Christmas layered paper templates

Christmas layered paper templates is a set of overlays featuring traditional Christmas motifs to help you create your own, customized digital papers. As you can see, we included very classic Christmas designs such as Christmas trees, beautiful poinsettias, holly berries, mistletoe patterns, a very candy-cane-like diagonal line pattern and a Christmas ornament pattern. All you have to do is to edit these PSD layered files in Photoshop and then you can customize each of the layers changing colors, adding texture, or clipping a glitter texture. The great thing about these overlays is that next year you can use them again, just choose a different color palette and you will get a completely new design.

Six Christmas patterns included in this overlay set!

Super easy to use templates

Once you open the layered template in Photoshop you will now be able to see all the layers. Each color shown in preview is a different layer you can customize!

Position your cursor on the layer you want to edit and double click to open the layer style dialog. The changes you’ll be able to make are basically color and texture.

If you want to change the color of a layer, check “Color Overlay” and then pick the color you wish to apply.

To add a texture, check “Pattern Overlay”, then select the pattern you want to apply and set the blending mode to “Soft Light” just as shown in the picture below.

Another easy way to customize the overlays would be to apply a glitter style. Just select the layer you want to change and click once on the style you want to apply. Here I applied some glitter to the star.

Once you are happy with the results, you can go ahead and rasterize and merge all the layers to flatten the artwork.

As you can see, paper templates are a great investment since you can get a lot of different designs from the same overlay set, I hope you will find these designs useful!

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An awesome sale!

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I cannot believe that Black Friday is already around the corner! To celebrate I’m having an awesome sale, you can get my single sets at only $2 and the bundles are 40% OFF. Remember that all my items are for commercial use and you can also use them to design products for your print on demand store.

Drop by my store at CUDigitals, there you will find my overlay sets, plus Photoshop brushes and paper templates with all the trendiest patterns to create digital papers for your digital scrapbook sets in a flash.

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

How to use photo masks or clipping masks in Photoshop

How to use photo masks or clipping masks in Photoshop

Here is a very easy tutorial on how to use photo masks or clipping masks in Photoshop. This tutorial will work in both Photoshop CC, CS and Elements.

A clipping mask, also known as photo mask, is like the digital version of a paper punch, once applied, your photo will take the shape of the clipping mask just like when you are using a punch to cut out flowers or any other shape.

The areas of your photo located on top of the clipping mask will show through, however the areas that go beyond the clipping mask’s boundaries, will not be visible.

If the photo mask has different levels of opacity and texture the picture will also replicate those details giving your photos amazing texture effects as well.

Where to buy clipping masks or photo masks?

You will find the most beautiful photo masks in any digital scrapbooking online store, I also have many available at Lilmade Digitals.

Here is the three steps tutorial

a. First: organize your layers

Open the photo mask, then open the paper or picture you want to mask. Make sure the paper or picture layer is above the mask layer. As you can see in the picture below, I have my background layer which is simple a solid white layer, then on the second layer, I have the photo mask  shape, and on top of my photo mask I placed the picture I intend to mask. By the way, that’s my delicious home made bread!
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b. Clip the mask

Hold down ALT key (OPTION key for MAC users), and position the mouse pointer over the line in between the two layers in the layers panel, and then click.

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c. Merge artwork:

Your mouse pointer will change to a white square indicating you have a clipping mask. Notice how the edges of our picture have changed and you can now see the white background underneath. If you select the picture layer, you can move it around, reposition it and even resize it it. Once you are happy with the result, right click on the photo mask layer and select “Merge clipping mask”.

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And you are done, that’s all there is to it!

I hope you found this tutorial useful!

Thanks for looking ♥