Today I wanted to share with you about blending modes. They're the magic of what happens with digi-scrapping!
First, where are they? For me in PS they are right above the layers in the layers palette.
You probably are familiar with the Overlay mode but that's not the only one and sometimes not the best!!
Have you ever tried to do an overlay on white paper? Doesn't work! So here's my trick with white papers and really any light-colored paper in general.
First, I want to show you what I mean about the overlay not working. I have here a green paper and I took a crafty paper and did blend mode overlay:
Hmmm, areas are still too bright and there's not much definition in them... So here's what I do. Make the top duplicate layer of your texture Overlay @ 100% and then make the bottom duplicate Linear Burn @ 20-30%. This is how you do white papers! I would do both layers. Overlay on top of the Linear Burn layer. If you find this makes your paper darker than you want, change the brightness of the Linear Burn layer. Now see my green paper:
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!