Hello fancy friends!
I have a layout to share using just about everything from Fancy Pants Designs 'Park Bench Collection'. I love everything from the flair buttons to the little stickers. Everything is so much fun to play with.
Probably one of the hardest parts about creating a layout is choosing my photos.
Sometimes photos are too dark or there's something in the background you want cropped.
When I edit my photos I use Photoshop. My favorite tools are the crop tool, brightness and contrast.
Take a look at the photo before the editing...
I love the way my kids look but there's so much going on in this photo.
So I cropped everything out but the kids and I absolutely love the way it looks once I've cropped everything out.
After I cropped my photo I select the Brightness/Contrast and adjusted the levels a bit.
Now that I have brightened the photo the Birthday button is a little too bright. So, take your select tool and use the round option. Make sure you click on the photo like the arrow shown or else it will tell you there's nothing selected.
Then decrease the brightness on the button. :)
Now, let's see the layout I created after printing this dear photo of mine!
Park Bench Collection Kit / Park Bench Sticker Fundamentals / Park Bench Tape Stickers / Park Bench Brag Pad / Park Bench Patterned Envelopes / Park Bench Flair / Park Bench Patterned Frames / Park Bench Button Set
I hope this inspires you with your photography and scrapbooking.
Have a lovely day!