Sure, we all use the Multiply, Overlay, Soft Light and maybe even Hard Light blend modes all the time. Here’s an example of how one of the lesser used blend modes can save you masking time.
Sometimes it can be useful to lighten the center of a texture to give a vignetted effect to the edge. I tell you how here and give you a free download.
Learn my “Secret Sauce” ingredient for using textures on a black background.
See how to use several different methods to create layer masks, plus get a free texture download.
How to quickly turn your layer mask on and off in the layer panel.
This quick tip will save you countless aggravation! Really!
Quick tip showing how to copy a layer mask to another layer in Adobe Photoshop. Also how to replace a layer mask.
The Photoshop transform tool isn’t the best way to re-size your texture to fit your document. Learn a nifty tip for getting perfectly sized and positioned textures every time.
New to working with textures? Here’s a Beginning Tutorial to get you started quickly. Plus there are Two Free Downloads to follow along. A Flower photograph and a Fine Art Grunge Texture.
Changing the size of the Layer Panel Thumbnails in Photoshop can make it easier to see your textures.