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  • Using the History Panel in Photoshop

    Using the History Panel in Photoshop

    One advantage of digital scrapbooking is having the ability to quickly fix mistakes and undo changes. While I often use Ctrl+Z for this, I use the history panel even more. If you aren’t familiar with the history panel, you can make it visible by choosing Window > History. The history panel saves the last 20 […]

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  • The Power of Thirds

    The Power of Thirds

    Early in my scrapbooking, I ran across a simple idea that helped me to quickly improve my photo cropping and picture taking – the principle of thirds. I found out the eye likes to see the subject of a photo or layout one-third of the way from two edges.

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  • Showcase Your Creativity with Mixbook

    Showcase Your Creativity with Mixbook

    What do you do with your beautiful digital scrapbook layouts? Are they hiding on your hard drive, just hoping to see the light of day? We will show you how to bring your creativity to light by creating a photo book in Mixbook.

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  • Scrap Girls Club Exclusive: Simplify

    Scrap Girls Club Exclusive: Simplify

    If you’re ready for a change of pace that comes with the change of seasons, then Angie Briggs has created a collection to put your memories in the perfect setting with her Simplify Collection. Angie captured fall in the gentlest way by focusing on its softer colors, while still echoing the season with dried florals and botanic treasures.  Fun Fact: We […]

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  • Repair a Photo with the Spot Healing Brush

    Repair a Photo with the Spot Healing Brush

    My dad was a photographer, so our entire family grew up in front of the camera. But before his kids came along, Dad had his camera during WWII and even before that. As we were growing up, we all watched Dad sort his slides with a light table as each slide was perfectly catalogued and […]

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  • Clean, Simple Lines Using a ‘Busy’ Collection

    Clean, Simple Lines Using a ‘Busy’ Collection

    Love it. LOVE it. LOVE IT. Angie Brigg’s Wonderful You Collection. I just love it. In our household, however, there are not many occasions where I get to use a “pretty” or “decorative” collection. Many of my pages contain the boys or places we have been. Even the pages with Darren and me are not […]

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  • Unleash Your Creativity with Blending Modes

    Unleash Your Creativity with Blending Modes

    Get more use out of this month’s club papers by mixing them together using Photoshop’s Blending modes.

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  • Scrap Girls SS Club Exclusive: Vintage Ephemera

    Scrap Girls SS Club Exclusive: Vintage Ephemera

    ttThis month’s ScrapSimple Club from designer Emily Abramson celebrates all things old and wonderful! Emily loves old paper and vintage elements “because they add so much personality and nostalgia to any layout. I think this month’s ScrapSimple Club has elements that are perfect for art journaling types of memory-keeping due to their vintage and shabby […]

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  • Using Digital Layout Templates

    Using Digital Layout Templates

    There comes a time in each digital scrapbooker’s life when they need a little inspiration, a little jumpstart to get their creative juices flowing, or just a little help to speed up the process. Digital Layout Templates to the rescue! These marvels of versatility are beautifully designed with our convenience in mind.

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  • How to Load Actions in Photoshop Elements

    How to Load Actions in Photoshop Elements

    One of the greatest improvements Adobe made with Photoshop Elements 11 was to streamline how you load add-ons into the program. In previous versions, loading such items as brushes, styles, and actions involved several steps culminating in the dreaded rebuilding the metadata upon restarting your program. After Photoshop Elements, however, the process for loading actions […]

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