I love pictures - I love taking them, I love editing them and I love adding words and lyrics to them. And if I've learned anything by my Photoshop dabbling, it's that you need to do some trial and error to get what you want. Just keep pushing buttons to get the affect you want, don't be afraid of the "Undo" button, and learn as you go.
With all that said (thanks for sticking with me), I am going to try to show/tell/blab about how I made these Color Cards :) Here we go!
*Note: you can click on the photos to make them bigger if they are hard to see!
|File > New > Blank File|
|These tools will be used a lot in this post.|
|Rectangular Marquee to copy from the original picture|
About this time, I like to put the grid up [View > Grid]. This will help line everything up nicely and makes you sure that everything is centered.
Ok. Let's get some colors on there!
|This is on the right-hand side of your screen. |
It shows what layer you want to use/edit.
|Rectangular Marquee Tool|
|After painting the copy/pasted rectangle|
|5 rectangles, all centered!|
|After painting the rectangles|
|Final Product :)|
Like I said earlier, when learning a new software (or trying something new on an old software), you cannot be afraid to mess up... the little "Undo" button is there for a reason! It's like the seam-ripper to a quilter :)
Again, if you are unclear about a step, or you get stuck while trying this yourself, feel free to contact me! Good luck and have fun!