The photos I used for this page were only meant to be representative and not literal, so I decided to convert them to a sketch using the Stamp Filter. (FILTER>FILTER GALLERY then SKETCH>STAMP). I used the settings 14 and 3 and made sure my foreground color was black. I like the fun effect it has on this intentionally busy-looking page.
Layout by Wendy. Supplies: This Way To Busy by THE DAILY DIGI.
The speedometer and gas tank were perfect for these photos my daughter sent me on SnapChat because it was during finals when she was feeling overwhelmed (going 80 miles an hour on an empty gas tank!). However, the elements felt a bit overpowering on the page, especially with all the pretty word art I wanted to use. So, in PSE, I used the pull down menu in the Layers Palette, and selected Hard Light. Then I desaturated them to be more true to color and reduced the Opacity (60%). The images still tie into her push to make it through finals, without overpowering the page.
Layout by Jacki. Supplies: This Way To Busy by THE DAILY DIGI. Font: Caviar Dreams.
I wanted to scrap this picture that was focusing on a family member reading. With the picture so small, though, it's almost difficult to see the book. So, I just used the photo twice on the layout, focusing in on the book in the second picture. Using a photo more than once on a layout can help draw attention to details that would otherwise be lost.
Layout by Sula. Supplies: This Way To Busy by THE DAILY DIGI.
I loved the little topper for my title but the original black and light blue colors didn’t really match with what I had done on my layout. I used the magic wand tool to select the heart and selected new layer via copy. I attached the yellow paper and a tiny shadow to that. Then I used the magic wand tool to select all the letters. I chose layer new layer via copy again. Finally I attached the blue paper to the background layer.
Layout by Sharon. Supplies: This Way To Busy by THE DAILY DIGI. Font: The Sharon.