This is another piece I shot at the nature center, of a butterfly under glass. It's supposed to look distorted and old, so the texture works really nicely here, I think. I used the "darken" feature in the layer tool to bring through the color of the butterfly a bit more, since playing with the opacity under "normal" didn't do it justice.
I reeeally love this one, although I took it as a screen shot- from a television commercial. I was testing my Nikon d90 at the time, trying to see what kind of quality shot it would take from the tv, and playing with the automatic settings. I ended up liking it, so I kept it and used it here. I love the way the texture really matches the scene, I can imagine capturing a quiet moment like this with an old toy camera. Plus, the texture hides the screen shot's effects of electronic noise and strange color aberrations, so it comes out looking more like a normal photo. I imagine this is something my cats would do.....if I had a piano in my condo.
I hope to try more work with textures this week, they're incredibly fun, and are helping me learn some of the features of Photoshop I wasn't using before. As I improve and learn what works, I may post some of them on Etsy as well.