Thursday, October 16, 2008

Template 152 Making Braids - UPLOADED

Download Template 152 From Filefront
(PSD only in this download, due to file size)PNG file added by bunchie here

This template is a little different, as it's more of a tutorial with a layered file provided, yet the preview gives you and idea on how you can use the braid and arrange it on your page.

TIP: Instead of filling the parts of the braid with papers, why not use journal tags and write some things on them? Also, you can shrink the template and make a braid that's much thinner.

Using this template without the download:

Create a block 900 x 300 pixels, or crop your papers as such. For this example I used 3 color choices, which is a classic braid, although you can use more.

Arrange your pieces so they have an offset of 300 pixels each - use guides if you have to.

When you get a set of colors, merge those layers together and use this as your main piece. Copy this section as needed.

You'll need to flip or rotate your piece to create the other section.

Keep working putting pieces together until they are in a long string.

NOTE: In order for this to fit a 3600 pixel page, if your braid is going diagonal at this point, you will need to work on a larger canvas or use your move tool and make it longer. Once you rotate it to be horizontal or vertical, it might not be large enough on the top or bottom, showing missing parts.

A lot of this is about playing and experimenting to get it the way you want it.

Do not add any journaling until the braid is in place - you might lose some text when you locate a home for it.


Sue said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for the template! :)

lwlittlebit said...

Thanks so much!

Katie said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea!