For my final post on Other Ways to Use Kits & Photoshop, I want to show some projects I've done for personal use. When I first started using the old Word Perfect, I soon learned to love making flyers and posters. It's what got me into business in the first place. I just liked making documents. Now I teach business, and show kids how to make documents every day. Photoshop lets me do the same thing--only way, way, way cooler. Over the years I've made tons of posters and flyers, with and without kits. I wish I still had them on file--but a lot aren't there anymore. Still, here's a few things I've still got:
This one was one of my absolute favorites! The shower was for a lady in the neighborhood, so all the invitations were delivered by hand. So I printed this, and a plain color on the back, and then folded it like a diaper! The pins on the corners lined up perfectly, and all I had to do was put a little scotch tape there. I wish I had a picture of it all folded--it really was the cutest darn thing. 3-D invitations are so cute. But--hard to mail. So this worked out.
This is another invitation I did for a friend of mine getting married. Obviously used a kit here, but I actually used pieces from lots of kits to get exactly what I wanted. For this, I created it on a 4x6 took it into Pixels, and they just printed them like photos. Then I mailed them off as postcards. That's how I did my wedding ones, too, only of course they went in envelopes. I used several actions for this one--the inked edges on the tag, the torn vellum action, and the torn paper action.
I've also made a lot of tags for different events. I got a really great freebie one time that had some tag templates. I wish I knew where--let this be a lesson to you! When you save stuff, keep track of where you got it!
cut and paste trick A LOT when making tags. I pull a paper over the tag, then CTRL+click on the tag, but hae the paper selected. Then i copy and paste, and the paper is now the same size as the tag. I delete the original tag. and work from there. You'll notice that in tags I do actions A LOT.
I thought that, in light of requests, I will include this last example here as a downloadable pdf. I have removed "From the Bee Family" from the tags. You can add your own family name. The file is a PDF--you can pull it into Photoshop and add your name that way if you like. You won't be able to change anything, but you can add. These were made using the kit By Lindsay Jane.
RealScrappy Christmas Cards