Go from Stiff to Squiggly — Qwik Filter Tip

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Going From Stiff to Squiggly – Qwik Filter Tip

Just recently I set upon the task of adding a set of chevrons to this double scrapbook page.

Problem: Because the chevrons started out as a custom shape, they were graphic in nature. They were not matching the outdoorsy feel of my scrapbook page. I needed them to be a little less stiff.

Solution: A quick application of the Ripple Filter (Filter > Distort > Ripple) made the chevrons just squiggly enough to look like they were meant to be on my page.

A few filter tips:

  • Filters will not work on a vector layer, like a font or a shape. But, if you simplify/rasterize the layer first, you are good to go!
  • Start by applying the default settings. You’d be surprised how much of a difference it can make.
  • For more sassiness in your squiggle, run the filter more than once. I ran it three times on my chevrons.


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  1. Barbara M.
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    Such a great idea…little details like this really add to a layout!

  2. Terri
    | Reply

    Great idea, especially with the water as the background!! Jen, you always come up with such fun ideas. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

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