Originally Posted by donakat
Have you tried the various filter options in Photoshop (if that's what you're using)? For example, filter-->sketch-->water paper gives a great texture. As does filter-->brush strokes--> crosshatch. Experiment!
That doesn't get the effect that I want. I want overlays that are made for pictures. Some have colors in them .. the pink textures are so pretty for pictures of little girls with pettiskirts on :)! Alot of photographers sell them as "photographer tools" but I thought that some designers could make them also. They are simple overlays,grunge,scratch,vintage,colored .. add to your picture adjust the opacity,erase the subject and you created an entirely different photo.
Example pic that I did of a textured overlay that I got off of a photographer.
This picture was too bright from the sun. I added the texture to try and balance it out. Picture is of my daughter playing outside on her wooden chair.
Another image that I did .. I just added a sun effect to the picture with the texture. It's something new that I am hoping to add to my portfolio: