Wedding Invitation: How To Make Your Own Wedding Invitation.

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Tutorial: AKVIS ArtSuite

Handmade Wedding Invitation


Preparing for a wedding is a challenge. In order to make it a special event, you want to do everything you can to make it original, memorable, and for all the elements to work harmoniously together. This requires a lot of time and attention.

The important part is not only buying a wedding dress or planning the reception, but also designing the invitation cards. You want to create something unique that your guests will cherish. Therefore this tutorial is dedicated to creating wedding invitations. We will create a two-sided invitation card.

Original Image Result: Wedding Invitation
Original Image Result

The invitation will consist of two parts: the cover and a place for content. We'll work on each part separately.

The Cover

The cover of our card will be made with ArtSuite, and since our idea will involve using a hand painted frame, we will use the standalone version.

  • Step 1. Run the program. Open your photo with .

    Choose Hand Painted Frame from the drop down list in the Settings Panel. By default the photo will be placed in the first hand painted frame in the Library.

    Default Frame
  • Step 2. We won't use this template. Let's choose one of the frames of the Wedding Pack.

    Hand Painted Frames


    The Wedding Pack is available for a small fee. Look here for information about purchasing and registering… But don't worry.

    When you install ArtSuite the Libary is already loaded with some free frames, from which you can choose to match any taste. You can also download the Free Pack.

    Click on the sample to open all frames in the pack. We find a suitable choice. The program automatically inserts the photo into the hole.

    Photo Automatically Inserted
  • Step 3. Adjust the size and position of the photo in the frame.

    Changing the Size and Position of the Photo
  • Step 4. Run processing with , and afterward the photo will look like this:

    Photo in Frame

    The photo for the cover is ready! We'll save the result with .

  • Step 5. Now we'll need our graphics editor to add text. We used Adobe Photoshop.

    Open the image we just processed in the editor.

    The photo needs to fit the size of the invitation. We want our invitation to be 10 cm wide. So we will reduce the image to that size (by selecting Image -> Image Size from the menu).

  • Step 6. Add some text and various effects.
    Adding Text to the Invitation Effect Applied to the Text
    Adding Text to the Invitation Effect Applied to the Text
  • Step 7. Increase the height of the canvas (Image -> Canvas size) twice, so that the main image is at the bottom.

    Cover of the Invitation

    The invitation's cover is ready.


  • Step 1. Create a new document the same size as the first.
  • Step 2. Make a new layer (Layer -> New -> Layer) and draw something on it yourself or fill it with a pattern.

    Next use the Pencil tool to draw a horizontal line across the image, dividing it in half. This line will mark where invitations should be folded, making it more easy to fold them later.

    Creating a Background
  • Step 3. Call the AKVIS ArtSuite (Filter -> AKVIS -> ArtSuite) and add a texture to give the paper an embossed appearance.

    Applying a Texture to the Image

    The texture's pattern and settings are shown below.

    Texture Pattern and Parameters
  • Step 4. Final step. Select the Text and fill the invitation, with a message fit for all guests.

    Adding Text

Both sides are ready. Now just print your hand made invitations and send to your guests!

How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Preferences — Preferences
Effects Effects
   — Black & White — Black & White
   — Shift Colors — Shift Colors
   — Channel Mixer — Channel Mixer
   — Texture — Texture
   — Glamour — Glamour
   — Two Keys — Two Keys
   — Halftone Effect — Halftone Effect
Frames Frames
   — Classic — Classic
   — Pattern — Pattern
   — Strokes — Strokes
   — Scratches — Scratches
   — Page Curl — Page Curl
   — Squares — Squares
   — Ragged — Ragged
   — Spray — Spray
   — Artistic Frame — Artistic Frame
   — Frost — Frost
   — Artistic Crop — Artistic Crop
   — Passe-Partout — Passe-Partout
   — Hand Painted Frame — Hand Painted Frame
Examples Examples
   — Berlin Cathedral Postcard — Berlin Cathedral Postcard
   — Change Seasons — Change Seasons
   — Create Your Own Art Gallery — Create Your Own Art Gallery
   — Make a Calendar  — Make a Calendar
   — Prowling Tiger — Prowling Tiger
   — Frog Prince House — Frog Prince House
   — Summer Dreams (Advanced Tutorial) — Summer Dreams (Advanced Tutorial)
   — Relaxing at the River — Relaxing at the River
   — Happy New Year! Year of the Tiger! — Happy New Year! Year of the Tiger!
   — Handmade Wedding Invitation — Handmade Wedding Invitation
   — Making Your Own Frames — Making Your Own Frames
   — Retro Style Portrait: Black & White Effect — Retro Style Portrait: Black & White Effect
   — Changeable Fruit - Shift Colors — Changeable Fruit - Shift Colors
   — Valentine's Day: Capturing a Memory — Valentine's Day: Capturing a Memory
   — Thumbing Through Photos: Curled Edges — Thumbing Through Photos: Curled Edges
   — Old Paper Effect — Old Paper Effect


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