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Digital Scrapbooking News


Got a craving to scrapbook? Then you'll appreciate this sale that will let you experience a little self-indulgence at a discount. After all, you love saving money on your digital scrapbooking goodies! But remember, this opportunity to get a deal on scrapbooking delights ends on Midnight (MST), Janurary 31st. Time's running out fast!

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Layout by Amanda McGee
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The following products were announced Tuesday, January 22, 2008.


Layout by Erica Hite
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The following products were announced Wednesday, January 23, 2008.


Layout by Jan Hicks
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The following products were announced Friday, January 25, 2008.


If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product or Layout Designers, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the message board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the message board, just click on the "PM" box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings

A Designer's Life: Dee-Ann Decker

There is a saying, “When one door closes, somewhere a window opens.” Our windows were thrown wide open this year, with so many new and exciting opportunities presenting themselves.

Life Muses by Ro: Crisp Sheet of White

First snow of the season: There is just enough to cover the lawn in a crisp sheet of white. The sheet is threadbare and when the sun rises overhead, the remains of the snow will disappear.

Life Muses by Ro: Scrap Girls Aunties

Scrap Girls has taken on a life of its own and has become a testimony that people do care about each other... that they love each other... that they pray for each other... that they help each other... that they enjoy learning, laughing, sharing and yes, even scrapbooking together. Read this amazing story of how one person's journey has affected us all.

Business Corner by Ro: Write Your Goal Down

Your company’s business philosophy is how you will do business – or how you will look at the world through your company’s eyes. The company’s philosophy statement helps you to figure out how you are going to approach your work. Determining the answers to these questions in advance will be helpful to you when you find yourself having to make difficult decisions later on.

Life Muses by Ro: Seaweed Wrap

She convinced me that it would be a good idea to have a spa treatment. Perhaps, it would relax me and take my mind off of my troubles. Boy, was she wrong!

Customer Muse: You Are Not Alone

After reading many of Ro’s muses, customer Helen Tarbox has been inspired and encouraged to write down her experiences with anxiety. She started suffering from what was diagnosed as anxiety when she was 21.


Note from Ro: Would you like to earn a $20 Gift Certificate, too? Send your own muse to [email protected]. If it is selected for publication in the Scrap Girls newsletter, you'll get to have fun shopping!

Muse: To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in meditation. Not intended to solve the world's problems, another person's problems, or to cover topics completely. One does not have to agree with musings to enjoy them just as one does not have to be the same as someone else to appreciate who they are.

Enjoy Ro's Muses? She now has a blog where she is posting some of our readers' favorites, along with blog-only topics. http://lifemuses-ro.typepad.com/life_muses_by_ro/

Enjoy an eBook collection of Ro's popular Life Muses from the first half of 2006 in an easy way to print, save, or purchase as a gift for someone you love.

Cute Stuff

Want to see more cute layouts? Go to the bottom left of our Home Page and check out our newsletter links.

Monday, January 21, 2008

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Name of designer: Paula Wright

Name of layout: Camo Boys

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS2

Name of challenge: Hobbies

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Army

Directions for blending a photo into a paper:

In keeping with the theme, I wanted to create an army camo alpha for the title of this page. To create your own alpha, open a new document and type in the title. I used the Army font off the internet and scaled it to about the size I wanted in my layout. Next, Rasterize (Simplify in PSE) the type, then drag and drop the camo paper onto your layout. Scale the paper down to about 50% of the original size. Look at the design of the paper and decide what part you want to cut the title from. I liked the bottom of the page where there was interesting texture, color and contrast. Move the type to that area of the page and select the type with the Magic Wand Tool. When the type is outlined with marching ants, Select> Inverse, and click on the paper layer. Now, just Delete the paper and you have your title in camo. You have many choices to complete your title. You can add a drop shadow, a stroke, or bevel and emboss depending on the look and the amount of dimension you want. This is a simple way to create custom titles on your scrapbook pages.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sew Doodly Shapes
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sew Doodly Shapes

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Layout by Amanda Sok
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Included in this month's Scrap Girls Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on club supplies. Also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.


Tutorials and Articles

Best of the Message Board

Our amazing forum members answer questions about Shadow Styles, Paper Templates, locking pixels and more!

Designer Do-Over: Laurel Lakey

Layout Designer Laurel Lakey was searching through some of her older layouts, and chose to re-do this particular one because it doesn’t really tell the story she wanted to tell, and it looks a little boring. But, it’s got a good basic structure, so she didn't have to change too much to make it shine.

Tutorial: Using Templates, Brushes and Styles to Create an Aged Paper Effect

Crumpled, ripped, curled and stained aren’t typically delightful descriptors, but add anything of the sort to my digital scrapbook page and Product Designer Keri Schueller is quite delighted. There are numerous ways to achieve this kind of aged paper effect digitally and she's going to share a few with you here.

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: Assemble Your Own Pretty Pink Tags

Do you have clear business card case leftovers at home? You can make them into changeable labels for your kids’ books or journals! Follow along as Layout Designer Indah Permata Sari shows you how!

Tutorial: Using Sketches in Your Layout With a Twist

As the resident “Queen of Sketches,” the question Product Designer Marnie Adams often gets asked is, “What is a sketch and what do I do with it?” And, the answer is... a sketch is a basic outline of a layout that is used to show placement of the photos, embellishments, title and journaling. The sketch may be rotated, flipped, cropped, adjusted or rearranged. The beauty of a sketch is that it is a suggestion of how a layout might look – the ultimate creative decisions are made by you.

Way Cool Scrap Girl: Melanie J.

Meet our Way Cool Scrap Girl, Melanie J.! Melanie talks about how she got into digital scrapbooking in general and Scrap Girls in particular. Plus, she shares one of her amazing layouts with you!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, ginaMO and messygoat! Don't miss their stunning, prize-winning layouts! Plus, see the amazing layouts by December Layout Contest Winner, Kricket, and Mid-December Layout Contest Winner, LaLo1103.

Online Classes Available

Ten Beginner Tips On Type
January 30 and February 6, 8 PM ET

This in-depth class is a wonderful opportunity to learn the basics of typography. Learn simple rules and guidelines to use multiple fonts together more effectively. Discuss different ways to make journaling and title a cohesive part of every layout. Study real examples, and see how applying the rules can improve your layouts.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for all digital scrapbooking programs. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

Enrolling in this course without understanding these basic skills may cause you to feel lost and frustrated when you attend the classes. We want you to have a great experience. So please, if you are uncertain that you have enough skills to take this course, use the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program to build an adequate foundation prior to the classes starting. Thanks!

New Class Offering!

Cooking Up Color Schemes
February 5 and 12, 9 PM ET

This in-depth class is a wonderful opportunity to learn about color schemes. Colors can be overwhelming and challenging to use. Learn some simple rules and guidelines to make them easier. Learn to use a color wheel to choose colors that work together harmoniously. Study real examples, and see how well thought-out color schemes can improve your layouts.

This class is open to all software program users. References are made to certain PS/PSE tools, but there will be no need to use these tools in class. Screenshots were made using PSE.

What's Happening at Scrap Girls?

New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, January 29th - 3:00PM ET

Join Dee Decker (DDecker) for the early edition of our New Member chat at 3:00 Pm EST. Everyone is welcome to join us as we meet new members and answer questions about the Message board, Chat room, Gallery, chocolate, and anything else that may come up!

New Member Chat
Tuesday, January 29th - 8:00PM ET

Join Welcoming Committee Members Pat & Patti for an evening of chatting and fun, at the New Members Chat at 8 PM EST. We will be there to answer any questions you may have about digital scrapbooking or Scrap Girls in general.

This chat is a great way to meet other digi scrappers and ask any questions that you may have. And, there is bound to be lots of laughs and a few noises too! We welcome our more experienced members also to join the party too.

To join, just come to the Scrap Girls Chat Room by clicking on the “Live Chat” link from either the Message Board or the Scrap Girls home page. Click on the blue "Rooms" button, and double click on "NewMember".

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 30th -
12:00Noon ET

Join your host Betsy for the High Noon Crop every Wednesday at Noon eastern time. These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes, simply giving participants a one hour goal, and a fun, new challenge each week!

On January 30, we'll do an All About Me challenge! Create a layout using a quote you love!

You'll have one hour to create a layout and upload to the special High Noon Crop gallery. You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! Meet new friends and have fun in the chat room! We hope you'll join us!

Desktop Crop
Wednesday, January 30th - 9:00PM ET

Please come join Angela (angelaNussbaum) at 9PM EST for the Desktop Challenge Crop.

Tired of your desktop being some graphic that you would've liked to make? Tired of a solid background? Did you know with your digital scrapbooking skills you can make a fabulous background for your enjoyment? A few hours before the chat, we will provide you with a source of inspiration, so stay tuned!

Art Inspiration Challenge
Thursday, January 31st - 9:00PM ET

Join Scrappinjo and ruralscrapper, for the Art Inspiration Crop on Thursday, January 31st at 9 pm EST.

We will provide a piece of art to be used as inspiration for your layouts. You can use the color scheme, the composition, or any part of the art as the starting point for your own layout - the only rule is that you use your imagination!

Quote Challenge Crop
Sunday, February 3rd - Time TBA

Come join angelaNussbaum for the Quote Challenge Crop! Here's how it will work. On Sunday, we will post a thread on the challenge board giving you the quote which you will use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and we'll even have a layout with a Word Art example.

Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout! We'll post the time in that day's thread, as the time changes around each time to allow participation by our international folks.

Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

Monday, February 4th - 9:00PM ET

Join me, Carla (crs), for a NSBR Chat. What is NSBR? It’s a non-scrapbook related chat. We talk about everything! It’s a chance to just sit back and chat with friends, make some new friends and just have some fun. If you have a problem and want some support, we’ll be there to listen. If you have something exciting to share, we’ll celebrate with you. If you have questions, we’ll try to answer them for you. Come join the fun, Monday, February 4th at 9 PM EST. Hope to see you there!

Recipe Challenge Chat
Friday, February 15th - 9:00PM ET

Join "ScrappyLibrarian" (Danna) to chat about this months recipe card challenge! We will share our recipes, tips, and tricks and have fun getting to know one another. We will be in the chat room at 9 PM EST and look forward to seeing you there!

Check the message board on Thursday, Feb 14th for this month's recipe theme!

New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, February 19th - 3:00PM ET

Join Dee Decker (DDecker) for the early edition of our New Member chat at 3:00 Pm EST. Everyone is welcome to join us as we meet new members and answer questions about the Message board, Chat room, Gallery, chocolate, and anything else that may come up!

Faith Journey Crop
Wednesday, February 20th - 9:00PM ET

Join us for the "Faith Journey" Crop! All faiths are welcome! Look for more details on the Message board and newsletter.

January Events

January Board Game: Progressive Word Scramble

Here's how it works. The object of the game is to correctly guess a boutique item by solving clues and unscrambling letters we give you. Each day you are given a letter or several letters of the name of a boutique item as well as a clue. You won't know how many letters are in the boutique item name until it is complete. We will keep giving clues until a correct guess is made.

The designer's name is not included as part of the puzzle, and the word "collection" is not included as part of the puzzle either. Letters from any other words in product names (such as "biggie", "brush", or "transparency") may be given as part of the puzzle.

Here is an example:

Day 1 Letters: i
Day 1 Hint: I'm oh so pretty

Day 2 Letters: t n
Day 2 Hint: I know you'll love my soft reds, and blues, and greens

Day 3 Letters: u o i
Day 3 Hint: It was so nice of Angie to give me some flowers

Answer: Angie Briggs' Intuition Collection

Be the first to answer it correctly and win a $5.00 Gift Certificate to the Boutique! You are only allowed ONE guess per daily clue, and you are only allowed ONE win per month. When you make your guess, you MUST link it to the boutique item you are referencing. We will play the game daily during the entire month of January. When a correct answer is given, the new puzzle will start the following day.

January Layout Contests:

Layout Contest: You could win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Boutique! With New Year’s Day here, we tend to think in terms of our resolutions for the year ahead. How about taking some time to reflect on the year that has just passed? You could look at the resolutions you made last year at this time and scrap about how you did at keeping them. Or on a less serious note, you could do a retrospective of your year with a few (or several) photos that highlight your year. Maybe there is one event in your year that was extra special, like a wedding, a birth, or a death in the family. So let’s see your layouts highlighting the year just past.

Mid-January Layout Contest: The new year can be a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. Maybe you've recently reorganized a room, put an addition on or remodeled your home. Or, maybe you are working on turning over a new leaf in your life. We want to see your layouts about something that's giving you a fresh start (past or present). Post your layouts in the correct gallery, and if your layout is chosen, you'll win a $10 GC to the Boutique! All layouts are due by February 14, 2008 at Midnight, ET!

Ongoing Opportunities

Customer Muses: It occurred to us recently that it might be wonderful for our readers to share with each other their own versions of Ro's Life Muses. We know each of you has a wonderful story to tell. To have your own essay considered for publication as a muse in the column for our special Saturday newsletter, send your essay to [email protected]. If your essay is selected, you will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.

Way Cool Scrap Girl: We are so excited to have all of you meet some of the amazing people that have become Scrap Girls! If you would like to be spotlighted and win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Boutique, send the following items to [email protected] :

- 500-900 word essay about your experience with digital scrapbooking, Scrap Girls, and specific examples of how we have helped you.
- A 600-pixel wide, 72 dpi copy of a layout you've created that uses Scrap Girls products and its complete supply list.
- A 100-pixels wide, 72 dpi picture of yourself. (How fun to see who you are!)
- Permission to use your statement.

Customer Freebies: We get a lot of requests from you asking if you could share a freebie with your Scrap Girls friends, and we have come up with a way to do it. On Saturdays we will be sharing freebies created by you, if they are available. If you are interested in participating, download this PDF with the specifications and you'll be on your way. Please note that if you choose to use any Scrap Girls tools or templates in your submission, commercial licenses for those products are required. (Even our own designers must purchase commercial licenses for any items they wish to use in a non-personal manner!) If your freebie is chosen, you will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Suggest a Challenge, Win a Prize! Have a great idea for a gallery layout challenge? Submit it to [email protected]. If your challenge idea is chosen, you will win a prize (such as a brush set, paper set, embellishment set, etc.). The prize will be a surprise, but you'll be sure to like it because you will get to pick out the one you like best (from the category you'll be assigned to shop in when you are notified that we are going to use your challenge idea). Friday will be Customer Challenge Day so keep an eye out on the message board calendar. It will be fun to see what YOU come up with for us to do!

Note from Ro: Scrap Girls is now giving away birthday gifts to our message board members! Of course, it is a surprise what you will get because birthday presents are always surprises! But you will like it for sure because most people like money... Oops! Did I say that? No. I didn't say that. You did NOT hear me say that. Anyway, make sure your message board email address is current and that you have the correct date entered into your profile or you'll miss out on the birthday present! (You will only be entering the month and the date so don't be shy. We won't know how old you actually are!)

Check our message board calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-New York' as the location for the Eastern time zone.)

Designer Freebie

Card by Jan Hicks
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Designer Freebie coordinates with Birthday Card Sentiments 2 Brush Set Biggie


* There is a "free download" button on the details page for each gift. You don't need to put them in your shopping cart unless you are shopping for other items. Also note that if you are slow reading your newsletter, you may find this freebie has already been retired, as the freebies are only available as gifts for about two newsletter cycles.

Free Digital Scrapbooking Starter Kit

The free digital scrapbooking stater kit section is a standard newsletter feature for the benefit of the large number of new subscribers that join our list every day.

Would you like a chance to try digital scrapbooking yourself?

Scrap Girls Refresh Collection Biggie offers you samples of some of our most popular product types. Try making a layout, your own paper with a ScrapSimple Paper Template, a fast layout with a ScrapSimple Digital Layout Template, or experiment with a brush.

We know you'll love digital scrapbooking as much as we do, and we have thousands of products to feed your new addiction!

If you read nothing else, read this!

15 Things You NEED to Know to Become a GREAT Digital Scrapbooker. It's so addictive; it ought to come with a warning label!

Free eBook "starter kit" turns your dreams of digital scrapbooking into reality today!

This dynamite eBook is 65 pages - packed full of the information, ideas and help people need when they are about to dive into this great hobby. It answers questions about digital scrapbooking that Ro is asked all day long, every day of the week, and each day of the year. You don't have to wonder about important questions like how to back up your files, whether you need a 12x12 printer to scrapbook digitally (and which one to buy), or what type of computer software is required to create digital scrapbooking layouts. The answers are all here for you - in one easy to use eBook!

Bonus! Download the fun "Warning" Label, too. It was created for you by Valerie Randall as a little bit of extra fun!

* There is a "free download" button on the details page for each gift. You don't need to put them in your shopping cart unless you are shopping for other items.


Weekly Newsletter

January 21 - 26, 2008
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Scrap Girls Guarantee


In this issue:

- 14.7% Off Cravings Satisfied Sale!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Cute Stuff
- Tutorials and Articles
- Online Classes Currently Available
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Contests
- Ongoing Opportunities
- Designer Freebie
- Free Digital Scrapbooking Starter Kit
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Educational Products



The Scrap Girls newsletter is created for you by a virtual army of Scrap Girls team members. Without them, we couldn't possibly share these resources with you, and I'm very grateful for their ongoing help and support.

I hope you enjoy today's issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

CEO - Scrap Girls, LLC

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Scrap Girls Clubs
Scrap Girls Monthly Club

Join the Scrap Girls Monthly Club and you can have fun with the newest traditional digital and printable scrapbooking looks while saving! (A $26.93 value for $9.99 or less!)

The Scrap Girls Club contents are released on the 1st day of the month (or the closest business day to the 1st).

With the Scrap Girls Club, you will receive:

  • 1 Collection Biggie
  • 1 Paper Super Mini
  • 1 8.5x11 Sheet of Word Art
  • 1 Embellishment Set
  • 1 Card and Envelope Set (printable version only)
  • 1 Easy Page
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item

Layout by Amanda Sok using January's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Amanda Sok

Alert! Alert! THURSDAY is the last day you can sign up for the Scrap Girls club and still get this great group of products at this amazing price. Don't delay... sign up now!

Remember, these items are available separately in the Boutique at regular prices for those who would rather not join a club.

(Note: The Scrap Girls Club contents are always available for sale elsewhere in the Boutique at their regular prices once the associated club month is released. But all club contents are totally brand new, never seen before product releases for each month!)


ScrapSimple Monthly Club

ScrapSimple Monthly Club for January

Join the ScrapSimple Monthly Club and you can enjoy the newest ScrapSimple looks while saving! (A $13.95 value for $6.99 or less!)

The new ScrapSimple Club contents are released on the 15th day of the month (or the closest business day to the 15th).

With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Templates Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brush Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item

A Commercial Licensed version of the ScrapSimple club is also available here.

Layout by Melissa Renfro using January's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Melissa Renfro and Theresa Kavouras

If you prefer not to join a club, the ScrapSimple club contents are available at regular prices in the Boutique. You can easily find them right now by checking the What's New? section of the Boutique.

(Note: The ScrapSimple Club contents are always available for sale in the Boutique at regular prices once the associated club month is released. But all club contents are totally brand new, never-seen-before product releases for each month!)


Educational Products
MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

*NEW!* MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed! for Adobe Photoshop (Versions 6, 7, CS, CS2, CS3)

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed! for Adobe Photoshop Elements versions 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 & 5.0

It's time for you to stop playing catch-up in Photoshop and start having a blast doing the more advanced tricks that you see other people and professional digital scrapbookers doing.

  • Take the world's easiest shortcuts to creating your own backgrounds, embellishments, and alphas.
  • Make sure that you don't make the biggest mistakes that digital scrapbookers make when they create layouts.
  • Learn fantastic tricks for using Scrap Girls ScrapSimple products.
  • Dip your digital scrapbooking self into some of those "other" cool tools that are sitting there waiting in your software for you to use such as paths, masks, the drawing pen, and more.
  • See how easy it is to install and manage new Custom Shapes and Styles in Photoshop so that you can make things that are creative and unique.
  • Learn advanced tricks for using tools that you already know and love.
  • Watch me make some beautiful papers and get a chance to peek inside of my layers. (Oh dear... That is the last frontier and I might be out of my mind to let you do it... NOBODY likes people to see inside of their layers. It is like having visitors peek inside of your dresser drawers. Very private stuff.)
  • See a new way for coloring doodles. (I'm betting that it will surprise you what tool I've used to do that with, too...)
  • Get "IN" on creating your own brush sets. (You do NOT have to have those impossibly long brush sets frustrating you anymore. In fact, when you learn this trick, you will wonder why you haven't been using it all along.)
  • Find out why Custom Shapes are so important to you. (Bet you didn't know...)
  • Learn how to cut out a title from a background or a photo.
  • And even more...

Note: These are NOT beginning tutorials. If you get this training and you have never used Photoshop before or if you aren't pretty sure of yourself in the software, you are going to be lost. You simply have to understand layers, where things are located, and all of the basic, important skills that Ro teaches in her Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed series before you try to use it.


Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 6.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 6.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 5.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 4.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 3.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed (Photoshop)

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Paint Shop Pro (PSP) X

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Paint Shop Pro (PSP) 9

Are you wishing you could learn how to scrapbook digitally, but feeling kind of intimated by it? These tutorials allow you to actually watch Ro scrapbook. You'll see her working on her computer and hear her talking about why she is doing what she is doing. It's easy to watch the short, one-topic movies over and over again until you have it down. It's like having Ro come to your home and give you private scrapbooking lessons. You could be digitally scrapbooking today!

After you watch the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed movies, you will...

  • Create your own digital scrapbook layouts using the latest, most popular techniques
  • Manage all of the important basics that digital scrapbook enthusiasts need to know to get started
  • Understand how to save your files for printing or sharing them with your friends and family over the internet
  • Make your own textured brush
  • Learn how to install and use purchased brushes
  • Make your own simple backgrounds
  • See how easy it is to manage transparent embellishment files that allow digital scrapbooking layouts to look like they are "real"
  • Become a pro at managing the drop-shadowing techniques
  • Learn about transparency and lighting effects
  • Make your own digital torn paper edges
  • Be able to isolate a single item in an embellishment or alpha and be able to change the color to suit your fancy
  • Become a pro at repairing damaged photos
  • Know the secret of putting text on a curve or in a circle
  • Laugh at how simple it is to make rounded edges on your photos
  • Use keyboard and tool shortcuts that make digital scrapbooking a breeze
  • Be able to place digital embellishments on your digital scrapbook layout with ease
  • Unlock the mystery of how to clip a digital paper clip onto your layout so that it looks real
  • Learn how to install and use purchased textures
  • Understand some advanced techniques such as how to keep blue eyes blue on a black and white photo
  • Learn how to adjust black and white photos to sepia
  • And lots more!

Mastering Brushes

Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements
This ebook was created from the popular online class Creative Brushwork. It is perfect for the scrapbooker who wants to go above and beyond the basic brushing techniques taught in Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements. Make your layouts shine with the polish that advanced brushwork can bring!

Photoshop version also available!


The Beginners Guide to Filters and Plug-ins

If you're at all curious about filters and plug-ins, then The Beginners Guide to Filters and Plug-ins for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements (Windows) is what you need! This 70 page ebook contains everything you need to know to get started - what they are, what they do, how to set up your computer, where to find them, how to get them into your software, and more.

Paint Shop Pro (PSP) version also available!


Digital Photography Simplified

Digital Photography Simplified eBook: This eBook (full of easy to understand information and photographic examples) is tailored to the beginning digital photographer who wants to take better photos. More advanced photographers will also benefit from this eBook with the sections that get you out of your comfort zone.

So get ready to turn that dial away from AUTO and start taking extraordinary photos!


Ten Beginner Tips on Type

If you're creating a digital scrapbooking layout, it's almost guaranteed that you'll be using type on your pages somewhere. But did you know that type can make or break your page? What typeface will you use? What size font? Where will you place it on your page?

If you want to take some beginner steps towards improving the type on your layouts, and thereby improving the overall look of your layouts, then this eBook is perfect for you. It's written in a very simple style, focusing on one digitally scrapbooked layout while walking you through ten tips that take type from mundane and awkward to eye-catching and cohesive.


Scrapbook Secrets for Microsoft Word

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for MS Word

Look here to see all of the things that you will learn with Scrapbook Secrets for Microsoft Word, as it has a different set of benefits.


Start to Finish eBooklets

Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: How to Make a Birthday Scrapbook Page

Nothing could be simpler than learning to scrapbook digitally with Scrap Girls Start to Finish eBooklets. Step by step written guidelines and detailed screenshots will help you learn new digital scrapbooking skills. Included with the eBooklet are the actual digital files you need to create a finished project!

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Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for MS Word

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