Monday, July 14, 2008

My First Tutorial :)

Using Overlays
As promised yesterday, here is my first tutorial for you, as requested by Sharon.  It will teach you the basics of using overlays, making use of my recent Mystery Overlay for examples.  You can obtain much more interesting effects using a variety of colors and textures underneath, but for teaching purposes, I used the overlay simply over a plain pink background.  I hope you will find it helpful!  For those of you already familiar with overlays, I would appreciate any feedback or corrections to the tutorial - it was done strictly from my own experience rather than from a professional instruction manual.  Please leave feedback either in the comments section or e-mail me!  :)
The tutorial is provided below as a PDF document for you to download.  (If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it free HERE.)

Click HERE to download tutorial PDF file.

Notes for the day:
Had a lovely visit yesterday evening from our foster children - the baby has a new, adorable little curl of hair - it was wonderful to hold her again.  My recovery is going well - feeling stronger each day.  Today, I'm allowed to start riding in a car, but can't drive on my own until next week.  At least I can get out for a little change of scenery!  
Hugs to everyone,


Darleen said...

Thank you SO much for the Overlay tutorial. It helps to have those thumbnails showing the different results too. Now to go find something funky around the house to take a picture of and make an overlay. HA!

LVMommy22 said...

i am soooooo glad you are seeing the kids and that your recovery is going well! it sounds like someone is watching out for you.

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 15 Jul [LA 02:55am, NY 04:55am, UK 09:55am, OZ 07:55pm]).

Julie (It is.) said...

AAAAACCCKKKKKK! I got behind in reading my comments and I missed my award!!! I'll never do that again, LOL! Thank you SO much! Hugs, hope you're feeling "up to snuff" soon!

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Thanks for the overlays and the tutorial. I can't wait until it finishes downloading so I can read it. I hope your family is reunited soon.

Kit said...

Thank you so much for the overlay tut! :) Please keep them coming.

ElfinMareth said...

This tutorial is s-u-p-e-r!! I had no idea how to use overlays, even though I've gotten several of them. Thank you so much for a clear, easy to understand explanation!

Ramy said...

I was just looking around for a tutorial on using overlays! Synchronisity!! Thank you so much.

LindaJD said...

Thank you so much for the Tutorial, I love overlays and now will know the proper way to use them :)
I am happy to see you are feeling better, I was just reading down your blog when I noticed you had been in Hospital, I am so happy that the cells were not Cancerous!!
Take care of yourself..God Bless

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Yahoooooo, I'm so happy to hear your GOOD report and that you are coming along nicely in your recovery Jeanie!!!

You have such a GENEROUS spirit and I can't help but think that nothing but GOODNESS shall follow you ALL of your days!!!

Linda :)

Sue said...

I just started digital scrapbooking 2 months ago. I thought your tutorial was very clear and very helpful! Thank you for sharing your knowledge. :)

Kooky Kay said...

I absolutely love overlays and use many of the CU ones I find. I have directed some of the people in my digiscrapping class to your site to get this tutorial and I am hoping the mods will agree to add your tut to the class. (after they get your permission of course)

Your site is wonderful-- you have such a giving spirit and you make things so clear and easy.

I mostly use Paint Shop Pro but I am going to buy the new version of Photoshop now that I am making kits cuz I've heard it makes things easier.
Big hugs to you.

Latte' Dah said...

Nice Tut. Exactly what I needed. TY :)

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