Everything you see is a layer - a little saved window with an item or items grouped together in it. All the layers together add up to a page. Each layer you can change the transparency on so that some layers are see through, and others are solid.
Digi scrapping without set templates (you can buy templates were you just whack your pic into the page and everything else is already done. I don't use them - I like to create all my pages from scratch) is all about the layers. Which one sits above another one - just like on an IRL page.
|1. First I scan in some newspaper clippings|
and cut / arrange them on the page (kind of
like I would for a page IRL
|2. Then I use some of the brush effects in |
the application (airbrush) to spray on some
yellow. (i've used two shades of yellow)
Pop a pic on, and setup some masking
in front and behind it.
|3. I've popped on a page mask which adds|
texture to the layout. Added a mask with the
spots, and the black flower outline. The green
is patterned paper that I have used the
Marque tool on (and Feather) to cut out
some pieces with a faint edge.
|4. I've added some paint splotches to where I want|
the 'hair' to be. I've also sprayed a bit of
blue on the left, and added a faint white
spray to lighten some areas to get a
more dramatic effect.
|6. Then I add finishing touches; the|
watch, the journaling text (made it up)
the title, and added a bit more colour to
the top of the page