I selected this template and it worked great for the first two photos I picked of my daughter and a couple teammates. The template is Fiddle Dee Dee’s FussFree You Can Quote Me That. She is guesting at the Lilypad this month.
I had no problem finding things I loved. Here’s what I loaded up in PSE. Thank goodness for the photo bin at the bottom. I do have Creative Cloud Photoshop, but I haven’t been willing to switch up my work flow. Yes, I am the first to admit I have an obsessive love of all things ForeverJoy.
I made the commitment of adding something/anything to the page and got started.
As the layout progressed, I found a few colors here and there that I wanted to adjust. They were pretty simple fixes with adjustment layers. You can see here that the “Let’s Go” embellishment is outlined in a lovely mint green. Normally that’s a-ok, but here I wanted to tone it down.
All I did was clip an adjustment layer to the embellishment (see right panel) and de-saturate and darken the green channel. It made it gray and a better match for the colors on my layout. Using the channels let me preserve the red and only change the green.
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