UPDATE: Please enjoy the video. The designer of the textures shown below no longer has a flickr account, as this post was from summer of 2008, so these are not able to be downloaded. BUT you can find amazing textures all over the internet. Here is a blog post from late 2009 where I list links to 1000’s of textures. Hopefully most are still active for you.
A few weeks ago I had a guest photographer on my blog sharing some textures. I promised to let you know how to apply them and get the most from them. Here is a video showing you how to use textures on your photos. Know that every photo will not look good with a texture applied. So like everything in post processing, use them sparingly and appropriately.
Also, before I show the video, I need to let you know something GREAT! Another amazing photographer, Angelo (ground*floor) on flickr has generously let me use his textures in my tutorial. And even better has given me permission for MCP Blog readers to go and download them.
Click on each collection below to go to his site and download the textures. They are incredible. Click here or on the tutorial box to view the video. It may take a minute to load so be patient.