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Digital Art Journaling with Traci Bautista

Digital Art Journaling with Traci Bautista here

..check it out …Traci is giving a Digital Canvas..or Digital Art Journaling workshop online….I would love to do this and maybe some day I will..I really dont have the knowledge to create one of these yet…nor do I have the equipment…I was looking the other day to see if there were any other Digital Art Journalers or Digi Art Creators like myself and I came across this one by Traci..I love both of her books Collage Unleashed and Doodles Unleashed

..so I can imagine how this workshop will be..I dont know if I will be taking it or not but if any of you do I would love to here..its a great bargain too, at $50.00..go check out her blog and the post about Digital Canvas


Begininng creations with Corel PSP …layers, layers, layers….

#1 Open Corel PSP


In upper right hand corner, go to File and open..


open a file that is stored on your computer in one of the folders that holds your art or designs



Open a creation of your choice..I opened this pink and blue background design..


Then open another document that you would like to layer onto the first one..I chose this flower design I had created a while ago…dont forget your old designs will be turned into new creations over and over again


To layer the two..you right click  at the top where the pointer is..(on the one that goes on the top)..hit copy…and then go to the other one and right click in the top and hit paste/paste as transparent section

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now you have one layered on top of another..now you can   use the “pick” tool, second from top..click on it and then click on “pick”…and this will make mover bars around your top image so you can resize it to cover the whole bottom image.

2013-01-23 14.59.46..click on image which makes mover blocks appear and slide them to make image bigger

2013-01-23 15.00.22now top image covers bottom image..now the layering and effects can begin..

2013-01-23 15.00.29now go over to the layers box on the right..click on the arrow where it says normal and a dropdown box appears..the first choice is darken..click on that and see your image transform

2013-01-23 15.00.36..now go down the list and click each one to see the different effects..”save as ” each one in the file/save as option to a folder on your computer for future use

2013-01-23 15.00.49..next I chose “lighten”…some may not be to your liking but I save them anyway for future altering..

2013-01-23 15.01.00the “difference” option…

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…so just play around with layers..have fun…save each piece and experiment..im here for any questions..just comment or email me….Have fun..!..until the next lesson..practice, practice practice..this seems long but when you know each step, it takes only seconds to change..