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Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you see something here that you like. I love colouring digital images and I am on a few Design Teams.I am taking art classes with Kit and Clowder, and Make it Crafty. I hope maybe you will get some new ideas here or you can leave comments and links so I will be picking up new ideas from you. Anyway I will put on the kettle and have some cupcakes at the ready...

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Bitsy on the Beach revisited plus Craft Artist Filter tutorial

by Rick St. Dennis
Such a little cutie. Bitsy is on holiday and has sent a postcard. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Coloured image them imported into Craft Artist 2 where I used the 'Beaches' kit to produce the frame, embellishments, background etc.

This is something I only found out about a few days ago. I had wondered how some crafter's projects really are so striking. They may use the same colours as me but the colours on the finished artwork just pop! So this may seem a short tutorial but it is great fun and if I have room I will add in something extra.
Open Craft Artist 2. Choose Blank Project then A5 Portrait. It will be highlighted in orange, click on O.K. You will now have a screen which reads Browse Digikits/Browse my Items. For this example I will not be using these kits for a moment. Click on Done. You will now have a blank workspace.
Click on Insert and highlight Photo and click on From File and you will have a folder open with your saved images. If your images are not there just open the folder you have been using to save your images. Click on your image and click on open. You will now see a little cross and shaded box. Move your pointer into the center of your workspace and click. You will now have your project in the middle of the page. Follow the tutorial on how to remove the white background and crop the image. When you're happy with your image this is where the fun starts. Left click on the image.

 This is Bitsy without a filter

Place your pointer on the tab which reads Photolab and down the left hand side you will see little photos, I will use Warmer. Left click on the 'warmer' picture and a tiny picture will zoom across the page and land on the right and all sorts of technical stuff will appear. For this example... Click on OK.  You will have a message on screen which reads Would you like to commit filters in the trial zone? Click on yes. You will see that your colours are bolder.

This is Bitsy with one warmer filter applied
And this is Bitsy with two warmer filters applied
I hope you can see the difference and would like to try this technique. There are so many amazing things you can do with your image in the photolab but I just wanted to get you started. And now, by following the other tutorials you can manipulate, resize and frame your image as you wish. Remembering to use the Export option to save (Till I work out the correct way to do things).


  1. I just love Bitsy Sue...fabulous colouring and love the frame and the fabulous details..brilliant.

    luv CHRISSYxx