Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Graphic Design Video Tutorial - Offset Squares

This is the last week of our Scrapper's Guide September Premier issue before it's replaced by October. My last video for this month is a lesson on creating a simple, graphic art style page using the grid.
In this lesson you will learn how to crop and align photos accurately for a storyboard and use patterned paper as a background for an accent. In a few short days you will only be able to purchase this video through the store at the normal price. Premier members save 70%. Click on the blinkie at the top of this blog to join. See you there!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pen And Wash Video Tutorial

Would you like to learn how to create the look of Pen and Wash in Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements? Sign up for Scrapper's Guide Digital Scrapper Premier by clicking on the blinkie at the top of this blog to download this and three other wonderful tutorials. These cute alphabet cards are just the beginning. Don't miss out on all the fun!

Friday, September 4, 2009

September Templates At Scrapper's Guide.

This month's kit from Gina Miller is so versatile that you'll have trouble deciding what to do with it. No you won't really! Because we do all the hard work for you. So many Quick Page Templates to choose from, not to mention four lovely new video tutorials to get you started on new techniques. If you have ever wondered how to use the Gradient Tool then wonder no more. Linda and I have created two tutorials specializing in creative ways to use Gradient techniques to make accents for your pages. There's also a great tutorial on how to make coloring book drawings from your photos and another on designing a graphic art style page. If you click on the Blinkie at the top of this blog you'll be able to sign up for Premier and get everything right now!

My title, "All Boy" was created using a simple technique I call "Offset Alignment". I've used the free font, Mom's Typewriter. Type the words with a point size of 150 and choose a color that matches your papers. The Hex code for my green is #5c4d00 and I've lowered the opacity of my layer to 55%. Control/Cmd Click on the type layer thumbnail to get a selection outline, create a new layer, then choose Edit, Stroke, choose 5 pixels and black for the color. With the Move Tool selected, nudge the stroke layer down and to the side a few pixels with your arrow keys to that it's offset against the words.
The other Fonts: Karabine and Century Gothic.