by Julie Kelley, Creative Team Member
Once you have your papers finished, it's time to create some fun elements to go with them. There are many actions that you can use to help you get started, but if you know your program well enough, you can re-create them yourself. Atomic Cupcake has several of her actions for free on her site: http://atomiccupcake.com/catalogactions.php?type=free
For my color scheme, I was thinking "beach" so I wanted to create a chipboard element that went along with my theme. If you are going to use actions, make sure that you read the TOU, and install them correctly for your program.
First create a new canvas that is approximately the size you want your element to be. Mine is 3x2 for a little fish accent that I wanted to make. As you did with the paper, use the color picker and the paint bucket to fill the canvas.
choose the cookie cutter tool, and a shape to use.
once you use the shape on the background, and you are happy with the placement, click the checkmark.
I wanted to fill in the empty spaces on my fish with another color, again using the color picker and paint bucket.
Choose the action that you want to run (I used Atomic Cupcake's pristine chip action).
The action will open in a new window, and create a new document with your chipboard accent in it. Once the action is complete, save the new file as a .png file which will keep the edges transparent.
Continue creating elements until you have everything that you want in your kit.
Special thanks to Atomic Cupcake!
Julie has been gracious to offer us a free kit based on this tutorial! Download here.
If you download the kit, please show your appreciation by leaving a comment! Thanks!