Technique Slow Scrap | Thursday July 23 @11am EST/8am PST

Discussion in 'Christmas in July 2020' started by FarrahJobling, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. FarrahJobling

    FarrahJobling FarrahJobling

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    Hello and welcome to the Christmas in July slow scrap =)

    Many of the elements that come in Christmas kits are 3D and need more realistic shadows to really make them POP. Today, we are going to add realistic shadows to 3D elements. (you do NOT need to use Christmas elements for the challenge)

    1. Drop Shadow & Outer Glow - 3D items need not only a drop shadow, but and outer glow to help make them stand out from the page more than a flat element I use the shadow styles called "Shadow like me" by One Little Bird, but all of the shadow styles from any designer include a 3D style.
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    2. Create layers - we want to be able to adjust each of the styles separately. To do this, right click on the layer and click "create layer"
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    3. Warp shadow - I like to use the warp tool to slightly pull the shadow away from the element and skew it a little. Edit -> transform -> warp. The smudge tool works also. =)

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    4. Dodge and Burn - I like to use the dodge (highlights) and burn (shadows) to add a bit more depth.
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    5. Curves layer for a color pop - I also added a curves layer to help pop the color, or you can use the levels layer style. The goal is to add just bit more contrast.

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    Here is another example using a ribbon as well, using the same steps as above
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    Here are today's instructions:

    Please post your completed layout in The Lilypad gallery. GALLERY RULES: Layouts must contain at least 50% TLP products. (Templates count as 15%.) Uploads must be less than 250k. List all credits; no off-site linking allowed.

    Create a layout that you LOVE that shows at least 1 ELEMENT that you have used 3D shadowing to add dimension. (it does NOT need to be Christmas themed)


    I can't wait to see everyone's take.

    You have 24 hours to finish your pages. Layouts are due Friday, July 24, 2020 at 2pm Eastern time. Please load you pages to THIS gallery and post them below. Have fun!!!
     
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  2. mcurtt

    mcurtt give me all the paleo brownies

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    Sorry I missed the chat. I just sat down to my laptop and it was 11:05 a.m. central time, so I missed it by an hour. I'll be back with a page though.
     
  3. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    I've had a go at translating this into Affinity. I used the technique on the items in the top left cluster.
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  4. garrynkim

    garrynkim I'm not messy, I'm just really creative!

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    Fun, fun, I love playing with shadows. I used the technique on the cluster elements at the top. I also used it on the two snowflakes in the middle and the photo and the snowflake scatter.
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  5. jang

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

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    Thanks for the chat and the tutorial.
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  6. flowersgal

    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

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  7. cinderella

    cinderella Give me a word, any word ...

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    Thanks for the tutorial and the slow scrap!
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  8. marijke

    marijke Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the tutorial and challenge

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  9. wvsandy

    wvsandy Grinning Granny

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    Thanks for the chat & challenge! I've used the technique on the beads, bells, & foliage along the bottom. I adjusted other shadows too.
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  10. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    I missed it too, but I'll try to make a page.
     
  11. mcurtt

    mcurtt give me all the paleo brownies

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    Here is mine. I warped both flowers and the string. :tree

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  12. Janisn

    Janisn Well-Known Member

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    Here's mine had to play around with shadows in PSE but think I got the effect.
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  13. umyesh

    umyesh Swooning for warm bread & butter

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    Thanks for all the instructions Farrah! Sorry I missed the chat. I used this technique on the two flowers top right:
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    AnnaB Well-Known Member

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  15. heather_dw

    heather_dw Well-Known Member

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    oooooh. This looks hard! I'll try though
     
  16. AlyciaIN

    AlyciaIN Active Member

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  17. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    Thanks for the challenge. I played with about everything.

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  18. Dady

    Dady Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the challenge and tutorial!

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  19. Ferdy

    Ferdy Heavy Metal Head Banger

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    sorry I couldn't join the chat, it was my lunchtime! I used the technique, specially the burn/dodge tool, love the effect:
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  20. Donitab

    Donitab If only the TV would yell back

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    I played with the clover and the blue flower. I need to play more with this technique!
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