09 August 2008

tutorial: how to create your own papers

This is how I create my own papers with adobe photoshop CS.
It's the basic method by creating two layers and using the blending mode.
Here we go !

1. Open a new document (ctrl+N) 3600x3600 pix, 300 dpi

2. Choose the color from your color scheme and fill the first layer with it.

3. Add a new layer (shift+ctrl+N). Now we are going to add some texture.
You can take a picture of a nice texture and resize it ( you can google textures too! ) or use a ready -made texture overlay.

4.Select the texture layer, and change the blending mode to 'overlay'.

5.This is what your paper looks like! Save your paper as JPG.

If you want something 'more' - just add some brushes, shapes or add more textures and play with the opacity !
Good luck !

I'm feeling generous today, so this freebie contains 5 texture overlays / commercial use OK !
Let me know if you succeeded...


  1. My first time to your blog!!! Thank you SO much for these WONDERFUL overlays - LOVE the rocks!

    Linda :)

  2. Lien, wat een leuk ideetje zo'n klein tutje :)
    Ik ga het zeker eens proberen. Kwam nog wat tegen op een site wat ik eens na wilde maken :D

    x Yvon

  3. Thank you very much for this freebie ! Just a question : is it for personal use only or commercial use too ?

  4. Thank you very much for the fun texture overlay! :D

  5. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 10 Aug [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

  6. These overlays are fabulous! Thank you very much!

  7. Thanks for the texture

  8. Love these texture overlays! They'll be very useful. Thanks for your generosity.