Today I have a brand new fine art linen texture set. These textures are a simple gray color, so you can use them on images without adding any additional color tints.
These are simple jpg files, so open them like any other image. Drag on top of your photo, resize to fit, and put in soft light, overlay, hard light, multiply, screen blending mode and adjust the opacity to taste.
I wanted to thank Bloom, Chiemsee2016 , Unsplash, and condesign for the images used in this tutorial.
I have many fine art textures posted on my blog, and you can also get them in one simple download and help support my site here. My textures can be used in your personal and commercial work, no attribution necessary.
This gorgeous floral still life is by Sam of Bloom. She sells her work, so be sure to go check out her Facebook page and message her about you favorites. Sam is a genius with a camera and Photoshop and I am always so excited to check out her newest art.
I am going to add the linen texture with the vignette to this image. I noticed that there is a light area (circled) in the background. I want to darken this so that the texture will show through and not be blown out.
There are many ways to do this, but in this example I just grabbed the brown background color with the eye dropper, then added a Color Fill adjustment layer and put it in Multiply blending mode. Now the entire image is darker and will look better with the linen texture.
I added the texture twice, both in soft light blending mode. The top one is set at 50% opacity, the bottom is 100% opacity.
Optional: I took this one step further and adding a soft blue Color Fill adjustment layer in Soft Light blending mode on the top layer. I think this version is also beautiful.
I took this image and ran my Fashionista Luxe Light action and added this linen texture and my Cracked Glass texture in Soft Light Blending mode.
Here is another edit. I ran my Buttercream Beauty action on this image and set Soft ButterCream 1&2 to 75%, ButterCream Luxe to 100% (and painted some off the middle flowers), turned off Vibrance, and added the linen texture (Overlay 100%) on top.
I would love to see your own edits on my Facebook page!
Download the CoffeeShop "Fine Art Linen" texture set. You can also download it here.
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