Tuesday, November 18, 2008
For the next few posts (after this one of course!) I am going to take a break from graphic design and go back to my roots in photo-editing. My next post will be a tutorial on CoffeeShop "Attic Vintage". I will also be posting an adjustable action for that one. I am working on a new action set, CoffeeShop White Chocolate, and some more B&W actions. Not to mention releasing CoffeeShop Pretty Portrait! So please keep on checking back for tons of free photo-editing tutorials/actions in the next days and weeks. I will also throw in some more templates and Photoshop patterns for you scrapbookers!
Today I am going to show you how to create a Photoshop holiday brush from a free font, create a pattern which can be used to make custom digital paper for blogs/scrapbooking/card making/etc. and how to put it all together and make your own Christmas card template!
I wanted stripes, so I used the marquee rectangle tool to make random stripes. You must hold down your shift button to make any stripe past the first one. Make sure the stripes go all of the way to the end of your file. If they don't, your pattern will not look seamless. Now change your foreground swatch color to your stripe color.
Now my birds are perfectly placed.
Now we will use our nifty new pattern. Make a new file, 5x7, 300 dpi in this case. We are making a Christmas (or holiday if you wish) card.