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  • 5 Creative Ways to Use Photoshop Styles

    5 Creative Ways to Use Photoshop Styles

    If you haven’t jumped into the world of styles, you are missing out! With the simple click of the mouse button, styles can completely change the look of your papers, embellishments, and even photos.

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  • Custom Shapes in Photoshop Elements

    Custom Shapes in Photoshop Elements

    When creating a digital scrapbooking page, I’m a creature of habit. I tend to use familiar techniques and tools. One of the tool sI often overlook are Custom Shapes and yet they are often the perfect solution to a design need. Unlike brushes and photos and most other objects in our digital scrapbook pages, the […]

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  • 5 Ways to Use Custom Shapes

    5 Ways to Use Custom Shapes

    Shapes are one of those things that I never really bothered with when I started digital scrapbooking. There were so many prettier things, and honestly, the hard work was already done for me when I used those other pretties. But recently, I’ve found I like to use Custom Shapes. The secret was using them to […]

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  • Basic Tips For Using Digital Brushes

    Basic Tips For Using Digital Brushes

    Technology is a wonderful thing! Technology is our friend! But for today’s tutorial, let’s get back to basics. Let’s explore one of the very basic techniques available in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements – the Brush. I recently learned that there are many of us who are curious and interested in them, but feel mystified in […]

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  • 5 Creative Uses for Brushes

    5 Creative Uses for Brushes

    Brushes are one of those things that most digital scrapbookers either love or hate. There are very few people who don’t have a definite opinion on brushes. My aim today is to support the brush-lovers and to hopefully, sway a few of you brush-haters over to our side by presenting some creative digital brush use. […]

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  • Rotating Brushes in Photoshop

    Rotating Brushes in Photoshop

    In order to use the brush in all four corners of a layout, you will need to rotate the brush. This tutorial will show you how to rotate brushes in Photoshop.

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  • Making Digital Scrapbook Brushes Handier and Even More Useful

    Making Digital Scrapbook Brushes Handier and Even More Useful

    When you install brushes, Photoshop creates a preview thumbnail in the Brush Palette to help you select a brush. You can select “Stroke Thumbnail” for brushes used as strokes; I use regular “Large Thumbnail” for most shape and texture brushes. Unfortunately, Photoshop shows all brush preview thumbnails squeezed to fit in a square shape. This […]

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  • Blending with the Brush Tool

    Blending with the Brush Tool

    Brushes are one of the most versatile tools in photo editing software. They can be used to stamp, emboss, erase, even to die-cut. I’d like to show how you can accomplish blending with brushes in your digital scrapbooking layouts. The best brushes for blending are those without hard edges. One example is the #100 Rough […]

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  • Discover the Magic of Dynamic Brushes

    Discover the Magic of Dynamic Brushes

    Let’s learn a little bit about a creative little gem in the SG Design Shop – Dynamic Brushes. Dynamic Brush sets are as fun to use as they are mysterious. My goal is to show you how a dynamic brush differs from a regular brush, give you some examples, and help you learn how they […]

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  • The 3 B’s of Bokeh

    The 3 B’s of Bokeh

    Today we will be learning about how to use bokeh effectively in your digital scrapbooking layouts. There are three steps I like to call the “3 B’s” – Brush, Blur, and Blend.

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