This tutorial / walk thru is a free downloadable zipped file complete with the textures used.
Textures are like Actions, meaning they wont give the same results on every image you apply them to, the effects will differ from image to image. Textures are moody fickle things, you have to fiddle with the Layer Modes and Opacity Levels to find the results you are happy with, but its fun to think outside the box and try using some different tools within photoshop or whatever editor you're using to work with.
*** Just to let you know, I'll have another texture set to post tomorrow, maybe 2! ***
Photo Tints Overlay Set contains eleven differently colored overlay tints and one frame (PNG), each overlay measures 2600 X 2000 pixels in size.
The tints are meant to alter your photos and give them a colored somewhat vintage feel, and the white frame (PNG) is meant to give the outer perimeters a soft white transparent feel. Don't be afraid to use more than one overlay per image, actually it's best to use two or more to give color and contrast to your images. Hope these can be of some small use to you. Peace
Beneath the Surface 1 texture was created mainly to achieve a stressed out and grungy effect to the background when applied over an image. Here, I applied "Beneath the Surface1" texture on top of the thistle image, then set the layer mode to "Linear Burn" and the opacity at 75%. Don't be afraid to experiment with different layer modes and opacity levels.
Beneath the Surface 2 texture was created along the same lines as texture 1 above, just more colors and grunge. Here, I applied "Beneath the Surface2" texture on top of a photo from last winter of some trees, then set the layer mode to "Multiply" and the opacity at 78%. Don't be afraid to experiment with different layer modes and opacity levels.