Graphic designers or web designers use Photoshop textures to create various photo effects, backgrounds and add grit. Textures make your photo look visually appealing; they add a beautiful touch to the pictures.
Photoshop textures are used to enhance color of the picture and make it look natural. In image 3, Bokeh texture makes the background hazy whereas the center of the picture becomes prominent.
Photoshop textures makes pictures look awesome with added effects such as in image 5 the grungy paper texture makes the photograph look old and cherished with the crumpled look.
The textures make your picture a canvas on which various effects are added without the use of brush. It can be a single color or multiple colors that boost a picture’s background. You can give a retro look or a vintage touch to any picture within a few clicks. The textures are versatile as they add different effects to different pictures; you can create a background with several colored bars, can give wood texture, create an abstract background, can use geometrical figures to create beautiful compositions, and give smokey background effect.
You can create reverse grumpy textures and backgrounds with eraser tool. You may also use photo composite with filter forge to give a unique yet interesting frame for a picture. Photoshop gives you an option use plugins to give weathered look to an image. With paint splatter effect, you can manipulate a picture and look it like it has been painted with a brush. You may also opt for a heavily-textured poster design to give a scary look to any image.
There are endless possibilities to use Photoshop textures, but you need practice to excel in using them.
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