Sometimes kits don’t come with alphas, so if you want a page title you have to either go digging for one that might mostly match your page, or use a font. Using a font is the more versatile, less time consuming way to go and you can easily color the text to make it match your page perfectly! Here I’ve scrapped a page using my portion of Blue Jeans & Butterflies & I went ahead and added my title using a font called KG Shake it Off Chunky. I’ve also used a font called HaloHandLetter for the “new” text, but we’re going to focus on the “ipod” text first.
The black is dull and boring, so I’ve pulled a paper from the mini onto my page and clipped it to the “ipod” text:
Still dull and boring… and a little hard to see! So I’ve added a shadow:
This is way better and sometimes this is where I stop. But I’m going to take it a few steps further and make the title a little more fun. First I need to rasterize my text so I can merge the paper to it:
Merge the paper:
Now I want to separate the letters onto their own layers. I do this by “cutting” them out with the marquee tool:
Did you notice that my shadow style copied onto each letter when I cut it? I love that it does that!
Now I’m going to move the letters closer to together… tilt them this way and that way until I’m happy with the way it looks:
Got it! The “new” text looks out of place… so I moved that over and tilted it:
Because it’s black, it still kind of stands out on my page, so I change the blend mode to Overlay:
This lets it pick up color from the background paper, making it look not-so-out-of-place anymore Here’s the finished page: