Here’s a quick tutorial to add a little wow to your photos. I really liked this photo of my son but I wanted to obscure the background — that green hose wasn’t really working for me!
1. Open the photo in Photoshop (Elements or CS4) and crop to 5x7inches, 300dpi
2. Open the digital patterned paper that you want to add to the background and crop that to 5x7inches, 300dpi also.
3. Drag the patterned paper on top of your photo. Change the Blend Mode in the Layers palette to Overlay (Go to Window->Layers if you can’t see the layers palette)