— Lesson 02: Textures and Overlays —

with Nicole S. Young

Nicole S. Young

Nicole is a photographer and educator based in Oregon. She writes, travels around the world with her camera, and shares her knowledge about photography through her books, training, and online articles.

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Video Download — Instructions

Lesson 02: Blending Textures and Overlays

This lesson is all about blending textures and overlays. In these tutorials you will learn how to use the Texture filter and Layers panel to apply and blend textures with your images. There is also a full tutorial on creating a creative composite using mostly blending modes with very little masking. The student file this week shows how to color-correct an old negative with a strong color cast.

Practice Files

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To download these videos with closed-captioning, please click here (.zip file, 400.9 MB).

Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are the keyboard shortcuts used in this lesson:

Description Mac PC
Preview before/after image / /
Select multiple photos at once Shift + Click Shift + Click
Scale an image from the center Opt + Resize Alt + Resize
Scale an image proportionally Shift + Resize Shift + Resize
Zoom in and out Cmd + / Cmd – Ctrl + / Ctrl –
Change Brush size [ and ] [ and ]
Select multiple individual images at once Cmd + Click Ctrl + Click