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Art Nouveau Digital Scrapbook Freebie

Posted by gram210 on April 6, 2009

Art Nouveau Digital Scrapbooking Freebie

The Free download comes with everything that you see above in 300 ppi format. Two papers, 2 butterflies, 2 flowers, and one frame. The font that I used to type Art Nouveau came from ClickArt and is called Terra.

After I finished my Art Nouveau Digital Scrapbooking Kit, I started putting a photo frame over a paper and the frame was multicolored and it just wasn’t going to work so I followed the instructions below and made the photo frame orange. Rather than scrapping the idea, I reinvented the art. Sometimes it just works better to have a solid color to place over a paper. So anytime you come across a frame or element that you like but just doesn’t work here’s another idea on how to solve the problem.

How do I get matching colors using Photoshop?

Working in RGB you need to familiarize yourself with the Curve Palette. You purchase a scrapbooking kit and it comes with a lot of bright retro colors but you’d like the frame to be all one color or you have an element that needs to be a solid color. You could use the Paint Bucket tool. But have you noticed that when you use the Paint Bucket that it adds extra color to the edges? And the more times you use the Paint Bucket the more color you get blended together? If you want the color to be the same all the way through convert your art to RGB black and then…

If you have art that is one color or many colors and is saved with a transparent background and you would like all of the color to be orange. LIKE THIS ORANGE COLOR.

For the below instructions I have selected the color orange shown above 246 Red 142 Green 85 Blue. Open your curve palette. Command M on the Mac, Control M on the PC.

1. Turn your graph slider so that the black is on the top and the white is on the bottom. (Just the opposite of what is shown below). Select the arrows in the middle and the graph will toggle from black top to white bottom.

2. Pull the slider from bottom to top so that your piece of art is all black.

3. Now that your art is black you want to close your curve palette and then reopen it. Toggle the white towards the top like above and below.

Select the Red Channel, place your mouse at the lower left corner of the graph and a box will open like shown above, type in the red value, select the green, type in the green value, select the blue, type in the blue value – and there is your matching color.

Now your art is orange.


In the FREE download I have already converted the frame to orange.

For a Limited Time Only Download a FREE Sample of the Art Nouveau Digital Scrapbooking Kit.

To get the complete kit click on this link or copy and paste the below code into your browser.

Thank you for reading my blog.



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17th Century Dutch Tile Design

Posted by gram210 on April 4, 2009

Recently, I’ve been working on recreating 17th Century Tiles to put into a Digital Scrapbooking Kit. I was surprised to find the library had many books on ceramic tiles. I was specifically looking for art that lends itself to background papers without being too busy.

I was searching for alphabets, motifs and symbols. There are lots of different places to find ideas. Wooden Signs, Cake Decorator Motifs, How To books. Looking through an old black and white book on tiles I found this corner that looked like this.

And with a little manipulation and the right colors I ended up with the pattern below. This rendition is really bright, specifically eye-catching for the web but I plan to have other papers that are lighter.

You may copy the image below but…

You must make a comment about whether this kind of art is something that scrapbookers or designers would like to see more of.

17th Century Dutch Tile Design 72×72 pixels.
Makes an interesting desktop pattern.

I currently have some international kits that seem to be fairly popular and my favorite: African Digital Scrapbooking Kit is a top seller. I would like to offer more international kits but I don’t know which country has the most interest.

So, scrapbookers and other interested individuals, help me out here and let me know what kind of art that you find most appealing.

Thanks for reading.

…and by the way Gram means grandmother and 10 is 10 grandchildren.

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