It seem like this project took some more time because I did not have any ideas on what to do or how to put them together.
So for my first project I choose to do a senior inspired announcement of photos I took last year. This one seemed so bare it took me a while fiddling around with different ideas, which still seems a little simple. I think boy announcements are a bit more challenging than girls.
My details of completion are:
- I created a canvas border like the video and did a bevel and emboss. The frame is also attached to the inner separations. They fused together when I created new separating lines using the marquee tool.
- On the left side I used a textured digital paper I purchased from Florabella.
- For the “class of” I used copperplate gothic font and added a drop shadow, outer glow and a bevel and emboss.
- For the “2010” I used bleeding cowboys font which can be downloaded for free from 1001freefonts.com. I added a drop shadow, outer glow and a bevel and emboss. Also in the characters panel I set the leading orientation to 40pts so that the #s are still touching.
- And the senior’s name I just used a bevel and emboss.
For the second announcement I chose to do a baby shower invite. Seems a lot easier to do something for a girl.
Here are the details:
- The digital paper and picture frames were purchased from Florabella.
- So starting from the top, the frames, I added a drop shadow and bevel and emboss.
- Pink damask digital paper half way down the canvas and I chose a multiply overlay.
- The ribbon was created using the marquee tool, dropped in color and then added a pattern overlay. I also added a bevel and emboss.
- The tag was created using the rectangle tool. Then I free transformed it, chose the warp toll and then brought the points in to warp the edges. Added a drop shadow, pattern overlay, and a stroke.
- With the bottom half I used orange stripe paper, dropped the opacity so it was not so bright, created a box with the marquee tool and jumped it to a new layer and added a stroke to the jumped layer.
- The stamp was created from a selection of the pink damask paper at the top. I duplicated this layer and changed the mode to multiply to make it more contrasted and then I added a bevel and emboss.
- Then added the text-using calamity jane and chopin script from 1001freefonts.com.
For the postcard I chose Scotland because I really, really want to visit sometime. When I did a search for pictures of Scotland I found so many beautiful castle image and decided I wanted to add that aspect into the postcard. And of course other elements I first think of in relations to Scotland are the pubs and the bagpiper (I bet there is a real name for them). This took some time thinking about what pictures I wanted to use as well as how to lay it out. Seems that my husband prefers this one over the others.
- Starting from the top I used a chunky font so I can inlay the pictures into the font. The word Scotland has castle images inlayed into the letters. Added a drop shadow and bevel and emboss.
- The frame was created the same way as the senior video and I added an extra piece to the frame using the marquee tool. I added the taupe digital paper in all the frames and the background for “Scotland”.
- Created the picture frames with the marquee tool and duplicated the effects from the large frame.
- And the strip was created the same way as the picture frames.
- All photos used for the postcard were all taken from the web.