(Closed) Calling all brides who looooove to photoshop!

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Is this for your wedding invitations?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I suggest you hire a designer. What you’re describing isn’t a 5-minute Photoshop job, it’s an illustration project. There are boatloads of Photoshop tutorials online, but unless you’re going to be satisfied with wedding invitations that are amateur quality, I wouldn’t suggest doing it yourself.

If you do hire someone, have a good idea in your mind of what you’d like the final to look like. Find reference images of the style you want to see (photo collage with pasted-on hats? totally illustrated? color? black & white?) and provide those to your illustrator. Ask for a price quote and timeline, and you’re set.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You’ll need to have high resolution photos of your cats too, preferably with a contrasting, single colored background.

It’s a shame that they’re cats and not dogs, because it’d be way easier to pose them with props than to try to edit this together otherwise. 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If you have a ton of patience and time on your hands it can be done. Especially if you are kind of computer savvy. I have been self teaching myself photoshop to do my own save the dates. So far I’m happy with them, but it is alot of work. This is not an intuitive program necessarily. We have big book for it, but mostly I just use online tutorials to get info. I often spend hours trying to figure out how to do something. Once I figure it out, it takes like two seconds. So if you are bored and kind of crazy, then ya go for it : )

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Rachel631:  If hiring someone to help is totally out of the question, I suggest getting an account on Lynda.com. It’s $25 for a month subcription and well worth the fee. There are a lot of free tutorials out there, but frankly a lot of them are garbage. This site has everything from super basic courses to advanced ones, and they’re broken into short, manageable lessons that are easy to follow. You can also choose which version of the software the tutorials are for – from CS1 to CS6. Once you’re familiar with the basics, focus on learning about selections, that’s the specific skill you’ll need to pull the kitties off your original photos and add them to the final.

When you’re ready to work on the invite, most online printers offer downloadable templates which are already set up to the correct resolution and have some guidelines. I see you’re in the UK, hopefully one of these will work http://www.advantagedigitalmedia.co.uk/templates-for-downloading

Hope that helps

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

try going on etsy and see if someone can design this invite for you.. they don’t charge tooo much (I got my entire invitation suite for $17) and printed thru Vistaprint for a few dollars as well.  There might be a designer willing to put props and design everything for you!

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