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Recoloring Word Art Pieces

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Recoloring Word Art

Hey Everyone, Monica here with another fun tutorial for you! Today I’ll be talking about Recoloring Word Art Pieces! I am using a Word art from a January 2014 Word Art Challenge by Word Art World and *Star of Wonder Kit* by Connie Prince

Introduction

Word art is a great way to add a bit extra to your page. It can be used as a title on your page or just an accent on your page. Sometimes I recolor it to match and sometimes I leave it original. Most of the word art is black and it is this way so that you can recolor it!

Recoloring your word art

Here is the word art I am using.

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Here is my page all finished but I want to recolor the word art. I have placed the word art behind my photo so I’m not using the frame part.

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Now I want the top part to be red so it stands off of my page. So I am going to make the word art the active layer and select the part I want to be red.

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Now I am going to right click and copy this part.

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Now I will open the red paper I want to use above the part I just copied.

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Then I am going to use control + alt + G to group the paper to the part I just made a copy of. You can also go to Layer and Create Clipping Mask.

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Now I have that part red. I don’t really like the camera being red so on the part I made a copy of I am going to use my eraser and erase the camera.

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You may have to scroll in to get it perfect.

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Now I would like to have the arrow and the 2013 a light green color. So I will select just that part.

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And then right click and copy it so I have it separate!

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Now I will open the green paper I want to use above the part I just copied.

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Then I am going to use control + alt + G to group the paper to the part I just made a copy of. You can also go to Layer and Create Clipping Mask.

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This is what I want my word art to look like. You can now add a small shadow if you want!

You can also color these word arts by making a new layer above the copied.

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Then you fill that layer with a color.

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Then you use control + alt + G to group the color filled layer to the part I just made a copy of. You can also go to Layer and Create Clipping Mask.

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Here is my final Page!

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Final Thoughts

These are the two easiest ways to recolor a word art. By doing them this way you keep the perfect edges the designer created. If you try to flood fill the word art it will give you pixilated edges. I hope this helps you with recoloring word art pieces!

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! If you have any questions please message me on Gotta Pixel, I’m sparky_mom there! I’ll be glad to help!

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