’m not the only one who probably missed out on what I thought was a pretty cool deal.
Good luck and keep up the good work!