Saturday, February 23

Photoshop Crazy

I don't know what's with me today.  But I just wanted to learn how to do free form text in my digital layouts.  You know, like putting text in a certain shape or form.  Or if I want my text in a spiral, or zigzag...  I just had to know!  So I went crazy searching on the internet on how to do that.  It turned out, you can't do that with Photoshop Elements 6, the one I have.  You can only do that with Photoshop CS3, which I don't have, and which is also very expensive at $649.  But you can download it from the Adobe website and use it for 30 days.  After that, you have to buy it.  So, just for the sake of learning the free form text thingy, I downloaded the Photoshop CS3 (which took a long time due to the huge file!).  If you have little or no experience with Photoshop, like me, it's hard.  After many hours of trial and error, I finally learned the trick.  But I'm not confident enough to tell you how.  I have to practice and practice.  What I plan to do is make these text templates using Photoshop CS3 and incorporate them in Photoshop Elements 6.  I might as well do as many as I can during the 30 day trial period.  And when I get the hang of Photoshop Elements 6, then maybe I can convince my husband to buy me the Photoshop CS3.  Sigh, I just find the CS3 too complicated!

Anyway while searching the internet, I somehow got back to the Creating Keepsakes Magazine.  They featured a computer trick on how to create shaped journaling.  The video that came with it is really good.  I wish I can kidnap the lady who did the tutorial so she can teach me the ins and outs of Photoshop.  Anyway, it comes with a free download of text templates.  And a bonus digital kit by Scrapgirls:  Eternal Love.  Get them all here.  Even though it's 12 midnight, I just had to make a page using this kit.  I do like this one :)

Now time for me to go to bed....

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