Sunday, 27 January 2013

Merging digistamps together...

Happy Sunday Pink Gem Fans,

Today I want to show you how simple it is to merge a couple of Pink Gem Designs Digistamps together. 
You need a photo editing program like photoshop, gimp or something simular.
For my card I used the following digistamps...

First I open one of the background papers (Sorry for the weird looking pictures as it is horrible to take pictures of my laptopscreen.) for this card I wanted the blue clouds with green grass, there are 6 different designs to choose from all clouds, clouds with snow, with sand etc...
Then I opened the fence and choose the PNG version for this and also the uncoloured one as I wanted to colour it myself. Select the outlines of the fence and Control C to copy the image and Control V to paste the image onto the background paper.
You now can easily make the fence as big or as small as you want for your total image.
then I did the same with this cute Chloe digistamp again I opened her as a PNG and uncoloured. Then select the Chloe image and copy and paste her onto the background and fence picture.
Now place Chloe wherever you want her in front of the fence. And make her smaller or bigger.
I did the same thing with the Happy birthday sentiment from the new Whimsical sentiment set.
And added it to the lower grass in the background, as I wanted it to be a real part of the picture. Before you now go further make it one layer in your software. And safe it as a jpg file on your computer somewhere.
This is how it looks when I printed it. Because we used PNG file all the images are nicely stacked onto eachother and you can colour them perfectly as nothing is lost. If you can not work with photoediting software then you always can just print each part seperately and cut and glue them to stack them the same way. But i can promise you it will be so much easier if you do it with the computer.
So now it is ready to be coloured. I used Copics, Spectrum Noir markers and Prismacolor pencils with odorless spirit as I love this combination. Here I have coloured some parts already with the markers.

And this is my finished card. I totally love how it turned out.

The papers are from DCWV, Punches used by Martha Steward and EK Success, Pearl, Bling Brads, Ribbon and Lace.

I hope you like how I got the finished result :)
hugss Ria


Christine Harrop said...

Thank you so much for this clear tutorial! I do not have any photoshop programmes because I didn't have a clue how to use them. Now I can go ahead and have a go!! Brilliant! Christine

pinky said...

This is just gorgeous Ria, will definitely give it a go. Many thanks.

Janet said...

Hi Ria,

Thank you so much for making this tutorial.....the end result looks AMAZING!

Janet xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Ria your card and scene look amazing. I love it. Great tutorial too.
Hugs Kelly

The Little Stamper said...

What a great tutorial. I had never thought of doing this before.

I will be going to buy those background papers now so I can give this technique a try.

Sharon x

Shea said...

Thanks for this tute, Ria. I have photoshop and have been so vexed trying to use it for merging images because I think I was trying to reinvent the wheel. You've made it look EASY, so I'm going to try it again! Your tute was crystal clear!!

Shea said...

Oh, and the card is adorable! Love all the textures of the embellies!

Pamela said...

Great tutorial Ria, and great card. I have downloaded the Serif programme and going to have a go. (Might be a while)!!

Pam x

Anonymous said...

Just brilliant, absolutely gorgeous!
Helen x

Christine said...

Awesome Rea you make it look so easy must have a go..

smiles Christine x

Sandra H said...

Gosh this is amazing! thank you for sharing it x

Louise Palser said...

wow, great tutorial. Thanks so much, Lou x