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June 2014

Jiruska with her amazing page Julie. I love the composition of this page, the beautiful clustering and dreamy effect it has. The photo is centred beautifully and draws full attention. This absolutely is a wonderful page, so congrats Jiruska on winning this weeks LOTW!

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This wonderful page was created with the amazing kit Shabby Cove by WendyP Designs.

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Today, let’s continue looking at Pattern Overlays in Photoshop Styles.  If you haven’t been able to join us the past 3 weeks, for your easy reference, here are the links to our recent conversations

For the purposes of this tutorial, I am using Photoshop CS6, although I believe it works in most Photoshop versions.  We are unable to access Style Patterns in Photoshop Elements.

Repositioning a Pattern Overlay in a Photoshop Style is very simple to do.   Here’s how:

1. Let’s adjust the Pattern in this Rusted Metal Style.  Making sure the layer is highlighted, double click anywhere in Effects, to bring up the Layer Style option box.

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2. Notice in my example that the Bevel & Emboss option is selected.   Click on the Pattern Overlay (left bottom) to make that option active.

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3. Leaving the Layer Style box open, go back to your document.  Click on the pattern in your style, and drag it around until you have it positioned as you like.

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4.  When you get the pattern positioned how you want it, click OK.

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That’s all there is to it!

Let’s look at just 2 ways in which this could be helpful:

1.  Some styles are seamless, meaning that you cannot see where their edges meet. Other styles are NOT seamless.   If you are working with a style that is not seamless, and the shape you wish to apply the style to is larger than the pattern size, you will see the pattern seams.  Here’s what that would look like:

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By using the technique explained above, if the pattern is large enough (and this one is), we can drag the pattern around just slightly to hide those seams.  This is what we would end with:

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Ahhh… much better!

This technique can also be helpful in another way when we are working with a multi-colored pattern, or a pattern with variation in it.

Here is a Rusted Metal Style that has a lot of variation in both the pattern and the color.  By moving the pattern around, we can utilize all of the different colors and rusty spots.

One style; Four looks!

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 That’s it for today!  I hope this tip will enable you to look at the Styles you own in an entirely different light!

Rusted Metal Styles are on Sale (40% off thru July 15th). You will also find hundreds of other Styles in our Commercial Use Store: Photoshop Styles .

 

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I hope you are all enjoying summer as much as I do. The sun is shining, the temperature is lovely and I spent a lot of time out doors with my family and dog. Now all I need is a beautiful kit to scrap all these sunny memories and Sunny Days by Just So Scrappy is absolutely perfect! The kit is filled with lots and lots of amazing summer elements, like flowers, suns, bees and butterflies and so much more. All this in beautiful summer colors so your pages get that special summer feel. Sunny Days by Just So Scrappy is the summer kit you must have!!

Ik hoop dat jullie ook allemaal genieten van de zomer. De zon schijnt, de temperatuur is goed en ik ben veel buiten met mijn familie en de hond. Het enige wat ik nu nog nodig heb is een mooie kit om al deze zonnige herinneringen te scrappen en Sunny Days van Just So Scrappy is helemaal perfect! De kit is gevuld met een heleboel prachtige zomer elementen, zoals bloemen, zonnen, bijen en vlinders en nog veel meer. Allemaal in heerlijke zomerkleuren, zodat al je layouts dat echte zomerse gevoel krijgen. Sunny Days van Just So Scrappy is de zomer kit die je echt moet hebben!

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Besides the kit there are some beautiful extras, just take a look below or in Just So Scrappy’s store here

Naast de kit zijn er een aantal prachtige extra’s, kijk maar eens hieronder of in de winkel van Just So Scrappy hier

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Of course there is a great deal for you if you plan to buy this all. When you add the Sunny Days Digital Scrabook Collection to your chart you will save over 30%!

Natuurlijk is er een geweldige aanbieding voor jullie als je alles wilt kopen. Als je de Sunny Days Digital Scrabook Collection in je winkelmandje doet krijg je een korting van meer dan 30%!

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I’ve created a quickpage for you with this fabulous kit. I hope you like it! Please enjoy!!

Ik heb een quickpage voor jullie gemaakt met deze prachtige kit. Ik hoop dat je het leuk vindt, veel plezier ermee!

***Download***

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by tammy 26 June 2014
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Family. That is the word I use to describe the scrappers and designers that make up theStudio. Diane, ADB Designs, feels the same way – and to celebrate her family she’s put her store on sale! Save 50-60% on all her goodies both PU and CU (collabs excluded). ADB Designs new series: “Dolls of the […]

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Summerlicious! Fruity and Fun

by Rebecca 25 June 2014
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The kiddos are out of school but they aren’t the only ones having fun in the sun.  I knew where my money was going as soon as I saw the amazing bright colors in Summerlicious Page Kits.  Yes, kits.  Plural.  More than one.  More than one kit and more than one designer.  Manu wanted to […]

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LOTW June 15 – 21 And the winner is ….

by renee 22 June 2014
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Anny-Libelle with her fantastic page Ethnic. The moment I lay eyes on this page I fell in love. I fell in love with the beautiful smile this little girl gives us and I can almost feel her happiness! Besides that I think this page has a great composition and the clustering is beautiful too. So […]

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Adjusting the Pattern Size in Photoshop Layer Styles

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 21 June 2014
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Over the past 2 weeks, we have been discussing Photoshop Styles.  In case you missed those posts, you can catch up with us here: Using Styles to Stretch your Digi-Stash Exploring Patterns in Photoshop Styles Today, we are going to explore adjusting pattern sizes in Photoshop Styles.  For the purposes of this tutorial, I am […]

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That’s the Spirit by Feli Designs and a free quickpage for you

by renee 20 June 2014
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Our happiness depends only on ourselves and our perception of life. We decide what we do with what “happens” in life. We have everything we need to enjoy life and then some! Our perception creates our reality! Feli from Feli Designs created That’s the Spirit to remind you how easy it is to feel happy! […]

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Designs by Brigit storewide sale 50% off!!!

by tammy 19 June 2014
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This week, we have a fantastic sale for you! Brigit (Designs by Brigit) has an incredible 50% Sale off her entire store!! Brigit’s designs are just beautiful, and contain some really unique and fun elements. This is a great chance to stock up and save big! Take a look at Brigit’s brand new kit LOVE LETTERS, […]

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Ooh La La by Just So Scrappy Perfect for your Father’s Day Photos

by Rebecca 18 June 2014

There’s a new look in town.  It has a vintage flair and each kit has a bit of a tattered style that is perfect for pages of children and grandparents too.  Just So Scrappy has been on a roll.  I saw the new tag on some previews and thought we had a new designer.  If […]

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