07 September, 2016

Autumn is here - Time for new texture packs


I am back with two new texture packs. I have released the first one a week ago and you can have a look at it here:

As you might conclude correctlythis is intended for your landscape shots, but they work on other formats quite good as well.

They measure 6000px x 4000px each at 300dpi

I used a variety of different materials to achieve these subtle light grunge textures. I shot walls and surfaces in Mallorca and Italy - so these still breathe some summer air...

You can get them over on my Homepage for 14,90€ / app. 16,90 US$


A while ago I started taking painting classes. Apart from some more or less interesting paintings and drawings I was able to derive some textures from my efforts. I assembled a pack of 20 textures, that are all based on painted canvases. Some are mixed with other materials as well, but I think the painterly surface is well preserved.
I used these on a variety of photos and I find them particularly helpful and beautiful when used on misty mood fall or winter landscapes and scenes.

Take a look:

 These textures are at least 4500px x 4500px, but most of them are 5000px x 5000px / 300dpi

This pack of 20 textures is only 15,90€ / app. 18.00 US$

You can find them on my homepage here:

Canvas Texture Pack

Some Examples:

Please move over the images to have a Before/After view!

Creeping Fog
Four Black Birds

For the coming 14 days you can purchase these textures with a discount of 20% by entering the coupon code 


at the check out!!

Offer ends September 21, 2016

Thanks very much!

08 July, 2016

Simple texturizing tutorial

I am back with a very simple tutorial for all you beginners just starting to work with textures.

I chose a portrait of a horse to make some essentials clear.

1st -  its best to take a photo, that has some negative space around your subject, in this case the snowy and misty background. This brings out the quality of the texture and you also avoid the texture spoiling the images's own texture.

2nd - chose one or two textures that complement the colors of your image.

3rd - if you are not satisfied with your choice keep trying other textures and settings! E.g. go through different blend modes & shift the position of your textures.

Before and after comparison - please move your mouse over the image


As you can see I have chosen two textures from my Vintage Film & Photography Pack

Here's a closer look at the two textures:

Baltic Sands

Eagle Eye

As usual, here's also a screenshot of the layers in PS to make things clear:

Layers Horse

The first layer "Baltic Sands" characterizes the image, adding a photo border as well as a vignette giving the whole photo a vintage look.

"Eagle Eye" was chosen because of its red/orange tones that are a perfect addition to the horse's fur color. I had to add a layer mask to prevent the darker parts of the horse to become unrecognizably dark. As you can see I erased parts of the texture covering the horse this way using a soft round brush a low opacity.

Do you have any questions?
Please drop me a line, I will try to help!

Reminder: You can still purchase any of my TEXTURE PACKS with a discount of 25%!

"Save 25% on my texture packs with coupon code Summer16
Promotion ends July 16, 2016"

Have a nice weekend!

06 May, 2016

MAYFAIR Discount & making of

after a quite long wait Spring has finally arrived where I live!
I wanted to celebrate its arrival with a discount on all of my


that are available on my homepage. 

Save 20% by entering the coupon code 


at the check out!

*discount is available from May 6, 2016 through May 15, 2016!

One of my images, that I processed with some of my textures:

Vintage Wheat Field
Some information concerning the processing of this image:

- I processed two separate shots in Lightroom and merged them to a vertical panorama in Photoshop
  this is what it looked like after that:

- I wasn't satisfied with the composition of the image, I need more sky! But instead of cropping it and making it smaller, I opted for Photoshop's Content-Aware Scale feature and cropped it to a square format.

- I already gave the picture a vintage look in Lightroom, but the addition of three textures from my 
Spring Release collection made it perfect.

Here is a look at the layers in Photoshop:

I applied a layer mask to the wax- texture, because it made the horizon too dark and the picture lost a lot of its depth. 

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for reading!

24 March, 2016



although I am still waiting for real nice Spring weather I wanted to kick off the new season with a big


Save 20% on my texture packs from my homepage.
The coupon is valid through April 7, 2016 as far as you purchase s.th. for at least 5,00 €!!

All you have to do is to enter the coupon code  SPRING2016 at the check out.

You'll find my texture packs here: TEXTURE PACKS

Hope you have a wonderful easter holiday season!

Cherry Blossom Skies - before/after

Thanks very much!

17 March, 2016

New Texture Pack : Inspirations - 36 new fine art textures


I have a new texture pack ready for purchase - I called it


The pack consists of 36 large sized self made textures that cover primarily soft tones and rather fine patterns and textures.

You can purchase them from my site for 28,90 € (+VAT of your respective country within the EU!) here:

or you can purchase them at my CreativeMarket store for USD 29.00



To give you an idea of the effect some of these textures have, I have assembled some before and after view of images I processed with these textures. To make it possible to  follow my processing with textures I also added screenshots of the Photoshop layers.

Doldrums Before and After

Doldrums Processing

Doldrums Layers

No. 2 Majestic Mountains


Majestic Mountains processing

I know this looks rather complicated, but when it comes to the textures, it is rather simple. You might have noticed, that I used one of the textures in Normal blend mode (Night Storm layer). I recently like to do this, because adds some intense colors/textures to the foreground or as in this case to th sky as well.

No.3 Spring Sky

Spring Sky Before and After

Spring Sky processing

Three textures were chosen to add a slight vintage tones and rather subtle textures.

Thanks for your attention!

28 January, 2016

Making of - here comes the fear


time again for a short texture recipe disguised in the making of a picture. I'd like to show you how you can keep the overall feeling of an already moody picture, while adding some grunge.

Here's the result, though there are two versions. What you see is the one I finally liked best, it's the one where I tried to keep the colors I achieved with my Lightroom processing.
There is another one, that is influenced by the colors that the textures added, which you can check-out at the end of this post.


Processing in Lightroom

I took this photo on a rather dark and foggy morning, so I had to do a lot of brightening up and recovering / altering the colors. Generally I tend to take slightly more underexposed images, because I found, that it is easier to brighten parts of a photo that the other way round.

Here is what I started with:

1/125s - f 7,1 - ISO 400

Basically I lightened up the foreground, that brought back the color of the  orange-red leaves.
I changed their color to a more cold red by altering the orange tones to red. Cranking up the whites and playing around with curves lightened up the foggy parts and the colors as well.

Processing with textures

I wanted to keep the tones, but also wanted to have strong textures without dominating the soft misty parts of the photo.
I thought it best to search for more "neutral" textures with soft colors and more or less regular patterns.

I chose three from my last pack October Moods.


I had to use a clipping mask (the green layer) on theThunder texture, because its blue hues changed the tones too much to the cold blue hues. 

The Silverstone texture added the desired grunge effect on the top of the trees, but was too much for the trees and the distant light in the middle. Therefore I had to erase parts of it using a layer mask.

The Misty texture added further subtle texture patterns and light using the Overlay blend mode.

Finally here is a small version of the image without activated clipping mask, that feels colder and altered the greenish-blue hues to colder blue ones:

You can find my textures here:

or here: 

Thanks for your attention!

30 November, 2015

Cyber Week 25% off and free texture

Hi there,
Save 25% on all my textures during this week with the coupon code


that you have to enter at the check out!! Please note, that the minimum purchase barrier is 5 €!!!

Valid until December 5, 2015!

You`ll find my textures here:

There are also considerable discounts today on my products on Society6 and Redbubble!

Free texture:
Aus Free Textures and Backgrounds
Thanks very much and have a great week!! Dirk