I'm over on the Designer Digitals blog today with a new Mask Appeal Challenge and a freebie. Use the free mask in the pack and post your pages in the Mask Appeal Gallery at Designer Digitals for the chance to win a $5 gift card to the store.
Here is the page that I created for this challenge. I LOVE using masks. When I use a mask, I can put a page together in no time.
All products are from Designer Digitals.
I thought I would post a tutorial about my page. I will say that MY FAVORITE alpha at Designer Digitals comes from the Hey There Kit by Katie Pertiet. I seriously could use this alpha on every page. I love the font and the wood texture of it. I was using it so much that I had to find a way to switch it up a bit and that leads me to this tutorial on changing color.
You can see how the original title looked below. I think I used the burn tool to make the top portion of the title a little bit darker. I just wanted to add a little bit more color to bring out the colors in the rest of my page.
1. With the title layer active in the layers palette, I activated the marching ants by hitting Control (PC)/Command (Mac) and Left Clicking.
2. I created a new layer above the title by clicking on the new layer icon at the bottom of the layers palette.
3. With the marching ants still active, I selected a color and used the paint bucket to fill the new layer above the title.
4. I changed the blending mode on the layer above the original title to "color". Immediately the textures of the original title could be seen along with the new color.
I love that it is so simple to alter products in the digital world. It allows you to maximize your stash of goodies. I hope you enjoyed this and find time to play along with the Mask Appeal Challenge. Have a great day!