Sometimes it’s hard to get started on a project. You’re excited about the excellent brushes you just purchased and are eager to try them out, but what to do?
Here are some tips for using Photoshop brushes to make a beautiful keepsake page for a baby, be it your own or a friend’s.
Use the brushes like stamps to create a border.
Layering brushes is a great way to make an abstract background for your page.
If you put the brush on a new layer in Photoshop and apply a layer style like a drop shadow, it can appear that the brush is actually a sticker! Put a thin white stroke around it to make it look even more like a sticker.
Make epoxy stickers, too, with layer styles and brushes as the background artwork. You’ll have to experiment a bit, but try starting out with the following layer styles.
Try adjusting the drop shadow effects to get a different look. It’s probably best to use the Global Light so that all the shadows are facing the proper direction.
Get a vellum effect by using a Pattern Overlay Layer Style set to Stucco 4, with a blend mode of Overlay and decrease the opacity to 30-50% depending on the desired effect.
Including slight drop shadows on some of your elements will help them stand out against the background. Just don’t overdo it!
For this page, I used the elegant Swirled Frames and the really trendy Hearts Brushes. Both of these can be used to make great background papers, stamps, stickers and patterns for your pages!
Lauren from Creative Curio