Welcome back to the Keeping It Real series here at theBlog. I’ve got a serious question to ask you:
How do you outline your title text on a digital scrapbook page?
If I were a guessing woman, I’d wager you might open the Effects Panel, or the Layer Styles menu in Photoshop, of the appropriate text layer and simply apply a stroke. That’s one surefire way to create the look.
Another way is by use of the Horizontal Type Tool Mask, a nifty, underused tool that creates type-shaped selections. You read right: selections! This tool offers you the same design options as other selection tools like the marquees, lasso, and magic wand. Oh, the possibilities right! Well for the next, few Keeping It Real topics, I want to show you just how real-ly fun this tool can be. (more…)
Hello! Tiffany Tillman here and I’m back for yet another Keeping It Real topic. Today I’ll take you behind the scenes into one of my most recent layouts That Wild Hair. Why you ask? Because I want to share how I think through a complete layout from start to finish. I will rip one of my layouts apart, look at the individual components and discuss why each part was necessary. That’s what keeping it real is all about. Shall we? (more…)
Hello! Time for another Keeping it Real technique for digital scrapbookers. This tip is specifically for our Adobe Photoshop friends, though Elements users can recreate the look with a few different steps.
Today I’m sharing a text technique I use when I want to add a piece of “fun” to a scrapbook page. The steps below highlight an alternative way to shape text blocks without using the paths panel. Let’s get to it! (more…)
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I hope you enjoyed my first Keeping It Real technique for digital scrapbooks. Today, I’m sharing another quick tip for my digi-peers who love the look of stamping.
Paper scrapbookers are known for stamping objects to multiple surfaces on their scrapbook page. Have you ever noticed how an offset occurs when the ink is applied? Raised portions show a slight deviation from surface to surface. It’s a characteristic of applying stamps to a layout. You can recreate the same look digitally with ease. (more…)
Tested and approved for Adobe Photoshop & Photoshop Elements Users. Click the thumbnails to enlarge the screenshots.
If you’re anything like me, you enjoy a good tip or two, which helps your scrapbook pages look real. That’s what keeping it real is all about! So join me here every other week for a new keeping it real technique demonstration. Let’s jump right into our first tip. (more…)