Sunday, March 11, 2012

DHD Spring Blog Hop and Tutorial

Thanks for participating in the DHD Spring Blog Hop! Today, I'd love to show you how to create a text wrap effect in Photoshop when you do your journaling. Something I love about scrapbooking is how you can preserve precious memories by telling stories through photos and journaling on your layouts. In my opinion, the way you present your journaling on your page can add even more to the story being told and by wrapping journaling around different elements or photos in your layout, you create a better flow to your layout.The first thing you will want to do is use the rectangle tool to outline where you want to place your journaling (make sure to choose the rectangle tool and not the rectangular marquee tool). When you make your square or rectangle, include the overlapping element. Choose paths and add to paths when you use this tool.


Next, choose a shape in the paths menu that you want to use to cut out around the element or object that you want to journal around. You can even use the freeform pen tool if you have an irregular shape you want to cut out of the journaling area. Make sure to choose the "Subtract from paths area" option before beginning your cutout. Your cursor will turn into a large plus sign with a tiny minus sign at the bottom. After you've created your cut out shape, by holding down your mouse and spacebar, you can reposition your cutout if necessary.

Last, select the Text tool in Photoshop and move it into your journaling area where you plan on beginning to type. As soon as your Text tool is inside the journaling area with the subtracted cutout, the cursor will go from the normal square text cursor to having a dotted circle where the square was.

And that's that! Here is a page I made using this technique and part of the Spring Menagerie kit, which you will get for free if you complete the blog hop by gathering your scavenger hunt letters! (The area I "cut out" in this layout was around the pink butterfly.)

You can download here a very basic template of this page for free where the journaling text wrap is already done for you. My mystery letter to the DHD Spring Blog Hop Scavenger Hunt is:

Check the DHD blog for updates on Mad March Memories Challenges and great sales for the whole month of March! Also, if you’d like to enter to win a gift certificate to the DHD shop, leave a comment on my blog including your email address before March 18th at midnight. Don't forget to visit the other blogs in the blog hop to collect all the letters to the scavenger hunt! Your next stop is Audrey Neal's blog.

95 comments:

Yam said...

love DHD blog hops!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Mar. 11, 2012. Thanks again.

mendi said...

Thank you!

meagan43 said...

Thanks for the chance to get some goodies at DHD!

momyeung said...

Thanks for the chance to win, and for the tutorial!

Tammy said...

Such a cute template! Thank you so much! Thanks for the chance to win!

l said...

Thank you for the template! Love DHD and the Creative team! email: AZalexius@gmail.com

kiala said...

Thank you!

Anna said...

thank you! anna brett j at hotmail dot com

Teri Owens said...

Thanks for the tutorial and template!

Beatricemi said...

Thanks for the template and the tutorial.

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Jennybean said...

Thank you for the freebie! flybeanjenny at yahoo dot com

Margie said...

Thanks for the freebie, great tip!

Jen said...

Thank you!

Lory78 said...

Thank you!

idahorhodes said...

Thanks for the great idea!

MamaBug said...

Thanks Aria! You can find me at mamabugc at gmail dot com. Hope to win!

JanFRN said...

Your little tut is great, but I'm not sure how to make it translate to PSE.

Janet said...

Thanks for the template!

Anne said...

Thank you for the chance.

Karen Freeman said...

Wow thanks for the tip and the template. Love the chance to win. First blog hop so this is exciting. Kazfree at xtra dot co dot nz

Melanie said...

Great layout!!! Thanks for the wrapping your text tip!

treasureBachs said...

Thanks for the template and the tutorial. jbach@cox.net

Liz said...

Thank you for the wonderful template!
I wish PSE could do text paths.

Demetria said...

thanks for the goodie!

Demetria
createlms_dw2003 at yahoo dot com

Deb said...

Thanks for your Text Wrap tutorial. And also for the chance to win a gift certificate.

Janneke said...

Thanks for the template and the tutorial! janneke.marquez(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

Thank you so much for the freebie and for the little tutorial!

judyinSD said...

Thanks for this tip. jdwaits at me dot com.

RJMJ said...

Hey There...

Thanks For The Chance To Win!

Smiles,RJ

lawyerlyn said...

thanks for the chance to win and for the tutorial

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Anonymous said...

Love the blog hop and thanks for your tip. Will try this for sure. :)

Anonymous said...

Love the blog hop and thanks for the tip. :)

Andrea B said...

Fabulous tutorial and blog hop. Thanks so much for everything, and for the chance to win!

Tiffmc said...

Thank you for the tutorial and template and the chance to win.

lyricscrapper said...

Thank you so much for the very nice tutorial.
callen2571@yahoo.com

So~Inkin~Cute said...

Thank you so much! DHD is awesome and I appreciate all that you ladies do!!!

Bobbie said...

Great tutorial and thanks for the letter!

Brianne said...

Thanks for the template!

Bright Eyes said...

Thanks for the letter and tut.

Else49 said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. Only my second 'hop' and my head is already spinning.

Linh C. said...

Thank you for the tips and the freebie. I've always liked paper crafting, but am doing more hybrid projects now because digital scrapbooking is so much faster! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip...

Julia Rupp

joshuanjulia@hotmail.com

thesnowwhite said...

Thanks!!
Shari
the_snowwhite@hotmail.com

Melissa L. said...

Thank you for the template and chance to win! :)

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Thanks for the template!

stampgram said...

Love the blog hop...great tutorial. Thanks.

stampgram said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank you. I too wish PSE did text paths.

dawnfire1955 said...

Thanks so much for the template!

dawnfire1955@gmail.com

Jennifer B. said...

I never tried this way, thank you!

Mary M. said...

Love the hop. Great tutorials.

Laurie said...

Thank you. This is my first Blog Hop. It is so much fun.

Paula said...

I'm just embarking on my voyage through digital scrapbooking, so thank you for your template... but for me (a digital novice), I'm even more grateful for the tutorial :)

I have PSE9, which is my first ever digital anything, but I haven't a clue how to use it, so I need all the help I can get!
Thanks again... pdbagwell@sbcglobal.net

larkd said...

Thanks for the tutorial and the goodies.

Crissy said...

Thanks for the tutorial. As a newbie these tips are priceless.

Kay S. said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial and template. k_stratton at hotmail dot com.

Melinda said...

Thanks for the tutorial and download!

Phanti said...

Thank you very much!

Kyla said...

Thanks for the tips and love the blog hop!

grannymike said...

Thanks for the neat tutorial. I had no idea how to do that. Thanks also for a fun blog hop and the chance to win a nice GC.

kc71595 said...

Thanks for the template! I would love to know if there is anyway to do this in PSE.
Krista J.
kjkreations@ymail.com

aimee said...

thank you for this post and for the bloghop! It was exciting completing all the letters.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the great template and tutorial.
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tape said...

Thanks for the tut! You can find my email address by clicking on my name.

Mel said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial and the template!

Dawn said...

Thanks for the tip and the chance to win!

Babs said...

Thanks for the tips!! I love this DHD blog hop.

alicia king said...

thank you!

Michelle Huegel said...

THanks for the great tip! I'll be pinning your page for future reference :)

Loca4paper said...

Thank you so much for a great template:)

stamperwithdayjob said...

Thanks for the TUT and the free template. I've always wondered how to wrap my text so this was very helpful.

Nancy Wyatt said...

Thanks for the awesome tip and love the layout! Hugs from Conroe, tX

Soco said...

Thank you very much!

VissyMac said...

TY for this chance!!

Domi said...

Thanks for the template and the chance !!!

Heather D. said...

Thank you for the template and tutorial! I love learning new things :-)

mischalaneous said...

Thanks very much!!!

(chalane@juno.com)

Lindzie said...

Thanks for the tip! :) I love your LO as well.

cramerd said...

Thank you for the tip and for the layout. Great Blog Hop!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Thank you so much for the template and the tutorial!

Claudia said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial and for the chance to win!

Lainie said...

I always have a hard time with text boxes. I'll have to try it this way. Thanks so much.

Shay said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial and pretty template!

icecreamsundee said...

Thanks so much for the goodies.

icecreamsundee said...

Thanks for the goodies.

icecreamsundee said...

Thanks for the goodies.

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texasbarb said...

Thank you for the template!!be

ckcpurple said...

Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks!
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Lime said...

Before midnight? LOL! I just made it!

Thanks!

scraparazzimom said...

Thanks for the lesson on wrapping text. I am enjoying the blog hop!

very very blessed said...

This is very interesting. I have never done that before.