Could somebody let me know who to credit the light texture and brush to please? Thank you.
We are going to go from this to this: .
Uses PS7.0, Very easy level of difficulty, transferable.
First, crop the base image to 100x100, then sharpen (Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen).
Duplicate the base and desaturate it. Set the layer to Linear Burn, 100% opacity.
Then apply this light texture (forget who from ^_^;), and set the layer to Lighten, 75%.
Finally, apply this antique-look, icon-sized brush to the image (who to credit please?) in white, and set to Soft Light, 100%.
Voila. As I said, easy.