So you want to be curvy? I mean you want your
papers to be curvy. This is a fun and easy tutorial that can be
used in Digital Image Pro to make those fun and curvy papers.
Start by first making a blank new transparent document.
File>New>OK. I am making a 12x12 200dpi file.
We are going to work with shapes to get our curve.
Insert > Shape. You can use the heart shape which has a nice
cure to it, or you can click on more shapes to get other options.
I like the highway sign and that will be the shape I select.
I like the curve shape of the highway sign, so double
click on this. It will put it on your page for you. Now just drag
out the bottom right corner to fill up your page.
You will drag it off your page to just get the edge
with the shape on it. Play around with the size and dimension. You
can do this by dragging on the side, top, bottom or corners.
As you can see the size gets big on you screen,
so just zoom out to get a better look at what you are working with.
Now we want to crop off the excess from our page.
Format > crop > canvas.
Set the crop dimensions to custom, 2400 x 2400 pixel
(that is our 12x12in 200dpi size paper). Then click on the show
guides. Next just drag over the crop box to set perfectly over your
layout. You may need to zoom in a little to make sure the edges
match up. Next just click on done.
Next I want to fill this shape with my paper. This
is the fun part. Effects > Fill with Texture or Color.
Select to fill with a picture (the picture we will
use will be our paper)
Navigate in the browser window to the paper you
want to use. Select it and the click on ok.
Before you click on done, move the box around to
get the design in the shape you want from your paper. Now click
on done and just stand back and say WOW. You now have a really cool
paper in a curve shape.
(I used a paper from my Heavenly Sunrise kit)
Now if you notice the edge is a little soft, if
you zoom in and look really close. You can clean this up a bit if
you desire. But for most scrapping these next few steps would not
Edit > Selection Tools > Edge Finder
I am going to use the edge finder to help clean
up the edges a tad bit. Click on the edge finder, then click on
the selection box to modify how we select our edge.
Change the selections to what I have above. The
pixels set to 0 will give a clean edge. Then click on the triangle
(new selection). And then just draw and click to make your selection.
Go around the entire curved paper.
Go around the paper in small steps and click the
mouse as you go (slightly to the inside of the paper, you may want
to zoom in to get a more detailed look at your selection), once
you have selected the entire curved paper click on the little box
(where you started you selection process at). Next click on invert
in the edge finder selection box.
After you have inverted your selection, hit the
delete button. This should clean up your edge a tad bit. If you
do not like the results you can undo and start over. Hit the esc
button to remove your selection lines.
Cleaner edge. Have fun. I can't wait to see your