Texture Tutorial - Creating an Instagram Post in Photoshop
Start with a 1080 x 1080 px white canvas and fill it the texture “sp2.png”. To do this, open the image file and go to Edit >> Define Pattern >> OK. Then on your white canvas, go to Edit >> Fill >> Contents: Pattern >> Custom Pattern and select the pattern you have just defined.
Then add a squiggle brush stamp in a color taken from the photo you want to use (or not, this is up to you). To do this, start by opening squiggle “23.png”. Then go to File > Define Brush Preset. Choose a color and select the Brush tool and then select the brush we have just defined. Then Create a new layer and stamp the brush.
(optional step) In my case, I think vertical lines work better with the photo, so I rotate the brush and flip it horizontally.
Add the photo you want to showcase to the center of the design. In my case I use this beautiful photo by Nicole Honeywill that I found on Unsplash. I resized it and cropped it it to 500x500 px and dropped it in the center of the canvas.
To add a little depth to the design, add a drop shadow. You can do so by selecting the layer that has the photo, right-clicking it and going to Blending Options >> Drop Shadow.
(optional) Adjust the Brightness and contrast of the image. Go to Layer >> New Adjustment Layer >> Brightness/ Contrast and play around with the settings to see what suits your photo better. I also added a Vibrance layer to bring out the colors (Layer >> New Adjustment Layer >> Vibrance).
Add some tape. Open the “wt7.png” and “wt8.png” and define them as brushes. Select a color (again I picked a color from the photo), adjust the size of the brush (these are sized down to around 500 px) and stamp away in a new layer. This will allow you to play around with the position and orientation of the tape to suit your design.
Add some text. Select a font and type away. Here I used Popless (https://creativemarket.com/justlikethistrain/2858972-Popless-a-font-duo) in the same color as the squiggles.
Finish with a little texture. Open the file “sp2.png” and set it as a pattern. Create a new layer and fill it with the newly created pattern. Invert the color and set it to Screen.
And this is your final product!