Our little adventure strolling down the Elwha with my Dad for Father's Day was so much fun I decided to create a 12x12 layout using the Instagrams I took while there. (You can see all the photos I took from that day HERE.) It's my first scrapbook layout since moving to Seattle, as well as my first one using hexagon photos!
For this layout I used lots of sewing with hanging thread, popped-up the photos to give more depth, layered thickers with a bit of paper for texture, and used spray paint splatter in the background to help the photos stand out. I also created the custom hexagon borders in Photoshop for matting the photos. All in all this was a fun and easy layout that brings back the best memories.....which I now have hanging in my craft room : )
Today I also have my first video tutorial to share with you on how to create an octagon shaped photo using Photoshop. (I used CS5, but the commands are the same for Elements.) As always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments. Enjoy! <3 Carrie
Turning Photos Into Octagons from Carrie Elias on Vimeo.
P.S. I did use hexagon's in my layout, so if you decided to create hexagons instead of octagons, just change the number of sides to 6 instead of 8 after selecting your polygon tool.