Texture Examples

Leaving Home:

Oil Painting 3 was applied to the image using layer mode set to "Hard Light"
at 100% opacity. Then I added a copy of the background image, and set the
layer mode  at "Screen" and the opacity at 29%.

Atop the Barn:

Simply using "Aged 2" texture with the layer mode set at "Overlay"
100% opacity and the "Soft Grunge 1" texture set at layer mode
"Linear Burn" and the opacity at 66%.


  1. Spectacular! I am going use another Sat. playing with your textures. I am learning so much from your art and generous offerings! Thank you.

  2. Very nice photos. Jerry, I've noticed that you're working on your blog format...I like where you're going with it. I'm wondering if you're having some trouble with removing the old template style? It appears that some of the templates used in downloading will not always work with blogger's styling...and once uploaded, there are remnants left behind.

    I tried a template once and could not, for the life of me, figure out how to remove some of the old styling. It wouldn't quit.

    If you're finding that as a problem, this is what I found worked for me...

    I use blogger in draft...and it seems as this is what you're using. Go into your EDIT HTML and click on "revert widget templates to default". Let me know if it worked for you, please :)

  3. Heather:

    I'm working on a new layout when time allows,and I hope I don't scare people away in the process.

    I'm not sure what you mean by reverting widget templates to default.

    I'm afraid I may lose all that I've accomplished so far.

    Any help is appreciated.

  4. I'm sure that there aren't any that you'll scare away...your offerings are such an inspiration to all of us, Jerry.

    If only you knew where I've been in the many HTML's with blogger...phew. I am one who likes to change things..often...probably more often than others would appreciate me doing, but that's me and how it is.

    At one time, I created blogger backgrounds and such. I won't offer you advice that I think will harm your hard work and time :)

    If you are indeed using the blogger in draft, template designer and the "simple" format on that...then this will not harm your work.

    You can always download your blog before you make any changes, saving it on your hard drive. Many template designers advise this when you're changing anything on your blog...just in case, but I've not ever had any troubles other than the one that kept old widgets/gadgets in strange areas. It's frustrating.

    I did find that doing this simple thing allowed my blog to rid of the odd placements, though.

    Go into your Layouts page and the Edit HTML box. Just below the box where all of the coding is, there should be a line that says "Revert widget templates to default", written in blue. It's the first line of blue that you'll see just under the box...not the other two shown below it.

    Clicking this will keep your widgets/gadgets, but will rid of any extras.

    Sometimes, other things get lost in the html processing. I don't know why but they do...the gadgets and widgets. This is why they've got a fix for it, I suppose.

    If I can ever help with anything, just let me know. I can't tell you how I've learned any of it other than the trial and error process. I, too, am self taught with many things :)

  5. Heather:
    Ahhhhh, you're referring to the new Blogger layout designer thingy!

    I'm using a pre-built layout from the web, and adjusting to my liking,slowly!

    I'm attempting a half assed magazine layout,when time is allowed.

    I appreciate your kind help and don't be surprised if I take you up on the offer!

  6. Holy Moly... I thought the site had gone whacky. Glad to read it is all your doing Jerry. LOL! Still managed to find my way around. Can't wait to see where you end up.

  7. I've been checking all day and finally thought to scroll down. It's wacky up there, though I know you'll get it figured out.
    Thanks for the examples, Jerry.

  8. AnonymousMay 01, 2010

    Thanks for sharing your recipes. They are totally awesome.

  9. thanks. these are gorgeous. This helps a lot... I really only know one way to apply texture so this is a wonderful post!

    Thank you for your time...

  10. AnonymousMay 02, 2010

    oooo.....aahhhhhh.....very nice!!

    And thanks for the last set of textures...wowswer....!!!

  11. AnonymousMay 02, 2010

    Love that beautiful old roof, gorgeous! Thank you!


  12. Jerry this is a long overdue THANK YOU! Your wonderful textures have made a tremendous difference in my photos. I particularly found this "Texture Examples" post useful because I often use more than one texture in a piece and this will give me some new ideas as far as what blend modes to use and at what opacity! Thanks again for all your wonderful gifts to the photo world.

  13. I love the "Leaving Home" print. Since I am very new to your site and work,...where might I find the Oil Painting 3 texture that was used?
    Thanks for all you do for us!

  14. Thanks Jerry. Going to give Oil Painting 3 a try! You rock!


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