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Saturday, September 18, 2010
Layering and Blending Overlays
Circle Overlay Set
1. Open up an existing paper that you want to change or open up a new canvas the desired size of your paper and fill with the color of your choice. I have opened up one of my papers from my Anti-Doodle Kit.
2. Open the overlays in the circle overlay set.
3. Drag an overlay on top of the existing paper by selecting the Move Tool. Next, left-click on the overlay, then while holding down the button, drag it over to the canvas holding the paper. I dragged Overlay01.
4. Go to the layers palette and change the blend mode of the overlay layer by clicking on the blend dropdown menu and selecting a new blend mode. I chose Multiply.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all the overlays. My blend modes are:
Overlay01 = Multiply
Overlay02 = Overlay
Overlay03 = Luminosity
Overlay04 = Normal
Obviously, you do not need to use all the overlays. You can use just a few of them. In this case, I only used 1-4.
6. Optional. You can also use the Hue/Saturation (Images > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation or Ctrl + U) to change the color of the overlay.
Here is an example where I only used 3 overlays and I changed the color on one of them.