Thursday, May 19, 2011

Free Texture Friday

Okay, I'm one day early, but I could not wait to post this fabulous free texture just for you.  This texture can be used in most blend modes as you will see in the examples I have provided below.  It adds depth, drama and intensity in several of the blend modes but you can still achieve a desaturated look by using "Screen".  I love what this versitile, old-worldy texture does for my photographs and I am sure you will too!  Enjoy! 

(Since I am regularly offering textures on this blog, why not "Follow" so that you will be alerted about each new free download?)

To download this free texture "Renaissance 1" click HERE.  See below for examples of this texture in several different blend modes.

First, here is the texture "Renaissance 1" with an image from the web.  Difference blend mode is used here with an Opacity of 86%.

This everyday photograph will be used to demonstrate effects of different blend modes on the texture.

Blend mode Linear Light with Opacity at 85%

Blend Mode Soft Light with Opacity at 100%

Blend Mode Hard Light with Opacity at 75%

Blend Mode Screen with Opacity at 90%

Blend Mode Color Burn with Opacity at 70%

Blend Mode Difference with Opacity at 100%

Note:  While the French script on this texture is not very visible when applied to the above photograph, it is visible when applied to still life shots.

Terms for Download:  You are free to use this texture to enhance your personal or commercial work.  Please do not claim it as your own work and/or regift or sell it as is.   Copyright still applies after download.  I am only agreeing to forgo copyright once it is incorporated into your own work.  


  1. wonderful to have a texture that adds punch in linear and colour burn - and looks good on difference. REally appreciate that you show the different effects, thanks

  2. Beautiful textures in its different variations. The facade with trees and shadows are great.

  3. Thanks so much for commenting on my muse post and what a great texture. I'm so glad I popped over to check out more of your work. I'm now following so I can see more!

  4. I particularly like the otherworldly, aged effect and depth that your texture adds to the photo of the statue. I have a feeling I've walked right in front of that Montreal apartment building. My daughter lives in the Plateau area (Laurier E. and de Lorimier) and we walk everywhere when I visit her.

  5. ...louciao... Could be! I actually don't recall what street we were on when I snapped that one from the car. I just know we were driving around looking for parking for a restaurant in the Plateau, on St. Denis, "Les Trois Petits Bouchons".

    Glad you like the texture.

  6. ...louciao... Oh - I meant to add that I have a daughter who lives in The Plateau too!

  7. Hi Bonnie, glad you made it over to ragzedge. I knew you would find another kindred spirit there. And I too love the statue. The processing enhances the drama so effectively. It would make great cover art for an Anne Rice book!

  8. So many pretty things to see and to learn here ~ fantastic!
    xo Catherine

  9. Bonnie -- Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks so much for the beautiful texture! Love your work and your profile picture is so sweet!

  10. Thank you for this quick lesson..I keep forgetting about changing the opacity of the different blend SURE makes a difference.
    I am just learning about all this since taking Kim Klassen's class..

    REMEMBERING ALL OF THIS is my biggest problem !
    I'm 73 years old...and have Fibromyalgia...forgetting is my middle name.
    (Fibro Fog)



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