In this weeks SnickerNews Newsletter, I promised to post here today and share with you one way to use the Forever Friends Friendship Quote Overlays. Since I included that information on theStudio’s blog Saturday, I have copied a portion that that post for you here. No reason to rewrite it, just using different words, right? 😉
Let’s take a look at the Invert Adjustment layer and how it can help us get more use out of our digi-stash!
An Invert Adjustment Layer inverts the colors of a selected layer, causing those colors to become their opposites on the color wheel. For example, black will become white, white will become black, purple will become green, and red will become purple. The Invert Adjustment acts the same in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
In Photoshop, the Invert Adjustment Layer option is in the Adjustments Panel. The icon looks like a rectangle, with a circle inside. This is a screenshot from CS6.
In Photoshop Elements, you will find it by going to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Invert (Screenshot from PSE11).
I imagine you are like me and like to get as much “mileage” out of your digital scrapping supplies as possible. I am always looking for ways to increase their usage, and one of the ways I have found is with the use of an Invert Adjustment Layer. Let’s take a look at an overlay.
In the image below is a pink background paper, with a Friendship Quote Overlay placed on a layer above it. It’s not very attractive; the text is too dark for this paper for the look I am going for. We can fix this easily with an Invert Adjustment layer.
Click on the Invert Adjustment Layer icon to create a new adjustment layer. Because the Invert layer causes colors to become their opposite, you will see something like this: the black text became white, and the pink became a blue/green color.
Yikes! That’s not what we want. Let’s just clip that Invert Mask to the Overlay! (To do this hold down ALT, hover your mouse between the Overlay and the Background, and click.)
Ahhh, that’s much better.
Now, if you like, you can play with the opacity of the text overlay (not the Invert layer) to make it even more “gentle” on the page.
Try using an Invert Adjustment Layer on any type of overlays that you have in your stash, to see if you can’t get even more usage out of your suppl