Textures can be from man-made materials, as well. Today’s offering is a fabric texture, incorporating patterns and colors in the mix.
I chose one of my wooden carousel horse images to enhance using today’s texture. While I really love the original image, I found myself bothered by the smoothness of the background in relation to the weathering on the horse. I didn’t want to rough up the background TOO much, tho; I felt that would make the image too busy and without focus for the viewer. I took one square of the Texture and cropped to that, then created a pattern using that cropped image (I’m behind the times, still using Adobe CS3). That newly created pattern is what I used for the texture overlay, erasing it from over the horse itself. My suspicions proved true – just the overlay made that background really fight with the wooden horse for capturing my eye! Taking the opacity down on the overlay layer to just 19% solved that problem for me and gave me a resulting image that I really like!