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Tutorial: Using Two-Color Overlays

Originally posted on PicMonkey Blog:

There’s an episode of the old “Star Trek”—the one with Captain James T. Kirk—in which adorable, furry little animals called “Tribbles” come on board the ship, and reproduce crazy-fast.  Oh, the merry mix-ups when Jimbo discovers them in the heating ducts!

Our two-color overlays are kinda like Tribbles: they’re uber-cute and can multiply in all kinds of combinations. Here’s how to get the most out of them.


screen shot of overlay palette

When you place an overlay onto your image, a palette shows up next to the overlay.  If the palette shows “Color 1″ and “Color 2,” you’ve got yourself a two-color overlay. Click inside the colored box next to either color, and a color picker will appear. Here’s where the fun comes in. Change the default colors if you like, either by selecting one from the grid, or by using the eye dropper tool to match a color in the image you’re overlaying onto.

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