How to Scan, Photograph & Extract Ephemera Part 2
Howdy! Nice to cyber-see you again! After my computer died back in August, I thought I’d never have a chance to add a new video tutorial but luck be a lady tonight because we’re back in action!
This week’s video is the sequel to How to Scan, Photograph & Extract Ephemera Part 1. And I KNOW you’ll love this lesson. In 16:32 minutes, I’ll detail my process for extracting a ribbon from a photographed background.
She’s also graciously allowing me to host a giveaway! More on that soon — but first …
Today’s video lesson is the second of a three-part series all about scanning, photographing, and extracting ephemera! In part one, I outline the ins and outs of photographing doohickies. In part two, I demonstrate how to extract the doohickey from the background using Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop Elements users can use the exact same steps!
- Why the initial photograph can help or hurt your extraction.
- The number one tool I use for extracting single-colored embellishments.
- How to modify the edges of an object with precision results.
- The two methods I use to quality check my finished extraction.
Download my source file before you start.DIY_Photograph Extraction Ribbon
Onwards to the video!
What’s in Part 3? The final video depicts how I use my scanner and also web images to build other types of ephemera. It’s a pretty comprehensive series and I do hope you enjoy!
And if you’d like more extraction tips & techniques, check out the All Stars class where I highlight how to extract a subject from a less than stellar photograph and repurpose the background creatively.
Now, let’s get to the giveaway!
THREE lucky winners will win a $50 gift certificate towards their choice of Mye’s products at Pixels & Company! To enter for your chance to win, simply post a comment below in this thread sharing your biggest digital scrapbooking struggle by Sunday, October 2oth, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. Increase your chances of winning by tweeting, facebook(ing), pinning, or blogging about the video and the giveaway.
Be sure to post a new comment for each tweet, pin, or post! The giveaway winner will be announced here on Monday, October 21, 2013. Good luck!