Creative Team Member, Linda, shares a tutorial on simple template changes using a watercolor treatment on background photos to create contrast with smaller framed photos.

This is an except of a post on her blogYou can find the full post here.

Simple Template Changes

Simple Template Changes

Experimenting with Anna’s products can be as simple as switching out one mask for another. Or it can mean giving all the background photos on a double page spread a different photo treatment so that they contrast with smaller framed photos. I’ve been playing with a new watercolor action which I described in a previous post and wondered how it might change a template’s look for a garden page.

Simple Template Changes

After running the action on a photo, create a 24×12 document. Drag the photo with the watercolor treatment on to the new document and resize to fit the right page edge. Change the blend mode to multiply. Open Template 6 from WaterColor Template Album No. 3 and drag the layers to the left side of the two page spread above the watercolor photo.

Simple Template Changes

Replace the Fotoblendz mask included with the template with mask 4 from WaterColor Fotoblendz No. 6. Flip it horizontally. Clip another photo with the watercolor treatment to the mask. Duplicate the photo, link copies and clip to each of the stain layers.

Simple Template Changes

Run the watercolor action on the third photo for the background. Clip the photo to the mask. Duplicate it, link copies and clip to the stains.

Simple Template Changes

Clip photos to small frames.

Simple Template Changes

Extract figures from the focal photo and place on page resizing as necessary. Note: the shadowing technique is from Anna’s last class, Flipping Clipping.

Simple Template Changes

Drag the frames and text box of template 7 from WaterColor Template Album No. 3 to the right side. Adjust the position of the frames to accommodate the extraction. Clip photos to the small frames. 

Simple Template Changes

Recolor the texture on the left. Embellish the layout with splatters, buttons and threads. Add a title and write journaling.

Simple Template Changes

Simple changes can create an artistic look for your scrapbook pages with Anna’s Templates.
Click on the above photos for additional process notes and Anna Aspnes Digital Designs supplies used.