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30 Quality Tutorials For Working With Textures In Photoshop

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Textures can work wonders to any design, therefore its certainly worth knowing how you can utilize textures in Photoshop to enhance your designs. It may be a print design or web design project textures can be used. In this blog post we searched the web to seek out some of the very best tutorials, which will educate you on how you can use Photoshop and textures together to produce great results.

I hope you enjoy the roundup of some of the very best texture tutorials, and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

1. 5 Awesome Techniques for Using Textures in Your Designs

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At some point in my design career I came to a realization that I can add incredible depth to my art by applying elements from the real world through scans and digital photos. Perhaps the greatest use of “real-world” elements is through the use of textures. We offer a ton of great textures here at WeGraphics, and sometimes I feel as though the use of textures can be overlooked by a new comer to the world of digital art. Let’s take a look at a few methods to utilize textures in fun and creative ways.

2. How to Create a Rusty Texture in Photoshoprusty-textures

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how simple it is to texturize objects using different fusion mode layers, adjustment layers, color tweaks and some very simple filters in Photoshop. You can use this simple technique in more complex illustrations of your own creation.

3. How to Make a Highly-Textured Site Layout in Photoshoptextured-site

In this tutorial, you’ll create a textured site layout by layering multiple images. Creating highly-textured web design layouts is easier than you may think. You can learn to build image intensive designs rapidly. For intermediate Photoshop designers creating this design will take less than an hour, and you’ll learn some professional tips along the way.

4. Add Stock Textures to Images for extra ‘Oomph’texture-tutorial

In this little Photoshop tutorial you’ll be designing a quick art piece, then we’ll be adding some texture to it, this is to demonstrate the use of texture in artwork, as you may be able to see in works from people such as GoMedia. Obviously this method will work better with some things and not so well with others, so please try to use it in moderation, if you will.

5. Create Fantastic Stone Textures in Photoshoptexture-rock-tutorial

In this tutorial, It will show you a quick and easy way to make a realistic stone texture with the help of the Liquify Filter. This tutorial is written for users who have a basic understanding of the tools and techniques commonly used in Photoshop.

6. Create A Cool Vintage Collage Design In Photoshopvinttage-collage

In this tutorial, It will show you how to create a retro-style design or vintage collage style. It will use images from old ads, handwritten texts, patterns, and other things to give to our design a vintage look.

7. Add Visual Texture 3 Easy Stepsvisual-textures

The use of textures in design are incredibly important in defining a surface.  While we can not create actual tactile textures in digital design, we can create the visual illustion of 3D texture.  This Tutorial aims to show you an easy way to do just that.

8. Reverse Grunge – Easy Texture Technique in Photoshop (and others)reverse-grunge

I will show you an easy and quick way to make a grunge-textured background in Photoshop. Of course, this isn’t the only way, but it’s not hard to do if you have a decent set of brushes to work with.

9. How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5texture-compositions

This tutorial is an example of how a few simple techniques can be used to create basics photo illustration using multiple layers, masking, the Pen tool, some basic lighting and one simple texture.

10. The Ultimate Wood Texture Tutorialultimate-wood-tutorial

Sure, you could take a photo of some wood and use that for a texture. But the real way to separate the Photoshop men from the boys is to make your own. In this tutorial, we are going to create a wood texture and apply some artwork on top of it that has an aged paint feel. To begin, make a new document as shown below.

11. How to Create a Grunge Web Design Using Photoshopgrunge-texture-tutorial

Sure, you could take a photo of some wood and use that for a texture. But the real way to separate the Photoshop men from the boys is to make your own. In this tutorial, we are going to create a wood texture and apply some artwork on top of it that has an aged paint feel. To begin, make a new document as shown below.

12. Guide to Creating Bokeh Texturesbokeh-textures

Sure, you could take a photo of some wood and use that for a texture. But the real way to separate the Photoshop men from the boys is to make your own. In this tutorial, we are going to create a wood texture and apply some artwork on top of it that has an aged paint feel. To begin, make a new document as shown below.

13. Custom Wood Texture in Adobe Photoshopcustom-wood-textures

In this tutorial, I will show you a simple, yet creative, technique that results in a realistic wood texture. This tutorial was written for anyone with a basic understanding of Photoshop.

14. Creating an Embedded Concrete Effect Using Layer Styles Onlywg-texture

It’s amazing what you can accomplish with layer styles. It’s a feature of Photoshop that is fun to play and experiment with. The short tutorial below is the result of some of my experimentation spending a few minutes with layer styles.

15. Dragon, Snake and Reptile Scales and Skindragon-texture

One of the things I like best about Photoshop is that you can get it to do work for you that would otherwise be very tedious. Imagine doing artwork involving a dragon, dinosaur, snake or other type of reptile that has a scaly skin texture. Drawing and coloring all those scales would be very time consuming and rather monotonous.

16. Adding Texture to the Skintextur-skin

One of the things I like best about Photoshop is that you can get it to do work for you that would otherwise be very tedious. Imagine doing artwork involving a dragon, dinosaur, snake or other type of reptile that has a scaly skin texture. Drawing and coloring all those scales would be very time consuming and rather monotonous.

17. Quick tip: how to turn wooden textures in awesome grunge backgroundsgrunge-backgrounds

A short tutorial to use textures in your designs.

18. Create a Wicked-Worn Vintage Pop Art Designgrunge-texture

pop art is alive! As I’m a big fan of grunge style, I’ll show you how to design a simple but nice vintage pop art piece with some wear and tear. This is a basic to intermediate tutorial, so you don’t need to be a guru to work with this effect and get an awesome result!

19. Dynamic Recessed Watercolor Typography in Photoshopwater-typography 

In this tutorial, It will show you how to mix vector elements and watercolor effects with text to create a stunning design. It’s a quick process that depends heavily on good choices of images and colors.

20. Design a Grunge Vintage Poster in Photoshopvintage-postes

In this Photoshop tutorial I’m going to explain how to easily create a vintage poster design. We will use some useful techniques related to patterns and visual organization with Photoshop guides. Also we will play with a texture to give an old look to the composition and will deal with adjustment layers for final touches.

21. Create a grungy background using patternscarbon-firbe-textures

There is a lot of different ways you can play with this to make it grungy and dirty, this tutorial shows you what I did.

22. How I do it – Unique Texture without using Brushes unique-textures

A quick way to add a little extra to a rather uninteresting texture, without using Photoshop brushes.

23. Meat Text Effect in PhotoshopUntitled-3 

A great tutorial to creating a meat text effect using textures.

24. Create a Watercolor Logo in Photoshopwatercolor-logo 

Create a Watercolor Logo, using different watercolor and paper textures learning different techniques on brushes and layer mask.

25. Create a 3d textured text effect3d-textured-tut 

You are going to take an object/text, change it from 2-D to 3-D and give it some realistic effects. We are going to be using Illustrator to create the object, then bring it into Photoshop to add highlights and shadows.

26. Photoshop Quick Tip: Enhancing Your Portraits with Texturestextured-photo 

You are going to take an object/text, change it from 2-D to 3-D and give it some realistic effects. We are going to be using Illustrator to create the object, then bring it into Photoshop to add highlights and shadows.

27. Manipulate Smoke to Create Hyper-Real Imageshyper-real-images

Learn to apply the Warp Tool effectively and a few other tricks to make smoke look like a skull. This technique has a variety of outcomes and works well with water, clouds and a whole bunch of other stuff. This is probably more for intermediate users, as I guide you through the process well, but not every Warp Grid point handle move

28. Realistic Denim Texturedenim-texture 

This tutorial is you will be creating a realistic denim texture from scratch by mixing grayscale layers using Blend Modes and Filters.

29. How to give a canvas-printed look to your imagescanvas-texture 

A great tutorial for applying a canvas texture effect.

30. Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshoptextured-text-effect 

A great tutorial for creating a great textured text effect.

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