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Scrappin’ Beach Photos

Just a quick post to share a page I made with Shabby Miss Jenn’s latest kit, Beach Shack. Every time SMJ puts out a beach themed kit, I just HAVE to pull out the photos from my honeymoon and re-scrap them LOL!

Romance in Aruba

Photoshop Tips and Tricks:

  • I layered the aqua wooden background over the brown wooden background, and used the eraser tool with a soft-edged brush to erase just around some of the outer edges. First I erased at 100% opacity, then I lowered the opacity to about 25% and erased again over the edge to soften the transition even more. Because the wood grain is the same on both backgrounds, this method helps the two backgrounds to blend together, giving the wood a faded time-worn look.
  • I duplicated the title “Romance” several times, changed the blend mode to “color” and the opacity to 38%, and used it to add a little more color and detail throughout the background of the page.
  • Since the subjects of the photo are so tiny, I placed photo corners around them, to help them stand out a bit more :).

So, anyway, this is my new favorite kit for beach photos!!! Isn’t it AWESOME???

Beach Shack kit, by SMJ

Now if you get some beach photos this summer, you will know where to go :)!



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5 responses to “Scrappin’ Beach Photos

  1. Carol June 20, 2008 at 3:08 am

    What an absolutely beautiful page you’ve created.

  2. Catherine June 21, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Wow gorgeous kit and layout jess! love how you have explained your process! Hope you are having a nice We! :)

  3. sharon dale June 22, 2008 at 9:29 am

    love this layout jess and thanks for giving us those tips on what you did. i love this kit and it may come in handy to scrap some pics when i return from my current vacation. We’re staying in Cairns in Queensland, Australia and have been to Port Douglas a few times swimming at the magnificent beaches there. Love the colours in Jenn’s kit too.

  4. Julia Stainton June 22, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Gasp! It’s stunning! You’ve sucked me in! :) I can’t resist beach themed yummy products. I just signed up for your feedburner updates. You have a rockin blog!

  5. Kate June 28, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful layout – I love how you used the photo corners especially! And now I think I have to go shopping to grab that amazing kit, thanks for the enabling! lol

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