We had a great time whale watching out in the Channel Islands with my parents yesterday, even though most of us are sick with awful colds. We didn’t see much of the whales (just some spouts), but we saw a lot of other marine wildlife. It was a gorgeous day to be on the water. I wanted to do something fun with some of the pictures, so I turned to the MDS Monday sketches and found this great one.
Instead of creating the background with strips of different papers, I decided to use one of the ocean pictures that I took. I used a trick I learned last year from MDS Monday, which is to group the photo boxes together, and then drag a picture onto them. It fills all of the photo boxes with a continuous picture. It makes a fantastic background for this page, and is a great way to use scenic photos.
Directions for how to do this in Photoshop CC 2014, although it will probably work for earlier versions as well:
(Courtesy of Julie Kennedy at Digital City Designs)