Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Freebie time!!

The Terms Of Use state: YOU MAY NOT offer any of my designs on any web page for download or send them through an internet list or include them in any design/graphic collection on the internet or otherwise.

Let's talk about using a photo mask. The coolest thing about this is, you can resize it any size you want.
Start at the bottom. You will have your background paper. I have included the one shown.
Then you will have your mask layer. (also included) Top will be your image.
You will need to group your image to your mask. This can be done a number of ways. Let's talk about a couple.
You can highlight your top image layer. Go to layer, create clipping mask. In Elements, it is Layer, group with previous. Or you can hold down your Alt key and click on the line separating the two layer and it will clip it together for you.

Make your image the size you want it to be. Now go down and highlight the mask layer. Use Ctrl T to free- transfom. You can rotate it, you can make it wider, you can flip it horizontal, etc. Put is so it is the same size as your image. Now you need to group them together. Try the Alt key trick. Highlight your image layer. Hold down the Alt key and click on the line that separates the image layer from the mask layer. It will group together. Look closely, the image layer now has a small arrow pointing down to the mask layer. :)

Now I tend to give my mask layer a slight bevel. This one has a bevel set at a 2 with a slight drop shadow.
Here is a screen shot, that should help. Do give me some feedback, if you like this?

mask screen shot

I am not sure how long I will leave the download link up so grab it quickly.
Freebies are for subscribers only!!! You are more than welcome to subscribe. =)
sorry... time is up.

~kimi~

29 comments:

GreatToBeGrammy said...

Woo Hoo! I've been waiting!
Thanks, Terry

Sunny Archibald said...

Thanks, Kimi!

GT Cindy said...

Thanks for the freebie, can't wait to try it!

Debi Putnam said...

Thanks Kimi! I love your mask and paper.

I'm also glad you figured out the coding and were willing to share so others can benefit. You're awesome!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the freebie, just love the look.

Kim said...

Thanks Kimi

marcie said...

These are beautiful! Thanks!

Kathy Burt said...

Thanks. This was so nice of you to do. I just tried it out and I love the results!

Joanie said...

I love this Kimi... I am off to try it out. Thanks so much~

Lynette said...

I love your work! Thanks for sharing!

Elaine said...

Thank you so much Kimi for your generosity.
Elaine

Catesmeow said...

Thanks so much - I am saving this for a perfect photo.

Jan - Big Brown Dog Primitives said...

Thanks, Kimi! This is a really nice gift.

Lori V said...

Thanks for the great share Kimi!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 02 Jun [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 03 Jun [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kimi, this is great.

Michelle E

Swr4him said...

Thanks so much - can hardly wait to try it

Sherry said...

Thanks Kimi, great mask!

Angela Lee said...

thanks Kimi - your stuff is always great

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much not only for the freebie but for the instructions on how to use the mask. Your way was MUCH eaiser then what I was doing. Thank you for sharing your time, knowledge and talent with us. Sincerely, Doreen aka Scrapragous

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Uncategorized post on Jun. 03, 2009. Thanks again.

Bayla said...

Kimi,

Thanks for your generosity. I just used your mask for a photo I did for [url=http://www.jessicasprague.com/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=37629&fullsize=1]Portraiture 101[/url]

smiles (Shari!) said...

Thanks Kimi, I have been off line mostly for the last week, pc maintaince. I hope I have it all fixed now! So I can get back to work! Thanks again!

CindyLou said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful tutorial, mask and paper!

e❧kristina said...

thank you very much for freebies and tutorials!

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Great post!! Thanks a lot!!

~Kristie~ said...

Ok... what's the deal? You last posted on June 2.. that was nine days ago. What are you doing?!

KIM said...

Kimi,

I love your instructions and your work. I subscribed today and know it will be productive learning on my part.

Is there any chance that you could send me the package on this? Since I have only recently discovered your site, I was too late for it.

Thank you very much,
Kimmer