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Fun with textures in Photoshop

Overlaying a photo like this with a texturized layer can significantly alter the appearance. This orchid was transformed to a softer, more romantic image.

A similar effect is seen in this example.

It may not be quite as apparent in this example, but it is also possible to layer with textures and to add a bit of "pop" to the image.

Are you interested in seeing how this is done? Check this link for a tutorial!