Beneath the Surface 1 texture was created mainly to achieve a stressed out and grungy effect to the background when applied over an image. Here, I applied "Beneath the Surface1" texture on top of the thistle image, then set the layer mode to "Linear Burn" and the opacity at 75%. Don't be afraid to experiment with different layer modes and opacity levels.
Beneath the Surface 2 texture was created along the same lines as texture 1 above, just more colors and grunge. Here, I applied "Beneath the Surface2" texture on top of a photo from last winter of some trees, then set the layer mode to "Multiply" and the opacity at 78%. Don't be afraid to experiment with different layer modes and opacity levels.
I just found out about this remarkable tool, so I jumped at the offer and thought I would pass this on to you, my friends, thinking it may be of use and a new way to organize/bookmark the things you discover very neatly.
As a blogger, I tend to collect bookmarks like crazy, always looking for new ideas and inspiration from all over the world wide web from the cozy comfort of my over stuffed desk chair. If you're anything like me "heaven forbid" your bookmarks are clumsy and unorganized to say the least.
Pearltrees is the social way to organize, discover and share the stuff you like on the Web. Use Pearltrees to keep at hand the stuff you find everyday on the Web, to discover new stuff in your areas of interest and to drive people through your web. Check out the video below and decide for yourself.
All 4 Aged Photo Effect Masks are 2000 px X 2000 px. The examples shown below have the texture set as the background layer and a photo set as layer one with the "Layer Mode" set as "Overlay" at 100% opacity.
Let's face it, you create a new document,copy and paste a new image onto the canvas, and try to position it to the center, if you're a beginner, you may try to judge the center point by using your eyes. But believe me, your eyes don't always tell the truth. That's when the alignment options come in handy. Simply click on the “Move”tool ( shown below).
Then you will see the alignment options appear on the top (menu bar) that I have hi-lighted and shown below.
And let's say you want to position an object in the center of the canvas, simply Ctrl+A to select the whole canvas,then you will see some alignment options become clickable.
And then you simply click on "Align Vertical Centers" and "Align Horizontal Centers" you will see the object is now positioned in the center of the canvas.
Like any thing else, the more often you do this, the quicker it becomes second nature.
Yeah, yet another layout change, actually I'm undecided as to whether I'm a candidate for ADD,OCD or I'm a background whore.
Thought I would try something a little different, so I thought I would use a "WORDLE" creation as my background, then I applied my "Painted Clouds" texture as a layer and lowered the opacity.
If you're interested in the "Wordle" idea, you can find it HERE. Note of Interest: when you make your Wordle creation, be sure to "Open in Window" and stretch it out to fit your screen and then take a screenshot, whether using the "Print Screen" or your fave screen capture tool and save. Now you have it larger so it can fit as a background for your blog.
Once, again I'm off chasing different ideas. I find it hard to stay in one place for long, maybe it's AAD "Artistic Attention Disorder." As always I find all types or genre's of art interesting but I fail to become tethered to any certain one.