You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can overlay an object in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. To begin, you should already have Photoshop CS6 open. Then, either open a new document or open an existing document. I've shown you how to do that in other videos. I've already got a document open. It has two layers, a background layer and "Layer 1". It's just a basic shape.
This will depend on the style we're going for. In this case, because we've just got a flat color, it's really only changing the color. If we had maybe a photograph or something more detailed, it can have quite interesting effects. It might use a background layer with a pattern as well as the selected layer with a pattern. Go through and select whatever looks interesting.
Look at the two buttons beneath the "Opacity" option
We have the option to "Make Default" or "Reset to Default". If we click "Make Default", it keeps our settings this way every time we open up this window. We wouldn't really recommend that unless we need to do the same thing over and over again. If we click "Reset to Default", it gets rid of everything we just did and takes it back to how it was before.
Look at the image on the canvas as different gradient styles are selected
We can get some very interesting colors and layers happening. We can only see this very slightly on our canvas at the moment. We will increase the opacity to 100% so we can see the effects better. There are ways to customize the gradient style, but we'll go through that in another tutorial.
"Linear" is the default. "Radial" is circular. "Angle", "Reflected", and "Diamond" are also options. "Reflected" is like a mirror. "Diamond" is like a diamond shape radiating out from the center. It's very subtle in our demonstration with the colors we've chosen.
I've just shown you how you can create and edit an overlay in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to add them to the section below, and we'll do our best to get back to you.