...when I want to place a graphic onto a textured background and have the texture show through the graphic.
In my case, I have a textured wooden door that I want to place a graphic (the graphic is essentialy text only) on top of it and have the wooden texture show through.
What I was able to find on the web was open the textured door image in photoshop, place the graphic as a new layer. Select both layers and then select Auto Blend layers from the Edit at the top of photoshop but the auto blend is greyed out. I am unsure even if this process will accomplish what I want to do.
Hi. The actual answer would depend on what the graphic looks like. If it's filled with white, and you want the white to disapper, select where the word Normal is at the top of the layer panel and choose Multiply. If the background of the graphic is black, do the same thing, and choose Screen at the top. There are 24 blending modes, and they all behave differently, but those 2 can be counted on to make white transparent, or black transparent.