• Using Brushes to Embellish Text in Photoshop and PSE

    One way to make your scrapbook page meaningful is to draw attention to the words on the page. Using your digital brushes is an easy way to spotlight important words in titles and journaling. Here’s how:

    Load a word art brush into your software. If you are new to digital art, there are instructions on the Designer Digitals website to help you with this step.

    Open a new document, and then click the Create a New Layer icon in the layers panel.

    Select the new layer.

    Choose your foreground color by clicking on the Foreground color chip, then get the Brush tool and scroll to find the word art brush of your choice. Click once on the new layer to “stamp” the word art.

    Next, load an “art” brush like Katie Pertiet’s Oil Crayon brushes, Touch Up Paint brushes or Chalked Brushes.

    Hold the Ctrl key (Mac: Cmd key) while you click the Create a New Layer icon in the layers panel. This will create a new layer under your word art. Choose a new foreground color, then get the Brush tool. Scroll down to select the art brush of your choice. Use the [ and ] bracket keys to resize the brush so that it is slightly larger than the word you’d like to highlight. Click once on the new layer behind the word of your choice.

    Use this technique to add pops of color behind your key words and bring attention to the main idea of the page.