Computer Tricks: Create Translucent Text

by Jessica Sprague

Translucent text adds a bit of flair to any layout. I often use it on my pages to help point the emphasis to key words. Oftentimes when we look at a scrapbook layout (or at any other design for that matter), our eye sees larger or more saturated pieces first. Using translucent text helps tell your message without overpowering the other elements on your page.


Balance by Jessica Sprague

Balance by Jessica Sprague. Supplies Software: Adobe Photoshop elements 7.0; Printer: Epson R1900; Photo paper: Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss; Patterned paper: BasicGrey; Letter stickers:; Photo corners: Making Memories; Fonts: Impact and Myriad: Adhesive: Mono Adhesive, Tombow; Other: Ribbon.

We all have those days that seem as though the storm clouds are never going to part. Then something reminds us that they will. My daughter, Rowen, often gives me that inspiration. When I took this photo of her, I saw how she took on the adventure of mastering the new balance beam in our backyard without fear or hesitation. I wanted to place my text on the photo without overpowering the image, so I made some of the text translucent and left a few key words at full saturation so they stand out on the layout.

For step-by-step instructions on how to create translucent text, and for a free travel brush download courtesy of, click on page 2 of this article.

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When I tried to print the instructions for the translucent text, the pages come out blank. When checking the print preview, it is also blank. What's the deal?
Thank you so much SG!
These brushes are Awesome!
These are great. ScrapGirls rocks
I love using brushes. They are so versatile.
The link is fixed now
Thanks for your patience, everyone! Enjoy the brushes!
I'm sure you'll have the link fixed soon. Love the opportunity of using these brushes...thank you
Like the others, there's not a link to the download. Is there an error with what's been published in the magazine vs what's live on line?
Glad it's not just me!
Same thing. These are cute, looking forward to using them!
same problem
I hope this problem get fixed soon, love to download those brushes
download link missing
I just get a small .jpeg when I click the link ~ something is missing.
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