templates for wding invites?

by DIY wedding planner on June 3, 2012


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whre do i get a free beach background with a wedding invitation template soemone please help me out.

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Ruth51 June 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm

You can go to a kinko’s, or a print shop and buy some Skytone Parchment Paper-8-1/2 x 11 in your choice of color. Matching envelopes in size A4 are also available.

Take one sheet of plain paper and fold the top down to the bottom. Then fold it left to right. Viola! You now have a 1/4 page “French Fold” that is used for invitations!

Use this plain sheet of paper to create a “Mock-Up” of what you want on each panel. When you open it up as a flat sheet of paper again, you will see that some of the panels are right side up, and others right side down. This is the way you would design it on your computer page, dividing the proper dimensions down into quarters using guides.

If you are going to use a color photograph, I would recommend staying with the very light, neutral shades of parchment so that the color of the paper does not interfere with the color of the photo. Actually, you could do this entire design in Photoshop easily. Or you may want to set it up in Illustrator or a page layout program first, and then import it to Photoshop to add the photo.

Do a search on Google for “beach photo” and see what you come up with. Some of the popular sites like flicker will have tons of pictures that the photographers usually allow you to download. Here are just a few sites for you to search to get started:

http://www.freenaturepictures.com/beach-pictures.html

http://www.beachultimate.org/pictures.html

You can find artwork anywhere—just do a google search for what you want. If you really get stuck, email me and I will supply you with some things. Over the past 25 years or so, I have designed many of these for people who wanted what they wanted! It was always fun and special—they loved doing it.

Only drawback is that you will not have the raised print, which is called Thermography and is also very expensive, because of the photo. I did my daughter’s invitations (without a photo) in calligraphy, had it printed on see through vellum, and then we mounted them on beautiful handmade and decorated paper which showed through the vellum. That was a lot of work—something a mother would only do for her daughter.

I hope I have helped you. Best wishes and congratulations!

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