Blend Textures In Your Instagram Photography

If you are look­ing to add a bit more extra (or explore a bit) with your Pho­tog­ra­phy, specif­i­cal­ly with Insta­gram, read on. It took me a while to track down these sources so I hope they help you find more cre­ative ways in using Insta­gram; and in the process, learn and grow more with your Pho­tog­ra­phy style.

For this post, I will be intro­duc­ing three peo­ple who are con­tribut­ing to the com­mu­ni­ty by cre­at­ing and dis­trib­ut­ing free texture/pattern/overlay packs. You prob­a­bly have seen a lot of amaz­ing images late­ly using these or a com­bi­na­tion there of.

The first would be Merek Davis who cre­at­ed #mex­tures. Here’s an exam­ple:


You may down­load this pack at the link below (Merek’s tweet):

Next up is Neal Diek­er and his #ndpat­terns.


You may down­load his pat­terns here.

Last but not least, Eduard Cam­bra… well Android Edi­tors. I was look­ing for leads for #impashapes which Eduard has linked on his Insta­gram pro­file, but it seems he and the rest of the team are cur­rent­ly push­ing for #lumi­forms only.1


At the time of this writ­ing, #lumi­forms was the only one avail­able for down­load. Grab it here.

In addi­tion, if you are won­der­ing how you may use these with your pho­tographs, here’s a use­ful video that Tay­lor Allen made (using #mex­tures in Photo­forge):

Here’s my first crack at a new work­flow:

Sunday's #MNL Sunset

I hope you enjoy these tid­bits. Now go out there and cre­ate!

  1. Hope­ful­ly we see #impashapes back as stat­ed by Eduard. []


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  1. Edu C

    Hey man! How cool is this? Thanks for includ­ing me here! Lumi­forms are a col­lec­tive effort with 2 of my team mates at Android Edi­tors and sup­port­ed by the whole AE team. As for Impashapes, link will be back in by bio soon! Thanks a lot!

  2. Alice Long

    Such nice post 🙂
    I was just won­der­ing what is impashapes, then I saw ur post after I google it
    Thank you any­way :3

    • Sherwin

      Thanks Alice. Glad it helped. I was in the same posi­tion as you were and could­n’t find enough infor­ma­tion so I craft­ed this. Awe­some that its help­ing peo­ple under­stand these tools a bit bet­ter. Have a good one!