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 RAINBOWStart 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.
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.
Draw a LINEAR gradient in a straight line (hold the Shift key while drawing) from top to bottom inside the rectangular selection.
With the selection still active, click on Edit from the pull-down menu and choose Transform/Warp.
The Warp tool has a pull-down menu (default is named “Custom”)
From the Warp pull down menu, choose Arc.Change the arc’s Bend to 90 degrees.
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.
Reduce the Fill opacity value to 15%.
With the rainbow layer active, click on the Layer pull-down menu and choose Smart Objects/Convert to Smart Objects
Click on the Filter pull-down menu and choose Gaussian Blur.
Adjust the Radius slider to 14 pixels.
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.