One of the most important gifts you will EVER give yourself is the opportunity to look back on the life you have lived and fall in love with it over and over and over again.
When I paper scrapbooked, I loved to create stamped looks with rubber and acrylic stamps. Now, as a digital scrapbooker, I can transform my own personal photos into a stamped creation.
One of my favorite kinds of page styles mixes artistic photo masks with linear-based grid design. And typically complex artsy layouts don’t mix with that kind of linear, simple layout. But here’s a simple way to make it work.
Adobe® Photoshop® and Photoshop Elements® painting modes are the perfect solution to use when you want your digital paint strokes to blend into each other (like they do on a REAL canvas). To show you how, I’ve plucked one of my favorite simple lessons from our Champions membership to share with you!
Note: All of the techniques I share will work with any watercolor brushes and line-art stamps.
Recently the Scrapaneers Champions had a chance to sit down with Ali Edwards, who stopped by to share how she opens up, writes and records both the facts and the feelings hidden within her stories. One layout Ali shared was a letter she penned to her son and it was one of the most incredible, heart-moving layouts we’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.
Visit www.aliedwards.com for more inspiration from Ali. Looking for ways to dive deeper into your stories? We recommend her Hello Story class.
Black and white papers make for easy-peasy recolors using a single adjustment layer combined with one-click blend modes. Here’s how to make it work.
Ever seen a page that has hand drawn lines underneath each sentence of the journaling? It looks cool because the lines aren’t straight — they’re drawn freehand. One way to recreate the look digitally is to pair a ‘swatch’ font with a few simple steps.
I recommend using Wild Spirit Extras to get the same look. Note: This link is an affiliate link and supports Scrapaneers efforts to provide cool, quick and FREE tips. Thank you.
How can one journal on a photo if one doesn’t have enough background to begin with? There isn’t enough room; something will get covered up! Ah, there’s always a way! One would need to extend the background of the photo.
Everybody’s journaling on their photos because it’s cool. But, you ever have one of those photos that no matter what you do, no color stands out well enough? The photo has both light and dark colors so every color somehow disappears into the photo at some point. Want an easy fix? Use a smoke screen!