Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 5

Today I am back with another Project Life Tuesday post, and yes I am still loving this project. I have week 5 to share with you today, and week 6 is almost finished as well. I am on a roll peeps...on a Project Life roll.

This week, I had fun with some digital stamps and making a collage in Photoshop Elements. I will explain my collage process at the bottom of this post with a step-by-step tutorial.

Week 5: January 27th-February 2nd



How to make a collage in Photoshop Elements:



1. Find photos you want to use for your collage. I found four horizontal (landscape) Seahawks photos courtesy of Google Images, opened up the photos and saved them to my desktop.

2. Open Photoshop Elements and open all of the photos saved to your desktop into this application.
3. Open up a new File> Blank File, and size this document Width: 6 Inches, Height: 4 Inches



4. Crop all four photos to Width: 3 Inches, Height: 2 Inches.
5. Drag and place all four 3 x 2 photos onto the 6 x 4 inch document.
6. Save the collage and merge layers.


7. Add a digital stamp.


8. Save collage with digital stamp
9. Print out 4 x 6 inch collage.

I hope you enjoyed that short and simple tutorial. I love using Google Images to help fill in current events. I am using this tool a lot more this year, and am really loving the results. My family and I are huge Seahawks fans, and this collage helped to capture our excitement of the Superbowl. Next week I will show you how I used Google Images and Photoshop to capture the Olympics. I am loving the Sochi games, and am so glad I found a way to capture some of my favorite highlights.

Let's talk digital elements in Project Life today. Are you a fan? What sort of digital elements are you including in your Project Life pages? What kinds of digital elements would you like to learn more about? If you are unsure if you would use this tool on a regular basis, you can always download a free  30-day trial for Adobe Photoshop and try it out. That is exactly what I did 1.5 years ago, and I am never going back. I really enjoy using Photoshop to edit photos, crop, resize, and also to add all kinds of fun digital stamps, make collages, and even to use digital templates from time to time. I used Ali Edwards and Studio Calico digital stamps for this layout and I highly recommend both. *I have linked up my Project Life pages over at The Mom Creative. This is a great place to go to find lots and lots of Project Life inspiration each and every Tuesday.*

Thank you for stopping by today, I will be back tomorrow with a fun layout to share with you, and if you follow me on Instagram you will recognize this color inspiration photo. I ended up switching out one of the colors, but really like how this layout turned out, I can't wait to share it with you.


I will also be back on Thursday for another installment of Crafty Organization Thursday, this week we will be looking at how we organize cards. I will show you my personal organizational method and point out a few others I have seen via the web.

I hope to see y'all back later this week, and until then...

Happy Scrappin'

xoxox

Toni

19 comments:

  1. Great collage tutorial! I used to do this, but its been so long so it's great to get a refresher!!

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    1. So glad that you found this helpful, thanks Valerie.

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  2. Fabulous spread! I love your snow pictures.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Marla.

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  3. Awesome pages. It sounds like you are really on a roll. Great idea for the collage photos. That looks really cool. :)

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  4. Fun pages. Love your details!

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  5. I love digital elements for PL. Especially handwriting brushes. I love what you did here!

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    1. Thanks Magdalena, I love what you do with Project Life as well and always look forward to your Instagram feed!

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  6. Fun pages! I love that cake drawing :)

    I use lots of Ali's digital brushes too!

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    1. Thank you, Ali's digital brushes are just awesome!

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  7. Beautiful layout. Love all the snow pictures.

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    1. Thank you. We ended up with two snowstorms in North Carolina so far this year, fun to have some pictures of that for sure!

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  8. What fun pages. I love your elements and was wondering where you get all of them. Then I read your post and am so glad that you shared! I am still a traditional scrapper but have been using project life cards in my scrapbook as embellishments lately. I also am doing some of the pocket pages to add extra photos that don't make it onto my traditional pages. It has been fun. Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. My cards for this layout are mostly from the Studio Calico Copper Mountain Project Life kit and other items such as puffy stickers and sequins are from my stash. thank you for your comment.

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  9. Love the title card and how you have pops of that color green through out! Nice : )

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  10. Love the pops of green and blue throughout the pages. And #gohawks!

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