More and more I’m using the Alphas that come with a kit, even though they’re often not built specifically for Artisan.
In this Elephants layout, I used Chelle’s Rollercoaster Alpha and recolored it. One way to recolor is to find a color or paper and simply fill it. However doing that you lose any of the textures built into the Alpha.
In order to keep the integrity of the Alpha, I like to use the Color Ribbon and either Adjust Hue or Color Wash. For this layout, I used the Color Wash and selected an Orange Hexagon as the color palette.
Here was my process for this layout:
- Add each letter to the layout.
- Move around the page, align, group and resize as desired.
- Change the color – Color > Color Wash > Sample color from Screen (I picked an orange hexagon)
- Adjust the Saturation and Brightness as desired.
Changing the color is so each that it can be done for papers and embellishments just as easy as Alphas. Give it a try and link up your layout in the comments.
Enjoy this video of the process: http://youtu.be/0gL_1DGje8k