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Saturday, July 12, 2008

It's Magic elements and another tut

First things first: the freebie elements (and the last part of the It's Magic! kit). You can download by clicking the preview. It contains buttons, stars, a starry overlay, a wand with sparkles and see through bubbles.

Do you have any requests for my next freebie? Word-art, templates or another kit? And what kind of kit do you want? Let me know!

sorry, link has been removed!
And now another tut. This time I will explain the magic of the clipping mask. It's a simple way to design elements with your papers.

Step 1: Open a patterned paper, any paper will do.

Step 2: make another layer (IMPORTANT!) and draw any shape on it. I made a star, color doesn't mather.
Step 3: change the layer order, the shape should be UNDER the paper. You can't see it, but it's still there.
Step 4: And now the magic trick! Move your mouse between the layers (where I draw the circle in the last image), hold the ALT-button on your keyboard (you'll see that your cursor changes now) and click. MAGIC! This is called the clipping mask, the paper is now clipped to your shape.
To use your shape, save it first or merge the layers. You have now created an element!


Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 13 Jul [LA 12:09am, NY 02:09am, UK 07:09am, OZ 05:09pm]).

Deenie said...

That is sooo cooool!!! I never knew that trick lol Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

I just LOVED this tutorial of yours !!!!!!!
I have already tried it out and it works beautifully - thaks a million.
there is one other tutorial which looks to be very easy, but I do not know how to do it = Templates !!!! I do not no how to use the templates that are given out - Maybe you could help me out ?

Anonymous said...

Sorry - I used anonymous as it was the only way to send my message. I am Carol from Brazil

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this. I have been wondering how to do this for a while. You have explained it very clearly.