Photoshop Overlays

Designed to impress both photographers and their clients, our overlays add character and balance to your photos. Easily layer in light, lens flare, rain, snow, and so much more. Made for all versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Gimp, Affinity Photo, and any other editing program that allows layers.

Frequently Asked Photoshop Overlays Questions

What are Photo Overlays?
Photo overlays are an image or texture that is added to a photograph. They are an additional layer, much of which is transparent, on top of photographs. Overlays are most commonly applied using Photoshop.

Why Use Photoshop Overlays?
Overlays add elements that weren't there when the photo was taken. Overlays can add natural elements like falling rain or snow, clouds, and fog, as well as camera effects such as lens flare, light leak, and bokeh effects. These can add character and balance to photographs. Landscapes, for example, are often balanced by skies that are as dramatic as the land below.

How to Install Overlays in Photoshop?
Since an overlay is simply an image that is layered on top of your photograph, overlays do not need to be installed. Rather than installing, save your overlay to a folder on your computer so that you can easily find them when you are ready to apply overlays.

How to Use Photoshop Overlays?
Applying overlays in Photoshop is a simple process. First, open the image where your overlay will be applied. Then, open your selected overlay and resize it to match your primary image. Copy and paste the overlay onto your image, then, toggle to your primary image and go to Edit --> Paste. For more detailed instructions, see our guide, how to install Photoshop overlays.

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