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Metallic Magic: Create Digital Foil Textures From Scratch!

Teela Cunningham, Hand Lettering + Graphic Design

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12 Lessons (1h 13m)
    • 1. Class Trailer

      1:06
    • 2. Project/Class Overview

      2:02
    • 3. Base Gold Foil Texture

      4:24
    • 4. Seamless Base Foil Pattern

      8:49
    • 5. Complex Foil

      5:05
    • 6. Glitter Texture Pattern

      5:33
    • 7. Colorizing Foil + Glitter

      8:28
    • 8. Saving Your Patterns

      1:23
    • 9. Thumbnail Post Sketches

      6:26
    • 10. Square Format Posts in Photoshop

      13:36
    • 11. Horizontal Format Posts in Photoshop

      15:38
    • 12. Final Thoughts

      0:38

About This Class

Digital, metallic foil has become increasingly popular and this class will reveal the mystery of how digital metallic magic is really created!

We’ll create impressive, made-from-scratch digital metallic foil textures and apply them to social media posts to get noticed quickly. We’ll walk through every step of the realistic foil making process using only Photoshop, creating seamless, fully repeatable textured patterns using some specific techniques. You’ll also learn how easy it is to change the color of your foil: from gold to silver, to black, red, blue.. to whatever you’d like! We’ll finish the class by applying our new textures to social media post designs for quick publishing. Every student who enrolls in the class will receive a social media sizes cheat sheet for quick post creations, a resources pdf with links to everything mentioned in the class and a bonus glitter file!

Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is required.

Transcripts

1. Class Trailer: Chances are you've seen a lot of metallic foil textures around the web lately. The level of detail on those textures convinces you they can't possibly be scanned. If you're like me, you're left wondering how that metallic magic was created. My name's Taylor Cunningham, and I'm a graphic designer who loves shiny things, and I'm here to share exactly how they're made. We'll go step-by-step creating foil textures from scratch in Photoshop. Just a basic knowledge of Photoshop is required for this class, and I'll even let you in on how to create realistic glitter textures too. We'll go over creating 100 percent seamless foil and glitter textures as well as changing your foiling glitter to any color you please. We'll finish up the class by creating a social media post of our choice utilizing our newly created textures, and I'll share my layout process for social media posts too. Every student who enrolls in the class will receive a social media sizes cheat sheet, a resources PDF filled with links to everything mentioned in the class, and a special glitter file so you can start experimenting with glitter right away. Hit enroll, and let's create some metallic magic. 2. Project/Class Overview: Hey. Welcome to the class. I'm so glad you're here. Before we dive into all the details of creating our foil and glitter textures, I wanted to do an overview so you know exactly what you'll be able to create in this class. On-screen you're looking at the patterns that we walk step-by-step through. Every color build, every increment, every setting. What you see on-screen, you will be able to create exactly in this class. On top of this, we'll be able to take these textures and apply them to different social media layouts. We'll go step-by-step through each one of these layouts as something that you could use for maybe your Instagram account. We'll also go over horizontal-formatted social media posts. This one is formatted for Twitter. We're going over using photography, vector elements, even a little bit of hand lettering. We'll cover all of this in the class. Your enrollment also gets you three freebies. You'll receive a social media sizes cheat sheets. For the class project of creating a social media post of your choice, you'll be able to know the optimum size for the network that you choose. You'll also receive a class resource list. Everything mentioned in the class is listed here, just click on any of the bolded list items and you'll be brought to that web page. Finally, you'll receive a medium glitter scan. This is the exact scan that I use for all of my glitter textures and I'm giving it to you. When you get to the video and digital glitter, this is the scan that you're going to be using. Finally, if you're a little bit short on time and you wanted some extra foil texture to play where there may be some vector elements, I created this kit, the Glitz and Glam Kit and just for students enrolled in this class, I'm offering 10 percent off using the discount code, magic 10. You'll be able to get a little bit inspired and see what you can really do with your foil textures. There's no need to purchase this kit. You'll be able to create everything without it. But if you want a few extra elements or assets to play with your own social media posts, this is a nice alternative. All that said, let's hop right in. In the next video, we're going to create our very first foil texture from scratch in Photoshop. 3. Base Gold Foil Texture: We're going to start off with our foil textures by creating a base foil texture or more of a basic foil texture that all of our more complex foil textures will be based off of later in this class. So we're going to build this completely from scratch in Photoshop. So when you're in Photoshop, just go File, New and when this dialogue box pops up, you'll notice I've got color mode set at RGB. For the purposes of this class, we're going to only be working in RGB because these foil textures are intended to be used on screen-only, which is very important because if you want to create foil textures for a print, it's an entirely different file set up and you'd have to communicate directly with your printer to apply real foil to your print designs. You don't want to fake it in that situation. So this entire class is an RGB with our full intention being used only for on-screen. So right here, you can see I've got my width and my height set at 2,000 pixels, so I have a perfect square and my resolution is set at 300 ppi instead of the normal 72 ppi for web and the reason for that, so our textures appear super crisp before we save our designs down for web. So we always have really crisp textures applied to everything and the size of 2,000 pixels by 2,000 pixels will cover any of the sizes that we'll need for the web. You'll have really, really good results with that, you won't have to worry about resolution at all. So when you have these inputted, just hit "Okay". Now we have a white art board that pops up and we want to unlock our background layer. So just double-click on your background layer and hit "Okay" to unlock it. Next, we need to define a foreground and a background color. This will create the variation in color tones that we have in our actual foil texture. So you want your foreground color to be a very light yellowish-orangish, which will lead to our gold later on and our background color, we want to be this really rich brown. So over here, you can see this my foreground color and this my background color. So I'm just going to click once on my foreground color. I've played around with a lot of different colors. So I want to share the color builds that I find to be the best for a gold texture. So my red over here, I'm going to input 250, my green 200, and my blue 50, and hit "Okay". Next, Just click on your background layer and we're going to put in 50 for red, 40 for green and 10 for blue, and hit "Okay". So now we've got our yellowish-orangish color and our dark rich brown. Next we're going to come up here and go Filter, Render, Clouds. Now we've got a lot of different variation happening. So now we're going to go in and create the actual texture that's to appear on this. So we're going to go Filter, Filter Gallery and you can see over here, we've got a bunch of different folders. You're just going to toggle, open the folder called Distort and choose Glass. You can zoom out of your texture. This is pretty close up. If you want to zoom out, you can hit this little minus sign down here and you can see it further away. So these are my favorite settings for my base foil texture. I've got my distortion popped all the way up to 20. My smoothness is set at three, my texture is set at frosted with a scaling of a 140 percent. If you'd like to input different values, definitely feel free to do that. Toggle these wherever you'd like to find what you like the most. These just happen to be my favorite settings, I wanted to share them. So when you're all set, hit "Okay". So this is looking really good, but it's a little bit dark. So in order to brighten this whole thing up, we're just going to come over here to our adjustments palette and if you don't see this, you can get to it by going Window, Adjustments and we're going to click on this Brightness Contrast icon right here. When you do that, a new dialog box pops up. I'm just going to take this slider for brightness and toggle it forward about, let's see, 40 seems a little bright. Let's do 35. That's looking really nice. So now, I'm just going to hold Shift and my layers palette and click on my bottom layer. So both of these are selected. Right-click, Merge Layers and then I'm going to label this Base Gold and that's all there is to it. So now we've got our Base Gold texture, and in the next video, we'll make this a seamless pattern texture that we can apply to any element and we'll go over exactly how to do that. 4. Seamless Base Foil Pattern: In the last video, we created our base foil texture, and in this video we're going to test it out, and we're going to make this a seamless pattern. We're going to create a pattern first because I want to show you why we need to create this into a seamless pattern. If you go over here, and you go edit, define pattern, and we'll just do this as a test, and hit ''Okay''. Next we're going to create a new document by going file new, and we want this document to be a little larger than our texture just so we can get a really good look at it at 100 percent. Actually we'll keep it at pixels, and we'll just change this to 3,000 pixels by 3,000 pixels and keep everything else the same and hit ''Okay''. We've got a white background, which is fine. We can leave evenly that locked, and we're going to create a new layer, and over here you're just going to collect this little black and white icon. Then you're going to switch this by just clicking these arrows, or you can hit ''X'' on your keyboard and I'll do the same thing. You just want to make sure that black is in your background, and then you're going to hit ''Command Delete'' on a Mac or ''Control Backspace'' on a PC, and that's the keyboard shortcut to fill that in. I'm just going to label this black background. This will allow us to see what our gold foil texture looks on a black background and on a white background. Next we're going to create a new layer and we're just going to hit ''T'' on our keyboard for our text tool, click once. I'm just going to type out testing type, and make it really big. I'm using a font called botanical script, and I like testing my foil textures with more of a brush font just because it makes the foil look really cool on it. That's basically the only reason you can use any font that you like, but I would keep it a thicker font so you can really see that texture coming through. The next thing we're going to do is we're going to double-click on our text layer, and we'll get our layer style dialog box showing up. Down here we're just going to click on ''Pattern Overlay'', and this is the texture that we just created. If you toggle this pattern, little arrow down, you'll get a box that shows all of your patterns. If you see any patterns in here that are default Photoshop patterns, all you have to do is right-click on them and choose "Delete Pattern" and you can get rid of them. This is the pattern that we just defined. But as you can see, we're getting lines in all these places because we didn't create a seamless pattern out of this. If you click and drag it around, you can move it and hide most of them, but you're still going to have parts in here, especially when you're working with a larger document than your actual foil texture. As you can see, this is a pain in the butt trying to find a sweet spot of covering up where your lines are before you start finding other lines, so that's why it's really important that we create a seamless pattern file out of this. But it's looking really nice, it looks beautiful on black and it looks great on white. So we're on the right track, we just need to make this seamless. I'm going to pop back into our gold foil file, and in order to create a seamless pattern texture, you're going to go over here and go filter other offset. You can change these increments until you can see, I've got a crossbar right here and you can see exactly where these are lining up. These are where the lines are coming from when we created our pattern. These are what we have to get rid of, so our pattern becomes seamless. I'm just going to hit ''Okay'', when I can see a very clearly defined vertical and horizontal line. Next, I'm going to come over here to my Rubber Stamp Tool. You can also hit ''S'' on your keyboard, that's the keyboard shortcut, and you want to make sure it's your Clone Stamp Tool. Next, you're going to toggle down your brushes over here, and you're going to choose a very soft brush. You want your size, it can be anything because we can toggle this up or down as we work. But you want your hardness to be set at zero percent, so it's a very soft brush. Next, I'm going to zoom in here a little bit, and whenever you are using the Stamp Tool, you need to define where you're going to stamp from, because if I were to just stamp this, it wouldn't know what I'm stamping. What I'd like to do is see the two textures that are coming together at the same rate here, and find that texture in another place that's very clean. For this example, this looks like a pretty good match to the colors that I've got going on between these two. I'm going to come right here and I'm going to hold "Alt," and you'll get a little cross hairs icon. Click once, and then when I come over here, it's going to borrow the texture from down here. When I click and paint, that's what it's painting from. You don't want to just go at it and pin everything here, you have to work. It's a little tedious, but you'll get the best results as you work around. For this one, I've got a dark and a really bright. This looks like a happy medium right here, so I'm going to to hold "Alt," click, and then I'm just going to softly paint because I've got a soft brush. It gives me a little bit of leeway when I'm painting, you can't tell that I'm filling these areas. Right here I've got another really dark area and a bright area. You can change the size of your stamp whenever you want by hitting the open bracket key on your keyboard to reduce the size, or the close bracket key on your keyboard to increase the size of your brush. For this area right here, I think I'm going to pull from right here. Once again, I'm holding "Alt," clicking to define, that's where my source is coming from, and then I'll just click in here and make sure it's looking how I want it to look. I'm just going to go through the rest of this texture, and I'll speed up the video so that you can see my process of working through covering up all these lines. We've got a lot of our areas covered up and if we zoom out, we can take a closer look at how we've gotten rid of a few lines, and this also lets you see I can see a little bit of a line here. This is the best time to come in and make sure all those lines are really covered up. We want to make sure we do one final test to make sure we don't have any other remaining lines. We'll come up here and go filter other offset, and offset it just one more time. Now as you can see I've got this. Anywhere where we stand near the edge, sometimes it'll create these little extra lines, we definitely want to make sure we get rid of those. Once again, you can move around your increments just to make sure you're getting a full picture of where you might need to make corrections. Right here I'm just going to clean this area up. Once again, I'm finding a place along the rest of my texture that's similar in contrast to the area that I need to cover, and just stamping those areas out so it seems more natural. Let's see, maybe a little bit right here and right here. All right. We'll zoom out one more time and check our work, and that's looking really good. once again, we're going to create a new pattern. I'm going to go edit, define pattern. This time we'll call this our base gold texture and hit ''Okay'', and we'll go back over here and we'll test it. I'm going to turn my black layer back on, and I'm going to double-click on this layer. This time I've got two patterns here. The first pattern is always the oldest pattern that you've created and as you hover over it, you can see it's labeled test. We want to get rid of this one, but first let's compare it to our new texture. I'm just going to click on our new texture and we can move it around, and as you can see, I don't have any of those ugly lines showing up anymore because it's totally seamless. That's looking really beautiful, and if you compare it to the first one, moving it around, you can see these lines showing up that we don't want inside of our type. We can just right-click on this first one, delete pattern. Now we've got our base goal that's looking perfect. In the next video, we will take this a step further and make this a more complex, almost sparkly looking gold. 5. Complex Foil: Now is a really great time to save your file. That way we hold on to this base gold foil texture that we just spent time creating, because everything we do from here on out, we'll be using the base gold foil texture to create more complex foil textures. As you can see up here, I've just called mine "base-gold" and from here we're going to make a copy of this layer. We always have this in the file. It's just going to be at the bottom of our layer palettes. It's always there if we need it, but we're going to make a copy of it right now. All you have to do to create a copy is hold Alt on your keyboard, click on the "Layer" and drag and then release. We're just going to switch the order of this. I'm just going to click on this top one and drag it below my copy, and I'm going to turn it off, so I've got that. This is my copy and we're just going to call this "complex". We're going to go through a few different steps to create a different texture off of this, but still have that foil quality to it. We've got a little bit of options when we start playing around with our foil. What we're going to do is we're going to come up here and go "Filter", "Oil Paint". This is going to create a pretty crazy texture, but it's going to be really fun. Over here, I've got a few different settings applied. My goal here is to create some nice depth because with this new texture, I want to create the crystallized-looking sparkly foil. I've got my Bristle depth way up here and my Scales pretty high too, my Stylization's at around four, Cleanliness is five. These are the settings that I'm going to be using for this. When you're all set here, hit "OK". Definitely feel free to move the sliders around to find something that you're really happy with. Now, that has applied those settings to this foil and as you can see, they turn this off. I still have my full texture. It's only being applied to the layer that is selected right now. Now that we've got our oil paint, you can also just save this as a pattern texture if you'd like. If you want a painterly gold pattern by all means, feel free to do that. But from here we're going to go "Filter", "Filter Gallery". Once again, we're going to come over here to "Glass". Let me zoom out a little bit so you can see what this is looking like. It's taking the paint texture that we just created and now we're applying glass to that, which is creating this really beautiful variation and sparkly areas. A lot of different colors going on here, but they feel really harmonious and like foil when you look at them from far away, which is exactly what we want. You can play around a little bit with your settings. These are the settings that I'm using, a Distortion of 18, Smoothness, 10, Texture is frosted with the scaling of 115 percent. Then we're just going to hit "OK". Let me zoom in here a little bit. Because we created our seamless base gold texture, there really isn't much cleaning up to do here. If I go "Filter", "Other", "Offset", you can see we've got subtle lines in a few places, but it's nothing really major. Actually, trying to clean some of these very small minor places up, could end up becoming pretty obvious because if we use a soft brush here, the softness around those areas are going to draw attention to them because we've applied so many filters here. Even if I wanted to clean this up, let me get my stamp. You can hit S on your keyboard for that and I'm going to change this to a hard brush, so 100 percent for hardness. If I want to fix this little area right here, you can see, I grab this. If you come into some of these areas, you're going to see the edges and we want to avoid that. I would do very minor clean-up on any lines that you find because it's going to be hardly recognizable when you go into your pattern. We're going to go "Edit", "Define Pattern", and this one we're just going to call "crystal", hit "OK", and now we're going to come back over to our testing file and I'm going to double-click on the "Type", go to "Pattern Overlay", and our new texture appears right here. If I click on it, you can see it definitely looks different than our more smooth foil texture here. If you wanted to check it at a larger size, I can go up to 150. This is what 100 percent looks like. I find that it's always best to go up or down in 25 percent increments. That'll give you the most crisp texture. If I come down to 50, maybe that's what that looks like. This is a nice way to test your texture at different scales. That's 100 percent I made, "OK". That's looking really nice. All of a sudden we have two different foil textures and just really play around with the different settings and you can get some really cool results with more complex textures. That's how you create a more complex foil texture. In the next video, I'll go over how to create glitter textures. 6. Glitter Texture Pattern: While foil is pretty easy to create from scratch in Photoshop, glitter is not. I found the best way to create realistic glitter is by using real glitter. What I did is I went out, and I purchased some glitter, and I laid it on my scanner bed. This is glitter on my scanner. The way you clean this up is using really good vacuum. To save you a little bit of effort, I'm actually going to give you this glitter file for free, so you can work with it so you'll be able to create your own glitter texture as well. This is the initial scan of my glitter on my scanner bed, and what I'm going to do is click on it just to make sure it's not locked over here, and to unlock it, obviously, just double-click it. I'm just going to click and I'm going to drag it over to my foil file, and I'm going to slide this around, and you can scale it down if you'd like to just by hitting ⌘+T or Ctrl+T on a PC, and then holding Shift as you scale from the corner. The important thing is you don't want any white areas around the edges. You want it large enough where it's going to fill up this whole square. I'm just going to make sure that I've got all my corners covered here. That's looking good, so let's zoom in here. All of our corners look pretty good. You just want a really dense amount of glitter so you can't see any white peeking through, any brightness is the actual glitter. We know that we have this texture going beyond our artboards, so we just need to crop it down right now. I'm going to hit C on my keyboard, and up here, I'm going put in 2,000 pixels by 2,000 pixels, which is the exact size of our artboard. By doing this, you'll get rid of all the extra stuff outside of the artboard, and then just hit return or enter a couple times, and now you're ready to go. Then hit V afterwards, and you'll return to your selection tool. If we zoom out a little bit, we can see we've got a nice texture going on, but now we need to make it seamless. Over here, I'm going to turn off my complex texture because I don't need that anymore, and all we're going to do is come up here like we did before, and go "Filter, Other Offset," and we're going to see those lines appear again, and you can see my other one is right here. You move this around if you wanted it to. I've got one right here, and I've got one right here, so I'm going to hit "OK." Let's zoom in here, and we know we need to correct these. With glitter, you really only have one option for clean up, and it's using a hard brush. So we're going to hit our center keyboard once again for our Stamp tool. This time, we're going to make sure we have a hard brush selected, hardness is 100. The base foil is really only texture that I found where you can get away with using a soft brush to correct your hard lines here. As you can see, it's grabbing the selection we had before which we don't want, so I'm going to hold alt and select another area of the glitter, and this one, you just wing it. You find different parts of your texture, and fill in the areas that are really obvious, and you want to just click and click. You want to be a little sporadic because you're always going to see these hard edges here with the hard brush, it's just the nature of it, so you might have to go in and cover those up a little bit. Just be aware, whenever you have a dark edge hitting a lighter edge, it's going to show up here. Just something to keep in mind, so if that happens where you have the ugly edge, just find a little bit of a darker portion of your glitter to cover that up and blend things together a little better. I'm just paying attention to parts that are more obvious than others where this line is hitting because once you have this glitter repeating in a lot of places, it's going to become a lot less obvious. I'm going to go through here, and I'll speed up the video, and I'll be back once I have this all cleaned up. I've got this pretty cleaned up now. If we zoom out, we can see everything looks pretty seamless, there's no jarring hard lines that are staring back at us. Now we're just going to do one final test. We're going to go "Filter, Other Offset," and we're just going to check and make sure that no lines are appearing. That's looking really good. Next, we're just going to go "Edit, Define Pattern," and this time, we're going to choose glitter or we're just going to type in glitter, hit "OK," and let's go and test it on our testing type over here. We've got our new glitter right here, and we can scale it down a little if we want to see what smaller glitter look like, we can scale it up to see larger glitter, and we're getting some really beautiful different brightness in here, which is really nice. As you can see, the glitter is looking a little dull in color. In the next video, we'll go over how to change the colors of both our foil and our glitter. 7. Colorizing Foil + Glitter: So we have our gold pretty much all set. We're going to brighten up our glitter a little bit, but we've got our foil totally set to go. So what if you want purple glitter or purple foil or red or black or silver? In this video, we're going to go over how to do all of that. The first thing we're going to do is make a copy of all these. That way we don't lose the work that we've already done. I'm just going to hold Shift and select the bottom layer, so all of these are selected. I'm going to hold Alt, click and drag. So I make a copy of all of these, and then I'm going to hit Command G, or Control G on a PC to group them together, and just say base originals. So I'm going to turn this off just so I have it. We're going to be making a lot of copies as we work through this, just so we always hold on to the artwork that we've created, so we don't lose it by overriding it with new settings that we're going to be applying. So first we're going to create silver textures. How we're going to do this is we'll start with our glitter, so we can fix the gold a little bit and then we can also change it to be different colors. So with the glitter layer selected, we're going to come up here and in our adjustments, and once again, you can get to your adjustments palette by going Window, Adjustments. We're just going to click on this Hue/Saturation adjustment icon. Right here, all we have to do is take this saturation slider and drag it all the way to the left. That removes any color that's appearing on this layer. That's looking great except it's a little dull, so let's brighten it up a little bit with a contrast adjustment layer. So we're just going to click on this icon and we're going to up our contrast a little bit. This will also brighten that up, and I can even increase my brightness a little bit. So that's looking like a really good silver glitter. In order to commit these changes, all you have to do is hold Shift, select all of them, right-click, and merge layers. Now we have silver glitter. I'm going to label this silver glitter. Because we know it's already seenless so we can even go Edit, Define pattern and label this silver glitter. We can check it out. In our test type over here, just go to Pattern Overlay and select your silver glitter, and now it's looking awesome and we can test it on black, and we can test it on white. It looks really good. Now in order to change that to being a color, let's make a copy of it, so we don't lose those, so I'm holding Alt, clicking and dragging, and I'm going to turn off this layer, and with my silver glitter layer selected, I'm going to create a new layer right on top of it. I'm going to change this background color here. So I'm just going to click once on the background, and then say I want to create a purple glitter. I'm going to choose any purple that I want, and that looks pretty good. So I'm going to hit Okay. Then I'm going to hit Command Delete or Control Backspace on a PC. That's the shortcut to fill the entire layer with that color. Next, I'm going to toggle down my blend mode right here. So I'm going to click on it and I'm going to select Color. Now I've changed this to a purple glitter, but if that seems a little too bright or washed out, you can also choose Multiply if you want it to be a darker or overlay to make it a brighter glitter. This one is feeling really festive and nice. So I think I'm going to keep my overlay blend mode for this one. Once again, I'm going to hold Shift, select both layers, right-click, merge layers, and I'm going to label this purple glitter. We wanted a brighter gold glitter. So I'm just going to come back to my silver. You don't want to work with your purple anymore. Once you apply color, that's basically it for you. You always want to change colors of things using your silver glitter copy because we desaturated it, so we removed all the color. So it's a great starting point to add color. We're going to turn off our purple glitter. I'm going to make another copy of my silver glitter. So I'm going to hold Alt, click, and this time I'm just going to drag it right above it. I'm going to turn this layer on. I'm going to create a new layer right above it, and this time I'm going to choose a gold color. So let's input our bright gold color from before. So that was 250, 200, 50, hit Okay. Because it's my background, I can once again use that keyboard shortcut, Command Delete, or Control Backspace on a PC to fill the layer. Then I'm going to try and see what it looks like if I do a color blend mode. Let's see what it looks like with the multiply blend mode, and let's look at it with an overlay blend mode. You can also try soft light, which is a little softer than what your overlay looks like. I think color was probably the best here, that looks very gold and very bright. If you wanted to turn it down a little bit, just come over here to your opacity, and let's try 80 percent instead of 100 percent, or maybe let's try 50 and see what that looks like. I think I'm going to go with 60. That is good. Now I'm just going to merge these two together. I'm going to hold Shift, click, right-click, merge layers. This time I'm going to label this gold glitter, and create a new pattern, define pattern, gold glitter. Let's also create a pattern for the purple, but I don't think we did that. So with that selected and only it turned on, we'll go Edit, Define Pattern, purple glitter. Now let's come over and test these glitters out. So I'm going to double-click once again, come to Pattern Overlay, toggle down, we'll try our new gold glitter. So if we compare this to the gold glitter we had before, you can see it's far more vibrant. So this is a better gold glitter for us. Let's see what the purple glitter looks like. That looks pretty cool. You can easily apply color to any of the patterns you've already created. So let's go back and apply it to our base foil. So obviously you can use the exact same steps. The first thing you need to do is make a silver. Always start with silver because then you can apply any color on top of that because of the desaturation. I'm going to create a new layer right here, a copy of my base gold. So I'm going to hold Alt, click and drag up. I'm going to turn off my base gold. So I'm only using this one right here, and this one will be our silver. I'm just going to come over here to Hue/Saturation, click it, toggle the saturation all the way to the left. Now it's very dull, so we need to up our brightness and contrast. So click on that icon. Now just toggle your sliders until you get a result that you're happy with. So all of a sudden it's looking very much like silver. That looks good. Now we're going to merge everything together. Select from top, hold Shift, select the bottom layer, right-click, merge layers, and now we can relabel this silver base. Now we can go Edit, Define Pattern, silver foil. We can also create a color. We just need to make a copy of this. Hold Alt, click and drag up, turn this one off, create a new layer. Now we can create, let's say we want a blue foil. So choose the blue that you like, hit Okay, and because it's in the background, we can hit Command Delete, or Control Backspace to fill that layer. Then let's try Overlay. Let's try Color. That's really nice. I like this one. So let's merge these two together. Hold Shift, click, right-click, merge layers, blue foil. We will create a pattern out of it, Edit, Define Pattern, blue foil. Let's go and test these out. Double-click, Pattern Overlay, let's try the silver foil and we can make this smaller if we want to see more of it. That looks good. Maybe we need to add a little more contrast, so we can get some of these really rich textures popping through, but we can see it pretty well. We'll test it on white as well. Toggle down, let's choose a blue. That also looks really nice. We can turn off the black and see what it looks like on white. That looks great. So that's how you can change the color of any foil that you create or any glitter or texture that you create. 8. Saving Your Patterns: Once you've created all of the foil and glitter patterns that you'd like to use, it's time to save them, so you always have them in the future. You can install them on different computers if you'd like. All you have to do is come over here and double-click on any of your layers to bring up your Layer Style menu. Navigate over to your Pattern Overlay, drop your little menu down for all of your patterns and you'll see a little gear icon right here. All you have to do is click on this, choose Save patterns, choose the location where you'd like to save it on your computer. I usually just call it patterns, and I'll do metallic magic for this. As you can see, it's going to have a little.pat, which means it's a pattern file and then just hit Save. If you ever lose these or they get deleted by accident, or if you want to install these on another computer of yours, all you have to do is in that new computer in Photoshop, come over here, double-click on any layer, bring up your Layer Style menu, toggle down your pattern menu, and then just click on this little gear icon again and choose Load Patterns, and all you have to do is after you click this, choose that pattern file that we just saved, and they'll all load in and they'll be ready to use right here. It's really that easy to save your patterns and reuse them wherever you'd like. 9. Thumbnail Post Sketches: Since the project for this class is to create your own social media posts using the digital textures from either the glitz and glam kit or from textures that you create from the class, I wanted to walk you through my process whenever I create a social media post. To try and cover as many bases as possible, I want to show you a square orientation. Social media posts like Instagram, and also horizontal layout because many of the social media networks use a more horizontal format. I want to also cover when you create a post with an image, when you just have text, and it's bringing in some supporting doodles or elements to pump up your post to really get attention and to stand out amongst all the others. To try and cover as many bases as possible, I wanted to just share my process with sketching out some thumbnails, and I usually do this before I go into Photoshop just so I have an idea of what I want to do and how I want things to look, that way I save time in Photoshop and I can get that post up right away. I'm just going to sketch out a square. Usually I use a pencil for this book so you can see it on camera a little better. I'm using a pygmy graphic one micron pen, and I love these pens for doodling and for sketching. If you're in the market for any, I would highly recommend these. They give you a really rich black and they never soak through the paper. This is just plain paper and it won't soak through. That's really awesome, and I'll leave a link for these and the resources PDF that come along with the class as well. I'm just going to draw a rough square. For this one we'll say that there is an image. Many times when you're posting something on social media, you need to use a photograph as part of your post. For this one, photographs are usually represented in doodle form with just a box with an X. That's representing a photograph here. For our text, all of my posts that I'm going to do, I'm just going to pretend like they're ads for the class. We would have metallic magic, nice and big. That would be that text, and maybe we have a little bit information down here about class. Maybe that's all we do because we want to keep it simple, short, and to the point, because in social media you have a very small window to grab someone's attention. We don't want to make them work too hard to understand what we're trying to convey. The next doodle here, let's pretend we don't have a photograph this time, but we want to focus very much on our messaging, so we're going to keep it in the center once again. This will be our headline. This will be our supporting texts. Maybe it's a line that says create impressive digital foil textures or create impressive digital foil, and then we'll include a URL right down here. This is a nice place where we can bring in some elements. Maybe we want to make it look confetti, we can apply our foil or glare textures to the confetti. We'll just throw those in and around, and that will be really festive looking, exciting, and feel really good when it's all laid out. For the last example, let's pretend. We've got a photograph as a background, we got a white or a black background here and for our last one, let's pretend that we want to use the foil as a background. But we don't want to fill the whole background because that can be a little overwhelming just because of how strong the texture actually is. Maybe we want to bring it inside of it, a sketchy doodle. Maybe we've just got a nice little doodle here that we fill with our texture. This time let's put in our headline and just keep it super simple again. We could play around with the different layout of these when you're in a square format, I've found that it's really best to keep things centered to draw the focus right in. Since you've got a square to begin with, keep the attention right at the center and support your messaging with everything that's around it. The horizontal layout is a little bit different. We got a little more space to play around with and we can bring in the rule of thirds and really play around with our photograph, and our doodles. For our horizontal layout, let's say that we're using a photograph once again, and that we're just going to set it all the way in the background, and maybe we want to keep the text centered again. We'll just do another version playing off of our Instagram if we want to use it as a family when we post all at once, some supporting texts right down here, and maybe we want to bring in a doodle. I have a circular doodle that I think we'll draw a lot of attention to the center so we can mask in our texture right there. Another version that we could do is if we don't have a photograph this time, but maybe we want to move the text over here, the text takes up maybe one-third of the layout and two-thirds has this large doodle element. We can set our text right here and maybe this time we have our subhead kind of, add an arc up here and maybe we set our URL right there. We just throw in the texts, nice and big, and nice and strong, and it's pointing at our information here. Your attention is drawn from the strong texture at points right to our messaging which talks about the texture, and it all feels really harmonious. For the last layout, let's bring in the rule of thirds one more time. This time let's bring in a photograph that brings in the entire background. But this time, let's keep our text layout over here like we have the nice strong headline, our supporting text. For instance, some visual interest and we want this photograph to be a quiet image, so we can draw attention to our messaging, but it's really supportive of our messaging. Maybe we just drawn a few little confetti doodles around the text over here, but we still have a nice strong image set in the background like the first one that we did. These are just some really quick doodles that we just threw together just to get an idea of how we want our layout to look. Now we have a game plan going into Photoshop where we're not just staring at our screen, trying to figure out what we should do first. We've got it all laid out and we're ready to go. 10. Square Format Posts in Photoshop: Scanned in my doodles for reference, these thumbnails that we just created. I've already put everything together that we are going to create so I want to start this video off by sharing the final outcome of this video. I'm going to walk you through exactly how to create each of these three thumbnails in Photoshop form. This is going to be the first one that we're going to create together. This is going to be the second one, and this is going to be the third one. This is all going to be formatted for Instagram. If you reference the free PDF that came in the class on all the social media sizes, we know we're working with 1080 by 1080 pixels for an Instagram post. We're just going to create a new document here so File New, and we're going to input 1080 by 1080. We're going to keep it 300 RGB and hit "OK." If we look at this first one right here, I'm just going to grab this image and pull it in. I got this image off Unsplash which is royalty free, really beautiful images. So if you want to use it I'll leave a link in the resources PDF that comes with this class. I'm just going to drag it in so we can save a little bit of time here. Right now this is a pretty large image and I'm just using a small portion of it because I want a quiet area so I grab the most attention with my typography or my messaging. This is just a supporting element that's tucked away in the background. I've got my photograph that we're using. Next I need to bring in my typography and set my supporting texts and then finally we'll bring in our extra elements. This is just some hand lettering that I vectorized. I used a water brush for this using the same techniques that I covered in my previous water brush lettering essentials class. I'm just going to bring this in and I'll leave a link to that as well on the resources PDF as well as a video link for vectorizing your own typography if you'd like to create your own for this. I'm just going to drag this in and now I got my typography, and I'm going to set my type underneath it. Let me get rid of the effects that are on here so we can go step by step. We've just got our black hand lettering and I'm just going to hit T in my keyboard for my type tool. I'm going to click once and I'm going to type out "Create impressive digital foil." In this text instead of using a brush script because I don't want to compete with my hand lettering, I'm just going to set it in a really basic sans-serif. This is one of my favorite fonts it's called Eveleth. It is a purchasable font which I'll leave a link to, and there is a nice alternative that's free that I'll also supply in the resources PDF. I'm just going to put in 100 for my tracking because I want my letter spaced out a little further apart and just shrink it down a little more. Then my URL, I'm just going to use my blog's URL, which is every-tuesday.com. This one I'm going to set in a lighter weight, just to add a little more contrast and I'm going to make it just slightly smaller. If we look back at our example, we've got our metallic silver or silver foil applied to the hand lettering and then we've got gray applied to our supporting topography and then we've got our silver glitter applied to some hand-drawn elements right here. I'm going to jump in here and the first thing I'm going to do is just apply our silver foil to our hand lettering. Let me see, well that's hand lettering. Going to double-click on the "Slider" bring up our Layer Style palette, and I'm going to choose Pattern Overlay, toggle this down. These are the exact patterns that we created in previous videos. I'm going to select the silver texture. That's looking like a pretty nice scalable, but see if we bring it down a little further. I like 50 a little bit better just because we see more variation. If you're ever unhappy with how things are laid out with your texture remember all you have to do is click and you can move it around over here. If you want to mess with where the dark spots or the light spots hit your letters. Then I'm going to hit "OK." Next this is scaling really bright, but white is. I'm just going to hold Shift and select both of my regular type layers. Then in my character palette over here, if you don't see this you can get to it by going Window, Character and it'll show up. I'm just going to click on this color bar right here, and when I do that I automatically have this eyedropper. I'm just going to click in a really light area of the foil up here. You can see where it's pulling right here, and I just wanted a little bit lighter. I'm going to come up here. I'm not going to go all the way to white because obviously this is a little too bright, but I'm going to go somewhere in between. I'm brighter than the brightest spot but not quite this bright, and then I'm going to hit "OK." That's looking good and the last thing we need to do is bring in that supporting texture. In the Glitz & Glam Kit I supply all of these extra bonus vectors which we're going to use for a lot of these social media posts. That's a nice way of just enhancing your messaging or your layout and it brings in a lot of visual interests especially from a hand-drawn perspective. I'm going to pull in this texture right here and I can find out which one it is. I've got everything individually layered over here, but instead of having to read through all of them, all I have to do is come over to it, and right-click and it tells me right here it's dots pattern. If I click on that, it's already selected in my layers palette. Now all I have to do is click and drag to my layer and it brings it right in. Since it's a smart object, I can scale it up as far as I want and it's never going to lose resolution. I'm going to hit Command here, Control T on a PC to transform it. I'm going to hold Shift, grab a corner node and holding Shift to keep it uniform and proportion. I'm just going to scale it up until I hit all of my edges. I don't want any weird extra space areas and I can even rotate it a little bit if I don't want it quite so crooked. That looks pretty nice. But now I'm covering up a lot of my messaging and I don't want that at all. We could just bring it behind everything and that's better. But I still have a lot of areas and once I apply texture to this, it's really going to stand out and it's going to compete with readability. In order to get rid of those areas that I don't want showing, all you have to do is apply a layer mask. You can do this by coming down here and just clicking this little icon. When you do that, you'll notice a new little space appearing right here. The important thing to know is that whenever you're using a layer mask, black conceals and white reveals. We want to conceal these extra pieces. That's basically hiding it and we do that by using the brush tool. I'm going to hit "B" on my keyboard, activate my brush tool, and I'm going to grab a hard brush. I'm going to select this one right here and I'm going to make sure the hardness is set to 100 percent. In order to make your brush a little bit smaller, it's pretty large right here, you can hit your open bracket key on your keyboard and that will reduce the size. Making sure that black is my foreground color, now all I have to do is paint with my brush. If I click around, you can see I'm deleting the circles, but say I accidentally deleted this one and I wanted that one, all I have to do is hit X on my keyboard and that'll switch my foreground and my background color and since white reveals, if I paint in white it'll bring it back. I'm going to hit X again because I want to start removing these. This is called a non-destructive form of editing, which basically means if you mess up when you're working you can always go back. If I was just using the eraser tool, there's no going back once I get rid of things. This is just a more responsible way of editing your work, and guaranteeing that if you ever need to go back, you don't have to freak out and start over. I think these ones need to go just to balance the same amount of space over here with the space over here. That feels really good. Now I just need to apply a texture to this and this version is done. I'm going to double-click on this layer, and choose Pattern Overlay, and for this one I'm going to use the silver glitter. We're going to reduce it down a little bit because this is feeling way too big. For my scale, I'm going to bring it down to 25 percent see what that looks like, and that looks really good. I'm just going to hit "OK" and now we're done with this one. Now we're going to quickly use the same elements that we created here and use them for our second version, which you can see right here. We know that we need a white background for this one and we're using our gold foil and we're using gold glitter. This one's pretty easy. It's basically the same thing we just did but applying gold instead and removing our photograph. If I come back into our layer, let's group all of these together to keep them separate. I'm going to hold Shift, click on my last layer, hit Command G or Control G on a PC. Now I'm just going to make a copy of the scripts. You can just click and drag it down to this little icon right here and then I'll create a duplicate or you can hold Alt, click and drag and that will also create a copy if you need to. I'm going to turn this one off. This one is going to be our first one. This one is going to, I'm going to label 0 2, turn off the first one. We know we need to get rid of the photograph on this one, and we can double-click on our dots pattern and change this to gold. That's all set to go, and then we're just going to go to our hand lettering, double-click. This time we're going to change this to gold foil, hit "OK." Then we need to do the same thing we did before with the color for our supporting text. I'm going to hold Shift and select both of them. Come over here to my character palette, click on the "Color," click on a bright area of the texture, and go a little bit brighter and hit "OK. " That looks great. Just like that we have a second version of our social media post complete. I just noticed that this one should probably go away just to feel a little more balanced or I need to bring one in over here. All I have to do is click on my layer mask right here, hit B on my keyboard and make sure black is in front because I'm getting rid of it. Just click once and now it's gone. I'm all set with version number 2. Let's look at what version number 3 looks like. I need to bring in a texture behind, set my crystal gold foil and everything else will be black and I'm using this little bunting element right below for my supporting texts. We're just going to come in here. We're going to turn this off, and starting from scratch this time. We're going to go into our bonus vectors and we're going to grab this text right here. I'm just going to right-click, select Scribble, click and drag it in. I'm going to scale it up by holding Command T or Control T on a PC, hold Shift, click on a corner node and scale it up. I want it to bleed off of most of my edges so I'm going to make this pretty large. That looks good. We can apply our texture right away to this if we want, just by double-clicking "Pattern Overlay," choose our crystal texture, make it a little bit smaller. Let's go with 50 percent here, that looks good. I can just pull my hand lettering from my previous folder so I just toggle down even though this is hidden, you can see my hand lettering right here. All I have to do is hold Alt, click and drag to the top and now I've got a copy of it. I need to get rid of the effects on here because I'm just using it as black. I can do this quickly by either clicking on my "FX" icon right here and dragging it down to the trash, or I can just hit this little eyeball where it says effects and that will turn off my effects. This is going to sit a little high right here. I need to come in and grab my bunting which is my little banner right here. I'm going to right-click within, click, drag, and bring that in, and I'm just going to scale it up a little bit and maybe smash it down a little bit too. Just so it's not too chunky down here. I can come back in and grabbed my supporting text just like I did with the hand lettering. I'm going to select both of these, remember to hold Alt otherwise you're just going to be dragging it and then you'll ruin the one that you just created. Hold Alt, that'll make a copy, and just drag it up. Close that folder. These are a little too large for my little ribbon so I'm going to hit Command here, Control T on PC, hold Shift, scale them down, make sure they fit inside my little ribbon. This time I want to make them whites so they match the background. Since they're already selected over here, I'm just going to click this little color box. I drop the white, hit "OK," and we're all set. Just like that we did three different versions of Instagram post or a square format social media post. In the next video we'll go over all of the horizontal formatted thumbnails that we sketched earlier, and we will go through one by one and recreate each of those in Photoshop. 11. Horizontal Format Posts in Photoshop: Now that we've created our Instagram layouts based on our thumbnail sketches, we're going to do the same thing with our horizontal layouts. This time, we're going to base it on the Twitter format. So if you look at the social media sizes PDF that comes with the class, you'll see that a Twitter layout is 1024 pixels by 512 pixels. We're going to go ahead and create a document that size, so just go File, New, and input 1024 by 512 and hit "OK". So as with the previous video, I want to show you what the final outcome of this video will be. So these are the examples that we are going to create that were based off of our thumbnail sketches. This is the first one, this is the second one, and this is the third one, so pretty fun layouts. Okay. So in here, we know that the first one is going to be using a photograph. We're going to use the same photograph that we use before. Let me go back to the first one. I'm just going to grab it from this file and bring it in. Once again, this image, I will share the link to this image if you'd like to use this one. It's from a resource-free website, so totally free, and that link will be on the resources PDF. The next thing we need to do is bring in our hand lettering once again. I'm just going to click and drag it in, so we don't have to pull that from other places just to save some time, and let me get rid of the effects on this one so we can start from scratch together. I will also bring in our type that we set previously just to save time from the last video. So we've got our topography and we've got our photographs. If we look at our example, we need to bring in our vector element and we need to apply foil textures to the topography or the hand lettering, as well as our vector element, and then this one will be all done. Similar to the Instagram post that we did earlier, let me center this out a little bit right here, we know that we need to apply a silver foil to the metallic magic hand lettering. So let me label this hand lettering. I'm going to double-click on this layer, go to Pattern Overlay, and I've got all the patterns that we created in previous videos, and I'm going to click on the silver foil. This scale is feeling pretty large, so we can adjust that right down here, and let's go down to 50 percent, and that looks pretty good. So we'll hit "OK". Once again, for the regular type supporting text, all you have to do is click on this color block right here, click on the brightest part of our foil, and then just split the difference between the gray and the white here. So that looks really good, and now all we have to do is bring in that supporting element, which is part of the glitz and glam bonus factors, and that is located right here. I'm just going to right-click, clean circle, and just click and drag right in here. Since it's a smart object, I can scale it up and I'm not going to lose resolution. So I'm going to hit Command T or Control T or on a PC to free transform. I'm gonna hold shift to keep my proportions as I click and drag it to make it larger, and I want to make sure everything's centered in there to draw the viewer right into my messaging. Now we're going to double-click on my clean circle swirl, go to Pattern Overlay, and this time I'm going to choose this toned-down gold. I actually really like this color, and I think it works pretty well. It's not too competing with the silver, which is much more toned down on the gold. I'm going to actually reduce this quite a bit because I don't think 25 is small enough. So let's see what five looks like. That looks pretty cool. I would go with either five or 25 here. I think they both work really well. Since we're talking about metallic foil textures, I think it's probably better to show off how this look in a little larger scale. I'm going to hit "OK" and we're all done with this one. I'm just going to group all these together, so I'm gonna hold Shift, click, Command G or Control G on a PC to group, and I'm just going to label this 01. Now, we can move on to our second layout, which looks like this. We know that we need a black background here, we need to reset the text, so we've got this arched text up here, and we need to bring in this element and apply a large-scale gold foil to it. We're going to use portions that we already have here. We know we need the hand lettering and the supporting type. So I'm just going to grab those elements, and I'm just going to hold Alt, click, and drag above my group to make a copy. It's very important that you hold Alt, otherwise, you're just going to move them up here and then you'll lose your first layout. I'm going to turn off my first group, so now I'm just working with my hand lettering and my supporting type. I'm going to reset this type right now. First, I'm going to get rid of the extra effects, so we can start from scratch here, and I'm going to make my type totally black so we can see everything. So my descriptor, I'm just going to move up above my hand lettering and I'm actually going to select everything right here, Command T or Control T on a PC and scale it down a little bit, because we know that's going to come over here. I know that I want my sub head to be a little bit lighter of a weight, maybe to match my URL down here. So the title stands out more than anything else. I'm just going to reduce the weight on my font, and now in order to make this arched texts, it's actually really easy. All you have to do is double-click on your text layer, so where the T is, just double-click on it, and then up here at the top of your bar, you'll see a T with a little arch on it, just click on that, and where it says Style, toggle down and choose Arc. If I move this over here, you can see it's a pretty extreme arc, and we don't want that because once you start doing that, you negatively affect the letters. They become so warped. They they don't look good at all. We want to change our bend to 20 percent instead of 50 percent and that is definitely more visually appealing and it feels more balanced with everything. I'm just going to toggle it down, I'm just hitting the down arrow on my keyboard, centering everything together, and now I just need to move my URL up a little bit, and we've got all of our type laid out and ready for our layout. If I move all of this centered over here, and if we look at our example one more time, there's a big giant graphic over here and we want a black background. So let's first make our black background. Change our text to white, and then we'll introduce our extra element. Right below our last layer, so I'm clicking on my group, I'm going to create a new layer right here, and that will just put it right above the group, and we're going to use our keyboard shortcut again to fill the entire art board. But first I want to make sure I've got some different colors over here. So whenever you need to reset your colors, just click on this little icon and it'll reset it to black and white. But I need my black to be in the background. So if I hit x on my keyboard, that'll switch it, and then all I have to do is hit Command-Delete or Control-Backspace on a PC, and that will fill the entire art board with the background color. So I know that I need to change my supporting text to white, so I'm just going to do that right now. So the RGB value is 255, 255, 255 for white and then hit "OK". Now we can see are supporting type, and in order to change our hand lettering, since this is a smart object instead of live type, all we have to do is double-click on it, bring up our Layer Style, and this time we want to apply a color overlay. By default, this is a light gray here, and I want to make sure this is a complete white, so I'm going to change all these to 255 and hit "OK". So we've got all of our type all ready to go. So now we need to bring in our supporting element, which is going to be this one right here. I'm going to right-click on it, big zigzag, click, and drag it in. I can't see it right now, so we're going to apply the foil and then we'll adjust it later. I'm just going to double-click on it, choose Pattern Overlay. I've got my foil and we're just going to leave it right now and we'll come back and change the scale if we need to. I'm just going to hit "Okay", and I'm going to hit Command here, Control T on a PC, and I'm going to hold shift and scale way up and then I can also rotate it, and play around and see where I want it to fit, and how big I want it to be. I think this is pretty good because I'm pointing to the type and it fits really nicely in this nice little corner of the T with the crossbars. Maybe if I scale it up just slightly more, so I'm bleeding off the bottom edge which feels really nice. That looks great. Readability, I can still read everything perfectly and we are all set with the second version. The last version that we're going to create looks like this. We know we need our photograph once again, we're going to keep the same layout but change the color for our topography, and then we're going to introduce a few little supporting elements, and then we'll be all set with our Twitter layouts. I'm going to group all of these together, Command G or Control G on a PC, I'm going to label it 02 and turn it off but I know I need my photograph from the first layout. I know I need my hand lettering, and this one isn't laid out the same so I'm going to take my hand lettering from the second version. All I'm going to do is grab the photograph from the first one. This is my photograph, I'm going to hold Alt, click, drag all the way to the top. Close this folder, open my second folder. I'm going to grab my hand lettering. I'm going to hold Command or hold Control if you're on a PC because I don't want my big zigzag and it's positioned right here, so that allows me to select more than one item just by holding Command on a Mac or Control on a PC. Now I'm going to hold Alt, click and drag. Now I've got all my type and I have not moved it from my second folder. Close your folder and we've got all the pieces that we need for our third layout. I know that I need to reduce the scale of my image considerably, so I'm going to hit Command here, Control T to transform it. I'm going to hold Shift, click on a corner node and drag, and that looks good. I'm filling the whole art board with it and maybe nudge it over a little bit, and make it a little bit bigger so the person standing there is a little more towards the center. I'm just going to scale it up. That looks good and if we reference our example, we know we want to bring in the blue foil that we created for metallic magic and then we're going to do a lighter blue for the supporting type and we need the silver foil for our little star elements. We're going to reduce the size of this down a little bit, so I'm going to select all of these, hold Command T or Control T on a PC, hold Shift to scale it down, position at where you'd like it to go. Let me zoom in here a little bit. That's looking good. I'm going to double-click on my hand lettering and this time I need to turn off Color Overlay because I'm on a Pattern Overlay, and Color Overlay always overrules a Pattern Overlay. If you want a Pattern Overlay and it's not showing up, chances are you might have your Color Overlay turned on, in which case just turn it off, double-click or click on your Pattern Overlay, and now we can choose the blue, and we're just going to scale it down to, let's see what 25 looks like, let's see what 50 looks like. I think I like 25 better here since it's a little bit smaller. Hit "Okay" and now we're going to select our supporting type. I'm holding Shift and then clicking the other one to select them both. I'm going to click on my little color block right here in my character palette, eyedropper the lightest portion of my foil, and then make it a little bit lighter over here, hit "Okay" and now our type is all set, and all we need to do is bring in our supporting elements. I'm going to come over here to my glitz and glam bonus vectors and I'm going to select this little grouping of elements here. I'm going to right-click, choose Little Stars, click and drag into my layout. I'm just going to hit Command T or Control T on a PC and rotate them around, and figure out how you'd like them positioned. That's feeling pretty good here. I'm going to hold Alt, click and drag, and that makes a copy, and I can position these ones over here. Then you make these one's a little smaller since they're towards the top going off into space. Now all we have to do is apply our foil textures to the supporting elements. I'm going to double-click on my little stars. Pattern Overlay, choose Silver, reduce the scale to maybe 25 percent. That looks good, and if you don't want to do the same thing again, all you have to do is right-click on your FX, and choose Copy Layer Style, and then select your other layer, right-click "Paste Layer Style and that will apply the exact same styles to that layer. That concludes our three Twitter layouts and I didn't mention in the Instagram video, but I want to mention here, if you're all set to go and you want to save it out so you can post to your different social media accounts but you don't want a giant file, the way that you do that is you just come up here and you go File, Save for Web. So for any of your social media layouts, this is how you save for it. Just go Save for Web. This dialog pop box will pop up, and if you want to see the whole thing, you can scale it down over here so you can have a look at it. I would choose JPEG right here. Make sure the compression quality is set at high. It defaults to I think 60 percent here, but I always bump mine up to 65 percent. It makes for a tiny bit of a larger file size, but I always think it looks a little bit better, so instead of just the default. My quality, I always leave at 65 percent. I still have a really nice file size for the web and it looks really good too. Then you're just going to hit "Save" and choose the location where you're going to save it, and then you're all set. Just follow these instructions when you're saving your images out for your social media networks and definitely reference the social media sizes free PDF that comes with the class, so you know whenever you're uploading your images to that specific network, you know it's going to show up exactly how you planned for it to show up. Now that we've gone through the steps of creating your social media layouts and thumbnails, and images, now it's time to create your own, definitely upload it to your project file and leave us a link to where we can find it on your social media networks, so we can also leave it a like or a comment there. 12. Final Thoughts: That's our class. Don't forget to click on class project below this video and scroll to the bottom to pick up your free social media sizes cheat sheet, your free resources PDF which includes your discount code to the glitz and glam kit, and the free glitter JPEG mentioned in the how to create digital glitter video. Be sure to start your project and share your work from the class. I can't wait to see what you make and hear how your layouts are being noticed. For more for me, you can follow along on Instagram @everytuesday and my blog every-tuesday.com, where I share designed tutorials every week. I hope you enjoyed the class. 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