Ok, so recently I started making my own Photoshop actions, because let’s face it. It’s hard to justify handing over $200 for a set of actions that you can probably make yourself if you have time. Well… While I was making some new actions, I decided I should start incorporating some textures for some of them. I used the same photo and created an action with the textures below on them. You can how each changes the picture, but, it really MAKES the picture have that old/vintage feel. Love it! I would encourage you to start looking at textures and seeing how you can incorporate them into some of your photos.
This is probably my favorite. You can see the damask pattern in the left of the photo. That was a window with a ledge that I evened out and then added the texture too, then masked out the texture on the chair and such…
This is probably my least fav. I’m not a huge fan of the “jean” texture but I think for this picture it works.
This is another great one! I love the words in the background. Obviously they wouldn’t be written on the wall but I think it makes a great collage-ish kind of texture.
And last but not least! The wrinkled paper texture! This one also gives it that old photograph/vintage look. Love it!
Jen Shannon Photography, Chicago Wedding Photographer