Quick Idea! Photo Titles

The days are starting to get shorter and a lot cooler around my part of the world. With that in mind, I wanted to make a scrapbook page about how much I love to spend time at home, enjoying simple things like slow cooking food and snuggling up on the couch with a hot cup of tea in hand.

I played with a few different designs, including a photoless page, but it felt like I needed a picture to represent my home. I didn’t want the photo to be the focal point of the page though, so I needed to find an idea to complete my layout. The page finally “clicked” for me when I clipped a photo taken out my front window during the winter to the best title word for my page – “Home”.

Here’s the final page:

I’m pretty happy about how it turned out!

Easy to Do

For the title, I selected the extra thick font Chunk Five, which is a free font and one of my absolute favourites for journaling and titles. It’s so versatile!

I typed the title in all caps on its own layer and adjusted the size so that it spanned almost all the way across the page, to make a statement. I also added a drop shadow to the text layer to give it dimension.

Then I opened my photo and clipped it to the text layer via Layer>Create Clipping Mask (or CTRL+ALT+G), as you can see highlighted in the layers palette below.

So simple and so effective! I hope this quick idea inspires some of you to try it out!