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Monday, March 9, 2009

The easiest tutorial you'll ever try

At least I think it is...ha ha! There is more than one way to do this but I choose to do it the easy way! This time I am going to share the secret to making sticker effects. You can do this to an element, text or the photo itself. I used this technique in my blog header. In your layout, choose whatever you wish to sticker-ize. In the sample I am using the Birdilicious Collab Kit by Ziggle Designs and Irene Alexeeva.

Step 1. Have the layer active that you want to change and double click on the layer thumb to open layer styles.

Step 2. Check the Stroke Box at the very bottom (left side).
What you will get is the default setting of a red stroke of 3 pixels. Don't panic.

Step 3. Click on the RED color sample box..this takes you to the color picker. Make all the CMYK values 0 if you want white. In this case I wanted a light natural color, so I gave it C6 M3 Y16 K0

Step 4. Now you change the stroke width: use the slider or type in the size you want. While you're in there, go ahead and apply a drop shadow.

See! Wasn't that simple!?

You can try your hand at word art...

I post the same tutorials on our CT blog for Ziggle Designs and I am starting off easy ones. I will eventually get into more intermediate tuts, so please stay tuned.

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