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National Scrapbooking Day Challenge: How To Create a Rainbow

Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:22 pm

Welcome to the NSD challenges and games!

If you need a break from shopping at the store sales, then this is the place to be!

There are four games/challenges for the NSD right here in the Game forum.

If you complete all four, you will receive the awesome Scrapbird collab kit, Rustic Memories

This challenge is a tutorial and requires you to create a layout.

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN RAINBOW

Start with a background paper with a lot of sky. I used a paper from Meryl Bartho’s Storyteller kit.
Make a new layer on top of the paper layer and name it Rainbow.

On the Rainbow layer, use the rectangular marquee and draw a rectangle beginning a few inches from the bottom and approximately two inches in height across the entire width of the paper.
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With the selection still active, click on the gradient tool and select a gradient with many rainbow-like colors. It is better to choose bold colors and not pastels.
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Draw a LINEAR gradient in a straight line (hold the Shift key while drawing) from top to bottom inside the rectangular selection.
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With the selection still active, click on Edit from the pull-down menu and choose Transform/Warp.
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The Warp tool has a pull-down menu (default is named “Custom”)
From the Warp pull down menu, choose Arc.

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Change the arc’s Bend to 90 degrees.
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Position the rainbow where you want it.
Press Enter to accept your changes.
Deselect the rainbow.
Change the rainbow’s layer blend mode to Linear Light.
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Reduce the Fill opacity value to 15%.
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Optional:
With the rainbow layer active, click on the Layer pull-down menu and choose Smart Objects/Convert to Smart Objects
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Click on the Filter pull-down menu and choose Gaussian Blur.
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Adjust the Radius slider to 14 pixels.
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FYI: You can add the Gaussian Blur without turning the layer into a Smart Object, but you will not be able to edit it later if you do.
Now that you have created your rainbow, you need to use it in a layout or greeting card or ATC or???
Upload your layout to your own gallery (no special NSD gallery this time) and then post a link in this thread.


Note: If you do not use Photoshop or a software program that is capable of using this tutorial, you have the option of using a rainbow element from your stash.

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Re: National Scrapbooking Day Challenge: How To Create a Rainbow

Sat May 02, 2015 1:37 am


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Re: National Scrapbooking Day Challenge: How To Create a Rainbow

Sat May 02, 2015 2:51 am

barbaraj wrote:Fun tutorial! Here's mine:

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http://gallery.scrapbird.com/displayima ... play_media

Wow!!! Super Fun-tastic Rainbow!!

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Re: National Scrapbooking Day Challenge: How To Create a Rainbow

Sat May 02, 2015 3:18 am

I'm working on mine...just needs a bit more adjusting...and maybe a new photo...or a different font... :think:

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Re: National Scrapbooking Day Challenge: How To Create a Rainbow

Sat May 02, 2015 4:17 am

What Tbear said. I have the rainbow and a blank mind for anything else.. :think:
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Re: National Scrapbooking Day Challenge: How To Create a Rainbow

Sat May 02, 2015 1:25 pm

sanra wrote:What Tbear said. I have the rainbow and a blank mind for anything else.. :think:


You could use it on an ATC and then journal the feelings you have about rainbows :yes:

You could add it to a rainy day photo...

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Re: National Scrapbooking Day Challenge: How To Create a Rainbow

Sat May 02, 2015 8:28 pm

Great tutorial, and quite simple to make the rainbow. I decided to do an ATC for this challenge, so this is also for Make Everything More Beautiful with Mamrotka's - May ATC Challenge.

Over The Rainbow ATC
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I used the May ATC Template, and Tales Of My Childhood Kits 1, 2, and 3 by Mamrotka Designs.
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Re: National Scrapbooking Day Challenge: How To Create a Rainbow

Sun May 03, 2015 3:38 am

Here is the one I came up with. :D Great bunch of rainbows. Wish they all had a pot of gold. :bravo:
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Re: National Scrapbooking Day Challenge: How To Create a Rainbow

Sun May 03, 2015 4:04 am

I'm off to try to make a rainbow now.....

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