Archive for the ‘Scrapbooking’ Category
Transparent PNG Flower ArrangementsOct 5, 2008
Using the brushes from the previous post, I worked really hard to put together some flower arrangements that will be useful for scrapbookers. This set of transparent png files is great for easily pasting on a layout. I’m happy to announce that I’m giving 3 of them away, completely free! (Just click on the thumbnails below and they will open up as high res files ready for download.)
Tough Alphabet BrushJun 30, 2008
Tutorial: How to Convert Alphabet Brushes to AlphasJun 30, 2008
Here’s how to create your own alpha set. Alphas aren’t fonts, they are photoshop stamp brushes that represent the letters of the alphabet. When letters of the alphabet exist as individual .png or .psd files, often with colors or other effects, they are called an “alpha” in scrapbook lingo.
To make an alpha like this one, begin by downloading the alpha freebie called “Snowdrop Alphabet Brush Set”.
1. In Photoshop, create a new document and make a new layer.
2. In the tool palette, select the Brush Tool. Select a color and stamp the letters you want to appear on that layer.
3. In the Layers Palette, click on “Add a Layer Style”. Select “Inner Shadow” and “Gradient Overlay” with the following settings:
NOTE: If you want to use the same gradient that I’ve used, download here.
4. Your transparent layer should look like this. Simply select the letters, copy and paste them to a new document, ensuring that the background is transparent, and save in .PNG format.
5. Once your alpha is a transparent .png, select each letter that you want and copy them to the document where you want to them to appear.