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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Freebie - Photomask #1


For Digitial Scrapbookers :

Hi ! Today I have a new freebie, a "Photomask", my first :)

If u have never used a Photomask see below my layouts, i have a few tips for u :)

Comment : I would like to say thankyou to everyone who downloaded the freebies last week and a special thanks to everyone who wrote me comments, and thank to everyone who liked my layouts. it feels really good when someone appreciates :).. i sometimes wonder whether i scrapbook just for that :).. lol. :).. so "human"! :)

** Sorry Link has expired : Get this at my store ::HERE:: **


my Layouts using this Photomask
   
Credits :
Fun in the sea : Shabby Princess, DeDe Smith
Perfection : Amy Sumrall

Using Photomasks - For newbies :
If u are wondering how to use these Photomasks.. :).. (i was there once so, i know exactly where u guys are at ..)
here is some help (for Photoshop). Simple Photomasked Photo :
1. bring the Photomask into u'r page (as a layer)
2. then bring the photo (as a new layer)
3. clip the photo to the Photomask.

If u want to use it as a background on a paper.. (i do this with picture i want to keep cause they are important
but they don’t really look good :).. or use the same photo which i intend to use as the main picture)
1. bring the Photomask into u'r page (as a layer)
2. then bring the photo (as a new layer)
3. clip the photo to the Photomask.
4. change the opacity = around 25% or so.. depending how much transparency u want.
5. re-size both the mask and photo to cover some of the page

Also sometimes i feel pictures look weird in photomasks.. depending on the paper and photo.. :).. so the easy fix is to surround it with a few embellishments.. or a frame cluster.. or just a cluster. And i have noticed that masked photos look better if u don't give a drop shadow to the mask - it looks more like the photo was printed on the background, rather than something stuck on :).
Hope these tips have been helpful. If u have never tried Photmasks before, i truly hope u try this.. :). Have fun!


13 comments:

DonnaJ said...

Thanks so much - not just for the beautiful mask but also for the directions on how to use it. As someone relatively new to PS, it is a wonderful lesson for me.

ninigoesdigi said...

Thank you very much for this gorgeous mask. I like that you showed us examples of layouts. It's so inspiring. Thanks.

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Page 3 post on Jul. 28, 2009. Thanks again.

Van said...

Great Mask - thank you for sharing!

Judy said...

Thanks yet again for this great mask. Love the layouts too

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 28 Jul [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 29 Jul [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

LizC said...

Love the mask. Also just watched your inking edges video - wonderful. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

I love masks and being on a very looong learning curve I need all the help I can get! THanks for the beautiful mask and the tut...I'm looking for the inked edges someone mentioned earlier! THanks again
Marsha

susan kopp said...

thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

Love the mask. Thanks so much:)

MiKiko

Kirsten said...

Thank you so much for the mask!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 29 Aug [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 30 Aug [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

tamara said...

I'm just getting started (ie:saving TONS of stuff, haven't DONE anything yet:) and have been ignoring templates. Like another said, your examples are inspiring. Thank you so much for all these wonderful goodies and ideas!! I'm so excited to get started now. :D