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A CHRISTMAS LAYOUT USING PATTERNED PAPERS

Hello dears,

Today I want to show you how to create a Christmas layout just in 15 minutes. This time I focused on patterned papers, because they are really beautiful. As always I truly recommend using a template, because it saves your time and along with this gives you a lot of options to play with it. For this project I chose one of the templates from Feeling merry collection. This template is free and can be downloaded from here.

1

Open your photo. Use clip mask to add it to your page. For clipping mask, click ALT + the space between two layers - templated's layer named ''photo'' and your photo.

2

Change the background. For my page I used the solid paper #12 from Feeling merry collection and change the brightness to +20.

Add some patterns. Choosing the patterned papers don't forget to focus on colors and elements of the photo. My current photo has red, green, brown and gold tons, that's why I chose:

  • pattern #03 (I can't imagine the Christmas layout without a plaid pattern);
  • pattern #06 (cookie's color);
  • pattern #02 (boy's costume)
  • pattern #07 (strips colors match with the main colors on the photo)
  • pattern #08 (Christmas tree color)
  • pattern #12 (this pattern is like a spruce branch).

Use clip mask to add patterns. Move patterned papers, change their orientation and size, then merge every pair of layers and add shadows.

3

Place title and add shadow.

4

Place wordart and subtitle. Change their colors, if you want. I picked the color for my subtitle (digital stamp #19) from the last patterned paper.

5

Add wordbits and tags. One of the main elements on my page in the Official cookie tester tag. Look how perfect it works with my photo! I also added a white wordbit to keep the balance between the bright colors and white.

6

Because of the six bright patterned papers my layout already looks festive and colorful. I don't need to use a lot of decorative elements, because it will just overupt my page. One cluster is enough.

7

Make last edition. On this step you can rotate elements, move them and try other combinations. Then merge all layers and save your layout. I tried dark background. Which one do you like more?

If you already following me on Instagram, find this post there and follow the instructions.

X.O., your Olesya

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