Texturizing Images

Lesson 3/11 - Adding Subtle and Aggressive Textures in Photoshop


Texturizing Images


Lesson Info

Adding Subtle and Aggressive Textures in Photoshop

So let's apply some other textures and see what we can end up with let's end up opening one of these that might need a more aggressive texture and let's put of subtle one on it see if we can even notice it and then we'll put a more aggressive went on so first we have this subtle one I'll drag it over get over here I'm gonna go to overlay or soft light mode and first off you notice the color shift right that's going to happen any time you're texture of color to it if you don't want the color shift just choose image adjustments in human saturation bring saturation down if you know you don't want any color whatsoever a color shift then just choose the choice down here called de saturate that does exactly the same thing is going to human saturation in moving the saturation slider all the way down it's just a shortcut so there I chose d saturate and now I'm going to turn off the eyeball on this texture and let's just see if he didn't notice it's been applied at all I can't really see it in ...

you know if I go though and take something a little more aggressive contrast wise and bring it over trip this is big enough yeah it's big enough and let's scale this down all type well look over here to the edit menu and choose free transform now this texture is much larger than this file. I happen to be working with low resolution file at the moment, but the texture is massive is huge. If you go to the edit menu and choose free transform the little handles he'd usually pull on that would be on the corners of your image are like two stories above us right now are down below the floor because this image is so big. No one little trick is after you've started to transform the image I typed commands zero that's control zero in windows, and it'll zoom out far enough that you can see these handles and therefore you can easily bring him down and re size your texture. But do that right after you have typed like command tea for transform or you manually came over here and shows free transform. When I was done scaling it, I just typed command zero again, which is only back up on the picture. Now I can end up trying things like overlay, and you can see the texture on their cancer. If I turn off this layer there's without there's with I can see that texture, although you might partially be able to see it due to any kind of color shift so let's, go over here and adjust it and let's choose d saturate to prevent the color shifts. Ok, but still if I turn that off and on I can see it on this picture but we needed an aggressive texture for an image that has a lot of detail already close out some of these files and then let's do the one that had a variety of texture which had appear barely any detailed down here mohr detail was try a subtle texture on it they could have one open their drag it over it's not big enough scale it and I don't mind scaling textures because textures usually don't have overly important detail it's a photograph where I would notice things like eyeballs and other recognizable detail that look bad when you scale them up they look a little soft textures I don't mind quite a cz much I know I don't want the color to shifts before I even changed the blending mode I'll choose d saturate and then we can go over here and try something like overlay and you can see it on the sky this little area here but if I turn on and off it's really hard to see on the rest of the image also with this I might want to goto levels just see if it's already been adjusted or not. Do you see the big hump in the middle just make this point right at the center of it and that's going to make it so is usually most effective with those blending notes

Class Description

Texturizing images gives them a more unique and eye-catching look – join Ben Willmore and explore all the texturing features Photoshop has to offer.

In this session, you’ll see how to choose the most appropriate texture for many types of images, how to adjust textures to get them ready for application, and how to use textures to make an image appear to fade away. You’ll also learn how to create simple textures and how to capture them with your camera. The new texturizing skills you build will add a whole new dimension to your work!

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2



I missed the opportunity to watch PS Week 2015 live. However, when I searched for "textures" and found this class, I was very happy. Ben is an amazing instructor. I learned more about textures than I thought possible, especially the Blend Options; great class!


What an excellent teacher Ben Willmore is! His teaching style is straightforward and serious and he doesn't waste time on banter while still remaining likable. He not only makes concepts easy to understand but simple to follow and learn. More Ben Willmore, please! :-)