I'm taking a free photo editing class from Jessica Sprague. Today's class is the coolest one yet-using textures. Here's my class project (#1-there are 2 more for this class but I haven't done them yet). I think it turned out so neat! The top pic is the original and the bottom is the one with 3 textures applied and tweaked. Oh I also used a Pioneer Woman action to convert to b&w and then I reduced the opacity on some layers so it was a tiny bit colored. That was before I applied the textures.
I highly recommend her classes. Many are not free but she does have some free tutorials. I think that this class is worth money so I'll be taking at least another one (not a free one) with her.