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Whether you are scrapping sports or dance photos, it can seem impossible to find just the right kit that matches your team colors. As a designer, there is no possible way I can create enough team type minis or kits for every color and have it work for everyone! But with today’s tutorial, it totally doesn’t matter!
With today’s dance themed mini, I want to scrap my daughter’s dance pictures from December! But her costume’s main pop color was purple! And there isn’t a lick of purple in the kit! So I will need to improvise! Here is the photo I’m working with:
and here is the mini:
At first glance, they really don’t work! But with a little photoshop magic, we can totally make it work! I could change the purple in the clothing, but I want it to be authentic to what they actually wore. So instead, I’m going to make the changes in the elements of the kit itself! To start, I’m going to use the grey and striped back ground paper, since that will go so well with the greys and blacks in the photo.
Here is what I have so far:
The next thing I’m going to add is the journal card, but first I want to open it and choose the magic wand tool:
Next, I’ll click anywhere in the pink of the card and it will put the marching ants around everything except the silhouette:
Now I’m going to right click in the middle of that pink and choose LAYER VIA COPY. You’ll notice in the layer palette that there are now two, but the top one has the silhouette cut out of it:
It’s now time to change that pink to the purple. To do this, we’re going to go to the photo and use the eye dropper to choose the most purple part in the photo. Notice that it will put that purple color in the little box on our left hand tool bar:
Now I’ll go back to our card and choose IMAGE>>ADJUSTMENTS>>HUE/SATURATION. This will pull up a slider menu. When I click the little box in the bottom right hand corner that says COLORIZE, it automatically turns the pink to the purple. Sometimes you may need to mess with the slider a little, but in this case, it matched it pretty perfectly!
But now the little silhouette is looking a little pinkish, so we’ll activate the bottom layer and we’re going to pull up the same menu, but instead of clicking on the COLORIZE box, we’re just going to slide the SATURATION slider all the way to the left. This will take all color out and leave it white:
Merge them together and now we’ll add it to the layout:
From here I can continue to scrap with the mini, leaving some of the colors and changing as I see fit using the technique above! Here is my final layout:
Now it’s your turn! Grab some fun dance photos and this mini and give it a try! If you are already a member of my Resource Library, just click and find the mini! It’s called Hip Hop Girls. And if you are brand new to my site, then simply fill out the simple form below and follow the instructions to access the FREE library!
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