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New To Me May 2016

Sun May 01, 2016 4:09 pm

For the May New To Me Challenge we are going to create a post-it note and paper clip, then attach it to a photo.
Here’s how to do it:

1. Find an appropriate photo. Remember that we will be attaching the post-it note that will cover some area on the photo.
Here’s the photo that I chose:
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2. Create a copy of the photo on a new layer.

3. Increase the size of the canvas.
With the default color setting of black and white, select Image/Canvas Size from the pull down menu.
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Use these settings.
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4. Add a stroke and drop shadow.
Click on the Layer Style pop-up menu at the bottom of the layers palette and choose Stroke.
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I used these settings. Experiment with the color and size you want.
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Do not click OK yet. Click on Drop Shadow
I used these settings. Experiment and use what you want.
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5. Add a new top layer and name it Post-it note.

6. Choose the Rectangular Marquee tool
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7. Make a rectangular selection similar to size of a post-it note.

8. Choose a yellow color and fill the selection.
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9. Optional: Add a slight texture or gradient to make it look a bit more realistic.

10. Click on the Custom Shapes Tool
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11. Go to the Options bar at the top and click on the third icon from the left (Filled pixels)
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12. Press the Return key to bring up the Custom Shape picker.

13. From the picker’s pop-down menu, choose Objects
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14. Click “Append” when asked in the dialogue box.

15. Scroll down and click on the paper clip shape.
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16. Create a new layer and name it Paper clip.

17. Make your foreground color gray.

18. Hold the Shift key then drag downward to draw a paper clip.

19. Type a message on the post-it note.

20. Hold the Shift key and click on the Type layer, Paper clip layer and Post-it note layer

21. Choose Edit/Transform from the top pull down menu and rotate the three layers to where you want to place it on the photo.

22. Make the paper clip layer active.

23. Click on the Layer Style icon at the bottom of the Layers palette and choose Bevel & Emboss.

24. Use these settings.
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25. Click on the small arrow by the Contour box and choose “Ring” Click OK.
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26. Turn the paper clip layer into a Smart Object. From the top menu choose: Layer/Smart Object/Convert to Smart Object.
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27 Add a layer mask by clicking on the layer mask icon at the bottom of the Layers palette.
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28. With a hard brush and black foreground color, paint away the inside of the paper clip. It should now look as if the paper clip is over and under the post-it note.

29. Add a Drop Shadow to the Post-it note.

30. Here is my finished version:
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Re: New To Me May 2016

Sun May 01, 2016 9:07 pm

Oh, I'll be doing this one for sure! Good stuff! :like:

OK, here's mine:
New To Me May 2016
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I must have a newer version of PS, had different icons when I went to draw the paperclip, but it worked.

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Re: New To Me May 2016

Tue May 03, 2016 6:37 pm

Excellent job, Betsy!!

And yes, I have the older Photoshop CS5 version.

If anyone can't find something, please post it. I'm sure someone knows where it is.

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Re: New To Me May 2016

Tue May 10, 2016 9:38 pm

Way cool tutorial TB. I did my post it on my double duty page for Kotare's Art Journal 2016 #18 Challenge.

Such Is Life
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I used Let's Go To The Circus by Carole's Share The Luv.
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Re: New To Me May 2016

Tue May 10, 2016 10:15 pm

smikeel wrote:Way cool tutorial TB. I did my post it on my double duty page for Kotare's Art Journal 2016 #18 Challenge.

Such Is Life
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I used Let's Go To The Circus by Carole's Share The Luv.


Mag to the max! And I can even hear circus music playing!

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Re: New To Me May 2016

Wed May 25, 2016 6:22 am

I made my Post-It pink to match my photos, and distorted it to make it curl up off the page and used the burn tool to make it appear as real as possible. This is doing double duty with the Scraplift the Spotlight challenge.
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Natural Beauty
http://gallery.scrapbird.com/displayimage.php?pid=8150

This page is for the Scraplift The Spotlight May challenge
viewtopic.php?f=225&t=42600
and the New To Me challenge for May
viewtopic.php?f=232&t=42616
I scraplifted "Fun In The Sun" by Dae Designs
http://gallery.scrapbird.com/displayima ... play_media using the following kits by Dae Designs:
" A Mother's Love" mini kt, a posting bonus
"Out With A Bang"
http://scrapbird.com/designers-c-73/d-j ... 15498.html
"Christmas Cheer"
http://scrapbird.com/designers-c-73/d-j ... 15374.html
and "Jingle"
http://scrapbird.com/designers-c-73/d-j ... 13933.html
The font is CK Birthright.

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Re: New To Me May 2016

Wed May 25, 2016 1:44 pm

Excellent, moog!! Love the curl and burn to the note to make it appear more realistic! :bravo:

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