Hello everyone and a very happy Saturday to you all.
Today I am showing something a little different. There is no colouring, but still lots of work involved.
I made a Comic Strip with one of the fabulous new templates from Scrapper’s Delights.
I loved doing this and I have to say it was amazingly easy to do, just a little time consuming.
I added my Stickles Glitter Glue to the centre..
And to the Fairy Wings too.
The background I have used, is an old digital paper, from a company that no longer exists.
But you can use any digital background you like for this.
Either that or you can leave it with no background, and print everything onto a background card.
I created this Comic Strip for a very special person who is absent, yet thought of every single day. I’m hoping she will smile lots when this arrives.
If you would like to see how easy it is to add all of the layers to one of these fabulous Comic Strip Templates, then just follow the instructions below.
Step By Step Instructions.
1. Open up your Serif Craft Artist 2 program, go to Blank Document & Click on A4 Portrait.
Now go to your left side bar when it says Photos and click Add.
Add your comic strip template. Go to the bottom right and click Transform. Resize it to 8” x 8”.
2. Now go to your top navigation bar and (with your comic strip selected) click on Cut Out Studio.
You need to remove ALL of the areas within EACH box. So that it becomes PNG instead of JPG. This way you can add any background that you want.
When all of your boxes are clear, click OK to return to your main page.
3. Now go back to Add Photos and import the design paper or background which you want to use.
4. Lay it over your comic and make it the same size. Right click on the background and select Order Items, then Send To Back. Now you can see your Comic Strip again.
(For the purpose of this tutorial I made my background layer invisible, but right now your design will be showing the comic in front and your background behind.) So I want you to click/hold and drag with your mouse, from the top of your page to the bottom, so that your whole thing is highlighted. Now right click and select Group.
5. Now you’re ready to begin adding all of your sentiments and imags to your comic strip. Go to photos again and click Add. I found it easier to add my images first, then my sentiments last. But you can do it any way you like. Now bring your first image across, in my case this was the Magic Dust from the Beauty In All Things Set. Resize this and rotate it so that it fits nicely in the box.
NOTE – How To Resize & Rotate:-
See those boxes at either corner of the box around your image? Hover your cursor over any one of those and drag your mouse using the click hold & drag technique.
To rotate – See that circle on a stick coming out of your highlight box? Hover your cursor over that and a curved line will appear. By click hold & dragging you can move your cursor and rotate your image as much or as little as you want.
6. When it’s the perfect size, right click and select Copy.
7. Now right click and select Paste. You can now drag a copy and place it in the bottom right corner of our comic strip.
8. As in the photograph, if you want to flip the Magic Dust to make it fit your layout/box better, simply click arrange in the bottom right of the screen, then click the upright triangle and it will flip your image for you.
9. Now bring your next image on to the work area. In my case it is the Fairy from the same set as the Magic Dust. Once she is placed, she will need bringing to the front, so that the comic strip lines aren’t over the front of her. To do this, right click and select Order Items, and then select Bring To Front.
10. Now bring your Circle Sentiment (from the Just To Say Sentiment Set) onto your work area. Drag it over the centre circle on the comic strip, and then resize the sentiment circle so that it’s a perfect fit on top of the comic circle. Next, right click and select Order Items, then select Send Back One.
11. Your fairy is now infront of your circle sentiment. Now you can add the Fairy Image (from the I Believe In Fairies Set) to the bottom left of your Comic Strip.
12. Now fill up the rest of your boxes in exactly the same way. Remember to right click and select Order Items & Bring Forward One if you need your additions to sit in front of your Comic Strip Template Lines.
13. When you add the three wishes (numbered 1.2.3) you will need to right click and select Order Items, BUT this time you will need to select Send Back One. This will ensure the dotted lines sit behind your centre circle.
14. To add text to your three wishes go to the top navigation bar and click on Text Tool.
15. Choose your font, font size and whether you want Italics and Bold. Then add your wishes to each of the three wish lines.
16. Now highlight everything together (by click hold and dragging your cursor from the top of your page to the bottom) and then right click and select Group.
17. That’s it! You are now finished and ready to print! Smiles.
I think it was harder to write the step by step than to actually create the comic strip and all of it’s layers on the computer! Laughing.
DIGI SETS USED – All From Scrapper’s Delights:-
Beauty In All Things.
I Believe In Fairies.
Just To Say Sentiments. (Circle.)
Genie Sentiments. (1, 2 and 3.)
(You can find the comic strip section here.)
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!