I recently bought Dirty Pictures from Totally Rad, which is basically a plugin for Photoshop to make it easier to add textures to your images. I don’t normally do a lot of textures on my images, partly because I don’t always see it working, and partly because it’s more time than I want to spend sometimes. Well, a new toy is always an excuse to play, and so I took two of my favorite shots from a recent session and played with them. Of course, playing isn’t fun if you can’t do show and tell, too. What do you think?
My first edit:
Dirty Pictured (Dirtied Picture? What’s the appropriate verb?:
Original (clean and lovely but kind of austere):
Dirtied (I really love how this one warmed up):
I have to say, I really enjoyed the layout and interface of the plugin, and I loved that I could make it render previews of all the textures using the actual image I was working on. It made it super easy to decide right away which textures I was interested in using and which ones I might have to delete from my computer entirely.