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! 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…)