Quick pages are an awesome asset in digital scrapping! Whether you are using one made by someone else or whether you are creating your own! Sometimes I want to scrap with a kit but don’t have any photos yet, especially if it is for an upcoming holiday! So I can create and save a quick page to quickly and easily add my photos to later on. If you have been wanting to learn how to do this, you have come to the right place! Today, I will walk you through the easy steps of how creating a quick page in Photoshop. Next week, I will show you how to do it in Photoshop Elements.
To get started, create your layout and leave all the layers.
In place of photos, just use grey boxes. I often will use a template for this to really speed up the process.
For today’s example, I am using a template from last month’s collection:
And I am using my new kit, Document July!
Here is what I have so far:
So all of my layers are still in tact, so I’m going to click on the bottom grey photo layer in my layer palette:
I double click on that layer and the layer menu will pop up. I will change the knockout setting from none to deep and then slide the opacity down to zero. It will look like this:
In my example above, my photos don’t have a shadow because I have them inside a photo border, but if it had only been the photo, this method preserves the shadow on the photo.
Repeat for every photo layer and then merge layers and save as a png!
And there you go! It’s already to quickly add in your 4th of July photos! This will be one of the Quick Page packs coming out in the next week so watch for it if you want to skip these steps and have a stack of them on hand!
If you are a scrapper who uses Photoshop and would love to earn free product by following this process, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I am looking for quick page artists on my team! You will be given full access to all my products in exchange for 4 quick pages a month!
Here is our quick page with photos added: