Wednesday, August 26, 2009

White Space Design Video Tutorial.

If you would like to learn how to create this White Space Page Design, you can watch my Video Tutorial on the technique. All you need to do is click on the blinkie at the top of this blog to register for Scrapper's Guide Digital Scrapper Premier. Then you'll be able to download this and three other videos on creating Vintage Photo Frames, A Grid of Nine Template and Do It Yourself School Portraits. Not to mention the fabulous kit and an entire Quick Page Template Album. It's never been easier to get started on scrapping all those photos.

Monday, August 3, 2009

August Templates At Scrapper's Guide

This month's beautiful kit is called Bloomin Beauty by designer, Anja Schernau (Sunflowers).
You can see more of her beautiful work at Pickleberry Pop. It made me feel all summery creating the templates with a garden theme. This month I made my album cover look like a real book with stitched corners. To make my papers look worn and creased, I copied and pasted some creases and marks and blended with the background. So here's how you do it.

Open an old, creased postcard with imperfections. Use the Lasso tool to draw a selection outline around a crease and feather the selection by 5 pixels. Copy the selection to a layer above your paper and change the blend mode to color burn, multiply, linear burn or soft light. The blend mode you need to use will depend on the color and texture of the papers. You can also lower the opacity of the blend mode layer if it's a little too strong. Now the crease or mark will look like it belongs on your background paper. I used Linda's folded paper from the January 2009 Premier Video kit for the large creases.

I am very happy to announce that I have become a video instructor for Scrapper's Guide. My first Design Video is called, "White Space Design". You'll need to join Premier this month to see it though. So click on the blinkie at the top right hand corner of this blog and become a Premier Member.