TUTORIAL: Overlay Brushed Quotes

Ever wondered how I managed to turn my handwritten brush texts into an overlay?
Since I got a lot of questions over my Instagram account,
I finally decided to share this new trick I’ve learned recently.

Things you need?

A round brush, a black ink or any black paint or watercolor would do, paper and a powerful witty quote.

If you don’t have Photoshop yet, I recommend you to download one first. In my case, I use Photoshop CS6.

1. Once you have it installed Photoshop successfully, open the photo you want to use as your background
then open the scanned copy of your handwritten brush quote (you may also take a photo of it instead).

2.Cut the text you want to use from the scanned copy and paste it in your chosen photo.

3. After doing that, go to your LAYERS section and scroll down the button beside Opacity
and choose between Linear Burn, Multiply or Darken.

4. Once you’re satisfied with the result, it’s time save your photo cause you’re done!

Have you tried doing this already? Show me your works by tagging me on instagram @iamthedoll or use my hashtag #SOSWrites.


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    January 25, 2015

    I super love your blog rhea!!! So much talent girl 🙂

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      Rhea Bue

      January 26, 2015

      Awww…. thank you baaabee! 🙂 I miss you na. Hope to see you soon!!! 😀

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    January 26, 2015

    This is a great tutorial! I always wonder what app were you using yun pala photoshop! So nice!


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    January 26, 2015

    Babe you have adobe kit cs6 installer? Had my laptop fixed need ko maginstall new programs T_T

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    January 26, 2015

    Thans for sharing this! Excited to try this!

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    gene velasco

    January 26, 2015

    you aspire me to blog ate rhea 🙂 pls visit my blog and give me tips on blogging if you have time 🙂
    love yah :* genevlsc.blogspot.com

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    Qing Pineda

    January 27, 2015

    Cool tutorial. I used picmonkey with my overlays though. Thanks for commenting on Qing's Style

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    January 27, 2015

    really cool, now if only i had nice handwritting :/
    xx http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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    January 28, 2015

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing this, might give it a shot one of these days. =)

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    Christmas Quotes

    October 13, 2015

    Nice Quotes dear 🙂

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