Happy Wednesday everyone! I am dropping in this week with a quick tip for creating consistently angled elements on your digital pages. I don’t know about you, but I love change up my layout designs by tilting them at an angle. There are lots of awesome tilted templates that that help to create a tilted design, but when you are adding digital elements to those pages it can be difficult to make sure all the elements are tilted to the same degree as the background pieces. For example, look at this layout made with a template from the Oh so Fabulous Cheryl of Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs:
The background layers were pre-angled in the template, but all of the elements that I added (including the Game Day word art by Scrapping with Liz) were added on top of those background layers. Because I had a lot of linear elements, I wanted to make sure that they were all angled consistently with the background (and each other). Luckily, in Photoshop there is a super easy way to do this.
I used the Transform tool (Ctrl>T) to tilt the first element to match the background, then copied the angle to all of the other elements as I placed them on the page. The elements are all angled at -10.34 degrees. To transfer this setting to all of the other elements, I simply activated the Transform Tool (Ctrl>T), which brings up the settings menu, and entered -10.34 in the rotation box (see below).
And that is all there is to it! I love it when you can find a quick shortcut. :)
I hope you have fun playing with this technique – be sure to share your tilted layouts with us in the Lilypad Gallery!
Until next time ~