Textures have been fascinating bloggers, and photographers for some time now. The ability to change a photo, age it, or add texture, and colors is tempting. But until lately I had not dipped my toes into the water. Thanks to Cindy, at Rosehaven cottage, and to Carolynn from a Glowing Ember for their help in figuring this out.
I noticed that textures I had downloaded from Shadowhouse Creations were showing up in Picasa as photos. So I decided to play with them to see if I could use them in Picasa.
You can, just not to the extent that it is possible with Photoshop.
All I needed to do, was select a my photo, and pick one of the textures as the second photo. Then I clicked on collage, and choose multiple exposure.
Picasa melds the two together, and creates a new textured photo, simple, and fast. Although it is limited, you can create some interesting images with it.
It might be worth giving it a try if you are a Picasa user. And once you try it in Picasa, you are definitely going to want to try it in Photoshop.
It is too much fun!