3.27.2012

new today






Just one small 99¢ kit today.

subtly journaling cards - 99¢
I did want to share a super fast tip as well. I know there are a lot of tutorials out there for recoloring but I have a little different way of doing it (because I feel like I have more control over the finished product this way.) This would work for the grey toned freebie I shared last week as well.

image cropped from original png file
create a brush from the card by clicking edit>define brush
name your brush (or don't...I usually don't bother as it's not an image I plan to save indefinitely. the default brush name is whatever the file is called)
open a new card canvas by clicking file>new>blank file (ctrl + n)
set your width to 3, your height to 4 and your resolution to 300 and click ok
create a new layer by clicking the new layer icon at the bottom of the layers palette
activate your brush tool (B) and select the image you just created. for brush images that aren't very dark, you won't be able to see a ghosted outline of the design so to ensure you get the whole image when you stamp, first turn on the grid by clicking view>grid or ctrl + '
when you "stamp" your image (in any color you choose!) just align the visible + that shows up instead of a cursor with the center of the canvas - use the grid to locate the center
since these cards are very subtle, you may want to simply duplicate the brush layer (ctrl + J) to darken the image (you can also duplicate the original file and change the mode to "multiply" or some other darkening mode to achieve this)
to make the card multi-color, add a new layer, clip it to the image layer (ctrl + G) select a regular round brush and color over the areas of the image that you want each specified color. the beauty of recoloring using this faux PSE clipping mask technique is that if you make a mistake, it's easy enough to simple erase or cover the area with a new color
Clear as mud?



2 comments:

  1. Awesome! buying!

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  2. Love this! Thank you for taking the time to explain how to recolor them. ;)

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