Week 9 | Digital Supplies
I used the same layout for my Tandem Scrapbooking project in documenting Year 2005 in a month-in-review format.
January 2005 | Digital Supplies
Week 9 layout came together much in the same way as previous layouts I have created so far this year. I combined templates from FotoInspired Template Pack No. 2A and FotoInspired Template Pack No. 2B and made simple modifications using the various companion packs available from the Project 365/Life category from the aA store. Per request and for your convenience, this FotoInspired DoublePage Template No. 4 is available as an individual product.
I did receive a question this week about working with masks that are too distressed for the photos you want to use. The templates are designed to be flexible in that they include masks that can be used for papers, ArtsyKardz, transfers and/or photos. I have made an effort to include masks that are both heavily distressed and cleaner versions to create diversity in your pages. Sometimes the mask you clip your photo to will obscure the details of your image. Instead of changing the layout of your page you can easily modify the mask to suit your needs.
Modify a Mask. I use 2 different techniques for modifying my masks. They may be used independently or used together to create further variety:
1. Duplicate the Mask. Duplicate the mask one or more times to increase the intensity of the mask. Go to Layer> Duplicate Layer or drag the mask layer in the Layers palette down to the new layer icon (white square) at the bottom of the palette (Photoshop). In Elements, you will need to drag the layer upwards as the new layer icon is located at the top of the palette.
2. Use Brushes. Use the Paint Brush tool from the Tools palette with a soft round brush from the Photoshop/Elements default brushes or select a distressed brush from one of the aA ArtPlay Palettes or BrushSets to paint directly onto the mask:
- Clip your photo to the mask in the template. Clipping mask instructions may found in the updated Instructions for Use eBooklet available as a free download from the aA store.
- Select the mask layer in the Layers palette by clicking on it.
- Choose the Paint Brush tool from the Tools Palette and select the brush of your choice.
- Stamp or paint the brush directly onto the mask layer to reveal the details of your image. The color selected is not important as the clipped photo will hide any of your edits.
Please let me know if you have any further questions regarding the templates or my process. I'm happy to provide more information in these posts.
Layouts from the AnnaTeam. More Project 365/Life/52 inspiration from some members of the aA team. Click on the layouts for complete supply lists and to learn more about their process.
Week 9 | Heather Prins. I love the use of the stitched circles in the first page to frame one of her photos. I also like how she has multiple button into a tower on the third page.
Week 10 | ValeJules. I always like the color edits Valerie masks to her pages to create an artsy and completely co-ordinate look to her pages.
Week 9 | Ulina. Documenting the hard times is not nearly as easy or fun as documenting the fun in life, but both provide perspective to a balanced life. I love Marielles approach to connecting loss with family being together.
52 Weeks No. 7 | Casbury. Smitten by Chris' amazing use of color and texture in her weekly inspiration pages.