Intro: Texturing Your Image
This tutorial is on how to add a texture to your image, preferably profile images or landscape images.
What you will need:
--> An image you would like to edit
--> The textures i have prepared: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/pcvng5fn49dxgx4,1...
PS: If the images in this tutorial aren't moving, then click on the image... :)
Step 1: Prepare
Open Photoshop and download the files from this link:
These files are images which will be used as textures.
Step 2: Open Files
Open the image you would like to edit on Photoshop. Go on Files > Open and then select the image you would like to use. After you have done so unlock the image. This you do by double clicking on the lock symbol and then pressing ‘ok’.
Step 3: Edit the Raw Image
This is the first edit which is done. We do this so the contrast increases. Go on Adjustments and click on curves. Then make a curve like the one in the image. Doesn't necessarily have to look the, just make sure to have it that way shape wise. Then merge the two layers by right clicking on the Curve layer and selecting merge down. This will make both layers into one layer.
Step 4: Adding the Texture
Add the texture you have downloaded by simply dragging or by copy and pasting. I have used texture 1 for this tutorial. Texture 2 works the same. Rasterize the layer (see image). This you do by right clicking on the layer icon named “Texture 1” and selecting "Rasterize".
Step 5: Blending Texture
Make sure that the texture is on top of the image. Lighten the visible layer. Do this by going on the area above the layers were it should say ‘Normal’. Click on that bar and select ‘Lighten’ or any other functions available. It is always ok to experiment. This will make the image have a texture. You can do the same with the other texture.
--> If the texture comes too strong, you can also make the texture lighter by selecting the texture and going to opacity. There you could set the opacity lower (but i recommend not lower than 80%).
Step 6: Adding Gradient Map
If you are not satisfied with the color you can go to the ‘Adjustments’ Panel. There is a function called ‘Gradient Maps’. You click on it and then select one of the gradient maps available. If you want a slightly vintage look, you can go with the one I have chosen. Once you are done, click ‘ok’ and then click on the gradient map layer.
After selecting the gradient map layer, go to the opacity and fill panel. Reduce the fill and opacity by as much as you think you need. I have made the opacity about 30-35 %.
Step 7: Save Image
NOW YOU ARE FINISHED!!!!!!
ok but first you have to save your work. To save this image you should go to Files > Save As .
Then a new window will pop up. In the window under the place were you can write the name of the image, you have to select the file to be saved as either JPEG or any other picture file.
:) ok.. now ur done