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The EarlK Design blog consists mainly of entries that show how to do things using Adobe Photoshop that I hope you will find helpful and give your creative mind more tools to work with.

I use Adobe Photoshop CS6, and sometimes Adobe Illustrator CS5, Lightroom 5, and Corel Painter X. However, I believe that much of what I show can be done using Photoshop Elements.



Monday, November 22, 2010

Other Days with Earl Episode 13: Using Your Smarts

Have you been taking advantage of your Smart Objects and Smart Filters? They can really help you with your page layouts. In this episode of Other Days With Earl I want to show you how you can make grungy masks to which you can clip your images and give them a grungy edge.

As an example, I wanted to give this image a grungy edge. I took this photo at the Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska, 5 November 2010, during the Fall Chrysanthemum Show.


I used this image to give it the grungy edge. This is a photo of me and my pet turtle and a couple of my racing pigeons. The photo was taken summer 1943 when I was 13 years old. World War II was going on and that is part of our Victory Garden behind me.


And, this is my result.


As another example, I used this photo to create the grungy edge. I took this photo at the Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska, 5 November 2010, during the Fall Chrysanthemum Show.


And this is the result.


And, it is very easy to replace the image and the PSD file you are using to create the grungy edge since you are using your smarts.

I show you how you can use any PSD file to create the grungy edge. In addition, I show you how to create some textures that you can use for creating grungy edges or you can use them as blending textures when you are making background papers.


I hope this intrigues you. It is really a very quick way to make grungy edges for a mask.


You can download this Episode of Other Days with Earl, Episode 13: Using Your Smarts by clicking here. The download file is a PDF file.





 Enjoy your scrapbooking! Live Life!


Earl

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