Using the Distressed Damask Overlays
These overlays are compatible with a wide range of products. These are PNG files you layer on top of your photo/background to create all sorts of beautiful effects or papers. You can use overlays in any program that allows for layers including: Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom (with the use of a plug-in such as Topaz Texture Effects or On1), Gimp, and more.
Once you make your purchase – you will find you download file ready for you immediately after and if you create an account – in your account at the top of the page. This is a zip file download. Once you download your file – you will need to unzip the file and extract your textures. You will then save your textures on your computer somewhere you can locate them later. (I typically have mine filed in a file called “textures”.)
*These are not Actions/Presets. You will not install them into your program.
How to use overlays:
Open the Photo/background/solid color layer you want to use.
Then you can add your overlay to the layer above your open photo/background/solid color. You can leave these as they are or you can change the blending mode for a variety of effects.