Hey to my Scrappin Posse pals,
I am posting today about a fun design challenge team I am on, will go on more about it in another post. We use digital stamped images from our sponsors to color in and make our cards with. For the month of May. our theme challenge is Summer and Vacation and I used a Meljen’s image called Beach Umberella.
I am so ready for beach trips, even have one planned for this weekend with some scrappy friends.
This cute little Beach Umberella image put me in the right mood. Check it out below.
I colored the Beach Umbrella digi image in photoshop using various swatches and paint brushes.
While coloring I try to use the same techniques as I would with Copic markers. I don’t fully color everything in in some areas to make it look like it is highlighted and to showcase the black
outlines of the image.
Check out the stages below in how I color my Beach Umbrella digi image in photoshop. I first put everything into their own layers and named them accordingly. When I colored the umbrella, I named the layer Umbrella, drink, sea life, sand and so forth.
1st Layer - I create the background with the sky and sand. I color everything and then use the eraser to create a mask area for the images in the foreground that will later be colored.
2nd Layer – I have colored everything and erased the areas where you will then see the black lines to show the digi image to be more crisp. As I color my images, I color on a separate layer on top of the outline, so I know where to color. I have turned off the layer to show what is looks like without the black lines.
3rd Layer – final image create in to a flatten image and save as a copy in a jpg format and print on your highest color settings onto a crisp white cardstock and you are ready to use the finished color digi image for your card.
Here is the card in it’s final stage ready to go to the beach with me this weekend for a scrappy friend.
Thank you for checking out my challenge… and hope you give one a try. Let me know if you do.