Add Textures in Photoshop and take your Pictures to Another Level

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: August 30, 2013

Category: General

Hey Folks,

Wow Friday already?

Crazy how fast the days are going by or is it just me?

I remember as a kid hearing people say “As you get older times goes faster” and thinking how could that possibly be? Time is just time right?

However, the weekend is just around the corner 🙂

Ok so earlier this week I was having a sort out of my hard drives, archiving and deleting files when I stumbled across a few photographs I’d taken a while back now of Natural Bodybuilder Nigel St Lewis. This series of photographs I’d put aside for a rainy day but never actually went back to them. I guess it’s because several other images from the shoot had ended up being used in magazines, Nigel was happy and we moved on to the next shoot.

Anyway I thought I’d have another look at some of them and just revisit the retouching during a bit of time out…

Here’s the final retouch after about 5 minutes or so in Camera RAW and Photoshop:
And here’s a side by side showing the original Out of Camera and Final Version:

Aside from some dodging and burning and a little body reshaping the main thing here was adding textures onto the otherwise dull grey paper background.

I’m going to be recording a tutorial soon showing how to do this kind of retouching but for now, if you haven’t seen it already, be sure to check out Episode #12 of my Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom video podcast below where I show how to add textures all from within Photoshop:

Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a few days.

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  1. Thiago Fagundes Botelho

    Hello Glyn, how are you?

    Hope to see soon the tutorial of Nigel’s photo.

    Can you say when it’s gonna be?

  2. DaveT

    These get better and better – thanks Glyn!



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