I love adding textures to my pictures.  When done right they can really enhance and change the mood of a photograph.  Here is a sample of something I was playing around with this morning.




The original picture


Layer a couple of textures:


7-24-14 Texture7-24-14 Texture 2


Use an ‘overlay’ or ‘soft light’ blending mode … add a little ‘glow’… and you have a more dramatic photograph.


7-24-14 Sea Bird




I am not satisfied with my final picture… I still have a lot to learn to perfect the look I am after.