Title of page picture of snowdrops

For this page I chose a photograph I took last year in my village. We are having a cold winter with very little sun and the snowdrops are not open yet (9th February 2006).

For the header image I did a Seamless Tile with the graphic, added Gaussian Blur, applied 4 Way Average from Simple Filters and finished off with Effects > Geometric Effects > Twirl.
I added a floodfilled layer with my light background color and placed it below the other layer.
I applied 20-20 Mask twice on the image.
With a copy of the photograph I applied the 20-20 Mask and Mask 133. I resized the image and pasted it onto the background I created.
I used my Mother's Day Tutorial to make a curved header text. I used the font Dupree at size 72 and used a gradient from 2 colors from my swatch, a slight Inner Bevel and light Drop Shadow.


For my swatch I choose the colors:

  1. #F5F8F2
  2. #B5D5A7
  3. #5E9047
  4. #2D5613
#F5F8F2 is also my background color and
#2D5613 my text color.


For the small background graphic I used the Arguld 4 Goldpattern. Then I used Adjust > Hue and Saturation > Colorize and changed the settings until I had something I thought would go with the rest of the page.

picture of gradient swatch


For the patterned background I used another copy of my photograph, Seamless Tile and Gaussian Blur as for the header graphic. Then I resized and applied the filter Italian Editors > Fiore and changed the settings until I had something, which seemed to go with the swatch. I also used a floodfilled layer with the second color from my swatch and turned opacity down until it matched even better. I used Quick Tile from the Simple Filters to make it seamless.

pattern background


For my divider I used the letter "j" from the Font "Seperate" and used the same Gradient, Inner Bevel and Drop Shadow as for my Header Text.


link to previous lesson link to first page link to next lesson

award for lesson

I am one of Michelle's 
koalas group

Page Design by ŠLismibaebi 2006