Saturday, March 21, 2015

Stash Stretcher Tutorial: Colorizing Glitter Edges for any layout!

Who doesn't love glitter??
Here are a few tips so stretch those Glitter Edgers and Photo Edgers I've created to match any kit!

Here's how!

Let's work with one of the 12 x 12 Glitter Edgers from my new She's Got Moxie Collection.

I'm choosing cbj_shesgotmoxie_12x12glitteredgers-6.png for this first example.
(when choosing an edge to recolor...choose one that's similar in lightness or darkness to the color you want it to be)
To change the color you first want to desaturate the edge by clicking on Image > Adjustments > Desaturate
Now on  your layers panel you'll see these buttons located at the bottom in Photoshop
and at the top in Elements.
You want the little round black and white one my red arrow is pointing to.
That's your Create a Fill or Adjustment Layer button.
So with your glitter edge layer active, click on that little fly out arrow and choose Solid Color.
Your color picker box will pop up for you to choose what color you want.
(this happens to be a light/medium gray so I'm going with a medium blue)
Once you hit Ok....you'll have this:
Now you want to clip the color to the edge.
For Windows it's CTRL + Alt + G
For Mac it's Commend + Option (alt) + G
So now we have a cool edge (and of course you leave this as is, save as a .PNG and use it on your page too!)....but we're going for glitter!

Right above your color layer is a box that says Normal by dafault.
(these are your blending modes)
Click on the drop down on the right of it and choose Color
Tah-dah!
 
Just save your new edge as a png and you are good to go!

If you have any questions feel free to email me HERE
 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for this tutorial. Can't wait to try it.
Carol

Jill Walls said...

You're most welcome!!!!

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