A brief, straightforward, simple tutorial on enhancing your titles with static textures to make them stand out and look more customized than just picking a generic typeface.
Note: This is NOT a tutorial on how to use After Effects. There are many, many tutorials on that by people much more qualified and experienced than I. This tutorial is about the concept of applying textures. While I've used After Effects here, the concept and principle is applicable in any editing program that has layers and blending modes.
A big shout out to CGTextures.com for their amazing selection of freely-downloadable textures.
I hope you like it and welcome your constructive comments!