Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Adding Layers with "hide selected contour"

There are so many interesting thing you can do with "hide selected contour" in Design Studio, and now, the Gypsy.  One of the things I like to do is to add layers to make more colorful designs.

I started with this image on the Cindy Loo cartridge and made it full page size.

This is the image as it appears on the cartridge.

I hid the flower centers and interior petals to create a new second layer.

This is how the layer will cut - blacking out certain areas.

The bottom layer is cut from the cartridge image set.

Adding the new second layer gives you lots of options - you can even add more layers if you'd like to have a more complicated design.  You can see the difference in the images as designed on the cartridge (above) and with a new layer added (below).

Remember, you can create a blackout version of any design that has interior lines with this technique,

Here is one more example, once again from the Cindy Loo cartridge.

I started with this image.

The lace is very open and airy.

 I hid many lines in the outer areas of the design to create solid areas.

Here is the new second layer

The bottom layer is straight from the cartridge.

Once again, here is the original design (above) and the design with an added layer (below).

You can add more layers by hiding different areas.

Here a third layer has the central areas hidden.

Here is what this layer looks like alone.  This would be lovely for a special photo or to make a title page for an album.

Here is a preview of all of the layers combined.

If you are not sure how to use "hide selected contour" there are Gypsy instructions at THIS POST and a video showing how to use this function in Design Studio HERE.

There are lots of possibilities - have fun experimenting with the different effects you can create!

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  1. This is great!!!!
    Thanks for sharing all your hard work!!!

  2. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing all the tips and ideas, and for the work you put into them.

  3. Thank you for sharing your knowledge to help us all create more exciting designs! I appreciate the explanation!

  4. as always your tips are great, thanks for all the great tips and projects. Judy

  5. I use DS all the time and am constantly hiding contours. I so love that feature too!

  6. WOW! Yet again, you amaze me! Thanks!

  7. This is an AWSOME technique you show us today! Thank you.

  8. I love the outcome of your layering.

  9. I can't wait to try this! I can't believe how easy it is, but how hard it looks! Great job, Diane!

  10. I have just started to use the hide contour button on my gypsy and now I am really excited to try some of your techniques! TFS!

  11. Thanks for all your helpful instructions. I learn so much reading your blog.

  12. What a brilliant idea, love this way of thinking. Yet again I will be looking at my cartridges differently now.
    Kim xXx

  13. I read this & remembered it this weekend! I used it on a card for a friend (and gave you a shout out on my blog)! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Thank you so much for this idea. I'm a SCAL user usually but I did have to get the Cindy Loo cartridge and this makes it so much more interesting!


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