Blend Modes to add textures.

Police Composite photoshop tutorial


In this post i will try and explain how i added the grassy texture that you see in the foreground of the above image.

Police Composite photoshop layers

Here is the image part finished. I liked the layout of the positioned pieces but i felt that the ground needed some more texture to it.  With there being some patches of grass to the left and right of the concrete ground. I thought that it would be fun to see if a grass texture would look cool, plus give it a distressed look.


I found this grass image on Deviant Art. Selecting the move tool, drag it onto your composite workspace.


There you go job done.....

Nahhhh, now we need to make it fit into our image. I firstly tried various blend modes to see which best made it fit.


The blend mode Overlay looks super cool for this texture. I liked the way sone of the underneath concrete layer was showing through. 

Adding a layer mask filled with black, with using a white brush you can now "paint" in your new texture. 

If you feel that it is a little strong you can also play with Opacity slider until you find it working for you. 

If you have any questions relating to this post or regarding some photoshop techniques, please feel free to message me and i will try and help.