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How to Apply Texture to Your Images in Photoshop

by Waseem Abbas on Mar 17, 2016

Do you want to add texture to your photos? Sometimes adding textural patterns to your images can make them stand out. In this article, we will show you how to apply texture to your images in Photoshop.

Apply Texture to Images in Photoshop

First, open the image you want to edit in Photoshop.

Original Image

We’ll name the background layer ‘Original Image’ (just double click on the background layer in the Layers panel to change the name).

Next, you’ll need to find an image with a stunning pattern or texture. We picked this marble texture below:

marble texture

Open up this texture image. Then copy and paste the image into your original image.

We’ll name this new layer ‘Texture Image’. Keep the Texture Image layer above the Original Image layer, as shown below:

Move Images

Next, go ahead and select the Texture Image layer by clicking on it in the Layers panel. In the dropdown that shows ‘Normal’, you should select ‘Screen’. (This will change the blending mode for this layer.)

Change Blend Mode

Now, simply reduce the opacity to 75%, so the texture looks original.

Reduce Opacity

If the texture doesn’t looks good on the face and body, then you can remove it.

You’ll need to go to Layer » Layer Mask » Reveal All, and it will add a white mask to your Texture Image layer.

Layer Mask

Now set your foreground color to black (from the lefthand toolbar) and select the Brush Tool. Paint over the skin and body areas to remove the texture.

Remove Texture From Body

That’s all. You can see the before and after image below:

Before After Apply Texture

Tip: Choose the texture image that is bigger in size than your original image, so you can adjust the size of texture as needed. For best results, we recommend trying out various different textures and selecting the one that looks best with your photo.

We hope this article has helped you to learn how to apply texture to your images in Photoshop. You may also want to check out our guide on how to create your own photography studio.

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