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Photo Inspired Artistry

By Friday, January 3, 2020 (MST) 3 Comments

Today, Creative Team Member, Trish Hoskin, is sharing a Photo Inspired Artistry.

Photo Inspired Artistry


Use ArtPlay Palettes and Mutlimedia Element to create digital artistry.

Create a piece of Art which can be:

  • Printed for a wall.
  • Uploaded and printed on products such as pillows, stationery, and even bedding.

There is no end to the versatility.

Step 1. Image Selection

Choose a photo to serve as a foundation for the artistry.

  • Take your own photos or download from websites that provide stock images.
  • Photos are copyrighted property so check the license or Terms of Use to ensure you have the right to use them.
  • Pixabay is a great place to find images that you can use in your photo artistry.
  • Select photos that you find interesting or inspire you.
Note. This came from Foxey Squirrel (Victoriana) at Oscraps. 

Step 2. Mask Image

Add creative edges to your image using filter effects and blending techniques.

Step 3. Product Matching

Choose a selection of DigitalART products that coordinate with your photo.

  • Consider the COLOR and THEME of the photo, as well as the MOOD or feeling you want to convey in your artistry.
  • Think about the TYPE of products that will best support your image.
  • Select DigitalART products that offer a variety of Element Properties.

Note. Some favorites include interesting ToolSets, such as paint or stains, textural components or dimensional embellishments, for example.

Step 4. Create Foundation 

Establish a New Layout in the size of preference.

  • Choose a standard size for ease of on-line printing.
  • Square or rectangle.

Note. Trish typically begins with a New Layouts 2000 x 3000 pixels at 300 DPI, or 1200 x 1200 pixels at 300 dpi depending on the SIZE of the image selected.

Step 5. Establish Focal Point

Use Elements to embellish and draw the eye to the focal points of the image.

  • Place elements over the areas of you photo to guide the viewer’s eye.
  • Notice how the flower also has an ornate component in supporting the subject.




Step 6. Complexity in Layers

Add more elements to build visual interest in the layout design.

Note. See full list of DigitalART supplies used in this layout.

Step 7. Frame with More Layers

Continue add layers to create BALANCE in your design.

  • See Design Principles and Element Properties for guidance in creating BALANCE (and CONTRAST) in your digital scrapbooking and photo artistry layout design.
  • Place new elements spanning outwards to the edges of your ‘canvas’ to anchor the design.
  • Choose elements based on Color and Theme of your image.


You can create photo inspired artistry using DigitalART:

Note. Preselect DigitalART supplies can save you a LOT of time in the design process.

DigitalART Supplies

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And if you liked this Photo Inspired Artistry tutorial, please consider sharing in the Oscraps Gallery, on Pinterest or in the Anna Aspnes Designs Facebook Group.

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