by Samara Gugler
(screenshots from Adobe Photoshop CS2)
This technique will allow you to get that “inked” edge look to
Step 1: Create your layout. We’ll be “inking” as a final step.
Select a layer that you’d like to “ink”. Now click on the styles
icon found in the layers palette. It’s the little dark circle
with the “f” in it.
Click on “Inner Glow”, then select Blend Mode>Normal. Opacity>100%,
Noise>20%. Noise will give your ink a brushed on appearance.
Select a color, I used black for this layout. Select Technique>Softer,
Source>Edge. Choke and size are going to determine how much
“ink you want. Play with the sliders and see what happens.
Before you click ok, click on new style and name it INKING. This
style will now be ready for you to use again and again!
Now apply the style to all the layers you want inked.
As you can see, it really makes the papers POP right off the page.
Experiment with different setting and even try different colors.
I used the same technique in this layout, Ballerina. Instead
of black, I used a pale pink.
Enjoy and happy inking!!!
Credits for Junior Firefighter:
Fireman by Jamie Rousselle (also found on the Scraps
of Fun- Make Believe CD)
Tina by Suzanne Walker
Credits for Ballerina:
by Lauren Bavin (also found on the Make
'Em in Stitches 4 by Lisa Carter
ScrappyPants by Suzanne Walker