How Do I Create This Effect?

#1
I know this is probably simple, but i can't seem to figure it out... How do i get the clear strip of black across the pictures I'm editing? :banghead: <----- what I've been doing the last couple of days.... Thanks for the help :)
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#2
your question needs more defining,not sure what you mean. Are you referring to a transparent watermark?
 

ALB68

Dear Departed Guru and PSG Staff Member
#3
black bar.JPG Here you go.
 

Paul

Former Member
#7
Defo overlay used, notice how the colors have deepened via saturation of applying the overlay.