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Photo Artistry with ArtPlay Palettes

By Thursday, September 5, 2019 (MDT) 4 Comments

Today, Creative Team Member, Trish Hoskin, is sharing guidance for creating Photo Artistry with ArtPlay Palettes.

Photo Artistry with ArtPlay Palettes

Make wonderful pieces of photo art in a few easy steps with DigitalART by Anna Aspnes Designs.

1. Select and Edit a Photo

Choose and edit a digital image that inspires you.

  • This photo was taken on a recent trip to London where it was easy get immersed in the amazing architecture.
  • The image was manipulated using several apps on an iPhone, before importing into Photoshop.
  • Select an ArtPlay Palette that coordinates with the color(s) in your photo, in this case ArtPlay Palette Patriarch.

1. Create a Layout Foundation

Establish a background and blend your photo using a FotoBlendz Clipping Mask.

Optional. Re-position and/or resize the Clipping Set as preferred.

2. Support Photo with Embellishments 

Frame the image with DigitalART supplies to bring focus to the photo.

  • Add Brushes (ArtPlayPalettePatriarch_Brush10) to to add visual interest and context to the image.
  • Add Transfers (ArtPlayPalettePatriarch_Transfer1 and 3) to contain the edges of the image to allow for an interesting transition from photo to white background.
  • Add ArtStrokes (ArtPlayPalettePatriarch_ArtStroke1) to lead the eye to focal points in your layout design.

 

3. Elevate the Artistry

Further enhance your layout design with color, interesting shapes and lines.

Notice how:

  • The additional ArtStrokes (ArtPlayPalettePatriarch_ArtStroke2) frame the edge of the blended photo.
  • The red stains (ArtPlayPalettePatriarch_OverlayEdge1) embellish the white space and lead the eye from the ArtStroke to the blended photo.

TRY THIS

  • Rotate, resize and/or flip any of the DigitalART elements horizontally or vertically.
  • Recolor Brushes or single color Overlays using the Edit> Fill color option.

Recolor Single-Color Elements

(Photoshop)

  • Edit> Fill
  • Click on the Contents menu and select Color to activate the Color Picker.
  • Choose a color or sample from your layout.
  • Ensure the Preserve Transparency box is checked.
  • Click OK

 (Elements)

  • Edit> Fill Layer
  • Click on the Use menu and select Color to activate the Color Picker.
  • Choose a color or sample from your layout.
  • Ensure the Preserve Transparency box is checked.
  • Click OK

Summary

You can create photo artistry with DigitalART in 3 Easy steps

We would love to see your pages using one or more of these so please consider posting to the the Anna Aspnes Gallery on Oscraps. 

Anna Aspnes

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