How to create your own flair images, a tutorial :)

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Posted 1/30/2013 by thekatsmeow in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:40:00 AM
I created a short tutorial and video showing how I make my own flair buttons and/or bottle cap images today. Let me know what you think

How to create your own flair images



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Posted: 1/30/2013 3:53:46 PM
Thanks much for taking the time, Kat.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 5:05:00 PM
Thanks for posting this, just poked around on your blog a bit! It's great, I will be back when I have more time !

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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:15:23 PM
Thanks for posting this. I've always wondered how to do that


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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:15:18 PM
Thanks!








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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:18:45 PM
Great tutorial! I am super familiar with Photoshop so the making of the circles and the graphics has been very easy for me. What I don't get is how to get the flair "look". You know, that shiny coating and slightly embossed look. How do you accomplish that?

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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:08:09 PM
I'm sorry I should have included that. This was actually a follow up video to my last one. If you look at the previous video, I show you the product and how to get that look.



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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:11:05 PM
Thanks for the tutorial. There is a lot of information on there that I can use. TFS!



Great tutorial! I am super familiar with Photoshop so the making of the circles and the graphics has been very easy for me. What I don't get is how to get the flair "look". You know, that shiny coating and slightly embossed look. How do you accomplish that?
I did a digital one by making another layer with a circle of the same size on top of the flare. Then go to styles and choose buttons, clear embossed. That should give a shiny look on the top layer. I am using Photoshop CS6. The same style is probably in PSE too. . I am still working on getting a better look, but this is what I have so far. I have a base layer, then a middle layer that I change out for each different flair and then the top layer. When it is done, I save it as a copy in .png. I have no idea how to make one that is not digital.





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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:22:54 PM

I'm sorry I should have included that. This was actually a follow up video to my last one. If you look at the previous video, I show you the product and how to get that look
Thanks you Kat. I have just been playing and guessing how to do it. I have done searches for the info, with no luck. Off to watch your video and learn how to do it the right way.

Great video. Do you mind posting the manufacturer of the clear plastic pieces that you used for the top of the flairs. I do digital scrapbooking, hybrid and traditional. I am now excited about making flairs. The links that you provided on your blog are going to be very helpful. I have bookmarked your blog,




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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:51:23 PM
Kat, would you mind posting the link to the other post? I can't seem to locate it on the blog. Thanks!


I did a digital one by making another layer with a circle of the same size on top of the flare. Then go to styles and choose buttons, clear embossed. That should give a shiny look on the top layer. I am using Photoshop CS6. The same style is probably in PSE too. . I am still working on getting a better look, but this is what I have so far. I have a base layer, then a middle layer that I change out for each different flair and then the top layer. When it is done, I save it as a copy in .png. I have no idea how to make one that is not digital.

I am still working in CS5 but I imagine those steps are probably the same. I don't do digital scrapping but I could print them out and go over it with glossy accents for a similar effect at least. Thanks for the step by step!

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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:35:07 PM
Here is the first video where I show the second half of making the flair buttons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAu7ujoxwmI



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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:36:18 PM
I use epiphany crafts 1" circle bubble caps usually but recently I found them at Michael's under the recollections brand name and you get 24 for $1.97! So check out michaels!



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Posted: 1/31/2013 6:37:54 AM
Yea! Heading to Michaels later this morning to pick some up.




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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:00:51 AM
I am shocked it's a $200 machine to make the buttons - holy cow! Wouldn't have guessed that. Off to see your video. Thank you.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:04:02 PM

I use epiphany crafts 1" circle bubble caps usually but recently I found them at Michael's under the recollections brand name and you get 24 for $1.97! So check out michaels!
I just returned from a semi-unsuccessful trip to Michaels. They do not have the Recollection Brand of them at at my Michaels, however they did have the Epiphany Crafts brand. They certainly are expensive. It was $5.99 for a small package. Maybe when they sell out of the Epiphany Crafts ones that they have in stock, they will switch over and carry the Recollection Brand. $1.97 for 24 is a super good price. Can you tell me where there were in the store. I looked several times before asking someone that worked there. She said that they do not have them.




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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:28:49 PM
I can get you the epiphany crafts kind if you'd like just pm me. I can also see if my Michael's has more of their brand and send them to you if you want.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:37:45 PM
Just in case this helps, here is a picture of the Michael's brand along with a picture of the bar code/product number if you want to call before going and looking at your Michael's.

HTH






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Posted: 1/31/2013 3:08:29 PM
In addition to printing pictures I also use some of my stamps and create flairs. I also use my epiphany crafts punch tool for it you can slide the paper in and stick the epoxy sticker on and press down and it punches it out as well. There is a picture of the tool on my blog.

I love the new banner one they came out with it's super cute.

Blog post about tool.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 3:20:32 PM
Thanks for the photos and the bar code. I will take that with me when I am out this weekend and have them check on it again. That will be helpful. I will let you know what I find out.




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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:29:46 PM
I have the banner epiphany tool as well and love it. I just ordered the hexagon one that they released at CHA, that should be fun. I think I have them all now LOL



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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:22:22 PM
Thanks for sharing your technique!


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