Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Digital Word Cuts

I wasn't too sure what to call these, but this month I've been challenged to recreate the look of the stencil style title pieces in these paper crafting kits digitally.

From kits by Scraptastic (sold out)
It's actually really simple to do.

For the words on top of the journal space:

  1. Choose a bold font (I've used Elementary SF Black)
  2. Type your word(s)
  3. Draw a rounded rectangle
  4. Place the rectangle so it slightly overlaps the bottom of the words.
  5. Add them together to form a single shape template.
  • In Craft Artist or DSA: Select the words and rectangle, right click, Join, Add.
  • In Photoplus, Photoshop and PSP: Select the layers containing the words and rectangle, then merge the selected layers.


For the words inside the journal space:
  1. Draw a rounded rectangle
  2. Choose a bold font (I've used one called Stencil)
  3. Type your word(s) on top of the rectangle
  4. Cut the words out of the rectangle to form a single shape template.
  • In Craft Artist or DSA: Select the words and rectangle, right click, Join, Subtract.
  • In Photoplus, Select the words using the section wand, then go to the rectangle layer and press the delete key. Hide or remove the layer with the words.
Using these templates you just made.

  • You can crop your papers to them.
Example uses items from the Scrap Orchard Enjoy Life packs.
  • If you make the rectangle large enough you can crop your photos to them.
  • You can use them as masks.
  • You can use them as stencils (in Craft Artist Professional).


Have fun, and I'd love to see anything you make.
Blessings to you all from Angela

1 comment:

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