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Step 1: Star by selecting a background paper and a stamp. I chose the Le Marche Cardstocks which I then lightened, and the Destination Edgers No.3. Size and position as desired keeping in mind its always better to work big and scale down rather then the other way around!
Step 2: Make a new layer and turn off visibility on the stamp layer.
Step 3: With the new layer as your active layer, make the stamp an active selection by mousing over the layer thumbnail an[on a mac] command + click. [I believe it's ctrl + click on a PC].
Step 4: I like to then hide the selection because I don't won't the marching ants to interfere with my vision ;) So go to View>Show and uncheck selection edges
Step 5: Now comes the fun part! Select a brush [I used Watery Spots No. 2] and a foreground color. Rotate and scale brush as needed and then stamp.
Step 6: Repeat this step selecting a new brush, or rotating current brush, and a new color until your image is filled.
Step 7: Once your stamp image is filled it's time to add your photos and journaling! Simple as that!
I saw this awesome Ralph Lauren Polo advertisement on facebook and was instantly inspired.
I shared it on my own facebook page, listened to your requests and made a free download so you can turn your Ralph Lauren memories into a scrapbook page ;) I used the number 12 instead for the year 2012 and thought it might make a great summary type of page!
Enjoy! And if you make a page using this template... link me up, I'd love to see it!
I took Kelly and her visiting friend over to Bethany Beach for a couple of days to soak up the sun. The weather missed our memo and it was hit and miss thunderstorms on Monday and then breezy and chilly on Tuesday but we still managed to enjoy ourselves.
I got up early today to powerwalk the beach by myself. I didn't bring my camera or anything. Just me and the beach for 45 minutes. While on my walk I kept wishing I had my camera so I went back after my walk and did it all over again [without the power part] with my camera!
I loved following this paddleboarder and wasn't paying attention to much else when I looked up and saw the entire lifeguard squad running my way! I squatted down and snapped away and all the boys and their ripped chests ran around me like Baywatch! LOL!
As I said in the last lesson, there are so many ways to Paint a Picture with Photoshop.
Today's lesson is going to show some other approaches using different filters and instead of grouping the layers to apply one mask for all the layers, this lesson will show varying your masks for a more freeform approach.
Step 1: Add your photo
Step 2: Duplicate the original photo and apply a charcoal filter to the layer. I used settings of 1/4/32.
Step 3: Duplicate the original photo again and drag that layer above your charcoal layer. Then apply Filter>Artistic>Paint Daubs with settings 32/1
Step 4: Duplicate the original photo and drag the duplicate layer above your paint daubs layer. On this layer apply Filter>Artistic>Film Grain and I used the settings of 4/0/10
Step 5: Duplicate the original photo and drag the duplicate layer above your paint daubs layer. On this layer apply Filter>Artistic>Fresco and I used the settings of 8/3/1
Step 6: Turn off all the photo visibility except for the charcoal layer. Layer>LayerMask>HideAll to create a mask to do your painting in. Select a an acrylic or watery brush. In the brush palette select the shape dynamics and adjust the slider on the angles so the brush will paint randomly.
Step 7: Now turn on the visibility for the Paint Daubs layer and Layer>LayerMask>HideAll. Again select a brush like in Step 6 and paint.
Step 8: Repeat Step 6 again for the film grain layer and the fresco layer.
Step 9: Now comes the fun of experimenting with the blend modes for the layers. I used the following blends: Charcoal: base layer Paint Daubs: linear burn Film Grain: soft light Fresco: soft light
I added in a painted layer of paper from Wild Horses for a more western flair. And the nice thing about working with masks is that you're not damaging the original photo and can easily fill your mask with black and start over to achieve the desired affect. Lots of different possiblities when you're working with masks!
I've now completed my second week of project life® and I must say I really like it! It's been a great way to reflect on the past week. Capture daily snippets and this way, if I don't get everything scrapped in a separate page, I've got every day captured!