Tutorial How to Use Textures and Freebie Texture Download

June 21, 2010 · 5 comments

in Crafts,Downloads,Inspiration,Photoshop,Tutorials

Adding textures on top of photos creates a vintage-like fine art feel. This tutorial explains how to achieve the same result with your own images, and I’m feeling generous today, so download my FREE ready-to-use texture at the end of this post!


1. Open the texture image, and your photograph in Photoshop, and with the Move Tool, click on the texture, and drag it on top of your photograph.

2. Stretch the texture (Ctrl & T) so it completely covers your photograph.

3. On the Texture layer, choose a Mode you like best. On the images below, I used Overlay, but also experiment with the other Modes. I also like the effects of Multiply, Vivid Light and Soft Light.

4. Depending on the photo you used, you may need to change the opacity of the Texture Layer to suit your personal preference. 

5. You may need to use the Eraser Tool to remove areas of texture. Set your Eraser to 20% and slowly remove the texture as desired.

The below images were created using the Freebie Texture, which you can download here.


This texture has been provided for free, for PERSONAL USE ONLY, and copyright belongs to Rikki Hibbert Photography. If you’d like to use this for commercial use, please contact me for a price for the high res file, and rights to use.

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Su-Mari Coetzer June 7, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Hi Rikki! I would like to use your free texture on a few of my wedding pictures. How much is the hi res file and how do I pay you?


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