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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36 Responses

  1. Hannah Wilde
    | Reply

    Hello I’m trying to download the all-in-one download, but my computer says it can’t be downloaded securely. I have downloaded from your site before with no problems, even one file already this morning. Is there a work around so that I can get these files for the the grunge polka dot? Thank you!

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      Hi Hannah, have you tried refreshing your browser? Sometimes that’s all you need to do in order for things to work normally again. If that doesn’t work, let us know.

    • Jen White
      | Reply

      Sorry about that, Hannah. The link has been fixed. It should no longer give you that message.

  2. 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!

  3. 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! 🙂

  4. Olga Litvin
    | Reply

    Thank you so much for the tutorial.

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  5. Karen
    | Reply

    Thank you!

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  6. 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! 🙂

  7. 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! 🙂

  8. 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! 🙂

  9. Val
    | Reply

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

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      You’re welcome!

  10. 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! 🙂

  11. Barbara
    | Reply

    Thanks so much for the tutorial.

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      You’re welcome!

  12. Kathleen Larsen
    | Reply

    Great tutorial – lots of possibilities!!

  13. 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! 🙂

  14. 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. 🙂

  15. Christine Bishop
    | Reply

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

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  16. 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! 🙂

  17. Lisa McGuinness
    | Reply

    Such a cool technique! Thanks Jenifer!

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      You’re welcome! 🙂

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