Hello and welcome to Day 12!! For today's challenge we are going to combine a photo with your page title in a creative way! Before we get into the instructions, let's take a look at the inspiration image for this challenge (from PicMonkey): Now take a look at my image below. Be mindful that the full photo is the size of the entire image. There are two visible "sections" to this photo title idea. Section 1: A photo in any shape you wish. It's a rectangle in this example, but it can be a circle, square, diamond, heart, etc. Section 2: The photo title which must extend from the original shape. There are so many ways to achieve this look on your page. So do what comes naturally to you. The key is to make sure your shape and your text/title are smaller than the full size of your photo! If you are looking for a little help with step by step instructions, my suggestion is below. This method allowed me to play around with the placement of the title/text and the photo to get the best fit. Add your photo to your page. Duplicate your photo so you have two copies. Your duplicate layer will be above your original layer. Create a solid/filled-in shape on it's own layer underneath the original photo layer. A rectangle shape is used in the example (Section 1 above), but feel free to use any shape you wish or even a mask. Make sure your shape is smaller than the full size of the photo. About half the size is a good rule of thumb. "Clip" the original photo to the shape. To do this click, on the original photo layer. Go to Layer up in the menu bar > choose Create Clipping Mask. This will "clip" or mask the photo to the shape layer. Type your text for your title in your preferred font on it's own layer directly under your duplicate photo layer. Move that text to align (and touch!) one of the edges of your shape. Feel free to use fonts, alphas (they should all be on one layer to making clipping to the photo easier), large word art, or a cut-out text file for your title if you wish! Remember, the title also needs to be smaller than the full size of the photo. "Clip" the duplicate photo to the text. To do this, click on the duplicate photo layer. Go to Layer up in the menu bar > choose Create Clipping Mask. This will "clip" or mask the photo to the text/title layer (Section 2 above). TIP: If you try to shadow the shape layer and the text layer separately you will probably have some weird results. So, if you'd like, you can merge all the layers and then add your shadow after you merge. Here are some visuals! Layer order should look like this: To "clip" a photo layer to the shape layer or text layer underneath it, make sure you click on the photo layer, then go up to Layer in the menu bar and choose Create Clipping Mask. Like this: Here's what the layers look like after you "clip" them. Here you can see how my title aligns (is touching!) one edge of my rectangle shape. I used a Cut Out file from Scrapping with Liz's New Beginnings Cut Outs instead of typing my text. You can use whatever you want for your title as long as it is connected to one of the edges of the photo shape. Here is the Cut File section of the store in case you want to search for some text for your title! These instructions are for PSE/PS but these are basic scrapping techniques that I believe most programs can handle. Should you need additional help for your program - let us know what step you are stuck on and which program you are using. We will find someone to assist you! Here is my page for this challenge. I can't wait to see what you make! To recap: 1. Use 1 photo to create a shape with a connected title. 2. The title must be touching one edge of the shape. Your title can be positioned along any edge of your shape - horizontally, vertically, etc. 3. Your page can include other photos if you wish. Please remember, your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places: Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site). 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. 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).