Adding layers of texture to your images can really add a dramatic effect to what might otherwise be a plain photograph. I find I generally use textures when I want to add some atmosphere or even an aged feel to an image. Textures and dark vignettes work really well together to draw your eye to the main subject.
Here are a few examples of layered texure added to some images. In my members zone at the galleria mancuso website, I have a section where I disect layered images and show what I have used to create the finished works.
Check it out if you’de like to see how. You have to register though to access the members zone but it’s all free!
To view the complete range of textured images, check out the ARCI – TEXTURE section at galleria mancuso