I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has left me a comment on my blog. You all mean so much to me and I always get so encouraged when you leave me a bit of love.
Also, it seems to be that time of year again. The holidays are fast approaching and if you are anything like me, nothing seems to be ready for Thanksgiving let alone Christmas. Anyway, when I first downloaded and saw the new and wonderful Moroccan Spice kit, I immediately thought of the wool dyers market in Marrakesh and made a layout for one of the forum challenges.
That in turn prompted an idea which revolves around the mask that we received in the kit. As usual, open up a new document in photoshop with a transparent background and 300 ppi at 12" x 12". Then open up the mask that came with the kit.
Go ahead and open up the extras that came with the kit. We are going to use the top black shapes with their corresponding frames. Both of these goodies will be resized to make the layout work when we add photos to it. Once you have selected the top black shapes make them into a brush by going to the edit menu and selected define brush preset.
The photos I am using are of Finley and her dad in the midst of halloween shopping and a wonderful father daughter hike in the forest. All the photos are now in place and I have applied a very small inner shadow layer style to the paper layer that is visible.
I use the regular lasso tool to make the selection. Also note that these are overlays so there is some color inside each of the shapes.
Next you are going to go to edit>copy and then back to your layout. You will need to resize this overlay each time you use it on your layout.
Also it is important that you make a new layer each time you are going to use this frame overlay. Once you have all your frame overlays in place you can go ahead and make a brush preset of each of the original shapes that were used to erase the centers of each of the frame overlays.
I hope you have enjoyed this visual journey and will come back time and again to see what I have been up to. Here is the final layout in all its glory!
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