1. Creating With NewART. It's been great make the time for play again. Eric has been doing homework on Friday nights and so I have been joining him in the office to flex my artsy muscles and tell a few stories.
To create this layout.
- Select and open a photo and ArtsyPaper1.jpg from ArtPlay Palette Love Story.
- Move the photo onto the artsy paper using the Move tool from the Tools panel and blend the image using brushes from the same ArtPlay Palette as outlined in AnnaBlendz Blending With Brushes.
- Stamp the UrbanStitchez Hearts No. 2 on new layers in black using the Paint Brush tool from the tools panel as outlined in this Photoshop Elements Brushes Tutorial.
- Drag elements from ArtPlay Palette Love Story and MultiMediaMedia Hearts No. 1 and position on the page using the Move Tool from the Tools panel.
2. Playing Outdoors. Technology-free Saturdays is working out better than even I expected. Ella and Luke played outside for 2 1/2 hours in the snow on Saturday all on their own volition.
Then, yesterday, we all made it into the great outdoors for a short family hike.
There was a little more snow than we expected, and far too cold for shorts in my opinion, but that’s how these Colorado boys roll.
3. Rest And Relaxation. Team effort in the kitchen making our favorite burger recipe. I chop, Ella helps, Eric puts it all together, and Luke sets the table.
Then this movie for us while the *smalls* head down to the basement.
Eric and I love a good movie.
We keep talking about date night, but mostly we just like to stay home.
I created this layout recently on what a perfect date night might include for us.
To create this layout.
- Select and open a photo and ArtsyPaper6.jpg from ArtPlay Palette Embrace Me.
- Move the photo onto the artsy paper using the Move tool from the Tools panel.
- Apply the Multiply blending mode to photo layer from the Layers panel. This will have a different effect depending on the photo you select. In this case, the Multiply blending mode causes the studi white background of my image to disappear. You can blend you image with brushes or clip your photo to a FotoBlendz mask using the clipping mask function in Adobe Photoshop and Elements.
- Apply the same technique to all the other images, which were gathered from various sources from the internet. NUmber the images by stamping brushes from NumberIT No. 1 on new layers in black using the Paint Brush tool from the tools panel as outlined in this Photoshop Elements Brushes Tutorial.
- Add text with numbered bullets which correspond to the numbered images.
- Complete the layout with a typed title using the Pea Kadee font and an element from MultiMedia Arrows No. 1.