Yesterday was my last day at Decor8′s BYW2 where I shared some Photoshop tips. About a week before the course started, I was chatting with Holly about something unrelated and we ended up talking about teaching. It was a great experience and I had a lot of fun and met a lot of enthusiastic bloggers, and I made some new friends. So, even though my last day was yesterday, my energy is still running high and I thought it would be great fun to create a blog collage using some of the techniques I’ve mentioned in some old tutorials, most notably Blending Modes, which I used to give a translucent effect to the overlapping layers in the image above.
If you want to follow along, you’ll need 3 pictures and Photoshop. I’m using Photoshop CS3, but my instructions will generally apply to Elements, as well. If you don’t have Photoshop, you can use the free image editing web app called SumoPaint. The steps may vary, but I’ll bet you can tweak them and make them work. And if you’re a member, you can download the 2 exercise Photoshop files (not compatible with SumoPaint) at the end of this post. ♥
- Prep photos. *
- Cut corners with a diamond brush eraser. *
- Blending Mode: Multiply. Note overlapping layers. *
- Add text and optional labels. *
About These Bowls
These cute bowls are from Anthropologie and I bought them specifically for my small, round office table. I think they make perfect little containers for little knick knacks and office supplies.
Same photos, different layout:
enumeration labels (tutorial)
how i perk up my photos (tutorial)
blending modes (tutorial)