Breaking down the layout
Hi, I wanted to show you how I created this layout in Photoshop. This is not an in-depth tutorial on techniques like shadowing and brush work or blend modes, but you will see this layout coming together in just a few steps, to give you an idea of how you could build your own. FYI: I work with Photoshop CC2018.
This is the layout that I am going to break down in just 9 steps:
I used my newest digital scrapbooking collection ‘The Butterfly Effect’, more specifically the patterned papers, the embellishments, the brushes, typographic overlays and quote strips.
I started by making a new 12 x 12 document and tried several backgrounds, but ended up with this particular paper:
Next I added one of the butterfly people of the kit. Click on the image for a larger view.
I added two vintage flowers, put one behind the girl, and one at the bottom.
I thought this quote was perfect to go with the butterfly girl (click on the image for a larger view); I placed it above the orange lily, but made sure it was below the leaves of the large vintage flower on the top:
Next I added the wax seal on top of the lily, and a large curly branch on top of the girl, so that it looks like some sort of frame:
I picked some flowers from the kit to place here and there and reduced some of the flowers or flipped them in a different direction so it doens’t look generic:
And some butterflies go on top of everything else:
For a finishing touch, I added some paint splats from the embellishment packs and some brushes and overlays from the addon packs below the images, directly above the background paper; for a larger view, click on the image below:
You might not see the brushes very well, here’s without everything else on top:
In the last step of the process I added a color layer to tie it all together and give the layout a softer look. I picked one of the colors of the collection, set the Blend Mode to Pin Light and lowered the opacity to 25%. It is something I do quite often. Blend Modes Screen, Light and Pin Light will work best for this.
Did you make a layout with one of my kits? Be sure to post it in the galleries at Pickleberrypop and Oscraps and tag me, so I can find you. Or share it in the On A Whimsical Adventure Facebook fangroup!