Two Minute Tip: Adding Texture Using Smart Objects

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:00+00:00 February 25th, 2013|2 Comments

In this video tutorial, Nicole demonstrates how to add texture to a photo in Photoshop. She also shows how to do this using Smart Objects so you can edit and replace the texture and image layers to make things as non-destructive as possible.

Also, for those of you looking for more texture files to use in your images, check out Texture a Photo … they have some really great sets of textures. Here’s the link:

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Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. terrellcwoods March 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Nicole great tip and cool simple technique. Thanks. When ever you get the time it would be cool to have you explain why if Smart Objects are so great , why isn’t that just the default? Sometimes I forget to bring in a pic as a SO and then I have to start over. Sorry for rambling. Hope the fun continues in Australia for you and Brian.

  2. Ricardo March 12, 2013 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    This was a great short video tutorial, I learned a little something new.

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