This is my fun and useful design for this week's Sizzix tea cup contest using a print from the book250 Patterns for Projects and Designs.
challenge was to use one of the two color sets.
So I decided to take a wonderful print included on the CD in250 Patterns for Projects and Designs
and change the colors in Photoshop.
Here is the print in its original color set:
And here is how I changed the color:
I opened both the original file and the sample color swatch page in Photoshop.
I then selected the color I wanted to change in the print with the magic wand tool. Then I selected "similar."
I then went to the sample color page and selected the new color I wanted to use with the "eye dropper" tool. This color then appeared in the top color window.
Then back to the floral print and selected "fill" from the drop down menu. Voila!
Simply repeat this process until all the colors are changed to the ones you like.
Now onto how I used my new custom cherry blossom print to cover the tea cup die cut.
First I printed out enough of the print to cover all the pieces.CRAFT TIP: Hold the cutout behind the print part of the paper up against a light source (window or lamp) to get a great placement of your printed area on your cutout.
Glue all the pieces down leaving the flaps clear of decoration.
Trim off the excess paper and glue the sections of the tea cup together.
These are what you can make with me if you are coming to
11am - 6pm both days
Where: California Market Center's Penthouse (110 East 9th Street)
Cost: $10 at the door or in advance (kids 12 and under are free)
In addition to all of the authors hosting Free Make & Takes
listed below, there will be:
-Copies of their books available, which they will sign for you
-Samples of projects from their books for an up-close-and-personal look
-More of their designs and creativity available for purchase
-Free makeready journals and makeready wrapping paper (made from recycled paper from when the books are being printed and color adjustments are made)
-A chance to enter to win free Quayside Publishing Group books!
Feel free to use this fun print in your creativity and if you want 249 more grab yourself a copy of:
Shigeki NakamuraThis book presents a collection of carefully selected nature inspired patterns for use by designers and artists in their projects and personal work.
A companion CD-ROM provides 250 patterns in high-resolution JPEG format along with PSD format from which you can freely manipulate and modify the patterns to customize them for your own use. This is an inspirational and highly practical reference and sourcebook for anyone working in the area of visual art.
Shigeki Nakamura began his career as an art director in 1964 in
Japan. He established his office, Cobble Collaboration, in 1987, which
has produced design pattern books under its own brand.
He is a member of JAGDA (Japan Graphic Designers Association).