Press Command+J (PC: Ctrl+J) to make a copy of an image layer. Set the blend mode of the bottom layer to Multiply and the top layer to Screen in the Layers panel. Now when you place the two layers on any background, you can adjust the Opacity of those two layers to allow the texture of the background to show through.
Tip by: Pete Collins
Photoshop User Magazine -- 13th Annual Top 100 Photoshop Tips -- Pg 49
After a brief search I came across the image blow, on the left.
I loved this as soon as I saw it, and I knew I wanted to use it in this tutorial.
This is simply an inverted version of the previous image. To invert an image, press Command+I (PC: Ctrl+I)
I also played with the ordering and blend modes of each different layer to see what I felt would give me the most pleasing results. What I ended up with was this:
The following (top layer, down) is how I came to this:
Original image: Screen blend mode
Texture layer: Multiply blend mode
Gradient-Warm: Multiply blend mode
Gradient-Cool: Screen blend mode
Original image (duplicate): Normal blend mode
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