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January 2012

    a beginners tutorial

    it would appear i have something to teach you.
    unless it is just one formspringer asking the same question.  in this case, this whole post is for you.
    Here’s my how-to on putting watercolor images on your blog … or really any image.
    this is something I did not understand how to do but then it dawned on me one afternoon.
    soooo what will you need?
    watercolor paper

    a scanner
    photoshop elements (cheap photoshop- good for beginners like me)
    First things first, get your watercolor on girl.
    I’d also say you need to do it a little thicker than you normally would – so it shows well when it scans.
    scan that baby into your computer.
    open the image.
    drop in photoshop.
    There are a couple things to do.
    you can crop your image. 
    so with this image, it is just cropped. 
     if i put it on top of an image in photoshop it will still have a white background.  this can work well if it’s just a collage.  
    but if you wanted to overlap it on top of an image you need the magic wand.
      it’s the tool that not surprisingly looks like a magic wand.
    that’ll take the white background away.  after you press enter and move it off the grid.
    you also have to magic wand inside the o’s and e’s – wherever there is white space.  
    i did that with this image.
    so this one could be dropped over an image.
    like this!
    ok, did i just confuse you?
    i hope not too badly.
    ask questions in the comments, and i’ll answer as best as i can.
    or if you are a designer and would like to set me straight – tell us easier ways, by all means…
    oh, and i love you too
    ps: over on simply southern today.  talking about my fear of being taken…
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