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Creating Ghost Frames

By Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (MDT) 7 Comments

Creative Team Member, Miki, shares a tutorial on creating ghost frames in Adobe Photoshop.

Creating Ghost Frames

Creating Ghost Frames

Creating Ghost Frames1. Create A Foundation. Create a new 12 x 12 layout at 300 dpi by going to File> New> Open and drag the digital paper of your choice onto the layout using the Move Tool from the Tools Panel. ArtsyPaper2.jpg from Artplay Palette Swell was used for this page. Open and select the image you want to use and place it on the page using the Move Tool from the Tools Panel.

Creating Ghost Frames2. Create An Inverted Mask. For this page I created an inverted mask. This is when a layer mask is attached to an image and filled with black so that the photo is completely masked and disappears (Layers Menu> Layer Mask> Hide All).

Load the BrushSet of your choice and select a brush. Make sure that the foreground is WHITE and the background color is BLACK. Click on the inverted layer mask thumbnail in the Layers Panel and begin to “paint” back the photo, blending it into the background.

Creating Ghost Frames

3. Make the Image Vibrant. To make the image vibrant, duplicate the photo and apply the Hard Light Blending Mode. Place a CoolGlow element between the two images and apply the Color Blending Mode.

Creating Ghost Frames

4. Blend the Frame. Open and move a MultiMedia Frame 3 below the bottom image, allowing the image to extend beyond the frame. Apply the Color Burn Blending Mode to the frame to allow the background paper to show through without restricting the photo.

5. Embellish. Finish the page by adding WordArtTexturesStitchingArtsyTransfers and Brushes from the Anna Aspnes Designs store

Creating Ghost FramesClick on the above photos for additional process notes and supplies used.

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