Found some GREAT old photos last night, looking at the books with our DD Becky, and decided to make a ‘then and now’ layout for the book I’m working on. As usual, I was short on time, and wanted to do this quickly! So…
I was browsing my layouts folder for inspiration, and found this layout:
and I thought it would work with my photos – so I dug up the layered file, swapped out the photos and paper, and had a 5 minute layout that I love!
So – today’s tip is a scrapping tip AND a Photoshop tip…
SCRAP TIP – if you need a quick layout, choose another layout you love, swap out the photos, and papers and elements too if you want, and TADAAA!
PS/PSE TIP – The way I do this quickly, is just choose the layer I’m replacing, (say, a photo layer) then drag the new photo onto the layout. It will automatically make a new layer just above the old one. Then I can use a clipping mask and resize it if necessary to make it fit the old layer (to clip, hover your cursor on the line between the two layers, then hold the ALT key and click!)
Once you do this for all the things you want to change, you can click on the eye to the left of the layer thumbnail to turn off the journaling, and make a new type layer with new journaling.
When you have the layout the way you want it, just SaveAs… a new name! Save as a .jpg for printing, then save the original file with the new layers in case you need to change something.
Hope this inspires you to revisit and revamp some of your favorite pages!!