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Quick Start: Texture Bites in Photoshop

Important: Please refer to the free streaming tutorials included with your download

We've prepared comprehensive tutorial videos to make things effortless for ON1, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements users. Viewing links are included with every purchased download, so watch the free videos to get the most from your new Texture Bites! 

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Here's a quick overview of getting started with your Texture Bites in Photoshop. It's as simple as opening the file and placing your image. This overview also outlines what to do if you image needs minor placement adjustments. Refer to your free Texture Bites video tutorial for details and creative techniques.

    1. Open the Texture Bites file. Open the Texture Bites file as you would open any other layered image file by selecting "File>Open" in Photoshop and navigating to where you've stored your Bites files, open the Photomorphis Texture Bites folder and click one of the .psd files to select it and click open. If you don't have the Layers panel open, select "Windows>Layers" or click F7 to open it. In the Layers panel you can see the Texture Bites file is made up of 3 texture layers and an image placeholder layer. Click to highlight the placeholder layer as shown before moving to step 2.

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     2. Add your own image to the layer stack. Use the "File>Open" menu command in Photoshop to navigate to the image you'd like to use in the Texture Bites file and open it in a new document window. Then with that new image active, select the whole image using the "Select>All" menu command.

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Then copy the image using the "Edit>Copy" menu command

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Then switch to the Texture Bites document and paste your image into the documents layer stack by using the "Edit>Paste" command.

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Your image will appear in the Texture Bites layer stack below the texture layers and above the placeholder image! (If the placeholder image was not selected prior to copying and pasting your image, you may have to move your image to position it above the placeholder image by dragging the layer down.)

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     3.  Adjust your image as desired. Now you can experiment with the layer opacities and blending modes of the different texture layers to create a different effect if you wish.  You can also use any of Photoshops controls to modify the tones and colors any of the layers in your layer stack. An example would be to use a curves adjustment layer above your own image to brighten or darken it.  You can also play with adding additional layers to your image layer stack.  The possibilities are plentiful.

     4. Save your new image.  IMPORTANT: Be sure to save the file with the "File>Save As" command and provide it with a new name and file location so that you don't overwrite the original Texture Bites file! 

 

Other helpful links:

Show me all the Texture Bites

What are Texture Bites?

Will Texture Bites work with my software?

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