Before & After

 

I thought I would show how a texture can be of value for 
bringing out the rich tones without having the texture effects.
The before shot is somewhat washed out and the colors are
faded and blah!

The after shot is much more rich in tones, and looks so much
better than the before shot.  All I did was use the Grunge Palette
Texture below and set the layer mode to "Soft Light" and the opacity
to 78% in Photoshop, simple but effective.



26 comments:

Michelle said...

That is why I love your textures. Most of them are easily add that extra bit to make any picture pop.

J. said...

Beats messing around with exp and whatnot! and looks much better than an edit, I think!

Debra Heschl's Photography said...

Thank you so much:) I love your site & I refer my friends to it!

Anonymous said...

Awesome thanks for sharing:)Kristianne25

Sheryl Floyd said...

Wow, I had no idea a texture could change the look and feel of a photograph so much! A dramatic and easy change. Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

Anonymous said...

Very COOL!!

Ann said...

That made a dramatic difference. And so easily accomplished

Anonymous said...

Very COOL!

Christine Edwards said...

This is fantastic...thanks for sharing this great tip. Do you use a texture that has the same color tones you're trying to pull out in your photo?

Country Girl said...

It does look so much better.

Nat said...

Hello,
I just was referred your website by a big group of ladies that get together to "digitalize" pictures. It is a phenomenal website! I am very impressed and excited and motivated! I love the textures, the tutorials and the elements! Thank you most sincerely!
--from a mom (who mostly goes unnoticed and perhaps unappreciated too)

CarolR said...

What a positive difference! Thank you for sharing.

Auburn said...

great example!

LDH said...

Thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

Thank you so much for that great example and the tutorial from these days! I love it very much, thank you very much and appreciate it very much for sharing your know-how!

phyllis said...

nice, thanks for the tip!

Just Me said...

Excellent!

Sim said...

Thanks so much Jerry!
I'll do it very quick, it's fun!
Love your work! Pictures are absolutely beautiful! You're a real artist!
Friendly. XXX Sim.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for showing the newbies to photo editing tips like these and free textures, etc., that make it possible for us to achieve more dramatic images. I have been a fan of yours for a few months now.

belle007 said...

Thank you for all the textures. It's great seeing your texture in action; it makes quite a difference!

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Stunning effect!! You are so generous!! Thanks!!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Thank you for all your textures but also for your tutorials. You're a marvel!

Ivy said...

thanks for the tips

Bobby Acree said...

Thanks so much for the cool tip! =]

Cosima's Digital Designs said...

Great information here! Your textures always make a huge difference within my photos! ♥

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your textures! I visit your site almost every day.
Greg

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