YARI OF JADY DAY STUDIO: Great Drop Shadow Tips

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I love Jady Day Studio’s bright, bold colors and superb theming in her collections! I love the super fun elements she includes such as the cute stitched frames strung with clips included in this month’s contribution.  Let’s take a closer look at “Silly Billy Bo-Billy” that is included in The Digi Files this month:

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Here are some layouts created using Jady Day Studio’s contribution:

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Layout by Trina. Supplies: “Silly Billy Bo-Billy” by Jady Day Studio and included in The Digi Files #30; For the Love of Scrap (template) by Jenn Lindsey, Font: DJB JenLin.
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Supplies: “Silly Billy Bo-Billy” by Jady Day Studio and included in The Digi Files #30; Fonts: DJB Bellie-Button Innie by Darcy Baldwin; Gimme Space by Lauren Reid.
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Layout by Karen. Supplies: “Silly Billy Bo-Billy” by Jady Day Studio and included in The Digi Files #30; Font: Nee Sissy Lynn.
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Layout by Anne. Supplies: “Silly Billy Bo-Billy” by Jady Day Studio and included in The Digi Files #30.

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: “Silly Billy Bo-Billy” by Jady Day Studio and included in The Digi Files #30.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.

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My name is Yari from Ridgecrest, CA but grew up in NYC. My husband and I are the proud parents to 4 little kiddos that are too stinkin’ adorable for words.

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I saw on a blog some graphics that I loved and it had a link. It was to a designer’s shop and I fell in love because I had no idea that digi scrapbooking existed! I found some freebie sites and started playing with freebies before committing to buying anything. Pretty soon my interest in designing things myself sparked and I started designing hybrid items. Shortly after that I made 2 kit freebies and received great feedback including a store inviting me to sell at their store. I accepted. With time I improved my skills, participated in a design contest where I got second place, and the rest is history.

I did retire in the Spring of 2010 to have my fourth baby and I didn’t think I could design any more with my four kiddos. In the summer though, I found myself really craving to design and got back into it and I am so happy I did. My baby is now 11 months old and things are going great. I was able to find a nice balance. 🙂

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My children, pictures I take of them, things we do as a family, and also color schemes from magazines, clothes, decorating ideas, etc.

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Computer: MacBook Pro (laptop) with 4 GB RAM.
Programs: Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Inkscape.
Camera: Nikon D3100.
Anything Else: Bamboo tablet and pen.

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The one thing that I have noticed I really pay attention to when I look at a layout is the shadows. Do the embellishments want to come out of the screen like they seem realistically on the page or does it all seem like a flat jpeg image. When I do my shadows I use the linear burn blend mode for most things on the page. The distance setting plays a key role I think in the shadows. My setting for shadows from largest distance to shortest distance are like this: Leaf (largest distance), strings, curled ribbons and bows, flowers and other like embellishments, buttons, frames and photos, papers (shortest distance). So a leaf might be a distance of 40-45 whereas a paper would be a distance of 12-17.

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A Boy’s Perfect Birthday and A Girl’s Perfect Birthday

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Here are some of my favorite products by Yari of Jady Day Studio:

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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Jady Day Studio’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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Go have a look in Jady Day Studio’s store! We will randomly select a winner from the comments to win $10.00 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST to qualify)!