I love textures and I love my readers. So I decided to give you a little early Christmas gift and create a new texture set (you can see my other textures here). Right now soft tinted "airy" textures seem to be the rage so I created my own set, CoffeeShop "Baking with Mom" Ethereal Textures. I will be posting a tutorial on how to create these textures later this week. They are actually very easy and fun to make.
This set includes 20 high-resolution .jpg files that you open like any other image. These are not actions! Like everything I post on this blog, these can be used personally or commercially, just don't claim them as your own and/or sell them "as is".
I posted some images edited with the textures below with the recipes (click on them to see larger versions). The after images only have the textures applied, no other editing was done on them. As you can see, these simple textures can really enhance your images. I have many tutorials on this page if you are new to the amazing world of textures.
In a nutshell; open your image in Photoshop or PS Elements, drop the texture on top and free transform it to fit (Ctrl-T), and then change the blending mode of the texture layer until you get a nice effect. I usually use multiply, overlay or soft light. And make use of layer masks to remove texture from parts of your image if needed. Here is a tutorial that will get you started.
Download the free CoffeeShop "Baking with Mom" Ethereal texture set.
Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.
For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.