Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Chatter With Connie

Good Sunday morning everyone!  I hope that this posting finds you doing well :)  It's a BIG day in the Prince household!  The new Pokemon games are releasing in just a couple of hours.  Hayden has been so excited and counting down days for about two months now.  He isn't usually video game kind of kid, but he has always been a huge Pokemon fan!

What one "thing" has your children/family been a huge fan of?

Aside from the Pokemon excitement going on we've had a busy week!  Between family acitivites and the usual work/school deadlines I was really glad to see the weekend arrive.  This morning I was playing around with creating embossed overlays and thought that I might share with you the simple enough method that I've come up with to create them!

Embossed Overlay Tutorial
Step #1 - Open a file in the size that you wish to use, add a shape or text if you prefer and rasterize.
Step #2- Go to your layer styles menu and choose "Bevel and Emboss"
In the drop down style menu choose "Emboss"
You can play around with your settings to achieve something that you like or you can use the same settings as I did:

Here is what the shape looks like after I applied the style:
Then you can just create your background tile as you normally would!
I arranged mine like this and with a transparent background, then went to edit "Define Pattern".  The pattern will then be in your patterns menu and you can use your flood fill tool to add it to your 3600x3600 background or whatever else you wish to make.  I used blend & overlay on the example below.
Add some texture if you would like and save!

I created a little pack of the overlays for you to use if you would like,
they can be used for personal or commercial use.

Time for me to run and get ready so that we can head out to the game store in just a bit.  As always, leave comments here if there is anything in particular that you'd like to know or learn in future posts!


I hope that you have a wonderful day and a blessed week ahead! 
xoxo 
Connie Prince

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the freebie and the tutorial!!! I loved learning how to do something new!

Suzan a.k.a. Scrapping Dutch Chick said...

This tutorial is awesome! Thanks for that and for the freebie of course! :)

belle007 said...

Thank you for the great embossed overlays and for the tutorial.

gran2boys said...

I only have PSE 9 so I can't make these. So thanks for the freebie!

Sheri said...

Thanks for the tutorial and the freebie! I've never tried anything like this but now I think I will.

Tammy and Shelby said...

Thank you so much!!!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Mar. 06, 2011. Thanks again.

GlitterQueen said...

Cool tutorial and overlays! Thank you so much!

lwlittlebit said...

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful overlays and tutorial! I've wondered how to make embossed papers and thought it must be so hard to do. Sounds much easier than I thought it would be.
Could you please do a tut on making papers with letters and words all over them. I've seen them with the alphabet or one letter or one word or many words and have no idea how to do that.

GrandmaBev said...

Thank you for the overlays. Thanks for the tutorial. Each time I find things that I can't do with Elements, I'm tempted to buy the other program. Of course I'm still learning on what I can do.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much!

andastra said...

Thank you so much for the overlays!!

pegscrap said...

WOW! A great tutorial and glorious freebies! You are such a sweetie! Thanks to you and your amazing creative team!

KALDesign said...

WOW!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I have been admiring your embossed papers and now I can try doing it myself.

susan said...

thank you so much Connie. Your work is fabulous and your freebies are the best there are!

hope Pokemon is as good as the hype it's gotten!

Jennifer said...

Thanks so much for the embossed overlays and tutorial. Super. My son is Mario Bros fanatic. :-)

keeshaobrien said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial and freebie--You rock!

mmikes said...

I really like the embossed look. Thanks so much for the tutorial and the freebie. It is greatly appreciated.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [07 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Shuckclod said...

Thank you for the freebie....

SONDRA said...

Thanks for sharing the tut and the overlays!

Anonymous said...

thank you sooo much for sharing this great tut...Cindi

Anonymous said...

thanks for the awesoem tutorial and overlays.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for these a w e s o m e embossed overlays

Donna Penn said...

thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial, i was wondering how you did it.

Kyra said...

Thanks for the overlays. I love working with embossed papers.

Michelle said...

Thank you very much.

Angel said...

thank you so much for the tut and the freebies.

tiggconn said...

Awesome tut and freebies! Thank you!

Julie said...

Thank you not only for the embossed templates, but the *tutorial*, which is great!

Now, if I only knew how to make acrylic style stuff! (is it hard?)

Thank you again. :-)

Jennifer Moore said...

Thanks for the tutorial and freebie. I might have to try this out. It doesn't seem too complicated.