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Photoshop Tutorial: Portrait with Words

SamWords600A picture can say a thousand words, and with Photoshop I mean that literally! Sometimes you have photos that aren't quite sharp enough to use, or the color is off, or whatever, but you like the pose or expression. The technique I used to create the layout of my daughter above is a great way […]

Three Ways to Brighten Your Layouts with Sunburst Templates

2011KelseyLovesLittleBitWebOne of the best things about digital scrapbooking is that there are so many options! It seems like there are a million different ways you can create an interesting background, but one of my favorites is to use a sunburst template. The rays of the sunburst can help create background interest, highlight a focal point, […]

What’s on Your Digital Scrapbooking Bucket List?

What's on your scrapbooking bucket list?Ever since I started formally scrapbooking the digital way in 2006, I've wanted to get better. Often, I see layouts and other digital works of art and say to myself, "Someday, I want to do that!" As the list of things to try grew, I decided to write my own digital-scrapbooking bucket list: a compilation […]

Tutorial: Make Beautiful Photo Masks with Brushes

BECbff600I don't know about you, but I have a huge brush stash! So I'm always trying to think of ways to use them besides just stamping. Today I'm going to share with you a quick and easy way to use your favorite brushes to make photo masks. All screenshots were made with Photoshop Elements 10, […]

Get Shadowing: Great Products That Add Dimension to Digital Pages

Get Shadowing: Great Products That Add Dimension to Digital PagesI've found myself talking to more and more "real life" people about the art of digital scrapbooking and most seem totally intrigued. They want to know, "Doesn't it look flat?" The answer is simple. Digital scrapbooks do not need to look flat, shadowing  really is the key to page dimension. You can have the best […]

Quick Tip: Lighten It Up with Levels in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Quick Tip: Lighten It Up with Levels in Photoshop and Photoshop ElementsYou have a wonderful photo of a precious memory, a beautiful kit to work with and you've created an amazing layout. But, is your photo all it can be? Not if you haven't checked your levels. This is the first thing I teach all my students to check on every photo. It can make the […]

Fine Tune Your Text Four Ways with Photoshop, Elements, and Paint Shop Pro

Fine Tune Your Text Four Ways with Photoshop, Elements, and Paint Shop ProSome of us of ‘a certain age’ can remember when the idea of being able to type something in more than one font was positively revolutionary! It came about when IBM introduced the Selectric typewriter that allowed you to change fonts by changing the typeball where all the keys were housed. For people who had […]

Quick Tips: Top Text Tips in PS, PSE and PSP

Quick Tips: Top Text Tips in PS, PSE and PSPThis month we've asked three digital-scrapbooking teachers to share their top three text tips for their favorite program so you get three times the fun! Photoshop Top Text Tips by Jenn White from ScrappersWorkshop.com using Photoshop CS 1. To start a new text layer when you’re already using the Type tool, hold the Shift key […]