Wanting to add a realistic clip to your digital layout but don’t know how to make it look authentic?
You may be falling in love with how easy it is to reuse your supplies and store them. Maybe you remember those scrapped layouts that you did by hand with all the cut out papers, stitching, clipping, etc. where you worked so hard to create a beautiful page and then find it hard to squeeze into your album! That is one of my favorite things about digital scrapping; you can create endless layers without using any additional width on your page! However, do you sometimes struggle getting everything to look realistic, as if you have those multiple layers glued onto your page? This tutorial is a great way to achieve that look! And BONUS–no actual layers fill up your sheet protector!
Using two different types of paper clips, I walk through two different methods for adding them to your page and giving a simple shadow to help it look even more real! I even have a free mini for you to practice with (clips included)! Watch the video and follow along!
And here is my final layout, with the clips shadowed and added!
The video walks through the steps with Photoshop, but it can easily be done in Photoshop Elements as well. If you know how to get to your drop shadows, you can make the necessary adjustment there! Here is your summer outdoor mini that you can practice with:
If you find this tutorial helpful, feel free to share with a friend!