For our family this year I made leather tooled bookmarks to divide up each month. I bought the “Leather Love” package from Creative Market and used her bonus content as a starting point for my leather tooling in Photoshop. I had a lot of fun creating these leather tooled bookmarks and decided this technique was tutorial worthy. If you want to go the easy route and use my pre-made versions, you can purchase them from my Etsy shop.
Leather Tooled Bookmarks
Here are the leather tooled bookmarks all together:
I started by making a new Photoshop file that was roughly 3″ x 6″, since that was about the size I planned on making the bookmark. I created a bookmark shape using a combination of the shape tool and the pen and path tool. Vector art isn’t really ideal in Photoshop, so I did include some bookmark shapes for your use that you can download below:Leather Bookmark Shapes
If you don’t have much experience using shapes like this as clipping masks you can learn more about that here.
Leather Tooling Fonts
For those looking for the fonts used in the video, I used Academy Engraved for the large single month letter, Proxima Nova Thin for the month text and I’m throwing in Pringle & Tweed because it was an accent font I used in our family album… and it’s so pretty. I may have a font addiction.
Sorry that these are all paid fonts. I had thought Academy Engraved was free but I must have ended up with it working on a design project. There are plenty of free options available online; FontSquirrel is one of my favorite resources. If you don’t know how to load fonts I have a tutorial on that too.
Leather Tooling in Photoshop Video Tutorial
Because it is way too obnoxious to explain these techniques in a blog post, enjoy my video tutorial below.
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