Thursday, February 23, 2012

Photoshop Techniques

I've moved on to the next class and am loving the new skills I'm learning to use in Photoshop.  Maybe someday I can actually get all those photos into scrapbooks this way.  I'd love to try my own designs, too, once I get more comfortable with stuff (and a computer that doesn't hang up!)  Here's what I've been learning in the techniques class so far:  this week was "threading" (a fancy way of combining separate images into looking like real 3D compositions, instead of printed on top of each other)

On this one I threaded the ribbon through the frame, and tangled the cord around my title letters.  (used kits from Scraps 'n' Pieces: Heidi Ho and Thankful Hearts blogtrain; Keystone Scraps: Key to Happiness)

For this one I used the Keystone Scraps: Key to Happiness and SNP: Bohemian Rhapsody.  I threaded the leaf, ribbon, tag, and twine onto the clothespin (it already had the petals), and the ring onto the key.  I layered three pieces to make the flower, too.

The photo is of a cross in South Dakota that a man made of old tools and metal parts all welded together.  It is huge and really cool close up!

Here's the first week's lesson on using templates.  (used template from By Christin for the February Template Challenge at SNP, Queenwild Scraps: It's My Party, and Amy Dane Designs: I Am a Survivor)

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