Note: Instructions and screen shots in this tutorial were done with PSCS2 but will work for later versions also.
One of the things that can set your elements apart from others is adding realistic textures. While there are many plug-ins for Photoshop you can purchase, they are not always necessary! PS contains all the power you need to create rich, realistic textures. Let’s look at using filters and layer styles to create a fur texture.
You can use this tutorial to create a fur texture for any short-haired animal (i.e. zebra, tiger) paper or elements. The exact same method was used to create the giraffe element.