Sunday, July 8, 2012

Using Digital Photo Masks on Scrapbook Pages

Debbie Hodge at Get It Scrapped says "In hands-on artistic works, a mask is a protective shield that keeps an area from being affected by an applied medium. For digital creations, that “shield” can end up being the very shape to which a medium is applied. What’s more that medium can be your photo."

Here are some pages I created using photo masks

1. Using textured brushes as photo masks

Sunrise at Alderbrook
Any digital element can become a clipping mask for a photo, with an exciting variety of results. On this page I clipped my photo to an opaque brush (Anna Aspnes’ ArtPlay Palette Great Outdoors_Brush 7) that resembled ridged cardboard, causing the ridges of the brush to appear in the photo. I adjusted the shape of the brush to better fit the photo. I also added two layers of Anna’s Great Outdoors_Brush 6 under the clipping mask to add more depth to the photo. Then I used FotoGlows to add light and color to create a sunrise scene.

For more information on the technique used to create Sunrise at Alderbrook check out this: Tutorial: Using Textured Brushes as Masks

2. Extending a digitally masked photo outside the borders of a frame

Wine Valley
Extending a digitally masked photo outside the borders of a frame can result in added depth, a softening of borders, and an artsy feel. 

Supplies by Anna Aspnes Designs:
(Font: CK Romance)

Read more about using digital photo masks in this Get It Scrapped article 

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