I love texturing photos! The blend between what's captured in the moment and what is artistically applied later that combine to create something unique - something that only existed in my mind's eye until it was created: something about that blend fascinates me and I can easily get lost on my computer for way too long!
Some of the best textures I have seen come from Jessica Drossin. She sells texture packs, but there are also freebies from time to time. Right now, there's a freebie on her facebook page. If you're unsure how to use them, she also has great video tutorials. I don't have photoshop so I've downloaded GIMP and it does (for free) everything I need it to.
There's a photo competition just now using her latest free texture: downpour.
This is my entry:
I'd really appreciate it (if you're on Facebook) if you took a minute to vote for me. I haven't found a way to direct link to my photo, but it should be between pages 7 & 9.
Thanks, in advance, for your time!