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Blur Artsy Elements Tutorial in Digital Scrapbooking

By Thursday, October 20, 2016 (MDT) 10 Comments

Creative Team Member Miki shares Blur Artsy Elements Tutorial in Digital Scrapbooking created in Adobe Photoshop.


Blur Artsy Elements in Digital Scrapbooking

1. Create a Foundation

Establish the foundation for your digital scrapbooking or photo artistry layout design.

  • Create a New File at 12 x 12 inches and 300 PPI resolution.
  • Open and drag your digital paper onto the layout using the Move Tool from the Tools Panel.
  • I used Artsy Paper #1 from ArtPlay Palette Gentle Morning.
  • Select a FotoBlendz clipping mask  in the size and shape of preference
  • I chose a clipping mask from 12 x 12 Page FotoBlendz No. 9.
  • Place the mask layer on the page and resize as needed.
  • Clip your photo to the mask using the Clipping Mask Function in Adobe Photoshop (CTRL + ALT(OPT) + G).
  • Duplicate the photo as preferred, apply a Hard Light Blending Mode and make Opacity adjustments to brighten your image.

2. Apply The Blur

Add a blur to an element to yield the artsy effect.

  • Apply a Shape Blur located in the Filters menu (Filters >Blur>Shape Blur).
  • Select the spiral shape and experiment the amount of blur by sliding the Radius slider.
  • Note that different shapes give a different Type of Blur on the image.
  • I wanted the numbers still Readable, but slightly off, and so moved the radius slide to 25.
  • Apply a Layer Mask as need to make edits to the image using the Paint Brush tool.
  • I applied a Layer Mask and brushed out the legs of the clock  using a small round brush (Layer Menu >Layer Mask >Reveal All).
  • The clock was layered over the coffee cup with the Blending Mode in the Layers panel changed to Color Burn.

Artsy Element Blurring

3. Create Element Cluster

Build your own element cluster using digital art elements.

  • The cluster was created by Layering and Overlapping embellishments.
  • You can use Embellishments such as buttons, a ribbon, foliage and label words, from ArtPlay Palette Gentle Morning.
  • Place and reposition them using the Move tool from the Tools Panel.

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