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Tips and Techniques for Shape Templates

In case you haven’t seen this tutorial I posted over at the The Meadow, I decided to share it here at Scrapbook Ideas too! PLUS I wanted to show you some new goodies I just finished for Weeds and Wildflowers :).

I love to make and use shape templates for my pages because they’re a great way to add lots of photos and papers to a layout while also creating a fun paper-pieced look. I’m focusing on shape templates in this post, but the ideas can be applied to page templates as well.

Here’s where I sneak in a shameless plug for my new shape template pack coming to Weeds and Wildflowers Design! All four of these Autumn inspired shape templates are included in the pack. Is the animated preview too much? I just want you to get an idea of what you can do with these (p.s. I was pretty excited that I learned how to make an animated image – look for a future tutorial on that too). 

Leaf Background

Leafy Heart Preview

Mosaic Leaf

Pumpkin Preview

Tutorial for using shape Templates

The shape template I will be using for the following tutorial can be found here, in the Weeds and Wildflowers Shoppe. The papers are from Heidi’s Seeing Stars collection, and can be found here and here. Oh, and I should point out that my tips are based in Photoshop CS, since that is the program I’m familiar with.

Shape Template Basics

When you open the shape template in Photoshop, it will be on a transparent background, and if you look in the layers pallet, you’ll see that the shape is divided into several layers.

Star_ss_2

It’s really simple to add papers to the template! First, drag the paper you want to add onto your template, and position it directly above the layer you want to add it to.

Ss_step1

Next use ctrl+g to create a clipping mask – the paper instantly takes the shape of the layer below! You can now move the paper around, even re-size and rotate it, until things look just right.

Ss_step2

Repeat these steps for each layer of the template…see, I told you it was easy :)!

Getting Creative with Shape Templates

You can also modify shape templates by changing things here and there to create your own configurations. Try this: Merge several of the layers together to create new layers. First link the layers you want to merge together by clicking inside the boxes to the left of the thumbnails in the layers palette (an icon that looks like links in a chain will appear next to the linked layers).

Ss_step3

Next use ctrl+e to merge the linked layers into one new layer. Repeat theses steps until all your new layers are complete.

Ss_step4

Now just add papers as usual. For the example below, I decided to just leave the outer border black instead of covering it with paper. 

Ss_step5

Another idea would be to use the eyedropper tool to choose a color from the page, then use the paintbucket tool to fill a section of the template with the matching color. Experiment with different looks – try moving, rotating, resizing, cropping or ‘hiding’ layers too. There are lots of possibilities!

Template_tips

What do you think? If you have any questions, tips or thoughts, please leave a comment (link above), or even link us up to a page you’ve made using shape templates :)! Thanks for stopping by!

Shape Template Tutorial and Freebie

Just popping in to let you know about a shape template freebie and mini tutorial I wrote for The Meadow - Click here to check it out!! Here’s a page I made using the template:

Hay Bale Maze

*Click here for credits*

 Here’s a preview of the pumpkin template, click here to see the post with the download!

Pumpkin Template Preveiw

OH! And I almost forgot to show you this awesome page by Yvette (AlohaMamma)! I love how she has used my star template – SO creative :)! Also, check out the rest of her gallery too, she is one talented scrapper! (Click here to see credits and/or leave her some love!):

Dream, by AlohaMamma

Challenges at the Meadow!

Just a quick post to let you know that there are TWO fun challenges going on right now at The Meadow (Weeds and Wildflowers Creative Team Blog)! The first one (posted on Monday) is a scraplift challenge  – you get to look through ikscrap’s gallery and choose a layout to “lift” ideas and inspiration from! Here’s the page I did, which is a scraplift of ikscraps’ “Twins“:

*Click here for Credits*

The second one (posted today) is a photography challenge, to share your favorite fall photos – I can’t wait to join in on that one and see everyone’s photos – I LOVE fall photos :).

I hope you get involved in these and future challenges at The Meadow, they will get your creative juices flowing and who knows, you might win a little something from W&W  too :)!

Technique: Add a Mini Book to a Digi Page

Want to see my first page as part of Jeannie Papai’s Creative Team?

Cutest Pumpkin 

Credits Everything is from the Boo 4 You kit (plus Extra Solids) by Jeannie Papai - available only at her newest store, Elemental Scraps! Font: MA Fishy

Photoshop Tips and Tricks

  • I recolored some of the glitter letters, and I used sharpen (filter>sharpen>unsharp mask) afterward to get the sparkle back.
  • You can make word stickers like I did by adding an extra thick white “stroke” to the outside of your letters.
  • Here’s how I added a bit of extra texture to the black paper: I opened the teal and orange paper, and used the magic wand tool (with select>similar) to select the orange design. I used crtl+c to copy it. I dropped the black paper onto a new document, and used ctrl+v to paste the orange design over the black paper. In the layers palette, I changed the blend mode of the orange design to “soft light”.

Technique: (Digital) Mini Book

Digi FrameHere’s a fun way to add a bunch of extra photos to your page. I’ve noticed that lots of digi kits come with sweet little frames like this one from Jeannie’s new kit. They are so cute, and I love using them! But sometimes I like to find new, unexpected ways to use digital elements :). Try this:

  1. Add several frames to your page, and decide if you want your mini book to be vertical or horizontal. Now “stack” the frames in a pile on top of one another. Use the options under edit>transform (in Photoshop CS) to fan the “pages” out, and flip the orientation of some of them so that the ribbons aren’t all facing the same way. The key is to keep one corner of each page in place on the stack, so that it looks like it is still attached to the other pages. Then add a fastener to hold all the pages together, like a brad, clip, whatever you like :)!  Now add your photos, by dragging each one,  one at a time, to the layer below the frame you want it to be in. Position it the way you like, then switch to the frame layer, and select the (empty) inside of the frame with the magic wand tool (I also do select>modify>expand for a few pixels) – go back to your photo layer, select>inverse and delete to remove the parts of the photo that extend beyond the frame.  Repeat for each frame. Lastly, add and extra embellishments, and you’re done :)!

OK – for those of you who are looking for the RAK I mentioned- Jeannie is still working on it, so it will make an appearance in a future post :).  BUT, the good news is that she is having a HUGE 50% off sale on everything at her new Elemental Scraps Store!!! NOTE: the sale price doesn’t show up on your items until they are in the cart. Happy shopping :)!

Technique: Digital Curled Edges How-to (AND Freebie!)

Ever since I did this post about curled edges in paper scrapbooking there have been many many scrappers who have come to my site accidentally, because they did an online search for digital curled edges. Well, if that was you, now you’re in luck! I have a tutorial and freebies for all you digi scrappers too :)! First, here is another page I made using my new digital curled edges (you can see the first one here):

Overalls

Credits Hand Stamped Alpha: Michelle Coleman; Curled Edges: Jess Gordon (freebie below); Font: Jane Austen; Everything else is from the Cherrywood Farm kit, by Shabby Miss Jenn!

Photoshop Tips and Tricks

  • I created a “visual triangle” using the the subject of my photo plus the screws and buttons on the photo’s edge. This idea is thanks to ksharonkdesigns!
  • I love using Michelle’s stamped alpha (“SEPT07″) as a brush set, so I can easily change the size, color and opacity to suit my needs! If you don’t know how to make a stamp (.png file) into a brush, check this post I wrote about making your own digital brushes (you will only need to do the last part). 
  • The Virtual Photographer “Fall Colors” filter as well as some grungy brushwork on my photo edges really help the photo stand out.

Technique: Curled Edges for Digital Scrapbooking 

This is a look I love to create on my paper scrapbook pages, so it was only natural that I’d want to incorporate it into my digi pages as well. It didn’t take any fancy digital designing knowledge to make these edges, and now I can use them again and again. Here I’ll show you what I did, plus how to make them look great on your page!

How to Make Your Own Digital Curled Edge:

  1. First I made curled edges with real paper following the steps seen here.
  2. I then scanned them, making sure my scanner was set to make a high resolution (300 dpi) image.
  3. Then I extracted just the curled part of the image and saved it as a .png file on a transparent background. My scanner bed is only 11 inches long, but I wanted my edges to be 12 inches , so I simply re-sized the edges. Because I wasn’t stretching them too much, they still look fine.
  4. I adjusted the levels, contrast and color a little and that was it!

How to Add the Curled Edge to a Digital Scrapbook Page:

  1. Open a 12×12, 300 dpi blank document. Place two digital papers on your page, one on top of the other.
  2. Drag the curled edge onto a new layer above the top paper. Position as desired, making sure that the curled edge touches or slightly overlaps each edge of the page.
  3. Still on the curled edge layer, using the magic wand tool, select the area above the curled edge, that you would like to erase. I also use select>modify>expand by a few pixels to make sure I get all the paper. Tip: if your selection encompasses the whole page, your edge is most likely not touching both sides of the page.
  4. Switch back to the (top) paper layer. Delete the selection.
  5. Next, add a realistic drop shadow to just the curled edge layer first, making sure that the lighting direction comes from behind the section that is curled over the paper  (check here and here for drop shadow tips).
  6. Merge the curled edge, its shadow and the top paper layer together.
  7. Add another drop shadow to the whole thing, this time adjust the light source so that the shadow is thrown to the other side of the curled edge.    

I hope these directions are clear – if you have any questions please ask, I’d be happy to help :). The comments button is at the end of this post.

*Update: For those visual learners out there, you can now find a video tutorial provided by Scraps of Mind. She uses Photoshop Elements and has slightly different techniques, but gets the same great results. Check it out here!*

OK, here’s your freebie :)! Enjoy!!

Curled Edges Preview

*Click Here to Download the Curled Edges Freebie*

Review: Shutterfly Photo Books

I’m finally ready to write the review I’ve been promising since July :)! I designed my first Shutterfly 8×8 photo book (using the Being Me Quick Album), ordered it on August 31st, it was printed and arrived at my doorstep on September 7th!

I am completely thrilled with my Shutterfly photo book! The process, the customer service, and the final product from Shutterfly are all top notch :)!  

Here are some photos of the finished book (NOTE: My photos hardly do this book justice, the color and quality of the book is much better than you can see here, but you can get a general idea of what the book looks like):

Can’t See the Slideshow? Click Here. 

If you saw the odd looking splotches on the front cover of the book, it is not due to a printing error – I photographed the book outdoors, and the cover is so glossy and shiny that the photo shows a reflection of some trees in my yard :).

I ordered a 20 page, 8×8 Story Book, under the “Print Your Digital Scrapbook” category. Shutterfly offers plenty of pre-designed options for the Story Books, but I wanted to print a book using the Being Me Quick Album I designed. The quick album comes in 8×8 size, but the actual dimensions of the Shutterfly pages are 7.95×7.95 – no worries, I just re-sized each page to 7.95×7.95 at 300 dpi before saving! If you are designing your own pages, be sure to use these templates provided by Shutterfly – they show the “bleed” areas on the page that might get cut off during printing (to insure that there are no white borders on the page). You can download the templates to your computer and open them right up in Photoshop! You’ll want to keep all the important info on your page within the boundaries they provide, and keep in mind that the pages curl inward where the binding is.

I love the customer service I received from Shutterfly – even though I read the step by step instructions provided, I still forgot to do an important step – but I emailed them through the site right away, and they cancelled my order for me before it was printed, so I could fix my error and reorder!

Tips and Tricks for Printing Shutterfly Photo Books

  • Make sure you use the templates provided by Shutterfly, so that you don’t lose any important details on your page – there are separate templates for the covers and binding as well.
  • Read the instructions provided, and follow them CAREFULLY for best results.
  • It is a lot faster if you turn off “Vividpics” and custom crop when you first upload your photos into an album then after you’ve already added them to the book.
  • Preview your work carefully to make sure your pages are in the correct order, etc.
  • Here is a PDF file provided by Shutterfly that contains even more design tips!

I am so happy with the Shutterfly photo books, and I am in the process of designing two others right now, a 12×12 Memory Book and a 8.5×11 Classic Book :).

Have you created a Shutterfly Photo Book? If so, please share your thoughts, tips, and/or links to your photos by commenting on this post (comment link can be found at the top of the post)!

Occasions – XL Collection by Shabby Princess; Review Part 5

Well, I guess it’s time to wrap up “Shabby Princess Week” :). I have had almost as much fun telling you all about my projects using the Occasions XL- Collection as I did making them :)! I know some of my readers aren’t the types to do hybrid projects, so the topic of this post is just for you – the scrapbook pages!! OK…. and I HAD to throw ONE more hybrid project in there too LOL :)!

Page 1

Digital Scrapbook Page

Page 2

Digital Scrapbook Page

Credits   Everything is from the Occasions XL- Collection by Shabby Princess! Fonts: Amaze (Page One), Marvelouz DSG and 2 Peas Goofball (Page Two)

Photoshop Tips and Tricks

  • On Page 1, the curled edges are part of the background paper. I made it look like some of the paper strips I used on the page are tucked under the curl by using the eraser tool with a small, soft edged brush to erase away the portions of the paper strips that were overlapping the curls. The trick is to actually erase a tiny bit of the paper that isn’t even overlapping, so that the shadow of the paper curl shows through a bit. You might want to use a Layer Mask for this technique, instead of the eraser if you are a bit unsure of yourself.
  • Sometimes it’s fun to create the look of stacked photos on your page (Page 1). Just create a few duplicates of the photo layer and tilt the different layers slightly off-center. Don’t forget to add drop shadows to all the layers :)!
  • I turned the “Make a Wish” word art into a brush, and used white as my foreground color to stamp the cool design on the black strip on paper at the bottom of Page 1.
  • I played around with different sizes and orientations of the three “ones” on Page 2, to achieve a kind of graphic looking title.

Technique: How to Wrap a Digital Ribbon Around a Photo

Here’s a simple way to make a ribbon look like it is wrapped around a photo on your page (as seen on Page 1).

Step 1  Place your digital ribbon in a layer above the layer the photo is on. Reposition, re-size and/or crop the ribbon as needed until the ends of the ribbon hang slightly over the edges of the photo.

Step 2  Using the burn tool set to the midtones range, darken the ends of the ribbon. The very end should be the darkest, and it should get progressively lighter until the point where the edge of the photo begins. I used a small, soft brush set to 50% exposure, but the settings will vary depending on the size, texture and color of your ribbon. That’s all there is to it!

Ribbon Wrap BeforeAfter Using Burn Tool

ETA: I just remembered about this post about wrapping ribbons – it’s worth checking out! Also - if you like freebies, you will LOVE this girl :)!! 

Last, But Not Least, Hybrid Thank You Cards!

The final project I wanted to show you is this batch of thank you cards I made – I just placed the “Thank U” stamp over a blue polka-dot rectangle, used edit>stroke to outline the stamp in white, and printed a bunch of those out. Then I used scallop edged scissors to trim the borders, and adhered them to the cards with the matted photo on top!

Thank You Cards

On that note, I just want to say a HUGE thank you to Shabby Princess for this awesome collection - which really made my little guy’s birthday great - and for all the other wonderful GIFTS she has shared over the last few years! Thanks girl, you’re the best!!

See also the other parts of this review:

Occasions – XL Collection by Shabby Princess; Review Part 1

Occasions – XL Collection by Shabby Princess; Review Part 2

Occasions – XL Collection by Shabby Princess; Review Part 3

Occasions – XL Collection by Shabby Princess; Review Part 4

Occasions – XL Collection by Shabby Princess; Review Part 4

Party DecorationsI’ve been gushing about this awesome kit by Shabby Princess for a few days now, and I still have even more ideas to share with you :)!  I think lots of moms like to make their baby’s first birthday a special day to remember. But as a scrappin’ mom, I was also thinking ahead about how to best preserve those cherished moments for years to come. How cool is it, then, that I was able to create my own customized party decorations so that my photos of the celebration perfectly match the digital kit I used for my scrapbook pages :)?! And it is WAY more simple and easy to do than you may think!

Photoshop Tips and Tricks

  • I created a template (included below) to make a very simple pennant banner printout – now I can use the same template to make different party decorations to suit any event!
  • Using the template helps save ink and paper - I only print what I need.
  • Templates also take the guesswork out of this project – no measuring or tracing needed, just layer, print and cut!

Technique: DIY Pennant Banner Party Decorations (Free Template Below)

This project was SO fast and I was very pleased with the happy looking decorations :)! NOTE: These steps work in Photoshop CS, but might be different in other versions.

Supplies

Free Pennant Banner Template (below)

Photo editing software (I used Photoshop)

Printer, paper and ink

Scissors

String (the length of your desired banner)

Stapler and staples

Steps For Making the Pennant Printout

  1. Open the pennant banner template (found below) in Photoshop, and in the layers palette, select the layer called “Pattern 1″.
  2. Open a digital patterned paper file you’d like to use for your banner. Type ctrl+a (select all) and ctrl+c (copy).
  3. Go back to the template file and type ctrl+v (paste), Alt+Ctrl+g (create clipping mask, or group with previous). At this point, you may want to use the move tool to position the patterned paper just right over the pennant pattern. Then type ctrl+e (merge down) when you are happy with how it looks.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 using coordinating patterned papers for the remaining two layers in the template.
  5. Flatten your image (Layer>flatten) and print  – make sure you are set up to print in landscape mode! I also included some circle “sticker” decorations in the extra space on the edges of my printouts, that I later used for making streamers hanging from the ends of the banners.

Pennant Banner Template Example

Steps for Assembling the Pennant Banner

  1. Once you have printed enough copies to make your desired banner, cut out all of the pennants and line them up in the order you’d like them to hang.
  2. Fold the top edge of each pennant over the string and staple each end, trimming any excess corners that are showing.

I added “Happy Birthday” word art to the center pennants that I had printed and cut out.  I also made streamers to decorate the edges by cutting out circle decorations and attaching them back-to-back to ribbon with double sided tape.

OK, so here is the pennant banner template you will need to make this project – it is in a layered .tif format. If any of you need a .psd format, let me know :). Enjoy!

Pennant Banner Template Preview

*Click Here to Download the Pennant Banner Template Freebie*

See also the other parts of this review:

Occasions – XL Collection by Shabby Princess; Review Part 1

Occasions – XL Collection by Shabby Princess; Review Part 2

Occasions – XL Collection by Shabby Princess; Review Part 3

Occasions – XL Collection by Shabby Princess; Review Part 5

Occasions – XL Collection by Shabby Princess; Review Part 2

I made so many different projects using the Shabby Princess Occasions – XL Collection that I will be showing them to you in separate posts instead of one super loooooong post :)! So let’s just go in chronological order, shall we?

My baby boy had his very first birthday in August, so of course I had to make a big deal out of it :)! Most of our extended family is in New England, so we took a 3 -day road trip up to CT so that we could be with all the relatives (plus we wanted to celebrate a few weddings and other important birthdays while we were in town as well). After several phone conversations with the Grandmas, the time and location of the party was decided, so I whipped up these birthday party invitations and sent them out just in time :)!

Invitations

Everything I used to make these invites can be found in the Occasions – XL Collection. I think it was SUCH a great idea to include word art for invites and cards in a scrapbooking kit! We scrappers tend to plan our scrapbook pages, sometimes before the event even occurs, so I was thrilled that my mementos from Gabe’s special day where going to exactly match the pages in his book :)! Special thanks to my Stampin’ Up friend, Melissa Fisher, for helping me design these!

Tips and Tricks

  • Using Photoshop, I created an 8.5×11 document with strips of each of the papers I would be using and printed them out that way rather than printing out the whole sheets of paper. This saves ink and paper, because I only print what I will need.
  • I sized the darling cupcake “stickers” down a tiny bit so that I could easily punch them out with my Creative Memories Circle Maker (the 1.5 inch size). Thanks Amber ;).
  • With the eyedropper tool in Photoshop, I picked up colors from the digital papers to use for the text on the inside of the cards (not shown).

Technique: Simple Birthday Party Invitations

Supplies

Two different colors of polka-dot papers

One piece of multi-colored patterned paper

“It’s a Party” word art and cupcake embellishment

Regular adhesive and foam adhesive (or other 3-D adhesive). 

Blank white card, with envelope

Steps

  1. If you plan to print your text on the inside of the card, do this before you adhere anything to the front! 
  2. Trim each piece of polka-dot paper to fit the full width and 1/3 of the height of your card, adhere one piece to the top edge of the card, and one to the bottom edge. 
  3. Trim the patterned paper to fit the full width and slightly larger than 1/3 of the height of your card, adhere this piece to the center of the card, overlapping the two polka-dot pieces.
  4. Using scallop-edged scissors, trim around the edges of the “It’s a Party” word art. Adhere this, at a slight angle, to the top left side corner of the patterned paper, and slightly overlapping the top polka-dot paper.
  5. Trim the cupcake embellishment into a circle shape. Adhere with foam adhesive to the bottom center edge of the patterned paper, slightly overlapping the bottom polka-dot paper.

What a quick and easy project – and I love how they came out :)! If you want to do more, you could try some stamping or distressing techniques, or add some extra embellishments. Don’t forget to experiment with different paper combinations too!

See also the other parts of this review:

Occasions – XL Collection by Shabby Princess; Review Part 1

Occasions – XL Collection by Shabby Princess; Review Part 3

Occasions – XL Collection by Shabby Princess; Review Part 4

Occasions – XL Collection by Shabby Princess; Review Part 5

Digital Mosaic Tutorial and Free Template

In case you haven’t already heard, the new collaborative kit created by Gina Marie Huff (of Weeds and Wildflowers Design) and Gina Miller is now available at Gina Miller Designs, and it is 20% off too (great deal, because this is a massive kit)! I loved working with this kit, and I know I will get lots of use out of it!! So, without further ado, here’s a page I made with the fab designs:

2 Cute

For Page Credits *Click Here* 

Photoshop Tips and Tricks

  • I made the page look like it has scalloped edges by starting with a plain white 12×12 page, placing the scallop-edged cardboard just inside the edges, then adding drop shadows (check these posts for drop shadow ideas).
  • To make the paper clip and ball chain look more realistic, I added drop shadows, then I used the eraser tool to erase a few sections to make the items look like they are wrapped around other elements on the page.
  • I created a new flower element (top left) by extracting part of a flower doodle and placing it over some patterned paper.

Technique: Create a Digital Mosaic (Free Mosaic Template Below)

Here’s a fun way to include many different patterned papers (or even photos) on one page and infuse your layout with lots of color and texture!

In Photoshop, start with a blank 12×12, 300dpi document (I used Photoshop CS for this project; the steps may vary in other versions).   

Step 1 Select Layer> Layer Style> Blending Options. Click on the words “Pattern Overlay”.  In the drop-down menu to the right, select the pattern called Nebula, with the opacity set to 100% and the scale set to 1000%. Click “OK”. Using the paint bucket, click inside the layer to fill the layer with the pattern (make sure the fill mode at the top of the screen is set to pattern, not foreground). Select Layer> Flatten Image.

Step 1

Step 2  Select Filter> Texture> Stained Glass. For my project, I used these settings: Cell Size = 49, Border Thickness = 20, Light Intensity = 0. Because my foreground color in the tool pallet was set to white, the grout color between the sections is white. You can play around with the settings, but keep in mind that bigger cells mean less work and they usually make the paper look more appealing. And you will want to keep the Light Intensity set to “0″, because it will make the next step much more simple. Once you are happy with your settings, click “OK”.

step-2.jpg

Step 3 Using the Magic Wand tool, select one of the cells. Then, use Select> Similar to select other cells of the same color range (changing the tolerance value, at the top of your screen, will cause this function to select a larger or smaller range of colors).

Step 3

Step 4 Right-click inside the selection and select “Layer via Copy” to duplicate the selected cells in a new layer. Keep returning to the background layer to repeat steps 3 and 4 selecting all the different color ranges. You will end up with several layers of randomly scattered cells.

Step 4

Step 5 After you have finished separating all of the cells onto different layers, you can begin adding your digital papers. Choose a layer of cells that you’d like to cover. Open a paper file and use the keyboard shortcuts ctrl+a and ctrl+c to quickly “select all” and copy the paper. Switching back to your mosaic document, use ctrl+v, ctrl+g and ctrl+e to quickly paste the paper above the selected layer, group the paper with the cells below and merge the two layers together (NOTE: these shortcuts all work in PSCS, but they might be different in other versions). Repeat for each layer of colored cells.

 Step 5

Step 6 After all of your cells are covered with paper, you can decide what to do with the grout. You can leave it as is, or add a full sheet of patterned paper directly above the background layer, which will add even more color and texture to the image.

Finished Mosaic

Here’s my finished mosaic, using lots of gorgeous papers from the new kit by Gina and Gina!

I know this technique might sound like a lot of work, but it really is pretty simple to do. Once you’ve made your mosaic, you can flatten it and use it as the background for a page, or even make a new paper out of it, like I did for the layout above. There are so many great uses for mosaics on your scrapbook page and you get lots of different looks out of them by using different papers or photos. Go ahead, try it :)!

Mosaic Template PreviewFree Mosaic Template

If you’d like to try the mosaic look without making your own from scratch, you’re in luck :). I made a template out of mine, so all you will need to do is open the template and follow steps five and six above, until you have your very own beautiful design! I also included a separate grout layer, in case you just want a solid color in between the cells (the layer is at the very top, but the visibility is turned off – just click on the layer to turn it on).

*Click Here to Download*

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