- Now drag the glitter into the layout and crtl+g (group the layers together).
- Add a new layer and crtl+g. Fill this layer with the color you would like.
- Set the layer style to hard light. (In the preview top left.)
- If you are using a dark color and would like a deeper color...
- Click Enhance>adjust color>color variations and click darken 3 times.
- Lock the 3 layers together by clicking on the wordart layer, you see an eye, in the same column as the eye, for both the glitter layer and color layer click and a lock will show.
- Now click Layer>merge visible.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
- To make the candles to appear to be in the Menorah, position them behind or in the lower layers of the palette.
- Click on the Menorah layer.
- Select the brush tool and pick a hard edge round brush, sizing it to the same width of the candle at the edge were it touches the Menorah.
- Looking closely at the Menorah and the back of the candle cup will be erased to the width of the candle, but not the front edge of the candle cup.
- It you erased to much click Edit>undo eraser. Have fun.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
- http://www.gypsyrose-myblog.blogspot.com/ for card ideas
- http://www.sus-xandersmom.blogspot.com/ for Quick pages
- http://www.donnasdigitalcreations.blogspot.com/ for Wordart
- http://www.themagnoliapatch.blogspot.com/ a template available
- http://www.justbeingcrafty.blogspot.com/ Fall Quick pages
- I have been married most of my life.
- I think grandchildren are the BEST part of life.
- I love to scrapbook.
- I enjoy gardening.
- I enjoy cooking.
- I like to read history.
- I like to rake leaves.
- I don't like to drive.
- I drink to much coffee.
- My parents taught me, that if you fall off the horse, get up, dust yourself off and get back on. It seems like a good lesson for life.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
- Open a new layout, it really should be 12 x 12 inches, so that there is enough room for the filter to work properly.
- Click Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates (at the top) and you are done.
- HOWEVER, some elements are not wide enough to connect properly, as was the case of the barbed wire frame, since I was layering them, I just turned the second layer a bit and covered the small gap. BUT if you are not doing that, to correct the gap increase the file to 110% and lock the dimensions together and run the filter in step 2.
- Have fun.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
- When you have a layout finished, save this a .psd (preserves the layers) and remember to save your work as you go, a new file name each time is a good safeguard, don't merge all the layers.
- In the layers palette, click off the little eye of the element(s) you would like to move.
- Now click Layers, merge visible. Turn the shuttle layer back on, and I sized it very small to start the journey.
- For the shuttle, I added a new layer below the shuttle, and with a cloud brush and a light grey, stamped the exhaust. This background provided enough contrast of darks. Now link or lock the shuttle and exhaust together and Layer>merge linked.
- For the text layer, the words were spaced 4 times, so that it ran off the page and could run across the bottom of the page.
- I had 18 finished layers in the preview, but it should probably have about 30-40 to seem smoother. So duplicate the background layer (I don't think you don't have to do this in CS), the shuttle layer and the text.
- Click the eye in the layers palette, so that you don't see the duplicated background.
- Click on your move tool and using the arrow on your keyboard, shift the text left 5 spaces.
- The shuttle is than increased in size, by pulling the bottom right corner, and locking the dimension at 125 %. This probably could have been a bit smaller, to add more layers. When the image is now offset just a bit for the motion. As the shuttle got larger, I added a new layer beneath the shuttle and added a bit more exhaust.
- Now you can click that background back on.
- Repeat steps 6-10 until you are satisfied with the results. (You can have as many layers as you want).
- Save your work. Now you will start merging the layers, so click on one background and the text and shuttle directly above it. Click layers, merge linked.
- Now to prepare it for your blog. Click Image>resize image> (I set) the height and width to 4 inches and set the resolution to 72 dpi.
- Click File>Save for Web>click animation (be sure it is set to .gif). The default for the frame delay was 0.2, I didn't change this. And give it a new name.
- Now you must use a photo sharing site to post it in your blog. I used Photobucket, and they have an easy way to post it blogspot. (I"ll try to get it written to a DVD to see if it'll play.)
Barb, you should have program with CS called Image Ready. I'm fairly certain that it keeps the background in all the images, element didn't. It's probably on the left bottom in your tools palette. You will actually we able to preview your animation.
You can do this with anything you want to put in motion. Fall leaves rustling across the page. Bubbles from the tub, a ball at the beach. Think big and always have fun!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
- To use the Scoreboard template, open the file.
- Select the color you wish to use and fill the Background color layer.
- Each of the numbers are included, if you prefer to type your stats, click the little eye in the layers palette off, for every number.
- Position the number in the appropriate box. To use the number again in another box, click Layer>Duplicate layer. And move it to the needed positon.
- When you are finished, be sure to click the eye off for any used numbers.
- Click Layer>merge visible and drag into your layout. (Forgot something, click Edit>undo merge visible). Have fun.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
- First drag any flat ribbon into your layout (the ribbon file won't have enough room to distort the ribbon.)
- Click Filter>Layer>Distort>Pinch, in this lesson I have set it to 15%, and click ok. (At the top of the screen).
- Repeat this 2 more times, for a total of 3 times.
- Select your eraser tool, from one corner click eraser and HOLDING THE SHIFT KEY, click to a center point, and than to the other corner.
- Now erase the remaing pixels and you have cut a nice edge in your ribbon.
- Add drop shadow and you are finished.