Free Assorted Hi-res Textures With Bonus Photoshop Tutorial

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Our third set contains 20 different kinds of textures like metal, concrete, cloth, fur, stone, paint, paper, wood, etc. These are high resolution texture images with 2094 x 2950 pixel size in 350 dpi.

Now you might ask, where do I use these texture images anyway? One great way to use textures is to apply them to photos. They can do wonders and add excitement to boring photos like portraits. 

Here’s a quick and easy guide for beginners on how to apply textures on photos using Adobe Photoshop. Before you begin: Choose a photo (works best on portraits) and a texture to work with. It is best if the texture is high resolution like the ones we are providing here or the same or larger than your photo.

Step 1) Open the texture file. Select the entire picture by using the rectangular marquee tool (located on the main vertical menu) or Ctrl+A on the keyboard. You will see the “moving ants” around the picture indicating that the entire picture is selected.

Step 2) On the top horizontal menu, click Edit > Copy or Ctrl+C on the keyboard.

Step 3) Now open the photo file you’re going to applying the texture to. Again, go to the top menu and select Edit > Paste. This should place the texture on top of the photo you’re applying the texture to. This also creates another layer on top of your photo layer hiding your photo beneath the texture layer.

Step 4) Open up the layers menu on the right side. If you can’t find it, go to top menu and select Windows > Layers and check it to open the Layers palette.

Step 5) In the layers palette,  right click on the texture layer. Next, select Blending Options.

Step 6) The layer style option box will open (see below). Highlighted in blue on the left side should be Blending Options: (initially set at Default). Click the drop-down menu under Blend Mode option and select Overlay. This will make the texture more transparent against the photo. The default Opacity should be 100%.
blending-options 

You may adjust the Opacity level by scrolling it to the left as you like until you get the right effect and opacity blend.

Here’s a sample photo I got to work with using the above procedure. Sorry I couldn’t find a better photo in my archive than my dog :).

Before:
photoshop-texture-sample-before

After:
photoshop-texture-sample-after

I know you can do better than this. Go ahead try texturizing your photos now with these 20 free texture images below. I used one of these textures on our sample photo above. Also, you may want to use other blend modes aside from Overlay and experiment with different modes and opacities.

assorted-textures-preview

Download link:
20 High Resolution Assorted Textures Album No. 3 – 42.22MB

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