For the end of 2015, I wanted to do a special New Year’s design, emphasizing the numerals in the year in a colorful and distinct way. I finally decided on using a Masquerade Motif, with the numerals of the new year and the old year overlaid with a mask and confetti pattern.
PhotoShop Tuts to The Rescue
With a fairly good idea of what I wanted to accomplish, I was lucky enough to find a good tutorial on how to achieve a text effect with an image overlay while learning the basics of using displacement masks. (See Patriotic Text Using Displacement Masks