One of my most received requests is to make a invitation. Whether it’s a baby shower or a birthday party. If I was making an invitation, I wouldn’t necessarily create it in the traditional way and put everything together by hand. Having access to Photoshop–and the less expensive alternative Photoshop Elements–can provide a great way to make an invitation in an economical way. Plus, it saves time.
Anyhow, in the video I’ll walk you through creating a simple digital baby shower invitation. I used two digital kits, and a styles kit. The papers and stork illustration are from Scrap Originals’ Welcome Home Boy kit (there’s a girl version here) and the heart string element is from The Queen of Quirk’s Heart Swirls kit. The styles kit I used is for adding simple shadows. It’s Jen Martakis’ Subtle Shadows kit.
I created the invitation in Photoshop CS3, but the same steps can be accomplished in practically any version of Photoshop. If you’re unfamiliar with Photoshop, you can get a 30-day free trial here (just click on the version you’d like to try at the top of the page and then on “Free Trial”. I would recommend Photoshop Elements–it’s cheaper and will do 90% of what the full version of Photoshop will do).
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Papers and Story Illustration: Welcome Home Boy kit (Scrap Originals)
String Element: Heart Swirls kit (The Queen of Quirk)
Miscellaneous: Subtle Shadows Styles kit (Jen Martakis)
Fonts: Century Gothic, Century Gothic Bold