Friday, February 1, 2013

Stretching your Stash: Making Stamps & Masks with Pattern Overlays in P...

Hi Scrappy Friends!

One of the great things about digi is that you can easily stretch your stash and get more out of your supplies.  Today I have a little tutorial to show you how you can take a pattern overlay (or any paper in your stash) and easily make your own messy mask.  This will work for both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users. 






I used Little Pattern Basics and Grunge Brushes 3 in the tutorial to make the masks.  Here are two messy mask freebies.  You can download them here.


































Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

20 comments:

Shari said...

Okay that was totally cool. I'm going to go try it out in PSE. Thanks for the tutorial Happy.

Leslie said...

thanks for the nice tut! and the freebie!

Magnolia said...

Thank you so much for sharing. Great tut and love the masks.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

TJ said...

My PSE doesn't have layer mask, so I just create the brush mask and then put a layer above with paper,color etc. and do ctrl G, then merge clipping mask. Presto, al done!

Happy Scrap Girl said...

You are welcome ladies. Thanks so much for stopping by.

TJ: What version of PSE are you using? I have PSE 11 and it was there. But I know it wasn't in all of the previous versions. I do remember in a previous version (maybe PSE5) had a spot where you could grab a mask. I just can't remember where it was, lol! I'm glad you found a work around.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much!

Dona said...

Neat, thanks for the tut!

Anonymous said...

great tutorial - have been doing digiscrap for just over a year but only recently discovered masks & overlays - also am still a novice at PSE10, mostly use a simpler free program to make my pages - had no idea you could do all of this! sounds like lots of fun & something I'll have to try - perhaps running the tutorial on my laptop next to the desktop so I can go step by step - thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the masks and tut! I want to try this on my next LO.

mich said...

Thanks for the video. It's my "learn something new every day" thing of the day!

Sheila said...

You can get a mask in PSE easily by downloading Grants Tools (a free download)It will show up in your special effects dropdown. Here's the link...
http://www.cavesofice.org/~grant/Challenge/Tools/Files.html

grambie said...

I really enjoyed your video on making stamps and mask with pattern overlays. I love texture, especially when it is in color. Thank you for the download. It is truly caring of you to share your tutorials with a final product. I missed one part when you were changing the JPEG. I will have to replay your video so that I can better hear what you said. (It wasn't you, it was on my end with these cheap earphones my daughter picked up for me.) Blessings. ;)

Heather said...

Thank you for sharing. I love Chevron.

Vicky said...

Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Wow, these are so fabulous. Thanks

Arlene said...

Super cool. I'm going to try using these in PaintShop Pro, lol. I think I can figure out a way to do this. Thank you.

McBDesigns said...

It would be great if you could pin this in your SO gallery :)

PhotoLee said...

This is SO AWESOME!! Thank you!!!! :D

AJ said...

Thank you so much! Great tutorial and great freebie!