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Photoshop Friday : Patterned Overlay

Hey there! I'm excited to bring back some Photoshop Friday fun! Below you'll find a helpful video that will show you how to use a patterned paper as an overlay for our focal photo. This is a great technique because you can add texture and interest to your photo without distracting from your photo. You can do this technique with virtually any patterned paper. Add in different blending modes to your patterned paper, and your options become limitless. Make sure to see how our Creative team has used patterned paper as an overlay to see the different kind of looks that you can achieve. (See PDF).

I will show you two different ways that you can do this technique in Photoshop so you can find the one that works best for you.

Here is a look at my layout and a sneak peak of the template that you will be working with today.

Step 1: Downloads

3. Click here to download the PDF. Make sure that you have the most current version of Adobe Reader found here.


Step 2: Video Tutorial

Here you can watch the video tutorial. It was filmed in Photoshop Elements, but it works the same in Photoshop CS3/CS4/CS5.

Step 3: Complete & Share

Create your layout with the Photoshop Friday template and customize it with your own pictures and digi supplies. When you are done, tag us or share it on my Facebook page, Pinterest it and let the world see the beauty you've created! I would love to see your creations!

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