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July 14th, 2009, 08:43 PM
~Claudia~'s Avatar mommy to Nico & Seba
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I couldn't find an invite that I liked that fitted my son's birthday theme (balloons) so I decided to design my own invitations... mind you I am a NEWBIE at design and I am lost...

I am using PS CS4 and this is what I've done so far...



1. the picture does not look good... I used lazo to remove the black background but the borders look weird... how can I make it look better?
2. The overall invite seems to be lacking... composition... what do you suggest?

What would you change?

I am running against the clock as I have to have this printed and shipped abroad by next week. Thanks so much for any input/tip!
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July 15th, 2009, 06:27 AM
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I think you did a good job! One thing I would do is make sure your photo layer is selected, go to Select<All, Select<Invert (or you can also right click on the thumbnail in your layer palette and click Select Pixels. You should see "dancing ants" around your image. Then go to Select<Refine Edges and type 1 for Contract/Expand and type 1 for feather. That should make your edges a bit smoother. Of course, you can play around with those settings. Also, this is a personal preference, but I would have some sort of paper in the background, something lightly colored so it doesn't take away from the picture and info, but still give the whole invite a little something extra, you know?
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July 15th, 2009, 10:17 AM
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thanks for the input!!! where can I get background papers? what type of background do you suggest?

sorry for the stupid questions, but I am really new at this
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July 15th, 2009, 11:03 AM
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You can get a whole bunch of free kits (which include papers) at DigiScrapDepot.com - Digital Scrapbooking Freebies or Scrapping with IkeaGoddess

At Digiscrap Depot, you can search for birthday freebies (at the bottom of the page), if you like. . .otherwise, just something that matches your balloons, maybe? If you can't find anything, let me know and I can make a paper for you.
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