Looking for a new filter that’ll make your images stand out on crowded social media feeds? Want a vintage look or for your photo to have a crumpled paper texture? Consider using a free stock texture as a photo filter!
Textures can add extra oomph to an image – turning lackluster photos into captivating images and great photographs into works of art. Want to try adding textures to your favorite images? StockVault has thousands of textures you can download for free. So, what are you waiting for? Keep scrolling to find 10 free stock textures that you can use as photo filters and a Photoshop tutorial to get you started.
In this article:
- 10 Free Stock Paper Textures to Download
- 3-Step PhotoShop Tutorial for Using Paper Textures as Filters
10 Free Stock Paper Textures To Download
1. Old Grunge Vintage Paper Texture
2. Glue Stained Paper Texture
3. Coffee Stained Paper Texture
4. Crumpled Paper Texture with Deep Creases
5. Scanned Antique Paper
6. Cardboard Texture
7. Red Paper Texture
8. Coffee-Stained Grunge Photomanipulation
9. Oil-Stained Paper Background
10. Creased Paper Texture
3-Step PhotoShop Tutorial for Using Paper Textures as Photo Filters
Want to take your images to the next level? From macro images of insects to eye-catching selfies, paper textures can be used as photo filters for just about everything. And the process is pretty simple! Below you’ll find a 3 step PhotoShop Tutorial that you can use as a guide for applying paper textures as filters.
Step 1: Open your base image in Photoshop. This photo can be a self-portrait, an image of your pet, or anything you like. This photograph will function as the foundation of your photo manipulation. I
Note: If you want the paper texture to be prominent, consider making your image grayscale before moving to step 2.
Step 2: Download your favorite photo textures from StockVault then import them into your PhotoShop document with your base image. Make sure the paper texture is the top layer.
Note: You may have to adjust the size of the imported image to fill the frame
Step 3: Apply a blending mode of your choice. After your preferred blending mode is applied, play with opacity levels to achieve your desired look. Overlay, soft light, and multiply are good blending modes to start with. But there are no right or wrong answers. So, experiment!
Note: You can take your photo manipulation a step further by adjusting levels, brightness, and contrast or adding Photoshop-native filters such as grain or gaussian blur.