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Hey RP fans! Deena Boese from Creating Keepsakes magazine back with another quick and easy Photoshop tutorial! I tend to love simple yet strong pages. The old adage “less is more” repeatedly calls my name. But while I love to create simple pages, sometimes they need just a little something extra. So what do you do without adding more “fluff”? Create design with your text! This week I’ll show you how to take an ordinary title and integrate it into your layout design.
Creating a text border is a great way not only to separate photos and paper; it adds a great design element to any project while still keeping the page simple and the focus on the photo.
Wanna learn how simple it is to create these fun text borders? Read on!
1. Create a new Photoshop document and position photo, accents, and paper as desired. Select the HORIZONTAL TYPE TOOL and add your title. Make sure the text runs from margin to margin and you use a connecting script font. (Here I used Carpenter ICG font.)
5. Click on SELECT > MODIFY > EXPAND. Enter 10 pixels and click OK.
And now you know! I hope you have fun experimenting with text borders and the different looks you can create! Use this quick and easy type technique to enhance your next layout, card or project. For easy reference, I’ve included a PDF handout you can download and add to your “Wanna Learn How” library. And as a bonus gift, I’ve also included this holiday card Photoshop layered template you can download for FREE (for those last-minute holiday emails)!
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