I have just released a new collection of Damask Overlays, so thought I would not only introduce you to them here, but also show you one of my favorite ways to use them.
Damask Overlays Sets 1, 2, 3, and 4 are available at:
The individual packs are being offered at a 30% Introductory Savings, while the entire bundled Collection of all 4 Sets if being offered at a 50% savings.
So what do you DO with these? Let’s take a look!
In the image below, I have opened Rise and Shine Shabby Illustration 10 in Photoshop CS6.
Let’s say I want to use this paper in a 2 page spread, and would like to use it just as it is for one page, but would like a slight variation for the second page.
In the image below, you will see that I have placed a damask overlay above the Shabby Illustration. Then I played with the Blending Modes until I got the desired result. In this case, Divide worked really well for me. (Divide is not available in Photoshop Elements; just play with the Blending Modes until you find one you like). It made the page a little brighter, which is what I wanted for an opposing paper, and it added a little something extra to the paper. Variations of the same paper work beautifully for 2 page spreads! In addition, this is a great way to get extra usage from those Solid papers that comes with kits or in add-on packages.
If I didn’t want this much design on the paper, I could lower the opacity of the damask overlay, or I could mask and/or erase part of the overlay until I was happy with it.
Now I could leave my paper exactly as is is, or play with it a little more!
I decided to play a little more and brought in one of my Crumpled Papers Set 1 (paper 4) into the mix. I placed it on top of Damask Overlay and changed its Blending Mode to Soft Light. This adds a little extra texture to my paper. I like the soft folds and creases.
Here is the final result!
If you would like to download the DAMASK OVERLAY SAMPLE used in this tutorial, you may do so by clicking HERE.
Have fun experimenting with it!