I've been doing a little more work with Kim Klassen's Art of Texture course. Kim is a very competent and generous teacher and I am learning so much about Photoshop. I have been playing with one or two of my own photos and incorporating the tips I have been learning.
The original photo below of cottages on the beach in St Ives was altered to remove the figure at the corner of the house and then textures and colour fills added in various layers to achieve the aged effect above. I am not very good at keeping a note of where I have downloaded the textures from (sorry Kim, you'll have to slap my wrists). There are a lot of free textures out there if you search the web. I will try and remember to credit my source next time.
This image of hogweed (goutweed in America I think) is similar to the image Kim gave us to use in her course.
After a few adjustments it looks like this
My final image is an aged-up photo of my beautiful great-nephew in a cable car with his Mum at New Year,
This was quite a complicated procedure where a photo frame was made, a texture added and the photo clipped to the photoframe. Additional colour fill layers were also added and attention was paid to the opacity of the layers. I hope my nephew will forgive me for pinching the photo from his facebook page ;-)