Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Splash of Color to Your Title

I would describe my style as very graphic.  I like clean titles and frequently just use word art for my title.  I will frequently use this little technique to spice up my word art.  I like to use outlined titles.  Some are created by our fabulous designers at Designer Digitals and other times I will create my own like I demonstrated in this tutorial

I created this page today and I used a combination of word art from Katie Pertiet as well as Cathy Zielske.  Katie's "Memories" was an outlined title.  I created a new layer below the title.  Then I sampled out the blue that was in my son's goggles with the color picker and I started coloring with a small brush.  I was pretty sloppy with my coloring because I like it to spill over my letters for a water color effect. This is what my image looked like after I was done coloring.

I then reduced the opacity of my coloring to 25% and it gave the whole title a splash of color and more playful look.  I thought it went well with my beach scene.

There are so many fun, little things you can do to a title.  It certainly doesn't take much time to dress up word art.  I hope you give this a try.  I think you will like the effect.

All products are from Designer Digitals.


  1. I wondered how you achieved that water color effect on your title as soon as I saw this page posted Jana and now I know! Thank you so much for all you share with us!

    Now about the messy part, that I might have some trouble with, it just isn't part of my DNA. but I can't wait to give it a try!

  2. Thanks for sharing your techniques with us this effect and will have to try it!