Project - Themed Projects: "Cute as a Bug"
<br><br>..way overused title/phrase, but I really wanted to use one of the bugs on this.. so what can I say? ..sometimes, the overused stuff works best.. ;-) ..lol.. ..this is my mom, btw—the 9 months is actually just a guess, as her age wasn't noted on the back of the photo.. could've been as few as 6 months, but she was rather petite, so it might even be a bit more.. :-p ..but who cares? ..she's just so darned Cute!! ;-) ..hehe..<br><br><br>
<b>1.</b> Most everything was inserted and then resized or cropped, drop-shadows added, some things (mostly the background papers) “burned” with the dodge/burn tool to add a little more dimension.<p>
<b>2.</b> To make the dotted circles, use periods and shaped text (Text>Insert Shaped Text>select the donut-like shape and type in multiple periods—I like using Century Gothic for the font)—-I used a Wacom tablet & pen to create the dots behind the ladybug. To give the straight ribbon the illusion of folding around the purple paper, burn the ends slightly (Touchup>Other Photo Repair> Dodge and Burn Brush). <p>
<b>3.</b> To create the circle, insert a shape (Insert>Shape>select the circle) remove the fill color and increase the thickness of the outline to around 15-20, then “fill” with patterned paper (Effects>Fill With Texture or Color>Picture>select an image from your files). Do the same thing with the journaling circle—fill with patterned paper.<br><br><br>
Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006 <i>(instructions will work for DIP, but some tools & tool locations may vary slightly)</i><br>
Summer Buzz Kit<br>
2Peas Unforgettable Font<br><br><br>
<i>If you have questions or would prefer more detailed instructions, please feel free to peamail me or post directly to the digital scrapping board with DIP or DIS in the subject line</i>… :-)<br><br>
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