I recently thought to try something in PS and I really liked the results. I added dimension to the paper I was designing by adding a distorted Gradient Fill layer.
I haven’t really provided any tutorials here before but I figured there was no time like the present to start sharing.
Open the overlay you want to use and add put it over your colored layer.
Add additional overlay layers and adjust to your liking.
The Wave window will open. From here you will adjust the settings to get the wave effect that your want.
This can look very different depending on what blending options you choose. I decided to change the settings for this example. The new settings are Blending Mode Overlay at 75% Opacity with the Fill Opacity staying at 75%.
You can add as many overlay layers before or after you have added the gradient layer. You could even start with a completed paper from any of your kits and get the same kind of results. The key is to just play with the settings until you get the desired effect.
When using the paper for a layout you can add to the effect by also distorting your shadow layer.
I am, by far, no expert and there are probably other ways to achieve this effect but I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial.