Use Dark Papers to Make Your Photos Pop!
July 3, 2007
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Here is another page I made a while back that I haven’t shared with you yet!
Credits Everything is from the Feeling Blue kit by Heidi Williams available at Weeds & Wildflowers Design except the green alpha, which is from the Being Me kit by Gina Marie Huff also at Weeds & Wildflowers Design. Font: Century Gothic.
Tips & Tricks
- The dark colors I used on my page help the bright, sparkly photo really stand out.
- I used highly decorative elements because I wanted to reflect the festive mood of the photo.
- The blue circle helps anchor the photo and draw your eye to the title. It also provides repetition, because it is symbolic of the carousel.
- A quick and easy way to add a lot of decoration to a page is by using an element overlay, like the flowery one I used here. All of the flowers and swirls on the bottom half of the page are part of one digital element!
I didn’t really use a lot of new techniques for this page, but in case you missed them in the past I thought I’d show you where to find some of the ones I did use. Check here to see how I used the shape tool to make the blue circle. I also did a few editing techniques on the photo. For example, I used the screen blending mode to lighten the picture panels on the canopy of the carousel. I also adjusted the levels, contrast and color of the overall image. You can learn more about these techniques here. All in all, this was a fun, quick page to put together - and I love the result!