Showing posts with tag "Inspiration: Backgrounds".

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Artisan Tip: The Dark Side

Learn how to create effective contrasts when working with photos on dark backgrounds.

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Bright Idea 286: Charcoal Sketch

Using a photo for the background create the perfect backdrop to your page. Add the "Show Edges" filter to that photo background and you have an instant artistic charcoal sketch.

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Artisan Tip: Mixing Pattern Papers

Using pattern papers on a layout, when done well, your eye moves easily from one pattern to another, creating a good flow. This tip will help you mix patterns that create a visually pleasing design.

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Bright Idea 275 Photos, Shapes and Strips

This cool technique gives an illusion of a pop out background design. The Grid Cutter and Inside Shadow come together for the perfect illusion to showcase your favorite patterned papers without them overwhelming your page.

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Artisan Tip: Making Pattern Papers Less Busy

Who doesn’t love all the beautiful pattern papers we get in FOREVER digital art kits? Digital art kits come with the colors and patterns that complement each other. The challenge is using them with photos and keeping the images from getting mixed into the pattern paper.

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Pixie Power Minute: Pop Out Cluster Background

Want a quick and easy way to use lots of embellishments without it being overbearing on your page? This is a great way to show off digital art and your photos with no competition.

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Bright Idea 257: Say it Again

This simple design has great impact, It uses text as design. Text Shapes and hue variations can add a bit of drama to your border or full page.

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Bright Idea 254: Stencil Art

This bright Idea will show you how easy it is to create Stencil Art in Artisan by using paper, shapes, and splatter embellishments that mimic paint splatters.

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Bright Idea 234: Tie Dyed

Give your page a retro look with a tie dyed background! This technique can also be switched up to give even more unique color backgrounds.

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Video Tidbit 12 inches to Seamless

In this video we will walk you through just one of many ways to convert the 12x12 papers in your current digital art library to high resolution 24x12 seamless layflat papers.

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Start2Finish: Flowers in Tahoe

This page was inspired by a p2P member that posted a page in the p2P community. We had a lot of questions on how the panorama shape was made. So, I thought I would show how I create custom shapes from images that I want to re-create.

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Bright Idea 208: Say It With Words

Use this Bright Idea to create your own text overlays for your pages. The Swirl Filter and a Text Box create a wonderful effect for you to use over and over again.

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Video Tidbit: Paper Mache

Using shapes to create a pattern is a quick way to design an interesting background. By lowering the opacity of the shapes, you will create a paper mache effect. And, it is so easy to change the shape too!

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Bright Idea 196: Pinched Pleat and Photo Cluster

Using the Straight Edge Cutter you can create a stunning backdrop for your pages.  Simple angle adjustments creates a pinched design perfect for showcasing your favorite patterned papers. Cluster your photos on the decorative detail or put one stunning photo across the beautiful backdrop.

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Pixie Power Minutes: Stars and Stripes

This Pixie Power Minute video features the grid cutter and creating a shape. The grid cutter will quickly make the stripes for this border page. With a few more clicks of the mouse, you will create a star shape to create the Stars and Stripes quick border. You can make either a horizontal or vertical border.

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