Digital Card Making with PSP

I love making my own greetings cards and thought that the card challenges would be a lot of fun. I have a lot of paper and pens...and the other things one would need to make great cards. I found myself trying to keep up with what is new on the market... then I realize all the stuff, the papers, glue, and stamps were getting very costly and I was running out of space to store it all.

That is when I decided to make elements for my cards in Paint Shop Pro aka PSP. PSP is a software that I have been teaching myself since version 3. Now using version 13 I have learned that the program can also create images and paint them as well. Light bulb went off...why not use it to make my cards and not just some elements for the cards. And so digital card making began for me...and boy has it saved me money.

This blog now consist of my creations that I have made using nothing but PSP. I found the challenge for me is to teach myself how to meet the different card challenges within PSP.

Well that is how all this digital stuff began...Just thought I share.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Showing Glitter

I have been having issues showing glitter digitally on my project when required by a challenge. I have a couple of tutorials that show you how to recreate the look of glitter using different filters. The effect was okay and passable but I wanted it to pop so when you looked at it you knew you were seeing glitter.

I use to make cut and paste cards so I had some glitter. Well this is what I discover...if I use double-sided tape on some paper and sprinkle glitter on it and then scan the results in to my computer as color swatches...I can use those swatches as patterns in PSP and paint with them. I tried it and guess what the glitter does show up! Now I have 24 different colors of glitter. Bring on the BLING!!

Just thought I share.


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