Monday, December 14, 2009

How to use my Worn/Sanded Overlays Quick Tutorial

I had a comment from a very frustrated Petra who could not figure out how to get the look I did for the previews using the Worn/Sanded Overlays. I thought I would write up a quick tutorial with some screen shots showing how I did it.  I used Photoshop but you can do the same thing in PSE and probably PSP (don’t quote me! lol). All the pictures below are clickable and you can enlarge them for detail.

First load an overlay and then create a new layer above the overlay layer and fill it with your chosen color:

ColorFill1

Then create a clipping mask (Alt+Ctrl+G or hover between the two layers with your cursor while holding the Alt key until you get the double circles and left click your mouse)

ColorFill2      

Then change the blend mode on the color fill layer to Overlay or Soft Light.

ColorFill3

You can do the same thing with a background paper instead of a color layer.

paperFill

But as you can see, the pattern from the paper shows through on the “torn” part.

paperFill2

Just use a soft eraser and erase the pattern from the white part.

paperFill3

And there you have your torn/battered/sanded paper! I hope this helps Petra and anyone else who had problems with this!

11 comments:

Christelle said...

Thanks for the tutorial!

Digi Free said...

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Grace said...

Deb, thank you for the great Worn/Sanded Overlays tutorial!

angelfaye said...

brilliant!Thank you!

Yvette said...

Thank you for this tutorial. It helped me out also.

makeyesup said...

Thanks so much for the super overlays and the instructions. It is very much appreciated.

Beth said...

These are great. I love your overlays! And I appreciate how you share your talent.

Traci said...

Nice tut, Deb! Thanks for the overlays!

anitab said...

Thank you for a great tutorial to go along with your wonderful overlays!

SouthFlaScrapper said...

Big thank you for your tutorial and for sharing your fantastic talent with us :)

scrappyt said...

Thanks for the sanded/worn overlays in the previous post and thank you tremedously for taking the time to post a tutorial for using them. It is ever so appreciated!