I finished another card design today (well, almost finished). I now have 6 different greeting card designs… It is my goal to have around 10 different designs by the end of next week, because I have to have them printed by the end of May. More details soon!
Meanwhile, are you ready for a few more sneak peeks?
Extracting images in Photoshop can be time consuming and quite boring, especially with many small parts to cut out. But with some relaxing music it’s not so bad, almost meditative.
My favourite tool for extracting images is the Pen tool. It allows you to make very smooth and neat curves. It’s not easy to master the Pen tool (it took me a lot of effort). But once you know how it works, it’s amazing, you can cut out almost anything with it.
I’m working on a set of greeting cards that I’ll be selling in a shop and I’m having so much fun. I’ve also been experimenting with patterns in Photoshop and I think I’m getting better at it! What do you think about this cake & cherry pattern?
If you don’t know Chris Spooner yet, then you definitely have to visit his blog. He has the most amazing tutorials, for both Photoshop ànd Illustrator. And not just that. He has some cool freebies on his blog and he has his own collection of textures, brushes, vectors and more if you become a Premium member.
Here’s his tutorial on creating 3D images. I really want to try this one out!
One of my (many!) hobbies is digital scrapbooking. Digital scrapbooking is is simply creating a scrapbook layout on the computer with papers and elements that are created digitally using graphic design software. I discovered digital scrapbooking in 2011 and I’m hooked ever since! For me it’s the perfect way of keeping memories and making beautiful books with my pictures. Very time consuming, yes, definitely. But I just love it.
Digital art journaling is a form of digital scrapbooking; you combine art and words to express yourself. It’s not complex, and there really aren’t any rules for art journaling. It’s all about self-expression.
I have a fanpage where I keep all my scrapbooking & art journaling layouts. If you’re interested, you can find it here.
This is an art journaling page I made, I wanted to share it because I love the quote so much, it is so applicable to my current situation!