Adding texture to portraits?

I’ve seen people add texture to their portraiture. Most of the time it adds a really nice characteristic. I’ve wanted to try it out, but never like the results.

So I stumbled around and found a free Photoshop Action, just for adding textures. I took a recent portrait of my kids, and tried it 3 times. Below is the final portrait in color and b&w. Then I have the 3 samples. What do you think? I’m still not so sure, btw.

Kids Portrait color

Kids Portrait B&W

Textured versions:
Kids Portrait texture 03

Kids Portrait texture 02

Kids Portrait texture 01


Author: TREVOR

Leukemia survivor. Son of The Most High. Father. Man.