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#1 sbasker

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:10 PM

Hello,

I am using PSP Pro and recently I downloaded the bracket brushes (ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Brackets 2101 Biggie) compatible with PSP. I saw a layout called Watercolor baby girl (111-000004-jde) in which this brush has been used. I would love to learn how the designer cut the paper in the shape of the bracket brush? I am attaching the example below:

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:32 PM

Hi, and welcome to Scrap Girls. I see this is just your 3rd post!

I use PSP and there are several ways to do this, that is if I completely understand your question. One way to do this is to put the paper you wish to be in the bracket shape on a layer under your background paper, and then use your brush as an "eraser" on the background paper. I think this is the easier way.

Another is to put your brush (bracket) on a separate layer, and brush or "stamp" the bracket wherever you want it in your design using black for the foreground color. Then put your desired paper on a layer above this brush, click on the eye to turn the visibility off. Making the brush layer active, select the bracket with the magic wand, go to Selections - Invert. Then go back to the paper layer, turn on the visibility and hit Delete. Your bracket should now be "filled" with the paper of your choice.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:35 PM

I don't have PSP but my guess is that the bracket shape was created by using the brush (or .png) to create a shape on a separate layer, layering a paper above the shape and then doing a clipping mask. I assume that PSP does clipping masks but I don't know the specifics for how you do it. Hopefully one of the PSP users will come along and give you better specifics.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 02:12 PM

Sara's second method - basically creating a mask with your brush then clipping the paper to it, is how I would choose to do it.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 07:17 AM

Oh, that is such a sweet layout, I can see why you want to try a scraplift. I would say that these ladies know what they are talking about, so I'll just look forward to your layout.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:47 AM

And yet another way is to place the png below your paper, select the png, activate your paper layer and promote the selection to a new layer. Selections>promote selection>new layer. Then you can take that bracket cut to your paper and add it to your layout. I do things this way with most of my brush png's because they can be much larger than PSP brush size max.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 02:29 PM

Dee, I get around the PSP Brush size this way too. Even though I install most brushs into PSP, I almost always use the .png file instead!
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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:09 PM

Hi,

I was trying out each of your suggestions, so it has taken me sometime to respond. Thank You very much for all your responses. With your help I have finally learnt how to use the brackets tool. :thanks:




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