So I am starting to feel like textures are being under-rated these days. Almost like people forgot about them and what they can do for design. Does anybody else think this or am I just looking in the wrong places? I am a firm believer in the magic of textures. I feel that one texture alone can completely change the mood or tone of a piece. If you have had class with me then you might know about my texture obsession, but I can’t help it. I love them. There are so many to choose from, thousands, and when you use them in the right way they can really give your work that extra pizzazz that is missing or get across the tone that you are trying to convey. You can use familiar textures, recognizable ones that give viewers a familiarity between your work and themselves. Or you can adjust them in such a way that they can be used for emphasis, to highlight or minimize certain aspects of your piece. Also, they are so easily adjustable that they can be used in almost any way. Sometimes I feel that hours of digital effects can be achieved through one texture and little tweaking, but that is just my opinion. I am just all about the textures.