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vector bg psd tutorial

Make sure you're done with setting up the vector psd layers. I have a tutorial on that if you don't know how.

You'll be making something like:




the steps

1. Open the bg psd that you want to put inside of the rays.
I'm using this one


2. Drag ALL layers over onto the vector psd. Line it up perfectly.


3. Hold in CTRL on your keyboard and select the thumbnail of the base of the rays you want the bg psd in.


and now those rays should be selected.


4. THIS IS SOOOO IMPORTANT. Go to the bg psds layers that are in your vector psd. Click "Select >> Inverse". Now the lines should be on the opposite side. (keep watching you'll see me reverse it)


Now go on EVERY layer in the bg psd and push backspace/delete on your keyboard.





part two

See how the stars have sooo many empty spaces? If yours does that than DELETE the layer with the brush (stars for me) and delete the layer with the gradient thats behind the brush. Then create a new layer. Now hold in CTRL and select the bases thumbnail again like you did in step 3. Place down whatever brush you want, however you want.


5. Hold in CTRL on the keyboard and click on the brushes thumbnail. It should have selected the brush in the rays.


Click Select >> Modify >> Expand >> expand it by 2 pixels. Click Layer >> New Fill Layer >> Gradient >> OK and select the SAME gradient you used for the background.

You're done. Here's what my layers look like:


Finished Product: