3 p.m. (ET) Beautiful Brushwork with Andrea
Do you love to use brushes in your layouts? This chat will go over the basics, as well as show creative ways you can use brushes on your layouts.
We'll be creating our own mask or alter a mask from one of our designers using brushes. Also bring any questions you have about brushes and I will happy to help you with them.
Here are a few links to Brush Tutorials on Scrap Girls:
Please post your finished layout in the iNSD Gallery
Using the tutorials listed above we learned how to create a mask, or alter an existing mask using brushes.
Open a new page, choose any brush. Then in the Brush presets menu, set the parameters to your preference. For my mask I set my brush to include wet edges, shape dynamics, and build up. Then just brush away. To change the brush to other directions so as not to have all the brush strokes going the same way or direction, drag the direction circle to change the direction. If you want to put each stroke on a separate layer - you can always change the direction on each layer. I made a square brush from my flowers, under Edit, define brush preset and used it on the outer line of the mask. I also added some in white on a separate layer to add a bit of dimension. then on a lower layer I added some spray splatter to give it more depth. Once I had the photo clipped to the mask I added more brushwork on the mask layer to include more of my photo.
I am not a tutorial writer so this is a layman version.
(This can also be done on an existing mask you have from our designers, to add a bit more to the masks if you want to.)