Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Download Snowboarding Elements #3. The Arrow is not in the elements, it is a reminder to teach the kids about the cookie cutter.
- Open a new document and fill it with color. (If you are trying to match a color in a kit, select the eyedropper and click over the color you want.) or you can...
- Open any paper you wish to use.
- Select your cookie cutter tool.
- In the top, click the drop down menu and select the shape you want to cut. I choose an arrow for the example.
- Start dragging over the paper and the shape will appear. By holding down the shift key, the proportions will be contrained, otherwise you will have a free formed shape. (You can also reshape it after it is cut.)
- You can also hold the space bar and move your shape around, if you are trying to center a pattern in the shape. (I know you are a perfectionist Jack).
- When you let go of the mouse the shape will be cut.
- Don't like it? Click Edit/Undo and try again. (When you close the paper, don't save the changes.)
- When you are happy, add anything else, staples, burn toool, etc or you can do it later. Then drag it into your layout.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Download the Black Grunge Alpha.
- So we are going to learn how to use the Rectangular Marquee Tool. These alpha's are in one sheet.
- Open the alpha. (not the preview).
- Select the Rectangular Marquee Tool, on the left, looks like a square with dotted lines.
- This will cut out the letter you want.
- Position it on the top left of the letter and drag it until the entire letter is in the box. Now select Edit>Cut
- Now select your layout.
- Select Edit>Paste. (it should be in a new layer)
- If you want more than 1 of any letter, on that letter (in the layers palette on your right) select the layer.
- At the top select Layer>Duplicate Layer. (you now have 2 a's, t's etc.) and form your word.
- If you really hate doing this, I'll make them in separate files for you. Let me know.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Leah asked for a snowboarding kit in her husbands colors. I added the yellow because I thought the burgandy and greys needed some contrast. I don't snowboard, so it was lots of fun to try something new. I hope you can use these Leah for your photo's. Download Snowboarding Papers #1.