Before I get too far into it, you'll need a scanner (or camera phone, camera with wifi, etc.) and Photoshop or other photo editing software for this project-- I have Photoshop Elements 9.
This project came about when my 5 year old spent some time coloring a picture and wanted to share it with a bunch of people-- grandma, nana, friend, teacher, etc. I tried to persuade him to color more pictures, but he was determined that THIS was his "masterpiece" and nothing could convince him otherwise.
So, with a little help from our scanner/printer and Photoshop, we were able to give all of the peeps on his list a custom, Made by L card. You can add a background or not. Since it's almost VDay, we added a heart background and turned it into a Valentine's Day Card. I also did a couple with a chalkboard background and font.
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How to turn hand drawn art into a cardmaterials needed:
Photoshop or other photo editing software
scanner or other way to get art onto computer (i.e. camera photo)
photo paper or card stock
printer (or send it to a local printer)
Scan & Photoshop...
Create new project file...
Select a print size, I chose 5 x 7 inches.
Copy with Magnetic Lasso Tool...
Copy & Paste into New File...
**Optional - Add a background...
**Optional - Create a speech bubble...
Then drag the speech bubble onto your card. Flip and resize as necessary.
Now it's time to add the text! Open a new layer. Select the "text button" and on the top/left part of the screen, choose the font and font size of your choice.
To print multiple cards...
Select the size of the cards. In this case, two 5x7 cards will fit on one 8.5 x 11" paper. If you choose 4x6, three cards will fit on one 8.5 x 11" paper.
Select File > Print. Insert photo paper or card stock into your printer before hitting "Print".
heart background via my cute graphics
kg two is better than one font via kimberly geswein on dafont
chalkboard background via how to nest for less
return to sender font via tom kolter on dafont
dinosaur via coloring.ws (we got it from a local restaurant)