Tutorial created using Photoshop CS5 using Mac OSX
Yes, you can make your own birthday party printables! This is so easy (not to mention cost-effective), and you have everything you need at your fingertips with Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking products.
Today, I’m going to show you how to make a cute and fun door sign for a kid’s birthday party.
First, create a new 8.5×11-inch document in Photoshop at 300 dpi with a transparent background. Using the Marquee Tool, section the document into three different rectangles and fill them with your chosen background colors.
Open Birthday Boy Collection Mini banner files, place them on the top rectangle and resize them to fit the space. Add a drop shadow to each banner.
Place the cursor of your Text Tool at the top of the middle rectangle and type the child’s name in your chosen font. I chose JF Ringmaster found at www.dafont.com. Add an arc to the name to fit around the circle by choosing the Warp Text Tool from the top toolbar.
With the Circle Shape Tool, draw out a perfect circle holding down the Shift key as you drag. Open your digital paper background, drag it onto your working file and clip it done by pressing Cmd+G (Ctrl+G on a PC). Place the Text Tool cursor inside the circle and type the child’s age with your chosen font. Make sure it’s centered on the circle by pressing Shift+Click on both layers in the Layers Palette and using the alignment tools in the top toolbar.
Open some ornament embellishments o adorn the sides of the circle. Place one on the left side and then duplicate it and flip it horizontally and move it to the right side.
Create the dotted lines on the top and bottom of the middle section by choosing a circular, hard brush. Increase the spacing of the brush, create a new layer for the dotted line, and click and drag across the document, holding down the Shift key for a straight line.
Click the cursor of your Text Tool in the bottom section and type “Party This Way” in your chosen font.
Create a new layer for the hand image. Make sure your brush file is loaded and stamp it down on the newly created layer. Make adjustments to the placement, if necessary.
Presto! You have a unique and personalized poster for your child’s birthday party. Print it out and frame it or hang it on a door to guide your guests to the party room. This technique can also be used to create wall art for your home as well as party invitations, etc. Have a blast!