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Blend Your Photos Into Your Background Using the Gradient Tool

Stop! Don’t run away! Come back…. I know the words Gradient Tool can be a little daunting but you are going to love this technique. It’s super simple, super versatile, and most importantly, a great timesaver. Yes, really. As digital scrapbookers, one of the ways we have an advantage over paper scrapbookers is that we […]

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Fun with Gradient Maps in PSE 11

Article written using Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 with Windows 7 If you are wondering how I could use “fun” and “gradient” in the same sentence, keep reading. I’d like to show you a couple of my favorite ways of using gradient maps in digital scrapbooking layouts, and, for good measure, I’ll throw in a fun […]

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Gradient Map Magic

I love black-and-white photos for many reasons. Sometimes, a little less color helps to capture the mood of the moment better. Plus, some full color pictures are full of distractions. Removing the color helps us to focus on the expressions on the faces, the lines in the photo, etc. In this tutorial we’ll explore how […]

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Using the Gradient Tool to Add Color to Brushes

Audience: Intermediate Category: Photoshop Tips and Tools Operating System: Windows 7 Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 In this tutorial, I am going to share with you another quick and easy way to add some color to your brushwork or your ScrapSimple products. It draws on skills you already have, but just uses them a little […]

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Using Gradients to Color Papers, Embellishments & Photos

Gradients are an often overlooked but easy-to-use tool. They are perfect for adding multiple colors to a photo, embellishment, paper, or just about anything! I’m going to show you how to add a gradient to a paper template, a seashell embellishment template, and a photo.

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Reflected Text in PSE

I’ve got a fun technique to share with you today – making a title that looks like it has a reflection. Reflected Text is quick and easy, and it’s the perfect way to finish so many different layouts. First, create a new document for your layout. Type your title. Then use the shortcut Ctrl+J (Cmd+J […]

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Create a Thanksgiving Cookbook

Article written using Photoshop CS6 with Windows 7 I have prepared our Thanksgiving dinner since the first year I was married, and I usually cook the same things each year. Now that most of my children are adults, I decided to create a Thanksgiving cookbook for my children with all the recipes our family uses […]

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Creating a Cast Shadow Effect on Your Digital Scrapbook Pages

  Article written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 on a Mac Shadows fall into two major categories and they each serve a different purpose in digital scrapbooking. Photoshop’s drop shadow layer style may be great for adding basic shadows to help elements stand out and give a design depth, but when it comes to creating more […]

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