Tut: Texture Overlay

I think this is a fun technique. You can use it on your photo as my video shows, or you can use this on your paper, alpha, etc. Give your work a dirty/grungy look. Incorporate your dirty/grungy brush for some cool visual (and easy) visual effect. I am almost sure you can use this technique from PSE 4 to PS CS3 on a PC/Mac. On my Mac’s PSE 4, look at your layer palette. Right under the word layer there is a drop down that probably says normal. Next to that is the opacaity. Change normal to overlay and move the opacity and you have it. You can do this in PS too but I like going into the blending mode just because there are more stuff to play with.


Texture image: Darknews
Brush: Misprinted Type

Again, all I did was show you the basics. Play around and you might be amazed at the end result. Don’t forget to keep adding layers when you play with the brushes, that way you can easily delete a stroke that you don’t like. Yes you can undo (or delete a step from the history) but there is a limit to history and you can freely move the brush if need be.

My Studio Calico kit came today. I am so happy with it. I think I got a great deal in many ways. The kit is beautiful and I feel like I saved $$ in time. I don’t have to go to the store, stare, not find coordinating items, and leave with stuff I didn’t work. Now I have this coordinating set and by looking at it, I can make about five pages (or more but I don’t like using the same – obvious – stuff over again) and a few cards and/or altered stuff. The downside… the kit is so pretty I am afraid to cut it. Ahhhhh!

It’s 1 a.m. I should go to bed. This post will be available when my video is approved by Revver. Isn’t technology amazing? You push a few buttons and it just works without you being there.

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