Haunting School: Week 2

Well you made it through week one of our ghastly assignment.  This week we are going to be working with the photo again.


Step 1: Pick a Photo

This is a picture of my Kat, looking surprised.

  • Change the picture to black and white by using the shortcut Ctrl Shift U (Mac: Cmd Shift U).


Step 2: Pick a Texture

  • Take a short visit to Shadowhouse Creations.  He runs a blog and hands out free textures. Be sure to say thank you if you download one of his textures.
  • I used one of his textures in the Chaos/ Grunge Texture Set.

  • Turn this to black and white using the shortcut Ctrl Shift U (Mac: CMD Shift U).
  • Drag this texture over your photo.


Step 3: Change the Blending Mode

  • In the Layers Panel change the blending mode for the texture.

  • I chose Overlay.
  • If want to get a deeper effect, duplicate the texture using Ctrl J (Mac: Cmd J).

  • I reduced the fill of my second texture to 49%.

  • Depending on your photo, you can get a truly haunted effect.


created using: Sugar Kissed Designs Boo Page Kit, Black paper is mine 🙂

Your job is to create an aged photo and use it in a layout. Post it in the gallery and in the forum under Haunting School Week 2.  One person will be chosen at random to win a $5.00 GC to Persnickety Prints.


One Comment to “Haunting School: Week 2”

[…] Haunting School: Week 2 – 1 freebie(s)? […]

Leave a Reply