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HOW TO CREATE A BRANDED TRANSPARENT OVERLAY – Create Branded Transparent Gradients

October 3, 2019


In this video I’m going to show you how
to create a branded transparent overlay on an image so that it fits in with your site
and brand. And don’t forget to subscribe and hit the
bell to be notified every time we post a new video. Hey there. Welcome to Yes To Tech, where we empower non-techie
online entrepreneurs like you to maximize your online presence. First of all, if you don’t know where to
find free stock photos, make sure to watch my video on how to find high quality free
stock images by using the best royalty free stock photo website. The link to it is in the description box below. Sometimes you find a great stock photo, but
then you want to take things a step further, and customize its color to fit in with your
site and brand by adding a branded transparent overlay. Let me show you step-by-step how to do that. Find a stock photo that you like, and download
it to your computer. Again, if you don’t know where to find stock
photos, make sure to watch my video on how to find high quality free stock images. Now go to Pixlr Editor, the link to it is
in the description box below, click on ‘open image from computer’, and open the stock photo
you downloaded. Now click on the gradient tool in the left-hand
side panel, which is this one over here. Up top, in the toolbar at the top of your
screen, next to where it says gradient, click the color box, and select the first patter
on the first row. Click on the little black square under the
color gradient. Edit the opacity to 80%, and click the color
box next to where it says color to change the color so that it’s one that you chose
for your brand. I’m going to use fcb900, and so will insert
that next to the hashtag. Click ok. Now repeat the same process by clicking on
the little white square under the color gradient. Again, edit the opacity to 80%, and click
the color box next to where it says color to change the color so that it’s another
one that you chose for your brand. I’m going to use 2e333b, and so will insert
that next to the hashtag. Click ok. Click the gradient color box again so that
it’s out of the way. When you put your cursor on the screen now,
you’ll notice that instead of seeing an arrow, you’ll see a cross. Click and hold your cursor on one side of
the screen, and drag and release it on the other side. You can do this from left to right, right
to left, top to bottom, bottom to top, or diagonally. You will see that there is now a transition
from the first color you chose to the second color you chose. You can play around with different colors
and percentages so your image looks the way you want. Once you’re happy with the results, click
on ‘file’, ‘save’, rename the image, increase the quality to 100%, and click ok to save
your image with a branded transparent overlay to the folder of your liking. And that’s it! You now have a customized stock image with
a branded transparent overlay on top that fits in with the branding of your site. To take things to the next level, stay tuned
for next week’s video, where I’ll be talking about how to use this branded transparent
overlay to make Pinterest pins that go viral. I now want to hear from you. Let me know in the comments below what two
gradient colors you chose for your branded transparent overlay. If you’re interested in learning about even
more brilliant tools you can use to run your online business, make sure to download the
FREE cheat sheet with the 9 absolute best tools to run your online business by clicking
on the link in the description box below. If you liked this video, give me a like below,
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see you in the next video!

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