NBK Design Technique Challenge April 29 - May 12 WINNER ANNOUNCED!

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  1. Margje

    Margje Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the NBK Design Technique Challenge!

    I love to make clippingmasks from all kinds of products. Lets focus for this challenge on making clippingmasks from Magic Lights. I love them for their shapes but also its a great way to color your images at the same time with the use of a blendingmode.
    Let me walk you through the proces and give you some tips with my screenshots as an example.

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    Here is the photo I want to work with. I already turned it to Black and White and used some Artistic Filters on it. I also gave it a lot of contrast. I know that the colors of my Magic Lights blend perfectly in this way. This effect works much better on Black and White photo’s.

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    I made a new document for my layout and I placed the photo. I always make a duplicate of the photo incase I want to use the same photo again and to have it on the same spot. I also opened the Magic Lights I want to work with.

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    I duplicated the Magic Light also and filled it with black to make it my clippingmask. (If it is very transparent, you can duplicate it, and then merge it, to get it less transparent.)

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    I placed my copy photolayer above the mask that I made from the Magic Lights. I made a clippingmask.

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    As you can see the magic lights under the clipped photo give some color! Depending on your photo and Magic Lights, and the result you are after you have many options to finish your image. You can place your Magic Lights layer above the clippingmask layer and go through the different Blendmodes to see the results.

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    After you find something interesting that you want to keep you can place your layers in a group,or link them together,because merging them can change the whole effect.
    You can duplicate that group and use Blendmodes or use that photo you had duplicated to mask parts back in. And you can also mask parts out in the face that you don't want. You can also change the colors. Use your creativity to finish this layout with lots of other products.
    Here is my final page!

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    December 2015 Megabundle
    And here is some inspiration from our talented CT :

    From Marie-Claire:

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    From Anika:

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    From Trish:

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    From Cindy:

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    RULES
    Make a layout using a clipping mask from Magic Lights
    This challenge runs from April 29 to May 12 2019
    One lucky scrapper will be randomly chosen to win a $5 coupon to the NBK Design store.
    You must use 100% of NBK Design Products.
    You may use a template from a designer at The Lily Pad.
    Post your layout here and in the NBK Design Gallery and link your layout.
     
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  2. cinderella

    cinderella Give me a word, any word ...

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    Amazing tutorial and challenge! Magic lights are amazing products and I always love learning new ways to use them.
    For my page I used the Roadtrip collection
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  3. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    Thanks for another great challenge. I used artCrush 9 Magic Lights 4 for my clipping mask.

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  4. Clin d'oeil

    Clin d'oeil Well-Known Member

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    I love to play with magiclights .... like here in the tutorial as mask, very original idea .
    Love also use them over the photo to illuminate my page with light and softness.

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  5. Margje

    Margje Well-Known Member

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    Gorgeous page and blending Cindy! Love the soft colors too!
     
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  6. Margje

    Margje Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic! Love all those lines and the architectural look!
     
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  7. Margje

    Margje Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic page and blending Marie-Claire!!
     
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  8. TrishD

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    I used Over the Rainbow Magic lights 4 for the first mask and Magic Lights 16 for the second overlay. All other elements are from Over the Rainbow.
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  9. Oldenmeade

    Oldenmeade Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful challenge and tutorial, thanks Marianne. I love the effect the Magic Lights produce!
    This page is made with the Precious Collection from NBK Design.

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  10. Hildy

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    Oh la la que c'est beau !!! Merci beaucoup Marianne pour ce tuto !!!!
     
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  11. CharlotteM

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    thank you for the interesting technique and challenge!
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  12. Margje

    Margje Well-Known Member

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    What a beautiful result! Love it all Anne! Such a great job!
     
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  13. Margje

    Margje Well-Known Member

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    What a beautiful layout Charlotte! love the masking and blending! It gives such nice colors!
     
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    Beautiful artwork I see here ladies!


    Nicole | NBK-Design
     
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    Margje Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic page Trish! love the masking and blending and all the WA!
     
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  18. Janisn

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    Thanks for the tutorial - have never used the magic lights before. I used ML from artCrush 12.
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  20. flowersgal

    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

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    What a great technique and I love all the layouts created so far. Unfortunately, mine doesn't look like any of them but I gave it a try. Wanted to use this photo of a granddaughter who is getting a degree in Astro-biology and has a great interest in space. I thought the layout I created carried out that theme.
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