Crafty Secrets DT Challenge, Tutorial and Linky Party

Welcome to the Crafty Secrets October Linky Party.  This month, we are celebrating Thanksgiving, cooking and recipe inspired projects.  Each design team member has prepare a tutorial to inspire you.  Today, I am sharing how to add pattern paper to text using Clipping Masks.
(Layout created with Kitchen Papers and Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD)

Start by creating your new artwork file.
Open files to be used and drag onto new artwork file.  Then click on the Text Tool and type the word to be used.
Using the Move Tool to move the Text Layer below the Pattern Paper Layer.
Making sure the Pattern Paper Layer is selected, click Ctrl G (on a PC) to clip the Text Layer to the Pattern Paper Layer.
Next link the two layers by click on the link button on both layers.  Now you will be able to move them as one element to your artwork file.
I hope you enjoyed another fun and easy tutorial.  
Now it’s your turn!  
Visit each of the design team blogs listed below.  

Kathy Clement, DT Leader 
Lee Ann Barrett - Guest Designer

Then create a NEW project of your choice featuring Crafty Secrets product and link it up to the blog  You do not need to follow this month’s theme to play along.  If you do not have any Crafty Secrets goodies, check the FREE DOWNLOADS located in the sidebar of the Crafty Secrets blog.  Be sure to link to the Crafty Secrets Blog in your post, and let us know what Crafty Secrets product you are using in your project.   Each player who participates will receive a New Digital Download Package as a FREE gift.  We’ll be popping by to leave you some lovely comments on your blog post, too. 
Thanks for playing along, and good luck!


Diane said...

A beautiful and fun are the digital master and I certainly know where to come when I need help!!!

Darlene said...

WOW you are amazing! Look at you go and what a fun project! I know I keep saying this but YOU are the MASTER of photoshop and all things digital. I will (promise) be back when I can slow down and follow along with your wonderful tutorials. Maybe this winter when it's too cold & snowy to do anything but stay inside and play! THANKS ALWAYS for your wonderful projects and insight!

Elizabeth said...

Apart from your create layout you made me starving hungry for chicken fried chicken. Your photoshop talent is astounding.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Thank you Sheila for this cool tutorial as I never knew how to create pattern lettering and now you have got my wheels turning girl!

There are so many things I want to learn how to do in Photoshop and you have so many great tutorials, Darlene is right about sitting down and going through a bunch of them and playing and trying new techniques.

Thanks for sharing. Your layout is so cute and kitchey!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love the wonderful retro vibe of this fun layout, Sheila! The patterned text idea is so cool. I'll have to get my Brave Boots out of the Closet of Shame and give this a try! And, that meal looks pretty darn yummy! Hugs!

Gloria Stengel said...

I totally learned something. Now I need to try this myself! My daughter will be so proud if I manage to pull it off! hee hee

Cynthia said...

Great digital layout, Sheila. Thanks for the tutorial.