Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mask Appeal Challenge & Tutorial

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!


  1. I wondered how you'd done that when I saw your page in the gallery this morning, Jana! Thanks for the tutorial! It is such a cool look!

  2. You are welcome Nancy. I use this technique A LOT and hope you give it a go.

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