The texture I chose is called Impressionista by MCP I believe....I've had it for a long while now so don't get me 'ta lying! I throw all of my textures into one fat file.
This is a close-up of my granddaughter, Samantha sooc (straight out of camera). Faces and macros, I believe, are two of my most fun types of shots to work with these days. Texturing can be fun too but I find I don't remember to use it very often. Donna's challenge reminded me that I knew how to texture so...why not?! I'm not proficient at it but I try. Out came the refresher notes....dusted off and opened. Slowly, memory started to take over. Alright...so here is how I managed to accomplish adding my texture.
I used Photoshop Elements 9.
First of all I cropped the photo to cut out the excess visual distractions then I did a little light tweaking. Now I am ready to apply the texture...
Click File, click Place and your texture will be placed on top of your photo layer. I centered it and clicked accept. I then left the opacity at 100 and changed the layer from Normal to Soft light.
I also don't like the texturing on a subject's skin so I had to clean it off! To do that, I selected the texture layer, click it BACK to Normal...I now needed a medium skin tone to paint with, I chose a matching color...set the texture BACK to soft light and started painting the texture off of her skin.
Thanks Donna for the texture challenge! It was fun! A texture adds a huge heaping amount of drama to any photo. If you haven't tried this medium, you really need to!
Now go visit some other wonderful photos at Donna's, A Personal Photo Challenge.