Using text in digital scrapbooking is as important
for titling and journaling, and making it look realistic is so
LAYERS: It just takes a moment to figure out what
layer the text should be on. Once you understand, you’ll
have one of those AH-HA moments and your layouts will start to
fool the eye even more!
Here’s an example of mis-layered text. Note
how the text is going over the two pieces of journaling paper
and the shadow. You can’t do that in paper-scrapping. And
for realism, you shouldn’t do that in digital scrapping.
Look at the next image to see the text layered properly.
Here each line of text is on the journaling paper
like you would if you were using real paper. This is a small detail,
but it makes a big difference. Be careful of layering text over
papers, elements, shadows, etc.
Can text look too perfect in digital scrapping?
Yes, it can. And the perfection of it distracts from the realism
we strive to achieve in our paper-style pages.
Look at this cool tag and see the crease in it?
To have flat text on it would look “off.” I use PSPX,
so I used the warp brush to move the text like it’s following
the curve of the paper. In PS it’s called “liquefy.”
Use this tool to push the text to where you want it to fool the
eye into thinking that this is a paper page that’s been
scanned into your computer!
© Stacey Jewell Stahl, 2006