January 19: Clip Photo to Title/Alpha (Technique Challenge)

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  1. yellowpeep

    yellowpeep Spaaaarrrrrkkkleeeee

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    January 19: Clip Photo to Title/Alpha

    Howdy Pad Scrappers!
    I’m so psyched to be hosting another fun challenge for MOC. Today’s challenge is one close to my heart because it involves photographs. You are going to create a unique title by clipping a photo to your alpha or font. Here’s an example I made:
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    Some tips:
    * You can use a photo that contains easily recognizable images (like I did) or you can use one that is more abstract but creates interest, like a stained glass window or a sunset.
    * Make sure you choose a font or alpha that is thick enough so we can see the photo clipped to it. In the layout above, I used CD Muckosky’s Markerific and Leftie Lucy alphas. Here are some great font options here and some great alphas here. Or you can use something from your stash, of course. Remember that fonts are products too. If you choose a font that is not TLP, please remember the 75% product rule (see below) when choosing your other elements for your page.

    Now, on to the technique. In Photoshop, one of the easiest ways I know to attach something to a font or alpha is to "clip" it. Here’s how you do it:
    1. Collect the alpha letters you want and get them all on the same layer. Or, type out the title you want in a font of your choice.

    2. Place the photo in a layer right above the title layer.

    3. Lastly, create a clipping mask by going to layer—> create clipping mask. Or, right click on the photo layer and select “create clipping mask.” Or, press CTRL-ALT-G at the same time (with the photo layer selected).

    Here’s a great tutorial by Christa about how to do it if you’re using an older version of PS.
    Here are some other ways to put photos in text:
    MS Word
    Corel
    Picmonkey
    Gimp
    Pxture
    Have fun! I’m excited to see all your pages and photos!

    Here are the important details:
    Challenge: Create a unique title by clipping a photo to your alpha or font. Make sure the letters are thick enough to see the photo.

    Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places:
    1. Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site).
    2. Posted in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean.
    3. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish.
    Pages should contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers).
     
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  2. sbpoet

    sbpoet Well-Known Member

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    Wow. No other requirements? The same photo does not have to be on the page, as a photo?
     
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  3. yellowpeep

    yellowpeep Spaaaarrrrrkkkleeeee

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    That would be a fun twist (go for it!) but no, there are no other requirements. Just want to see those photo titles POP!
     
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  4. LynnG

    LynnG Designer

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    Great challenge! I am going to have to have a think about what photos I have ...:thumbsups
     
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  5. corsicar

    corsicar Dinner tonight? Something chocolate I'm sure!

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    Just one photo or could we clip a different photo for each letter?
     
  6. Aerobigirl

    Aerobigirl Well-Known Member

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    Off to find something colorful! Sounds like a fun challenge.
     
  7. bbachand

    bbachand Well-Known Member

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    Very fun challenge! Hope I did it right. Here's my take and now I'm off to bed:
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  8. NancyP

    NancyP I like the eensey weensey ones ...

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    Took a bunch of lovely sunrise photos at Lake Huron. Used one for my photo and another one for the title.

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  9. bbymks5

    bbymks5 Where oh where can it be?!?

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    I enlarged the smaller photo and clipped to the alpha.
    Hubby took these photos.
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  10. Neverland Scraps

    Neverland Scraps Always trust, never doubt

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    Here is mine...I clipped the large photo to the title (lower left corner)

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  11. LynnG

    LynnG Designer

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  13. Eyeore

    Eyeore Hippity Hop Hippity Hop

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    Super cool challenge, thanks
     
  14. easyeyes4you

    easyeyes4you Active Member

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    This will be fun.. .will check my photos tomorrow.. I think I have spent enough hours here for now, but I am finally all caught up ...again... I loved the sugar cookies clipped to your letters... so cute!
     
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  15. jang

    jang Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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    Here's mine:
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  16. A-M

    A-M Swirling & twirling in my red petal skirt

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    I used a great alpha by Kim Jensen - Stitched Down Folded and the reason I had bought it this week because I admired it on someone's layout in the gallery for another MOC challenge... regret not writing down whose layout it was.
    I enlarged the large photo to clip it to individual alphas. I needed to duplicate alphas and use blending modes to get the right effect.

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  18. Jan

    Jan I'll take a dozen Dixon Ticonderoga, please

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    Here is mine. I used three photos. One for the main photo as we came over the rise and catch the first glimpse of the town and two of the desert as we drove along the highway leading to Florence. I duplicated one of the desert photos to use for the words "Prison Town." This was a fun challenge. Thank you! I really enjoyed doing it.

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    heathert Well-Known Member

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    I love this kind of layout--thanks for the fun challenge!

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