by Beth Price, Creative Team Member
...To further the interest
of the flowers,
I decreased the brightness setting
In this layout, the floral overlay was created from a photo from my own garden. It makes the page a bit more special to me.
In this tutorial I tell you how I went from this pretty photo to this elegant layout using Digital Image Pro 9 to make my own custom floral overlay.
- First be sure to save a copy of the original photo.
- I enlarged the photo and cropped until I liked how it was framed in a 12x12 page.
- Increase the contrast, then using Filters in Digital Image Pro, I chose “Highlight Edges”
- Then using the color selector (magic wand) I selected some of the darker green and deleted out as much as I thought looked good to me.
- I then went to Effects and selected transparency. Set the transparency to 50%. You’ll probably want to play around with your own image from here. You can increase the contrast more, increase or decrease the transparency.
- To check your overlay, select “insert shape, square, and fill with a color. Place this behind the overlay and you can see the overall effect.
Michele Coleman: papers (Guy Thing, tutti fruiti)
Mary Ann Wise: green frame
Shabby Princess borders and frames
Kay Miller brushstroke frame
Katy Pertiet paper flower
Keywords: Advanced, Blend Mode, Creative Team Member, Custom, Digital Image Pro DIP, Photo Editing, Artistic Photo, Create Your Own Elements