Today, Creative Team Member, Nancy Adams, is sharing Clip and Paint Extracted Figures.
Follow this tutorial in Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Clip and Paint Extracted Figures
Extract your subject from a photo and use Artsy Papers and Artsy Transfers to create embellished figures or silhouettes.
- Artsy Papers from ArtPlay Palettes coordinate with ArtsyTransfers.
- The layers in the ArtsyTransfers .psd file share the same colors and motifs found in the ArtPlay Palette.
- Use these elements with the Clipping Mask function to recolor elements and brushes.
1. Establish Foundation
Create a new layout as the foundation of your digital scrapbooking design.
- Go to File > New and create a 12 x 12 layout at 300 PPI.
- Open and move a Solid Paper from an ArtPlay Palette as the background of your layout foundation using the Move Tool from the Tools Panel.
- Create a Custom Artsy Paper design by arranging ArtsyTransfers over the Solid Paper.
- You will add ArtsyTransfers at the end of the creative process.
- This will enhance Visual Interest and anchor the silhouette Focal Points to your layout foundations.
2. Extract and Embellish Figures
Extract the subjects from a photo and clip Artsy Papers to create decorative silhouettes.
- Open and move a photo onto your layout using the Move Tool from the Tools Panel.
- In the Layers Panel> Layer Mask> Foreground color is Black.
- On the Mask> Add Black to remove unnecessary background.
- Go to Layer> Simplify> FX and apply a Drop Shadow to yield dimension.
- Place an Artsy Paper above the figures and press CTRL/CMD + G to clip the paper to the extracted figures.
- Position an ArtsyTransfers behind the figures to extend the flow of the paint and anchor the images to the foundation.
- These figures were adjusted using Filter> Posterize then Enhance> Adjust Color> Hue and Saturation.
- Apply Blending Modes such as Hard Light to blend the edited silhouettes with the Artsy Paper layer.
- Learn how to extract an image in Photoshop here.
3. Paint Title with ArtsyTransfers
Clip an ArtsyTransfer to the Title to customize color and style
- Create your title using the Type Tool or select the WordART of your choice.
- Select the Type layer then click the corner Bounding Box to transform.
- Drag the corner outward to Enlarge the title.
- Place the ArtsyTransfer layers directly on top of the title.
- Ensure all layers are selected then press CTRL/CMD + G to clip the layers to the title layer.
- The font used here is 3rd Man
- A Color Burn Blending Mode applied to the Artsy Paper layer on a light ground softened the values.
4. Anchor Focal Points
Add coordinating ArtsyTransfers and stamp brushes to expand a flow of color across the design.
- Import the ArtsyTransfers and position the layers directly above the Solid Paper layer.
- Modify size as preferred.
- Rotate the layer(s)to Align the colors and artistry with those found in the figures.
- Add PaintedLandscape No. 1 brushes extend the transfers as needed.
5. Embellish Design
Add digital elements to enhance your photo artistry.
Find a complete list of aA DigitalART supplies here.
Clip Artsy Papers and ArtsyTransfers to create painterly elements.
- Create a painterly effect with Extractions, brushes and text.
- Align the artistry to establish a flowing painted effect
- Anchor your elements using ArtsyTransfers and BrushSets.
- Extractions with ArtsyTransfers
- Extractions and Color Balance in Digital Scrapbooking
- Artsy Brushes Layout Foundation
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