How to Use Textures To Enhance Your Photos in Photoshop

Textures are literally everywhere. Our entire world is based on textures. So it’s perfectly natural that textures appeal to us because we see and feel them every day. And it’s no surprise why textures have become such an important element in graphic design.

With textures, you can take a ordinary snapshot and turn it into a work or art. Let's get started.

Step 1. Load your image into Photoshop.

Photo By:  Vox Efx

Photo By: Vox Efx

Must Have Gear For Photographers Who Post Process Images

Must Have Gear For Photographers

X-Rite i1Display Pro Display Calibration

Planning to make photo prints? For optimal color accuracy before you print, I recommends the X-Rite i1Display Pro color calibrator. Get true on-screen color accuracy from all your screens. The i1Display Pro has a special features to detect ambient and flare light in your workspace and balance monitors to ensure your prints are true to color.


ViewSonic 2785-4K Monitor

The ViewSonic 2785-4K is one of the most affordable color accurate 27-Inch UHD Monitors on the market and it supports Adobe RGB color space. If your serious about photography a color accurate monitor is a must. Editing your photos on a bad monitor is like playing russian roulette.

The design of the monitor is elegant and simple. There is no frame except for the bottom, where you’ll find five setting buttons and a switch to turn the screen on or off. Additionally, in the middle of the base frame, a built-in light and presence sensor is visible. It’s handy for such a display to have a light sensor, as it helps the unit set its brightness level accordingly to the ambient light. The presence sensor is quite neat as well; you can set it to put the monitor in sleep mode when you leave your desk.


Covering 99% of the Adobe RGB colour space and 95% DCI-P3, the ViewSonic® VP2785-4K Ultra HD monitor meets the high colour standards of photographers, graphic designers, video editors, print departments, and other design professionals. With a sleek and modern design, the VP2785-4K features future-proof DisplayPort technology, as well as HDMI and USB 3.1 type C ports. To ensure precise, uniform colour, each of our monitors is factory calibrated to deliver an amazing Delta E<2 value for superior colour accuracy. An integrated colour uniformity function ensures consistent chromaticity across the screen, while a 14-bit 3D look-up table generates a stunningly smooth palette of 4.39 trillion colours. What’s more, productivity-boosting features include an advanced ergonomic design, a built-in ambient light and presence sensor, and a KVM switch. Hardware calibration is also available with the optional ViewSonic colourbration Kit, which allows you to quickly and easily calibrate the monitor for photography, graphic design, content creation, and other colour-critical applications.

Wacom Intuos Pro

When it comes to precision photo editing, a Wacom tablet may be the tool you never knew you desperately needed. Although the Wacom tablet has long been a favored tool of graphic designers and digital artists, it’s also an excellent piece of editing gear for photographers.

The Wacom Intuos Pros allows a tactile experience that many digital artists so desperately need. If you’ve spent a number of years editing with a mouse or trackpad there will undoubtedly be a a bit of a learning curve when it comes to using the pen, but with a little bit of practice you will likely find this device speeds up your editing process and make tools like dodging, burning and clone-stamping much more precise.

The role of the tablet and pen is a rather obvious one: It’s an input device that lends to the computer the fluidity, and familiarity of using the pencil and paper we’ve used our whole lives. Quite Adobe and Wacom work together to make the user experience with these tablets significantly heightened. In many ways, these programs were designed with tablets in mind. You simply cannot do the same things the same way without one.

Don't own a macro lens? - It's time you did!

Don't own a macro lens? - It's time you did!

Canon's L series lenses are known for being one of best, and highest quality optics in the industry. Canon glass produces stunning image quality and color rendition that very few brands can match. However Canon L glass but their price tag can to be quite high. Canon never lets you forget the “L” stands for luxury! However, right now Canon has a great deal it's 100mm Macro lens. Actually, for the price, it's a total steal right now..