Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Blocked Templates 1

These are single layer png template files. Below is an example of how it can be used. Cut out photos or papers with them. Add shadows, weave in ribbons, add alphas and other elements or just keep it simple. Not all of the templates are in the preview, but only one state - Michigan. I still haven't found my states shape tool to make other states.

Download Blocked Templates 1

Update to add another example - a finished layout:


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Teri said...

Thanks! Did you do this in GIMP? I would love to know the technique!

Jody said...

I think I know what to do to scrap with these but am not sure. I use PSCS3. Do I make a clipping mask and then merge the photo down to the block? Do part of the words take on the color of the background and part of the photo? That is what happens when I use this method.

I need to try the stitched one and see what I can do with it.

Could realy use a detailed tutorial for PS LOL

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 22 Jul [LA 11:00pm] - 23 Jul [NY 01:00am, UK 06:00am, OZ 04:00pm]).

~HJ said...

Jody - I'm in a rush to get out the door for work (so please other gals help me here if you can), since I use Gimp and haven't spent much time on the CS3 yet, clipping mask may work. Anything in black of the png will take on the coloring of the paper or photo you are using. In Gimp I select the black by choosing the template layer and Layer>Transparency>Alpha to Selection, then I choose the patterned layer (select invert) and (edit cut). I don't know what the adobe equivalent is. If what you are doing is getting the results I got in my two examples, then you are doing it right.

Jody said...

Thanks HollyAnn - Looks like what I am doing is right as my result is the same as yours now that I look at it closely. Yes, the black takes on the colors of the photo in CS3 as it does in Gimp.

I really just started learning this stuff this week so was unsure what I was doing. S3 has SOOOOOO much to learn in it.