Holiday Digital Scrapbook Page Ideas

Add Pattern to a Digital Brush Using a Clipping Mask

Design by Jennifer Woodbury

Cover one digital element with another using a clipping mask. Jennifer used one to cover a scroll brush with red digital paper for this pretty Valentine digital scrapbook page.

1. Open a new 12x12" document in your image-editing software. Drag papers onto the background, cropping and positioning them as shown.

2. Drag the photos to your page and insert a small white stroke (Layer>Layer Style>Stroke -- then choose white as the color) to each photo to create the border. Angle each photo slightly by pressing Ctrl (Cmd) + T, then drag the box by the corner to rotate.

3. Drag the heart elements and negative strips onto your page, arranging them as shown. Insert the "i" and "you" elements. Open the brushed paint element and drag it onto the layout. Position the brushed paint layer behind the negative strips. Place a "LOVE" stamped alphabet over the brushed paint.

4. Cover the scroll brush with red patterned paper using a clipping mask.

5. Drag the swirl brush onto your digital scrapbook page in the desired position. Insert the flowers, stitching, and felt "XOXO" pieces to finish the layout.

  • Get the list of sources used in this project.
    SOURCES Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2. Font: John Doe off the Internet. Digital elements: True Love kit (paper), Paint Stroke Brush (paint effect), Type Key Alpha (letters) by ScrapArtist; Hipster Plumes 2 (swirl brushes) by Designer Digitals; Drop Shadow Actions (drop shadows) by Funky Playground Designs; Tiff & Gina's Lovey Dovey Bits 'n Bobs kit (buttoned heart, ?XOXO,? stitched hearts), Don't Be Negative kit (negative strips), Sweet Li'l Flowers (flowers), Cute Crystals (crystals) by Gina Miller Designs; Heartstrings kit (heart with string) by The Lilypad; Stamped Alpha (letters) by The Digi Chick; Stitching (stitching) by CatScrap.
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