Today, Creative Team Member, Linda Davis, is sharing the advantages of using smart objects in Photoshop and then explains how Photoshop Elements users can create 3 different photo effects using last week's versatile tutorial, Creating an Artsy Sketch Effect, without using smart objects.
Mother's Day was pretty fabulous this year. Not only was I spoiled with breakfast in bed, presents and yoga time, but it further established in my heart, that it's the moments between my people and I, that I love the most.
Don't get me wrong.
I ADORE surprises, but I cherish moments over things. Both the good and not so good. It's all part and parcel of this life we live and the reason I do what I do in this small space on the World Wide Web.
At least, that is what I told Ella on Sunday afternoon, when we had a few tears over her frustration of not being able to deliver all the surprises she had planned. I happen to know someone else who has a habit or over-scheduling herself.
It's a good reminder to us all that Rome was not built in a day and to quote my Dad, "We don't want to get all the excitement over with in one day!"
If at all possible, we want it to last.
Every day is a celebration and worth documenting.
Mother's Day or not, I was inspired to create a page celebrating just some of the photos and moments from this un-remarkable day. Afterall, every day is remarkable in it's normalcy don;t you think?
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Today, I'm not only sharing this story and layout, but you can also watch my creative flow in the video below. I added a little speed and music to this one cutting the original 15 minute process down to just 5 minutes.
Look at me! Bringing the yoga to my DigitalART. The sequence of poses in the practice are muck like the ones I follow in my art.
New Video Tutorial.Linda Davis, aA Creative member and education guru, is back again with new approaches to using ArtsyTransfers. In this video she tackles a customer question about artsy design principles and shares some of the ways she uses the ArtsyTransfers to design her layouts.
You can also download the Grid Action for Adobe Photoshop that accompanies this tutorial.
Glossary of Terms + ValuePack. Last week, I released a 15 page illustrated eBooklet into the aA store which outlines some of the language I use to describe both the aA product range as well as the techniques used in artsy digital scrapbooking.
The Glossary of Terms showcases a number of products,18 of which I have made available as a ValuePack for your ease of use and convenience. The ValuePack also provides 68% discount on the original purchase price of all items included.
The transfers are delivered in muli-layer .psd format to allow for manipulation of each individual layer, including recoloring, use with the clipping mask function or modification through the use of Blending With Brushes.
Holiday Template Album. Part 2 of 6 in a series of holiday-themed layered templates designed to co-ordinate with my Holiday Project 2014.
These templates create a 31 page photo book or album that correlates with the days in December.
In the following video, I walk you through some of the neat design features of these template, providing guidance and suggestions for how to use them.
ArtSale. It would not be Wednesday without an ArtSale! There are 11 hand-selected AnnaProducts featured in the on sale category of the aA store discounted by 40% through Friday November 21, 2014 at 9am EST.
Curated Albums. My friend, Debbie Hodge, over at Get It Scrapped has a new class discounted by 33% until the end of today (Only $16.00).
Curated Albums covers a LOT of ground, including the intriguing concept of perceiving your scrapbook layouts as a body of work inspiring you to tell even more compelling stories. I wrote about the value of such perspective in this recent blog post about printing. This class would be a great follow-on from that post and is worth a look for sure.