We are coming down the homestretch on Twine Week. Have you enjoyed it as much as I have?! All week we’ve shared tips & techniques for incorporating twine into your paper crafting projects. Today Lisa Barrie from our PCC Creative Squad is here sharing Digi-Twine tips!
Now here’s the deal. I know nothing about digi. Zip. Zilch. Nada! So thankfully Lisa is here to share some digi-twine tips!
Let’s Talk Digi-Twine!
Hello, it’s Lisa Barrie here and I’m really excited to join PCC today for my first Creative Squad post and to share some ideas and products for incorporating twine!
What’s great about Digital Twine?
- It never runs out,
- It comes in any size, and
- You can make it any color!
Today I’m sharing some ways you can take one collection of digi-twine and use it again and again in a single layout. Of course, not already having any digi twine in my “stash” was a great excuse to “go shopping” online. Here is the Baker’s Twine product “set” I selected from Digital Scrapbook Place… The cost is $2.99 and includes the red & white twine along with the cute little staple and clothes pin.
Change The Twine Color Using Photoshop
As you can see, my digi-twine product only came in red & white …. and of course, I wanted mine to be blue! I am going to show with you how easy it is to change the color of the Twine using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
Step 1. Start by opening the element you want to change. (Note this will work on any .png or .jpg.)
Step 2. Go to Image>Adjustment>Hue/Saturation. This will open a dialog box. Select the colorize box and adjust the “Hue” slider to the right and the twine turns purple!
Slide the Hue slider to the left and the twine turns green! You can fine tune the color to just about any shade by slowly moving the hue adjustment and increasing or decreasing the saturation. When you find the color you like click OK.
Step 3: Save the twine in the color you are going to use for your project by going to File > Save As> new file name. Now you have that color twine saved for future use. Easy peasy right?
So what did I create with my new colorized digi twine?
additional layout resources: Designer Digitals-Double D studio Layer Works No.107; Jessica Sprague-Echo Park digital paper “Hello Summer”
I was able to use the twine as a border around the page AND include use the twine in a bow, stitches and banner. By repeating the use of twine in several places on the page, it really makes for a cohesive layout!
Wow, thank you Lisa for sharing that great project and for expanding the scope of our Twine Week to include digi!