I love working with texture. I learned a lot of what I do at Flickr in the Ghostworks group and in the Textures Only group. I think a little texture can ‘glue’ a composite together. I work with Photoshop but any program that has layers and blending modes can be used. I was playing with Pixlr the other day and was quite impressed with it’s range of features.
The texture used here is courtesy Shadow House Creations.