07 May 2022

How to digitally paper piece

 Hi Everyone, I have had a couple of you ask how I digitally paper piece? So I thought I would show you. I use Photoshop CC  23.2.1 Release and DeeDee's Digis digital stamp, I'm afraid DeeDee's Digis digital stamps are no longer trading.

  • Firstly I select the part of the image I want with the "magic selection tool" this produces "marching ants" as below. Sorry their too fine for you to see, but I promise they ARE there.

  • I copy the piece selected with the marching ants and then paste

  •  here I have coloured the layer so you can see where I pasted the layer


  • I add the plaid layer

  • Now I link the plaid to the shorts layer

  •  Now it's shading the plaid layer as you would with colouring or painting.


I haven't talked about the tools or shortcuts I used ie Ctrl A and Ctrl V etc, If you would like to know. Please contact me by email if you prefer. I am more than willing to let you know. It's a very quick and easy process.

I shall also add this onto a Page on my Header, I hope it helps you understand how to layer, also you don't have to remember where this post is.


Carol L said...

Faith, you are a whiz with your computer, software and Silhouette machine! I am always in envy at how well you learn how to use these techie things. I'm using an antique version of PSE 7 and I'm grateful I can still edit my photos with the basics and a USB cord. Heck, I don't even own a smart phone, but thanks for this great tutorial anyway! I should get on board with the year 2022 but learning comes slow to me :)

Shirley Young said...

Thank you Faith, I think I shall be able to manage that, just need to find some time. Off on hols on Tuesday - hoping the weather will be kind to us xxx

cotnob said...

This is great, I always wondered how you do it, thank you for sharing your step by step.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Nancy said...

Very cool, Faith! It's a completely different creative process. Lately I've been wishing I had Photoshop. There are so many fun things to do with it!

cuilliesocks said...

Gosh Faith you are very clever to be able to do this, a great tool, thanks for showing this, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for finding time to do this Faith, so helpful x.

Susan said...

You are so talented with the Photoshop. I only use Photoshop Elements, so I'm not sure I could do this same procedure with PSE. I love how this adorable card turned out! Awesome work!