Showing posts with tag "Inspiration: Photo Effects".

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Tip: Opacity vs Normal Blend Layer

Want to mute or tone down the a paper, embellishment, or photo, but do not want to see behind that element? Using a blend layer will achieve the results vs reducing the opacity of these elements. This tip will show you how to apply both a blend layer and reduce the opacity of an element. And, when to use each of the tools.

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Start2Finish: At The Beach With Bucky

This page was inspired by my desire to make a photo pop up from an image. With the cuteness that is Bucky, the custom cut tool, shape editing and some custom shadowing. I achieved the result of popping him up from the photo. Join me as I create this fun page.

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Video Tidbit: Filter Photo Correction

Sometimes there are distracting elements in an otherwise good photo. Filters, including Angled Spray, Oil Painting, Vibrations, and Rippled Glass are one way to deal with those elements.

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Bright Idea 248: Blend A Photo Into Draw Edges

In this Bright Idea, different effects will be applied to three copies of the same photo to create an artistic transition from the Draw Edges filter to the full picture.

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Bright Idea 191: Framed Mask

Create a beautiful page worthy of wall art! With this Bright Idea, you will apply a mask effect along with frame effects. If you are new to using masks, take a look at the related video offering (found at the bottom of this post), Fundamentals of Masks.

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Pixie Power Minute Video: Pop Out Photos 2 - Element Tuck

What seems so small will have huge impact as you apply the techniques shown in the video to a variety of elements on your pages.  Think about tucking your title behind a panorama, or  a number behind the birthday girl.  This simple technique can create great impact.

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Video Tidbit: Pop Out Photos

Add a fun look to your pages using this technique. Your photos come to life on your page with the help of the cutting tools in Artisan. This is an advanced technique.

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Start2Finish: Apostle Paul

Join Mary as she shows you how easy it is to apply mask effects to photos and layer them creating an elegant yet quick and easy page layout.

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Video Tidbit: Create a Masterpiece

Using the Artistic Filters of Oil Painting and Rough Painting can soften and smooth photographs and other elements to give your pages an impressionistic look.

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Start2Finish: Snapdragons

This Start2Finish features one photo and the use of a mask.  I think the use of a mask on a page gives even the creatively challenged person a stunning page.  A mask adds instant design without any work.  This page is deceptive in that it really doesn’t take a lot of elements to create. The main element is the photo with a mask applied.  And then a handful of embellishments to enhance the page.

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