Friday, October 27, 2006

Ending Our Week of Fonts with a Bang!!!

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Featured Reader: Kristi Hellyer
Layout posted with designer's permission
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How to:

I started my page with a sheet of 8.5x11 vellum, and printed out my digital elements on that. Simply open a text box along the left side and type out your title/journaling with a variety of fonts. Mine were all downloaded from 2peas. Finish off with some different swirly brushes at the top and bottom of the page, mine are by Rhonna Farrer. Layer that vellum over a sheet of cardstock, then add another transparency (I used a Hambly Screenprints overlay) and add your photos.




Featured Reader: Scott Young

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Layout posted with designer's permission
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How to:

Once I determined the size of the photo I opened WORD and created a text box in the lower portion of the page, leaving room for my title, photo and embellishment on the side. Then I just began jotting down the BECAUSE phrases that I found myself saying…often! I then began adjusting the font size up by 2-3 points for each phrase. I also moved the phrases up and down and adjusted the font sizes so that they fit on the page better and did not wrap the text. Once I had the journaling to my liking, I then printed it directly onto my cardstock and then attached the photo and other embellishments. The cardstock is Bazzill, white and all other embellishments are by Center City.




Due November 26th
Everyday Digital Scrapbooking Wants You!


We accept projects where you have used your computer to aid your creativity. Traditional layouts with altered photography, hybrid layouts, and/or 100% digital layouts are all welcome.

We have been getting a lot of publicity lately by such publishers as Mike Hartnett (Creative Leisure News publisher), as well as having upcoming features in the Digishoptalk newsletter and other soon-to-be released media outlets. This is your chance to see your work seen by thousands (we have had over 10,000 visitors to this blog).

We accept projects where you have used your computer to aid your creativity. Traditional layouts with altered photography, hybrid layouts, and/or 100% digital layouts are all welcome.

We are looking for the following to feature in December:

Word Art
layouts feature word art as the focal point of the layout

Using brushes
The digital version of rubber stamps and punches, how to install and use

Blend Modes and other tricks
How to combine layers for creative effects or corrrections

Send your web-sized jpeg with contact information, supply list, and brief instructions to thedigitalproject@gmail.com


Keywords: Designing with Fonts, Adobe Photoshop, Advanced, Brush - Brushes, CS2, Digital Image Pro DIP, Featured Reader, Paintshop Pro, Photoshop Elements PSE, PS7

3 comments:

Sinead said...

Oh, gorgeous layouts today!

Just a thought...can you guys give us a gallery link for those layouts, too, so that we can go and give the layout artists some love? I've seen some great stuff here and wanted to try tracking some of it down...
:)

Kristi said...

Thanks Julie Ann! :) Loving the blog!

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