Do you use photographs to embellish your blog posts? Do you tweak them in a photo-editing program before you post them? Bringing in some light, sharpening the image, increasing or decreasing the saturation are common tweaks. Another way to enhance your photographs is by adding a texture to it. I make a lot of textures and share them on my other blog, Pixel Dust Photo Art.
For example, the photo below was a rather dreary one to which I added a texture of my own making, did a Levels Adjustment and added the Photoshop Filter called 'Poster Edges'. Below this image you will see the original photo.
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Of course, a great photo does not need any enhancement ... unless you want to make a piece of art from it or create a composite using it. Then applying a texture to a beautiful photo is one of your options.
None of the four examples in the above collage have any other Photoshop manipulations applied at this point. What you see are the photo, the texture applied and blended at 100% opacity. The first image in this post is an example of what can be done afterwards with more Photoshop manipulations to further embellish your photo.
If you are interested in experimenting with applying textures or overlays to your photographs, do check out my Mini-Sets Texture Shop at my other blog, Pixel Dust Photo Art. While you can purchase textures in the shop, I do give out free fine art textures on occasion. You just have to scroll through the blog and you can download them right there. Enjoy!