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3 Ways to Use 12 x 12 Page FotoBlendz

By Thursday, October 31, 2019 (MDT) 7 Comments

Today, Creative Team Member, Marnie Morgan, is sharing 3 Ways to Use 12 x 12 Page FotoBlendz.

Complete these techniques in Adobe Photoshop and Elements.

3 Ways to Use 12 x 12 Page FotoBlendz

Learn to use these FotoBlendz to complete a layout.

  • This technique was discovered serendipitously.
  • It’s now become part of my digital scrapbooking and artistry process.
  • Works well when a layout ‘feels’  incomplete, too busy, or needs a contrasting background.

1. Create a New Focal Point

 Use a 12 x 12 Page FotoBlendz clipping mask to move the viewer’s focus in the layout design.

  • Decrease the prominence of a large focal photo and move the viewer’s eye from the group image to the subject of the smaller photo.
  • My grandfather is pictured on the far left with his coworkers.
  • The aim is to emphasize or distinguish him from the group photo.
  • The layers of the completed page were flattened into a single composite layer.
  • This was then clipped it to 12 x 12 Page FotoBlendz No. 9 (#2) and placed  on a different background paper.
  • You can then support your new focal point with supporting images, brushes and embellishments.

Note. Go to Layer> Create Clipping Mask to clip the composite to the mask.



2. Establish Title Placement

 Use a 12 x 12 Page FotoBlendz clipping mask to ‘make room’ for your title.

  • ‘Roman Holiday’ was created using a FotoInspired Layout Template.
  • I realized that the layout needed a title on completion.
  • The layers were flattened and clipped the composite to 12 x 12 Page FotoBlendz No. 7 (#4)
  • The layers in the clipped layers were linked by selecting both layers in the Layers Panel and clicking on the ‘clip’ icon.
  • You can then decrease the size of the Clipping Set to create more ‘white space for embellishments such as ArtStroke, WordART, and embellishments.

Note. A light-colored background paper was selected to coordinate with the adjoining travel album page.




3. Modify Layout Design

 Use a 12 x 12 Page FotoBlendz clipping mask to change the design of a page.

  • The completed page was clipped to 12 X 12 Page FotoBlendz No. 8 (#3) to show more of the Artsy Paper from ArtPlay Palette Riant.
  • The size of the Clipping Set was decreased and re-positioned to the left side to alter the layout design.
  • This also created some ‘white’ space opening the opportunity to support with additional embellishments.

Note. You could also change the shape of the 12 x 12 Page FotoBlendz clipping mask as outlined Adryane’s video. 




In this tutorial you have learned 3 ways to use 12 X 12 Page FotoBlendz Clipping Masks:

  • Shift the focal point in your layout design.
  • Experiment with changing the size of the mask, page, and/or composite.
  • Alter the design to create space for additional elements.

Enjoy the visual surprise created with each transformation.

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