FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 35

CREATING QUICK SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS

THIS WEEK'S FAST + FABULOUS TIP IS ALL ABOUT USING THE WHITE SPACE IN PICTURES FOR QUICK DIGITAL WORD ADD ONS THAT MAKE LAYOUTS SPECIAL! I'LL BE SHOWING YOU HOW I OVERLAID SOME HAND PAINTED SCRIPT ELEMENTS AND EVEN CHANGED THE COLOR TO SUIT MY NEEDS! MIX + MATCH WITH YOUR DIGITAL FONTS AND YOU'LL HAVE SOME LAYOUTS IN NO TIME. JUST KEEP READING TO SEE HOW TO DO IT YOURSELF AND A FEW EXAMPLES USING THIS TECHNIQUE! 

FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS! KEEP SCROLLING FOR THE STEP BY STEP!

FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

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PREP YOUR SCRIPT

FIRST YOU'LL NEED TO PREP YOUR SCRIPT SO OPEN IT IN PHOTOSHOP AND THEN OPEN THE LEVELS TOOL. 

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FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

DRAG YOUR LEVEL SETTINGS UNTIL YOUR SCRIPT IS REALLY BLACK AND YOUR BACKGROUND IS DECENTLY WHITE. DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE EXTRA COLOR AROUND THE EDGES, WE'LL GET RID OF THAT!

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FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

THEN GRAB YOUR BRUSH TOOL AND SET THE COLOR SELECTION TO WHITE TO WIPE OUT ALL THE EXTRA COLOR WE TALKED ABOUT

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FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

ONCE YOU'RE DONE, GRAB YOUR LASSO TOOL AND SELECT THE TEXT YOU'RE INTERESTED IN USING AND DRAG IT OVER ON TOP OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPH.

 

ERASE THE BACKGROUND

GRAB YOUR MAGIC ERASER TOOL AND CLICK OUT ALL THE BACKGROUND WHITE FROM BEHIND YOUR SCRIPT. 

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FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

 

ADD EXTRA TEXT

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN MIXING TEXT, YOU SHOULD GRAB YOUR TEXT TOOL AND WRITE OUT ANY SAYINGS YOU WANT.

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FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

RESIZE YOUR SCRIPT

NOW, FIGURE OUT THE PLACEMENT YOU WANT FOR YOUR LAYERS. I RESIZE MY SCRIPT MAKING SURE TO HOLD THE SHIFT BUTTON AS I DRAG SO THAT EVERYTHING STAYS IN PROPORTION.

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FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

RECOLOR

THE TEXT

FIRST I RECOLORED THE TEXT LAYER INTO WHITE BY SELECTING THE TEXT AND OPENING THE COLOR PANEL.

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FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

THE SCRIPT 

FIRST, MERGE YOUR TEXT LAYERS SO THEY'RE ALL IN ONE.

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FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

THEN, CHOOSE THE FX OPTION IN THE LAYER PANEL AND CHOOSE COLOR OVERLAY.

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FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

IN THE LAYER STYLE WINDOW THAT OPENS, CHANGE THE COLOR TO WHATEVER YOU WANT, I CHOSE WHITE!

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FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

 

YOU'RE DONE, SAVE!

ONCE YOU'RE HAPPY WITH YOUR COLOR SELECTION AND PLACEMENT, ADMIRE AND SAVE YOUR WORK! YOU'RE LAYOUT IS COMPLETE AND READY TO PRINT!

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FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR


YOUR OPTIONS ARE LIMITLESS! JUST REMEMBER TO TAKE PHOTOS WITH SOME 'WHITE SPACE' TO FILL AND YOU CAN OVERLAY ANYTHING YOU'D LIKE!  

FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

FAST + FABULOUS SPREADS WITH SCRIPT OVERLAYS | THE PAPER CURATOR

THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY THIS WEEK! I HOPE YOU'LL CONSIDER DOING SOME FAST SPREADS DIGITALLY WITH TEXT AND WHITE SPACE PHOTOS, IT'S REALLY A FUN WAY TO FILL SOME SPACE IN YOUR ALBUM!