Thursday, March 14, 2013

SNP blogtrain "Kids' Art"

It seems like awhile since I "designed" anything, but I joined up on the blogtrain this month with a foam sticker alphabet.  I wanted the foam texture to look real, but was very surprised at how much light the scanner left on the little holes.  It came out looking like some weird kind of glitter.  I worked on the lighting a bit and added a color overlay to smooth some of that out and it looks better--but not exactly what I wanted.

Oh well, I learned a few things.  Good news--my printer can scan at 1200!  I'm going to try scanning the same stickers with some adjustments on the brightness and see if I can get that foam to look real...I'll let you know if it works out.

Here's a tip--add a bevel to make your letters look "thicker."  In Photoshop Elements 9, just choose your letter layer, click the Effects panel, drop down to Bevels, double-click on Simple Sharp Inner.  Go back to your Layers panel, double-click the fx, set bevel at the level you like!  See the difference?

And here's the blogtrain list:
True North Scraps
Prairie Song Scraps
Magical Scraps Galore
Karen Diamond Designs
AK Designs
Scraps N Pieces
Shuckclod's Stuff
Yez Designs
Triple J Designs
Gray Dragonfly
Busy Crafting Mommy Designs
Lorien´s Workshop
Scrappin' Is My Thing
Ponytails Designs
...too busy to blog today
Stampgram's Studio
Janet's Digital Joys
Luiza Pires Designs