Sometimes textures and overlays can add a color-cast to a photo that can add a nice effect. However, if you want to mask out the texture from parts of your photo, you may want to do so without removing this color effect. In this video I show just how to do that! Learn how to use the gaussian blur with a smart object to blur a texture layer but keep the texture layer colors intact.

Watch the video I mentioned at the beginning of this tutorial — “Adding Texture in Photoshop


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Rustic — A Nicolesy Texture Pack

If you’d like to have more of these textures, there is a full pack with 20 additional hand-made rustic texture overlays. This pack includes installation files for ON1 Photo RAW and Luminar, as well as the 20 JPEG texture files that work with any photo application that uses layers and blending modes.

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