Photoshop Tutorial: Creating Grunge & Texture Recipes

Photoshop Tutorial: Creating Grunge & Texture Recipes

I have a confession to make:

Do you know what my biggest difficulty in editing used to be?

Consistency!

I was all over the place with my editing. In fact I could have probably won an award for "Most Photoshop Actions & Lightroom Presets Used."

Unfortunately for both me and my portrait clients, that meant that my style was never cohesive AND it took me forever to edit a session.

Seriously, I would start form scratch every single time I started a new image, like I was reinventing the wheel.

Plus I had no signature "look." No one would have looked at my work and said "Ah, that looks like Jen Kiaba took that photograph."

And that's what we all want, right?

Photoshop Tutorial: Removing Textures Using Photoshop Layer Masks & Custom Healing Brushes

Photoshop Tutorial: Removing Textures Using Photoshop Layer Masks & Custom Healing Brushes

As promised, here is Part Two of my "Using Textures to Enhance Your Portrait and Fine Art" tutorial series! If you missed Part One, check it out here: Photoshop Tutorial: Using Textures to Enhance Your Portraits and Fine Art.

One of my biggest pet peeves when I began using textures was that I didn't always want to see the texture on the skin. There are times where it definitely enhances the image: think of cracks overlaid on skin and what a cool effect it could make.