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Digital Scrapbooking News

 

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Layout by Erica Hite
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The following products were announced Tuesday, March 25, 2008.

Note: Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Collage and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 4x6 Spring Charm are also available.

Layout by Trish Yochum
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The following products were announced Wednesday, March 26, 2008.

Layout by Valerie Randall
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The following products were announced Thursday, March 27, 2008.

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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The following products were announced Friday, March 28, 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: Syndee Nuckles

I admit it. I never know what to say in these Designer’s Life articles. How much of myself do I want to reveal, put out there for the world to view, ponder, mull and judge? What if what I say makes you think less of me somehow? What if what I say sounds dumb?

Life Muses by Ro: I can see!

I have talked too much about this the past few months, I suppose, but I can not finish my Lasik eye surgery journey tales without relating this one last thing to you: Hallelujah! I can see!

Life Muses by Ro: Just Waiting for Something to Happen

In between life’s present chaos and undetermined future lies fragments of moments in which the question, “I wonder what will happen next,” is considered.

Life Muses by Ro: The Journey is Worth Taking

I have the annoying habit of wanting everything to be over with right now.

Life Muses by Ro: Make a Wish

One day, about a month ago, I sat in my office chair and considered why my inner self felt so cluttery. My list of things to do and consider was growing so large that I couldn’t see through it to decide what I should focus on. Whenever I tried to make mental lists of what I needed to do, I experienced brain cramps and I swam to shore, panting for air. When I attempted to write it all down, my mind abandoned me and thick fog from the San Francisco Bay rolled over the western deserts and made their way through my tiny office window.

Customer Muse: I Never Said I Wanted to be a Teacher!

Customer Kara Eisenga begins, "Life changes in an instant. One day I go from being a mom, the next day I am an expert on autism."

 

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, March 24, 2008


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Name of designer: Brenda Peters

Name of layout: You Make Me Laugh

Software used: PSPX

Name of challenge: Spring

Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

Because the background of my photo was really busy I decided to blur it out and give my photo depth of field.  To do that I simply duplicated my photo.  Then from my layers palette, I activated the bottom photo and applied a Gaussian Blur effect to it.  Adjust>Blur>Gaussian> apply a value of 20 and click OK. Now activate the top photo layer and click on the eraser tool.  Erase around your subjects until your background is completely eliminated. When erasing up-close to my subjects I use these eraser option settings.  Hardness: 50, Step: 35, Density: 100, Opacity: 50.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Layout by Angie Briggs
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The first three products are included in this month's Scrap Girls Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

 

Note: Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitch 1801 and Dynamic Brush Set: Basic Stitching 4901 Biggie are also available.

Tutorials and Articles

 
Themed Thoughts

We’ve noticed various requests popping up here and there on the message boards, people looking for things from licensed characters like Disney Princesses, Pixar’s Cars and Winnie the Pooh. Since we cannot do collections with licensed characters in them, we’ve come up with an article to help you use those great Scrap Girls products you already have (or should have!) in your stash for these types of themes.

Best of the Message Board

Our forum members ask and answer questions about Embellishment Templates and printing your completed 12 x 12 layouts!

Tutorial: Color Blending a Mica Tile

Now that you own ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Mica Tiles, there is a quick and easy way to create a beautiful blended tile accent. Product Designer Brandy Hackman makes this gorgeous technique simple and fun!

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: ScrapSimple Card Templates

I used to be a card store junkie. It seemed every time I went to the mall, I had to stop in and buy some... sometimes without a particular event or holiday in mind. Though the cards always seemed “perfect” at the time, there would always be some little element I would wish was different.

It’s been several years since I’ve set foot inside a card store. At first, my paper scrapbooking supplies were my tools of choice, but since I’ve discovered Digital, it’s easier than ever to create just the right card to convey my feelings. See how Layout Artist Stefanie Harris works her magic with these way cool products!

Tutorial: Creating a Spring Bouquet That Won’t Wilt!

With spring having just “sprung,” I have been trying to think of a fun table decoration that would look festive and last through the season. A friend recently shared with me the perfect answer: paper flower bouquets! What better answer for a digital scrapbooking fan who loves beautiful papers? Product Designer Cherise Oleson shows you how you can create this pretty and fun craft project.

Customer Tutorial: Adding WOW With Digital Styles

Customer Eileen Bednarz shares the many ways Digital Styles allow you to get amazing special effects in your graphic projects.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, scrappinchar and Jane in N.Z.! Don't miss their stunning, prize-winning layouts! Congratulations, ladies!

Online Classes Available

Exploring Design Styles: Shabby Chic, Collage, Graphic, Eclectic
April 9, 16, 23 and 30 - 9:00PM ET

This in-depth class on Exploring Design Styles is the perfect opportunity to learn about the characteristics of the Shabby Chic, Collage, Graphic and Eclectic styles and how to apply them to your digital scrapbooking layouts.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop users, versions 7 and up, as well as Adobe Photoshop Elements, versions 4 and up. Students are, however, required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program for their software 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. hanks!

New Class Offering!

The Art and Importance of Journaling
April 10 and 17 - 9:00PM ET

Join Anna Mansfield for this two session class which teaches you methods and tools for journaling. Sample layouts clearly illustrate each concept, making it easy for you to follow along with the class and to see how to incorporate journaling into your own scrapbooking layouts.

Important: This class is open to all students interested in improving their journaling skills. Digital imaging programs are not needed for this class.

What's Happening at Scrap Girls?

Did you know that you can subscribe to Scrap Girls RSS feeds? Look for this icon at the bottom left-hand corner of the message board forum listing. We have two feeds:

  1. Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Message Board (See the latest chatter on the board.)
  2. Scrap Girls Radio Digital Scrapbooking Podcast (This is a sound broadcast with tips and tricks, inside news and dirt, chat/crop updates and more. Ro is your show host.)

You can listen to the podcast with QuickTime, Windows Media Player, iTunes, or even your iPod - if you load the MP3 file it on it. Just download the MP3 file to your computer and away you go... or simply click on the podcast link and the podcast will start right in your browser. You can also access the podcast through the Scrap Girls Radio forum on the message board.

Life Moments Crop and Chat
Tuesday, April 1st - 9:00PM ET

Join April Showers in Chat Room #1 for the next installment of our Life Moments Chat and Crop!

This week, we will scrap and chat about your favorite room in your house. Do you have a cozy nook where you like to read, or is your favorite spot wherever your computer is? You can focus on your favorite spot any home you’ve lived in - or even your dream home. Looking forward to seeing you there!

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, April 2nd -
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 April 2, we'll do a black and white challenge! Create a layout using black and white - either black and white papers and elements, or black and white photos, but not both!

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!

Textile Inspiration Chat & Crop
Wednesday, April 2nd - 9:00PM ET

Join me, Launa, for a Textile Challenge and Crop. We will meet the first Wednesday of each month at 9pm EST in the Scrap Girls Chat Room!

Do the paterns, textures, and colors of textiles facinate you? Do you get inspiration from anything from pillows to your grandmothers apron? Then this challenge is for you! A few hours before the challenge begins, I'll post a textile for you to use as the starting point for your page. You may be inspired by the colors, placement of patterns, textures... just let it be your inspiration!

I can't wait to see what you come up with! See you there!

NSBR Chat - Early Edition!
Thursday, April 3rd - 1:00PM ET

What is NSBR? It’s a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking and usually chocolate. It’s a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have a problem, we’ll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We’d love to celebrate with you. So, join me, Shari (PV Mom of 2), on April 3rd, at 1 PM EST, in the NSBR Chat Room! Hope to see you there!

NSBR Chat
Monday, April 7th - 9:00PM ET

What is NSBR? It’s a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking. It’s a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have a problem, we’ll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We’d love to celebrate with you. So, join us, Carla (crs) and Carol Ann (Zaz), on April 7th, at 9 PM EST, in the NSBR Chat Room! Hope to see you there!

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, April 9th -
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 April 9, we'll do a pastel challenge! Create a layout using pastels!

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!

New Member Chat
Tuesday, April 15th - 3:00PM ET

Join Dee (DDecker) at 3:00 PM ET for a fun chat to get to know our newest members. We will discuss the message board, gallery, chocolate and so much more! Everyone is welcome new or not so new! Not sure how to get there? Just click the Live Chat button above, you will need JavaScript enabled to access the chat room.

April Events

April Board Game: Who Am I?

In honor of the month that starts the silliest way possible... it's time to get our silliness on! This month we'll be getting to know some silly and little known facts about our Scrap Girls Team Members as we play a rousing game of "Who Am I?" Every day, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post a fact about one of the ScrapGirls Team Members and ask, "Who Am I?" A new fact will be added daily until someone correctly guesses which team member is being described. Once a team member is correctly guessed, a new team member will be featured starting the following day.

Team Members include anyone featured on the "About Us" page of the ScrapGirls website including Product Design Team, Layout Artist Team, Welcoming Committee, etc. Answers to the “Who Am I?” puzzles can be found anywhere on the ScrapGirls site... including Gallery Layouts, team member bios, Boutique Layouts, etc.

If you are the first to guess one of the team members correctly you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Remember you may only win ONCE during the monthly message board game. We want as many people to win prizes as possible!

April Layout Contests:

Layout Contest: Say "Yes" to life! With springtime arriving here in the northern hemisphere, now is a good time to scrap the new life that is around you. Your subject might be new plants, baby animals, new babies, or even a new life in God. Post your layout about the new life around you to the April Monthly contest gallery before Midnight (EST) on April 30th and you could win $10 to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Mid-March Layout Contest: It’s time to get into shape, and we want to see your layouts about how you are doing it. From organizing your workspace, planning your family’s hectic schedule or trying to make it to the gym at 5AM to squeeze in that workout, let’s see how you’re shaping up your life. Post your layout to the mid-month gallery by midnight EST on April 14th, and if your layout is chosen, you will win a $10 Gift Certificatae to the Boutique!

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. 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! We'd love to introduce you to our readers, too! If you would like to be spotlighted and win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls 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.
- A complete list of any and all supplies used on the layout.
- 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 your category! 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 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. 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! (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

Layout by Amanda Sok
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Designer Freebie coordinates with Sincerely Yours Collection Mini


* 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
Round-Up

March 24 - 30, 2008
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In this issue:

- 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

 
 


 

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

Ro
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 $27.94 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 Assemble Your Own Zoom Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item


Layout by Keri Schueller using April's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Keri Schueller

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 March

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 Thao Cosgrove using March's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Angie Briggs and Thao Cosgrove

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 & 6.0

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 7, CS, CS2 and CS3)

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!

Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: How to Combine ScrapSimple Paper & Photo Templates also available!

Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: How to use ScrapSimple Tools: Custom Shapes & Patterns also available!

Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: The Beauty of Blending Modes: Using them with ScrapSimple Products also available!

Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: How to Emboss & Texturize with ScrapSimple Templates also available!

Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: Making a Just Because Card Using ScrapSimple Card Templates also available!

Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: How to Combine ScrapSimple Paper & Photo Templates also available!

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