How I created the ‘About Me’ Page Graphics – Useful tips for those just starting with Photoshop Elements
Disclaimer: I am not a professional designer. I’ve used Photoshop for more than 20 years since I was in high school, but I would not consider myself a pro and know all the tips and tricks and awesomeness there is to know about Photoshop. I figure that everyone has to start somewhere, so if you want to know how I do what I do; I will do my best to show you what I did to create my graphics. I love to watch YouTube videos to enhance my techniques as well. If you have suggestions on how to do something better, I am all ears. All I ask is ‘be kind’.
Font: Shellahera Script – I picked up this awesome font when it was a freebie.
Color: RGB: 60,34,9 Hex: #3c2209
You can find an array of free fonts and goodies at FontBundles.net or at Creative Market. Seriously two of my favorite places on the internet.
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Program: Adobe Photoshop Elements Version: 11.0
I started with a new transparent 5 inches x 5 inches file, resolution: 300 pixels/inch. I typed the text and added line breaks where they fit and felt most natural. Once I chose the font and the color, I added a bit of layer style effects. Lighting angle 120, drop shadow size, 5, distance 5, opacity 75%. Bevel size 2 pixels.
The heart was from the custom shapes tool in the same color as the font.
The only difference to the style settings for the heart was the bevel size.
Depending on the display size of the heart, I went from 89 to 250 pixels on the bevel to get the lighting effect that looked good to me.
By the way -I made the behind the scenes graphic with the same font and same style.
Here is the color I used for “Behind the Scenes”.
Thought you might enjoy a peek behind the scenes. I figure every one has to start somewhere and if this motivates you to learn and do a little more with Photoshop Elements, I would have accomplished my goal. Leave a comment below if you found this useful or if you would like more information! I love comments.
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