January 16, 2013

Digital Embossing Tutorial

I saw a page by Tiff awhile ago in the gallery and I loved the embossing look she got on her scallop. I asked her how she did it and I tried it out myself. I thought you guys might like to learn to so I made a video and also wrote up a little tutorial below. Hope you enjoy!

Here's what the finished product looks like.
Using Simple and Sweet Album Templates, 12x12 Frames, On a Sunny Day and On a Sunny Day Add-On by Kristen Aagard and Krafty Papers Bundle by Happy Scrap Girl.

Here's the video tutorial.

Now here's a quick written tutorial to help you.

Make sure you create the new layer above the scallop layer or above the layer you want to emboss. You could use text, shapes, borders, etc...

Here's where you  create a new layer.
Here's the paint bucket (in case you need a reminder).

Then you'll double click on your scallop layer, add your bevel and emboss, click on blending option and select multiply.

Then you click back on your bevel and emboss layer and play with your settings.

In the video tutorial I mentioned how you will lose some of the effect of your bevel and emboss layer when you flatten and save your image as a .jpg.  So what I do is I make my effect a little heavier/darker than what I want it to be. The settings above seem to work good for me. I also mentioned that there is another way to "emboss" a digital scrapbook page. I found a tutorial over on Chelle's Creation's blog that shows another way to emboss without losing any of the effect. So you can read that and then figure out what works best for you.

I hope this helps you add a little something extra to your digital scrapbook pages!


Melinda said...

Wow! I love the embossing! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Elizabeth said...

So glad you liked it!

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