Video Tutorial – {using textures} plus more free textures

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Video Tutorial – {using textures} plus more free textures

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.



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  1. Luis Barceló
    July 29, 2008 at 10:07 am —

    Thank you very much, this tutorial is very usefull, pictures look GRATE!!

  2. Jovana
    July 10, 2008 at 4:21 pm —

    PERFECT! I too have seen other photographers using textures.. and I couldn’t figure out how to apply them. Thank you for the tutorial!!

  3. June 29, 2008 at 12:29 pm —

    Thank you for providing this info– I had been trying to determine how this was done after seeing another photographers work and you made it look so simple! I just found this website and find it very helpful.

  4. Therese Marie
    June 27, 2008 at 9:16 pm —

    WOW thanks so much, these are great.

  5. June 25, 2008 at 2:43 pm —

    You are stupendous! Thank you, thank you, thank YOU!!!

  6. June 20, 2008 at 5:08 pm —

    Great tutorial! I’ve already started playing with some of my images.

  7. June 20, 2008 at 7:50 am —

    There are different sizes you can load – click on original. Wait for it to load. Right click and save. That way you can see you are getting the highest resolution offered for each.

    Hope that helps.


  8. Nancy
    June 20, 2008 at 1:50 am —

    The textures are fabulous, and what a great resource! I am having a problem though, the largest size is still quite small and only covers a fraction of my image. I am wondering how other people are handling these textures for their images. I’d like to hear what others are doing with it – thanks!

  9. Faith
    June 19, 2008 at 4:04 pm —

    Crud, I hate typos. I meant Jodie 😉

  10. Faith
    June 19, 2008 at 4:03 pm —

    How generous, thanks Angelo! Great tutorial Jodi.

  11. Lisa O'Connor
    June 19, 2008 at 1:15 pm —

    *~*Love*~*~Love*~*Love It!! Thank you so much =)

  12. June 18, 2008 at 10:09 pm —

    You all are welcome. Yes – you need to download each one. So pick just the ones you like most and know you will use. Or bookmark it and go back as you need things for specific photos.

  13. June 18, 2008 at 9:57 pm —

    Thanks once again for another great tutorial! Do you know if you have to download each texture separately? I haven’t used textures. I am so excited!

  14. June 18, 2008 at 6:10 pm —

    I’m so very glad I found your website!!! Your tutorial was exactly what I was looking for! thank you, thank you!!

  15. Mayra
    June 18, 2008 at 4:37 pm —

    Jodie Thank you!! The textures look great on my pictures. Thanks for sharing:)

  16. johanna
    June 18, 2008 at 1:24 pm —

    thanks again Jodi. I know you’re selling actions here, we’re all selling something…but you’re such a good sharer, and it is so appreciated.

  17. June 18, 2008 at 9:44 am —

    Thanks Jodie. As always, very helpful. The textures are great!

  18. gina
    June 18, 2008 at 12:20 am —

    thank you again, you’re the best!! you totally should hold a workshop…

  19. Elena
    June 17, 2008 at 10:47 pm —

    Thanks!!! Great tutorial, and the textures are priceless.

  20. June 17, 2008 at 10:23 pm —

    Thanks Jodie, brilliant!

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Video Tutorial – {using textures} plus more free textures