STROKES FOR PHOTO POP!
By Michelle Bradshaw
Have you ever collaged your photos and feel they just blend in too much together? Did you ever want your photo to pop…yet none of the frames “worked” for you?
This tutorial will demonstrate a very easy way to get your photos to pop and still remain individual.
At present, there are 3 photos layered on the page. The 2 smaller ones pretty much contrast with the larger photo yet with each other it is difficult to tell where the top photo starts.
Let’s try adding a drop shadow-
In PSE the drop shadow is located in the effects palette
In CS -From the menu bar- Layer >Layer Style > Drop Shadow. When the dialog box appears, adjust the sliders to your liking.
It is better, but the top 2 photos of my grandson are not distinct enough. Time to add the stroke.
With the layer for photo 1 active in the layers palette-
PSE- Edit > stroke outline selection >inside [this keeps the corners sharp] and I chose 25 pixels and select your color.
CS- Edit > Stroke> inside [this keeps the corners sharp] and I chose 25 pixels and select your color. Click ok.
And the final layout of my grandson and the big water slide!
Waterpark and Wonderland by Clever Monkey Graphics and Elise’s Pieces
Template is Challenge 3 for September by YB Designs
Photos- Michelle Bradshaw
I hope you enjoyed and will give this a try.
Happy Scrapping, m