Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Influenster #TLCVoxBox

A couple weeks ago I received my latest VoxBox compliments of Influenster! This one is called the TLC VoxBox and it's designed with moms in mind. It included: Avon Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother, Puffs to Go, Neosporin Neo to Go, Ivory Bar Soap, a Shell Fuel Rewards Network card, and a coupon for a free Breyers Gelato Indulgences! 

The gelato was yummy, and the travel tissues & Neosporin are super handy. I LOVED the throwback packaging on the Ivory Soap! I haven't used the Shell card or the Avon Anew yet but am looking forward to it!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Cropping a photo as a circle or oval in PS

Every year when I make invitations for my kids' birthday parties, I have to re-teach myself how to make a circle or an oval crop of their sweet faces, and this year it's going in the blog for posterity!

First, open your photo in Photoshop. Using the Elliptical Marquee Tool, draw the circle/oval over the area you want to keep. Holding down the shift key while doing so will give you a perfect circle. Next, choose Select -> Inverse. Use the Magic Eraser to erase what you can of the background, then use the regular eraser tool (in a large size) to erase the rest. Because only the inverse is selected, the area within the circle/oval will not be erased even if you go over it with the eraser. Now choose Select -> Deselect, and voila! Now you can crop the image closer to the circle/oval and save it for later use ;)

Shana Crane Design