Polka Dot Grunge with a Mask

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Polka Dot Grunge with a Layer Mask

by Jenifer Juris

Turn a simple polka dot paper into wonderful polka dot grunge using the help of the magic wand tool and a layer mask.

For this tutorial you’ll need:

  • A paper with small polka dots
  • A solid background paper
  • Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photoshop

If you’d like to follow along exactly, download the papers I’m using in the All-In-One link below.

 

Want to see what others are creating with this tutorial?

 

Click Here for the All-In-One Download
(video, manual, and papers)

 

Watch the Video Tutorial

 

Get some inspiration from this tutorial:

Page & Photo: Jenifer Juris
Kit: Laugh Often by Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Papers: Solid White Paper from New Years Celebration by Just Jaimee, Polka Dot Paper from Stories365 by Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Fonts: Forever Grateful, Veteran Typewriter

Page & Photo: Lisa McGuinness
Meriam Ridge Collection by Katie Pertiet
BergenPapers by Michelle Martin
Paint Splotches from Digital Scrapper Paint Stains Seaside Kit
Fonts: Gesso Regular (ampersand) and CrackBabies Normal
Page: Sharron Lamb
Photo: DF, Greg Stevenson
Supplies: AASPN_FrameMasks2_1.psd, chunlin_shoot_wa15, paislee-athome-fallingleaves2, evergreen1-77-lights, Creative Market_element_21 and 23, nbk-Autumn-Whisper-ABP-leave08-shadow
Font: Chisel Thin
Credits
Page & Photo: Joyce Korenuk‎

Background paper- Kingfisher kit from Carla’s Treasures, Kit – Hello March 2020 from Dandelion Dust Designs

Page & Photo: Lisa McGuinness

Supplies: Michelle Martin’s Bergen Papers (modified), Anna Aspnes FotoColor Blends No.4 (All Purpose Scrapbook Bundle)
Fonts: Dalmatins Reg and Springfield Sans Reg.
Credits:
Page: Sharron Lamb
Suppllies: 02-035_SINtemplate03-Freebie.psd, sahlinstudio_flashback_paper12, SRO_SpringBreeze_Paper_05, FYB_BG08_juliemead, Palvinka_NatureWalk_overlays_8, Palvinka_NatureWalk_overlays_11, Palvinka_TouchOfSpring_overlays8, Palvinka_TouchOfSpring_overlays9, Palvinka_NatureWalk_overlays_5, 3x5_AcrylicFrames_SusieRoberts
Font: Avenir Next

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33 Responses

  1. Claudia Green
    | Reply

    At the very beginning of the tutorial, you tell us to download the dotted paper, then click Windows/images/consolidate all to tabs. I can’t complete that action because it’s grayed out (not available). I’m using the PSE free trial on a Windows 10 laptop…

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      Hi Claudia! Usually, this means that you have a setting in Preferences turned off that keeps you from being able to dock floating documents. If you turn that setting on, it should work. 🙂

      • Claudia Green
        | Reply

        I am really new at this. I tried looking for Preferences and even looked at the PSE website but couldn’t find it (at least regarding your above comment). Would you please guide me? Thank you!!!

        • Jen White
          | Reply

          Hi Claudia.
          To open Preferences, press Ctrl K (Mac: Cmd K). Hope that helps!

  2. akrubygal
    | Reply

    WoW. It always amazes me how easy you make these creations for us to follow. Thank you……..can’t wait to give this a whirl!

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  3. Olga Litvin
    | Reply

    Thank you so much for the tutorial.

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  4. Karen
    | Reply

    Thank you!

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  5. Michelle Unser
    | Reply

    Thank you! This was fun to do and I see so many ways to use it in the future!!

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  6. rbbtrdg
    | Reply

    Is there any way to download videos from this series to put on my computer to watch later?
    Thanks so much for the wonderful ideas and tutorials! I get so much inspiration from this page . . .

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      The video is available for download. Just click on the download link above within the body of the blog post. I’m so glad you enjoyed the tutorial! 🙂

  7. pjscraps
    | Reply

    this is a terrific technique. This adds so many more creative options to digital design, especially digiscrapbooking. I’m looking at all my patterned paper with a new purpose.

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the tutorial and you’re right, the options are endless! 🙂

  8. Val
    | Reply

    Thanks! Something to play with while we are on lockdown…

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      You’re welcome!

  9. doris edgar
    | Reply

    Thanks Jennifer for the neat class on grunge. I’m not very good at grunge. But it looks good

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  10. Barbara
    | Reply

    Thanks so much for the tutorial.

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      You’re welcome!

  11. Kathleen Larsen
    | Reply

    Great tutorial – lots of possibilities!!

  12. Nancy M Olson
    | Reply

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. I love that you include a download of the video, manual, and paper samples. It makes it so easy for us to dig right in to the tutorial.

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      You’re so welcome! 🙂

  13. Dianne Glenn
    | Reply

    I want to thank you for a complete tutorial package. It gives me the freedom to view the video whenever I want and a set of written instruction that I can see ad mark-up with my own notes to self. Plus I like the paper ad can use it with other projects. Thanks again !!

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      I’m so glad you find this useful! I hope you have fun creating with this tutorial. 🙂

  14. Christine Bishop
    | Reply

    Thank you so much for this tutorial and papers, Jenifer.

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  15. Maureen Reynolds
    | Reply

    Excellent tutorial Jennifer. I can see so many uses for that method with all sorts of papers.

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      Yes, it’s a great technique that you can use with many patterns, not just polka-dot! 🙂

  16. Lisa McGuinness
    | Reply

    Such a cool technique! Thanks Jenifer!

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      You’re welcome! 🙂

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