Photoshop Tutorial: Creating Grunge & Texture Recipes

Learn to create your own Photoshop Texture and Grunge receipes to use over and over in your photography!

I have a confession to make:

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


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?

Having our work recognized as uniquely ours is what brings us clients and artistic recognition.

Whether it's a wedding client or a gallery looking at your portfolio, you Need to Have Consistency!

So when I first sat down to begin my newest body of work, I literally wrote down all of the steps that I took to create the image.

Almost a year and half later I am still using that same Photoshop grunge texture recipe.

Say What?? A Recipe?

Yup. I have an actual Photoshop Texture recipe that I will be sharing in an upcoming tutorial.

But for now I'm going to teach you how to create your very own texture recipe using the textures I offer in my shop, plus a peek at the texture recipe that I've been using the last 18 months or so.

In this Photoshop tutorial I show you how to create your own Grunge or Texture recipe that you can refer to again and again in your editing process.

The benefits of this are two fold: you save time in your editing workflow and you begin to develop a consistency in your work which helps to form your overall artistic voice!

To grab the sample texture pack that I'm working with, sign up for my newsletter at the end of this post!

In the meantime watch the tutorial:

I hope that this tip help you save a ton of time, AND helps you communicate a consistent style to your clients.

If you have any questions about the tutorial, feel free to pop into my Facebook Group Beneath the Surface, Beneath the Surface, and ask. Either I, or one of our awesome members, will be able to answer your question!