How to add texture overlays in Photoshop

How to add texture overlays in Photoshop

how to add texture in photoshop

Adding a fine art texture to your image in Photoshop 

Adding a fine art texture overlay to your images in Photoshop opens up a whole new world of depth and gorgeous tonality. Textures allow you to hide defects in the background, add interest, disguise banding and can instantly give your image a fine art or grunge finish.

Using texture overlays allows you to elevate your work to the next level in about 30 seconds!

Watch the video below to learn how to add a texture overlay to your image using Photoshop. Or, scroll down to read the step-by-step instructions below:

You can find the LSP Fine Art Texture Overlays, which include actions to add the texture

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adding textures in photoshop
Step by step instructions to adding a fine art texture overlay in Photoshop:
  1. Open your image in Photoshop
  2. Go to File > Place Embedded and locate the texture Jpeg image
  3. Hit "Place"
  4. Resize to cover your image
  5. Make sure your layers panel is visible (Window > Layers)
  6. On the texture layer, change the blend mode from Normal to Soft Light (for a gentle texture) or Overlay (for a stronger texture)
  7. Add a layer mask (click the little icon at the bottom of the layers panel like this [o]
  8. Use a black brush to brush away from your subject's skin


  • Remember, not all textures are created equal! Make sure you're using a texture that suits your image - be it grunge, fine art or gentle - the texture has to make sense.
  • If you find the texture is changing the tones of your image too much, you can desaturate the texture by using Control/Command + Shift + U
  • If you want to further edit the texture smart object, you can double click the little icon on the texture layer.



Related: Want to know how to add gorgeous depth with a fine art finish, using award-winning textures? 

Transform your image into a masterpiece as you go from plain backdrop to painterly texture in just a few clicks with the LSP Camden texture Overlay collection [here]

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