Digital Art: SCD Metal and Freebie Gift Tag
Thanks to Kirsten and Sharon from Texas for their concern about me having no Photoshop! Sharon sent me a great tip in her comment, and I am putting it here in case it is of use to anyone else.
Resetting Photoshop’s Preferences
Here’s a quick way to reset your preferences in Photoshop: Press-and-hold Command-Option-Shift (PC: Ctrl-Alt-Shift) while you start Photoshop. As you start the program you will get a pop-up dialog asking you if you would like to delete the settings file. Deleting the file will create a new set of preferences from scratch.
Provided by NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals)
My Photoshop is reinstalled, back up and running 🙂
Thanks also to Pepete for letting me know about a new Freebie Forum, Free-Digiscrap.com. This is like DigiscrapDepot, where you register and post your freebies as opposed to a search engine like Digifree that finds them automatically. It is (mostly) in French. Try right-clicking and selecting “Page Info” > “Translate Page into English”, if you have this function. Even without it, you may be able to work things out if you are familiar with general Forum setups. You will see some of my latest stuff there. Printables go into the “Hybride” category which is not very satisfactory because to my mind “hybrid” refers to a combination of digiscrap and paperscrap, not just something you print. But Hey-Ho!
I have chosen Gold as my metal and turned my Moo into one of those glass slide altered art pieces (digitally, of course!) The background is a section of one of the Designer Papers from my kit “Watercolour Sparkle”. I was thinking of ways to use these moos, which are very small (2.8 x 7cm or 1 and an 1/8th inch wide by 2 and 3/4″ long) and for this one I came up with a Gift Tag, with the moo as a separate, swingy bit.
With swingy bit…(below)
My suggestion is to print the Moo on good quality, heavy Photopaper with a gloss finish to mimic the glass surface. You will fit five Moos onto a 4x6in sheet. Then print the tag part on satin or matte finish cardstock. Punch 1/8th inch holes in both moo and tag and thread a ribbon through both. You could mat the moo on to cardstock if your photopaper is not heavy enough.
The download file includes the digital tag and the 2-Part, Printable Gift Tag.
(All pngs, no drop shadows)