I am a huge fan of using textures so I always have to have Photoshop or PSE on my computer. Textures can turn a simple photo into art with just a few clicks. Today I wanted to post some custom artistic painterly textures I created in Photoshop using the Topaz Impression Photoshop/PSE plug-in (app). I love Impression!
You can use these textures alone as digital paper or layer them over images or other textures.
Tutorial on Using the CoffeeShop Artistic Painterly Textures:
Textures are very simple to apply to your images. Just open the one you want and drag it on top of your image. Then change the blending mode of the texture to Overlay, Soft Light, Hard Light, Multiply, or Screen and adjust the opacity. Then add a layer mask so that you can erase some of the texture off your main subject (if needed).
You can duplicate the layer and even change the blending mode on the copied layer to add more texture.
This little bird was such an easy edit. It helps that the original image was stunning. I used the Painterly 3 texture on this image and put it in Hard Light, 100% opacity. Then I used a soft low opacity brush (around 30%) and painted the texture off the bird.
You can also change the color of the original texture as seen in the screenshot below.
I added the Painterly 4 texture to this image in Hard Light, 86% and painted off some of the texture off the main flowers. But I found the edit too greenish/blue in color. So I added a Hue Saturation layer on top and grouped it to the texture. I kept the setting on Master and moved the Hue slider around until I was happy with the edit. I added a yellowish/red hue and I think it is perfect!
Don't ever be afraid to change the colors on a texture. It can really add so much to your image!
I have quite a few free textures here. I also love the free textures from ShadowHouse Creations and the gorgeous ones for sale over at Flypaper.
Don't be afraid to combine more than one texture on your image. I found this simple flower image over on Pixabay.
CoffeeShop Editing Recipe:
1. I added the Painterly Texure 5 from my set here in Hard Light blending mode, 100%. I used a soft black brush on the layer mask to remove the texture off the flowers.
2. I added the Flypaper Cracked Linen 1 texture (from the new Fine Cracks texture pack) in soft light, 100%. If you use the coupon code " Cracking" through September you get $5 off the pack!!!
3. I wanted to increase the contrast of the flowers, so I added a Levels adjustment layer just above the background and put it in Multiply blending mode without moving any of the sliders. I love this edit.
I hope you enjoy using this new set of textures. Please post your edits over on my Facebook page, I would love to see your work!
Download the CoffeeShop Artistic Painterly Texture Pack. You can also download it here.
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.
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