Yes, I already published this post on Wednesday evening. But I figure there are some out there that only look for their Friday Freebies on Friday - as any sensible person would! So I am republishing this post on Friday. Have I confused you yet? Good. Now if you have not checked out the two free textures below - be my guest! If you have already downloaded the textures, you need read no further. :)
These two textures are cousins - made from the same base components. To illustrate their differences, I am applying them to the same photograph using Hard Light blend mode in both instances. See what you think. If you think you can use them, simply click on the link to download.
I use MediaFire as one of my file hosting sites to facilitate the download of free files. They have have a new intimidating, gargantuan sign saying "File Not Found" which has made a few of you click away thinking you cannot download. If, however, you look below their large alert you will still see a "Download Image Here" button. Simply click on it and you will be good to go.
I think MediaFire is having trouble displaying the image of the download (the image is the file not found) - BUT the download capacity still works. Just stay calm, look around the page until you see the download button and click. If you have any problems contact me in the comments or by e-mail and I will make sure you receive the textures. :)
To download this PDPA Old Ornate Linen Texture click HERE.
Here Old Ornate Linen has been applied to the photograph of the wildflower. I processed it with the blend mode Hard Light adjusted to 85% opacity. The texture was removed from the flower bloom with a layer mask. The image was sharpened and a Levels Adjustment using the Output slider to desaturate slightly.
To download this free PDPA Linen Blind Texture, click HERE.
BTW, I have noticed that the dark textures I offer for free downloads have fewer 'takers' than the more neutral ones. Please don't be afraid of dark textures. You can still achieve fantastic desaturated, dreamy looks with them if that is your thing. All you need do is blend them in Screen, Lighten, Soft Light or Luminosity blend modes. You are really missing out if you assume they are not for you! Grab a dark texture and just experiment with it - they bring so much life to any photo. Dark textures are a 'must have' if you like to create photo art.