I hope you’re not scratching your head, mumbling, “What the heck are overlays?” And if you are, seriously? You have got to be kidding me! How many moons are there on the planet you come from? I’m sorry, no, let me take that back. I’m awful. Who am I to judge? I was in the same position as you a couple months back. I was busy looking through my Instagram feed when I spotted a selfie adorned with lovely coatings. Normally, I would be turned off by such photos, but the coatings made it pleasing to the eye.I noticed her captions were filled with #overlays so I Googled it. Here are some free-to-use (and popular) overlays on sites such as We Heart It, Tumblr and Pinterest. Be sure to hashtag these overlays so the rest of us can check them out!
We Heart It
If you’re a frequent visitor of Google Play Store or the App Store on iTunes, there is a high chance you would remember We Heart It. To cut a long story short, it’s a social networking for users to discover inspiring images and create collections of their own. True, a lot of the pictures seem to focus on fashion, but if you take a closer look, you’ll find out there is a great deal of overlay images. It has a pretty eclectic range: graphic, abstract, photo-realism, contemporary and visual art. If you would like to find out more, simply head down to We Heart It and join the community using Facebook, Twitter or Google. For traditional folks, key in your email address.
Beliebers and Directioners, listen up! If you want to showcase your love for your favourite singer or boy band, you might want to check out astroverlays. Anyway, back to point. The overlays here are one of the best quality. Its strength lies in the hyper-creative and universal doodles. I’m willing to bet that they will strike a chord in your heart. The founder of astroverlays is not taking any personal requests at this moment, but is open to suggestions such as quotes, words, or pictures. With over 13,000 followers on Instagram, it’s not a shock to realize that it’s one of the most popular overlays around.
I lost my overlays virginity to this wonderful doodle series. With over 15,000 followers (growing everyday) on Instagram, brenoverlays is undoubtedly one of the most well received overlays. Her doodles are unpredictable and refreshing. Brenda may be from a small country, but her overlays has since been admired by people across the globe. Part of her success has also got to do with her exceptional photography skills.
Many owners are using Pinterest to promote their business. Even writers use it to showcase their portfolio. As of January 2014, it has been reported that there are 70 million users on the content sharing service.Pinterest is a social platform whereby users “pin” images and other objects to their pinboard. Both Pinterest and We Heart It have a similar concept so they have the same wide range of overlays. On Pinterest, there are many pins of various styles and movements. Many of these overlays tap into the subconscious. These pins combine meaningful quotes mixed with media elements.