This is again a shot from Dillenburg, my hometown in Germany. Since some weeks I started to process some pictures quite different than my usually “realistic” style. I learned that sometimes a texture could really add something special to a shot. Especially, if you are not satisfied with your normal result think about adding a texture. With many of my lower photos I had some concerned with the untextured version.
Here is my pretty simple approach:
– Load both picture, the photo and the texture, in one photoshop document on separate layers. The texture should be the top layer.
– Switch the blend mode from normal to another mode and adjust the opacity (100% is seldom the best choice). Usually multiply or soft light works pretty good. Think also about masking out some areas.
– Some times it is a good idea to add an adjustment layer for the photo to adjust the photo individually (e.g. increase the exposure) to improve the combined result.