Thursday, March 28, 2013

New releases and freebies!

Kari here to tell you a little bit about Meagan's new releases.  First up, there's the Hit Repeat Volume 3 templates.  These were former freebies, so please check your stash before purchasing!  (as always, the previews are linked for you!)
Next up is a Twice as Nice collab with Juno Designs called Behind the Wheel.  Are your motors running yet?  Well, fasten your seat belts cause this is wide open! 
See????  Now you know Meagan and you know she's got lots of pieces to add to it!  (Along with Juno Designs, of course!)
word art clusters:
word bits:
as always, the bundle is even better savings at only $10.80
As always the new releases are 20% off for a limited time, so don't wait!  Want to know why I'm loving this bundle?  I have boys.  So of course, this is going to work for them.  But what if you have girls?  Guess what?  This works for them, too!  Take a look at what Meagan's always fabulous team has done and see for yourself!
See?!  It works for girls, too!!  Now here's some pages using the Hit Repeat Vol 3 templates.  
Whew, lots of awesomeness there!  I mentioned freebies, didn't I?  Here we have a quickpage by our team member Lisa!
Download here. (Sorry, download expired) Remember, it's only available for 1 week.  Aaaaaaand there's an alpha that matches on Meagan's facebook page!  Make sure to 'like' her page to get yours!
Don't forget to swing by Juno Designs' blog for another fabulous freebie!
(preview is linked!)
That's it for today.  Hope you have a great weekend!
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Advanced Recoloring: Using Levels

So this might be more of a tutorial for designers but there might be times as a scrapper where you love an element but want it in a different color and so you can re-color it yourself! Here I have a gorgeous red ribbon (from Dream Big Designs- love her CU ribbons!). You can see though that the background is the color I want it. The tone of the colors look about right but the tint is wrong.

No amount of sliding the hue/saturation sliders are really going to keep the quality of the ribbon. You could always desaturate the ribbon and use overlays to make it the right color but I found this other method that's quicker!

Go to Image---> Adjustments-----> Levels

This window will show up with hills. Move the middle slider (gray) to the left and right and notice how it affects the ribbon. Moving to the left makes it lighter while to the right makes it brighter. This is MUCH better than trying to use the brightness/contrast menu as that decreases the quality of the element.

With just a few slides to the left, I have a ribbon extremely close to my color choice. If it's not the same hue, just save what you did with the levels by clicking OK and open up the hue/saturation menu again and change it to where it needs to be.

Next week I will talk about levels with paper textures!

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