Monday, October 15, 2012

Digital Photoshop Scrapbook Tutorial: Alter an Element

I want to share with you how to make a flat element look like an epoxy or gloss element like I did in this new Halloween layout for Lori Whitlock's blog.
First here's a list of supplies used
(Some elements are recolored like the frame at the top, green tab and the orange tickets)
Halloween Font: Return to Sender
Journal Font: Janda Everyday Casual
DSP: Bakers Twine recolored
Studio DD Layered Works 238

To make an flat element embossed or glossy, you begin my opening an element (.png) in Photoshop.
Next click the FX symbol on the bottom of the layers palette and the dialog box will open. Here are the setting I used.
Feel free to play around with the settings to see the different options and how they effect the different elements. When you are done click OK. If you want to add this to a page merge the visible layers, so you can drag it to another page.

This technique can also be used for elements already placed on the layout.
For Silhouette Cameo users: Save the element and open it up in Silhouette Studio, trace, print and cut.

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  1. An AWESOME tutorial! and absolutely LOVE this page! Those b & w photos of the girls are just adorable ;)

  2. This such a great page and it's fun to see how you made these files look 3D. :)

  3. Love your shares Lisa, great design on the layout, hugs


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