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Digital help?

I am playing around with making an invitation for Mason's 1st birthday.

The kit that I am using, didn't come with an Alpha. But I want the letters to be big with the texture like the background pages. Is there a way I can "cut" the letters out of one of the other background pages or something?

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Absolutely. It is not difficult to do and there are some great templates out there to use also. But first, which program are you using?

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I am using Adobe Photoshop CS

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I do that ALL the time. I often just type with a font I like, bolded, or whatever I like. In my program I then "fill with color or texture". I'm sure yours is different, but it works great Smile

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I haven't done that yet, but I'm willing to bet there are tutorials for that.

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I hope I can help you! I have a running list of "how to" questions and answers.. and this just happens to be one of them!

Here is the link to the explanation!! Good luck! Can't wait to see the invitation when you're done! http://www.gottapixel.net/forum/content.php?148-Ask-Lisa-–-Creating-a-custom-title-alpha-from-coordinating-paper

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Thanks for the tutorial, but what program is that for? I have Photoshop and can not find "simplify layer"

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I use photoshop elements but I think it should work the same. If you right click on your layer in the layer palate on the right hand side a menu will pop up and one of the choices on there should be 'simplify layer'.

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"Kelleanne" wrote:

I use photoshop elements but I think it should work the same. If you right click on your layer in the layer palate on the right hand side a menu will pop up and one of the choices on there should be 'simplify layer'.

yeah, what she said. Smile

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I have
Layer Properties
Blending Options
Duplicate Layer
Delete Layer
Rasterize Layer....

nothing says simplify layer

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hmmm.. not sure.. is there a "layer" tab at the top or side of the program? I use PSE, so i am only familiar with that program. Trina would probably be able to help you.

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Rasterize layer - same as simplify.

Then you can just clip (like you would to a template) paper to the letters.

I have CS2, I'll check back here to see if you have more questions Smile

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I'm not sure how to clip the paper to the letters?

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I'm bumping this because I still haven't figured it out Sad

I can do photo editing, but never done any graphic stuff in ps, so I am clueless!

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