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Cool Technique!

I love it when you include a link to your site or blog when you leave comments for me! Checking out your sites has led to some really fun and interesting discoveries. For example, the other day I visited Valerie’s blog and saw her tutorials about how to make a neat stamped effect using photos and Photoshop. You can see them here and here. Anyway, I tried it out, and used the resulting bridge “stamp” as an excuse to create a really fun fantasy-style page. I have been seeing more and more of these imaginative fairytale type pages and have been wanting to make one of my own. Can’t wait until my niece sees this :)!

Credits: Paper by Vera Lim, butterfly and blue glitter by Gina of WW, fairy wings and gold glitter by Dani Mogstad.

In case you’re interested, here are the original photos I used for this page. Isn’t Photoshop wonderful??


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15 responses to “Cool Technique!

  1. Cindy June 6, 2008 at 4:56 am

    OMGosh – that is one amazing LO!!!!

  2. themrsd June 6, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Oh, I love this! I haven’t really tried digital scrapbooking yet but this is so cool.

  3. Mom June 6, 2008 at 11:50 am

    How delightful! I’ll make sure Emma sees it, and I’ll forward it to Dad. It is amazing what you can do with Photoshop. Love, Mom

  4. Penny B. June 6, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    WOW…this is incredible! Love the look! :D

  5. luvfromindia June 6, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    luv your work…thanks for the discoveries.

  6. tlccreates June 6, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    great extractions, creative uses too

  7. Cookie June 6, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    This is charming! I love it. It’s so nicely done.

  8. Catherine June 7, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Fantastic Jess and thenks for the tips and the link! photoshop is indeed wonderful! ;)
    Have a wonderful WE.

  9. Kathiesbirds June 10, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Jess, this is so cute! I just want you to know I added you onto my blogroll in a Friends and Family set of links! It’s on my Sycamore Canyon page but I put my new art and poetry link on here for you to see since I know you love both! BTW, this is quite a page. I didn’t know you could do all of that with photoshop! I may have to learn someday!

  10. Kristen June 11, 2008 at 10:04 am

    I love this!!

    How did you do that gorgeous effect on her hair?

    Hi Kristen!

    Here’s how I created the magical looking hair:
    1 – I placed a flowery swirl element from the Vintage Garden Fairies kit by SMJ and Dani Mogstad over her hair, and used a soft edged brush to erase everything that was not directly over her hair.
    2 – In the layers palette, I changed the blend mode of the swirl layer to “Soft Light”.
    3 – I duplicated the swirl layer, and changed this layer’s blend mode to “Screen”, and lowered the opacity of the layer to about 96%.
    4 – Back on the original swirl layer, I added an “outer glow” effect with the following settings: blend mode = screen, opacity = 54%, noise = 0, color = yellow (default), technique = softer, spread = 0, size = 49 px, range = 50%, jitter = 0.

    All of this looks a lot more complicated than it really was! I just layered the swirl element and played around with blend modes and effects until I liked the result. I hope you try it out – it’s so fun!!!

  11. Carol June 12, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    How utterly clever that is. You know what we’ll all be doing this weekend now, LOL.

  12. Zue June 13, 2008 at 3:19 am

    Wow…. great work. It makes me think new way! thanks!

  13. Scope June 15, 2008 at 4:52 am

    Nice! My friend also says this is nice.
    You got to teach me how to do this some time. :)

  14. Dad June 20, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Well now you’ve done it… your rendition of “Enchanted” Emma has made a wonderful desktop.

    Sure enjoyed hearing from you earlier today.
    LoL Dad

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