gold Christmas ornament
On this I used several textures...
... and some of my own, lots of dodging & burning, and some other Photoshop stuff.
I've only done a couple texture things. I like it in general, but sometimes I think it just covers up a good photo. On the other hand, if your photo is just 'almost' good, it can hide blemishes and other quality issues.
It's 2am. I should be sleeping. Photoshop is so much fun though :)