I bought an Overlays Pack, how do I use them?

Modified on Thu, 10 Nov 2022 at 03:46 PM

Exactly like the overlays you can find in the Effects section of the the Magic Touch Panel, the overlays included in our packs are simple images that can be used to enhance your photos by creating beautiful effects on top of them.

The only difference is that, while the ones in the Effects section are loaded and placed directly from inside the panel, so they can only be used within Photoshop, the ones included in the external packs need to be loaded manually and thus can easily be used in any other image or video application.

As an example, to use them in Photoshop is really simple:

  1. Download the .zip from the link provided in the Purchase Confirmation Page or the Purchase Receipt.
  2. Unzip it wherever you want on your computer: it doesn't matter where but, of course, remember where they are.
  3. With your photo or image open inside photoshop either select File > Place Embedded /  Place Linked, browse to the Overlays' folder and select one from the open file window... or simply drag the overlay from the folder and drop it in Photoshop right on the image.
  4. The overlay is now inserted on a new layer in Photoshop as a Smart Object.

To create your effect you can change the Blend Mode in the Layer's panel: the Light Overlays are done to work best with the Screen blend mode, but you can try and experiment with others as well.

You can increase / decrease the amount of the effect by changing the layer's opacity.

You can also resize the layer to find a perfect fit for your image.

If you have any problem with an overlays' pack, please open a ticket and let us know!

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