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What is the best way to apply this paper texture to a photo?


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I have this paper texture that I would like to apply to a photo so that it looks as if it was printed on this paper. I tried different adjustment layers and blend modes in APh but each time the photo becomes too dark or too light and loses contrast. Is there a way to prep the paper texture so that I can maintain the overall quality of the photo?

I need this paper texture because it's part of a larger design and the creases and spots continue in it. 

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Try using different blend modes with the image - multiply usually works well.

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13 minutes ago, AffinityJules said:

Try using different blend modes with the image - multiply usually works well.

Yes, Multiply blending mode is the first thing that comes to mind.
For the paper, I would use Multiply blending mode and apply the Brightness/Contrast adjustment (to the paper layer only).

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57 minutes ago, AffinityJules said:

Try using different blend modes with the image - multiply usually works well.

43 minutes ago, telemax said:

Yes, Multiply blending mode is the first thing that comes to mind.
For the paper, I would use Multiply blending mode and apply the Brightness/Contrast adjustment (to the paper layer only).

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Brilliant guys, that did it! Thanks for your help!

Earlier I had tried to apply a B-C adjustment to the photo but that didn't work too well. Applying it to the texture is the way to go. 

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Blend ranges also works quite well...

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59 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

Blend ranges also works quite well...

I'm just learning about Blend Options/Ranges. I tried your settings and played around with them a bit but haven't succeeded yet to get a satisfactory result. Thanks for bringing this option to my attention, though!

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2 hours ago, JimmyJack said:

@Hilltop, you might want to consider adding a Frequency Separation too (maybe just the high pass) to really get those fine crinkles poppin'!!

(this might be a little too exaggerated. But it's for effect 😉)
 

Yes, that makes the texture stand out even more. Thanks JimmyJack!

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