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ArtPlay Urbicolous Inspiration

By Monday, September 11, 2023 (MDT) No Comments

City and urban art-themed ArtPlay Urbicolous Inspiration for digital scrapbooking and photo artistry in Adobe Photoshop and Elements.

The purpose of this post is to provide inspiration for using the ArtPlay Palette Urbicolous and coordinating digital assets.

ArtPlay Urbicolius Inspiration

Big Rig | Michelle James

1. Extend with Embellishments

Enhance the subject matter of your photo in your digital scrapbooking and photo artistry pages with embellishments.


Big City Life | Ana Santos

2. Mask with FotoBlendz

Use the larger-size FotoBlendz Overlays clipping masks to blend your photos into your digital scrapbooking and photo artistry layouts.

  • Choose an Artsy Paper from ArtPlay Palette Urbicolousor create your own using a Solid Paper with the Transfers and Overlays.
  • Place a clipping mask from FotoBlendz Overlays No.22 and then a photo of choice on top of your chosen digital scrapbooking layout foundation in the Layers Panel.
  • Select the photo layer in the Layers Panel and go to Layer> Create Clipping Mask so that the photo conforms to the shape of the underlying mask layer.


River Run | Susan Lacy

3. Customize with Color

Modify and add colorful elements to support the photo hues in your digital scrapbooking and photo artistry pages.

  • Recolor elements using Image> Adjustments> Hue and Saturation (Photoshop) of Enhance> Adjust Color> Hue and Saturation (Elements.)
  • Notice how Susan has recolored the MultiMedia City No. 1 suede cord from blue to pink and added a bronze tone to the metal word from the City WordART Clusters No. 1
  • The use of FotoGlows adds light and saturation to the Focal Points of her artsy digital scrapbooking page.


  • Useful Techniques video on the Resources page.

Inspired Urbicolous Video

Watch the LIVE session REPLAY HERE

More Inspiration

Click on the images below to access complete digital design supply lists and process notes.

Cityscape | Ana Santos

London | Viv Halliwell

Santa Monica | Diane Weber

Street Scenes | Miki Krueger

Craftsman | Kathy Sacry

Mills | Joan Robillard

Explore The Sights | Michelle James

Urban Street Art | Nancy Adams

City | Ulla-May Berndtsson

Town Streets | Kathy Sacry

Montacute House | Viv Halliwell

Ellis Island | Ulla-May Berndtsson

Balloon Girl | Viv Halliwell

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