Photoshop Blending Modes & Designer Papers

Photoshop Blending Modes &  Designer Papers
In the last tutorial, we learned how to create designer papers for digital crafting and scrapbooking in PhotoshopR CS3. You discovered that you can start with any foreground and background colors, add a little noise and then apply different filters from Photoshop's Filter Gallery to get many design variations. In this tutorial, we will start with that digital paper design from the last tutorial and create a new design using Photoshop brushes on a transparent layer above the original design. Then we will experiment further using Photoshop's Blending Modes in the Layers Panel.

  1. Open your paper design from the last tutorial into Photoshop and change the name of Layer 1 to "paper". Click on the New Layer icon to add a new layer in the Layers Panel. Change the name of Layer 2 to "test". This will be the layer that we will use to test the Blending Modes.

  2. We will use the Brush tool to add a design on this new transparent layer. Choose one of the Preset Brushes in the Brushes Panel or use a custom brush that you have created yourself. In the example, I am using the pumpkin brush that I created in a previous tutorial.

  3. Your digital paper is either 8 1/2 x 11 or 12 x 12 inches. Use the Master Diameter slider in the Brushes Panel to set the brush size for your design. In the example, I could use a small size to create a design with many small pumpkins across the paper or I could use a larger size to add only a few pumpkins for an entirely different design.

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