Sunday, September 10, 2017

Another fun use of layers

For this layout which began with a template (of course), the patterned paper I used was the leafy border. I selected the background which reads like a solid and the inversed the selection to just have the leaves.  I put the leaves on a new layer so that I could put them above the photo and erased any that were in faces. I love the feeling that is captured of being in the tree.




Friday, September 8, 2017

Layers and templates

I started with a template but this does not resemble it all that much. I like layers in Photoshop and love to showcase them. For this layout, I clipped pictures to some of the squares but for others I erased the square to reveal the patterned paper below. And in other spots I added a patterned paper instead of a photo to add some color and dimension. The cutouts serve a couple of purposes here. First, they are a way to tiangulate by revealing color, which moves the eye. Second, they are a vessel for adding some theme related elements.


Monday, August 28, 2017

Blending Two Photos

For the image in the layout, these two photos were blended. I flipped the first one horizontally and then made it much larger than the other photo moving them around until I got the layout I wanted. Finally, the composited image was cropped. Fun Result, don't you think.









Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Look Up a template challenge

Once again I began with a template but in the end youwould not recognize it as so. I started by stretching the photos. I like to see the photos and in the original template they were tiny. I wanted to use the very cute cloud paper and so made some interior mats to break up the patterning right next to the photo. Fun for me!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

An Herb Garden

A view of my tiny herb garden. I love using fresh herbs in cooking.
I also love using a font without spaces but a change in color makes it quite readable.



Monday, August 21, 2017

Use of a template

Templates make scraping much faster. Yet they still allow for personalization.
I see it as providing a framework without the detail.
Here's an example. I reduced the size of the inner circle and most of the elements that were included. Added three papers but rotated each of themto provide an interesting change of direction.
And, I used a visual triangle for the three red elements.
Simple but compelling.



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Taking a class

From Cathy Zielske called "Design Your Life". The first lesson is about page balance. She discusses both symmetrical and asymmetrical balance and provides some templates for us to use. Since I am a digital scrap booker, I find it quite easy to modify them to fit the number of photos I  have.

Here are a few examples of my symmetrical work. For the first one, I searched online for the font that Toys R Us use. It was free so I downloaded it and put it in my PC font folder.  Both of these pages are actually 12 x 12 inches. I love the white space that size provides. It also allow the photos to be larger. Enjoy!