How to easily add texture to your backgrounds in Photoshop.

One of my absolute favourite techniques for adding some extra artistic punch to my images is to add a texture to the background. I’ve been using this technique since I first started using Photoshop because it’s simple, effective and offers endless creative possibilities for transforming your studio images.

There are many free to download textures available online and I can also highly recommend the Adobe Paper Texture Pro Plugin for Photoshop, which is also a free download.

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Please click on my video above for an easy to follow tutorial containing two easy methods of adding texture to your backgrounds. I’ve added in some bonus colour grading tips in there too so please do watch the video through to the end and if you find it useful I’d love it if you subscribed to my YouTube Channel.

The sky really is the limit with this technique and I’d love to see your results, so please do connect with me via any of the social media links at the head of my page.

So what are you waiting for? Time to get stuck into creating some textured backgrounds and stay tuned for more Photoshop editing tips coming soon.

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I’m a fine art portrait photographer based in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Specialising in creative and styled portraiture, fitness photography, headshots, family portraits and personal branding for you, for actors, for athletes and for business professionals alike.

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