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Please don’t feel that you must reply to all the comments. Take care of yourself.Here's my Step 01:
Hi there. Glad you are joining the challenge. If you look at the intro you will see the Temporary Challenge link. Please make sure you add you page there the link back here. I will miss the next steps if you don’t link. Thanks bunches.ANITA.Photomask Challenge
I'm sorry I am being a bit dim, what is a photo mat?By Kythe
Most of you know that I am a Canadian living on the west coast. Normally, we on the west coast, just get dreary rain while January in most of Canada means cold. We just got our first taste of the white stuff this week. So with that in mind, choose a photo that you think would fit with a typical Canadian winter. It can be a winter sport, or a winter scene….. really anything you want as long as it stays with the theme of a cold place.
A reminder to post your LO's in this thread, in your space, with a link to the Temporary Gallery.
You will need 2 photos. (You may duplicate the same photo if you like.)
Sunday Jan 12
Tue. Jan 14
Thurs. Jan 16
Sat. Jan. 18
Monday Jan 20
Step 1: Background Paper
Make a background paper using textures, masks and blends to create a wintry, cold effect.
If you have never done this before, start with a patterned paper or a paper that has a winter scene.
Choose a mask that does not have straight edges.
Blend the masked, patterned paper into the first paper.
Add a few elements using a soft light mode or decrease the opacity. Do not shadow elements that you use. They are to blend into the paper seamlessly.
DO NOT MERGE LAYERS. You may want to group or link them. Some adjustments can be made in step 4.
Step 2: Create 3 interesting mats
- At the top left of your paper, place interesting elements, stamps or brushes to create an interesting photo mat. Keep it fairly simple and slightly larger than the photo you will use.
- Extend the mat no further than half way down the background paper.
- On the right side of the paper, near the bottom, make a similar mat but smaller in scale. Do not extend past the middle of the page. Keep in mind the photo size will be smaller than the first. ADD YOUR PAGE TO THE TEMPORARY GALLERY