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  • Quick Ways to Dress-Up Photos

    Quick Ways to Dress-Up Photos

    Sometimes I like to spend hours on my pages, tweaking, altering, and experimenting with different effects. But sometimes, I just want to add a little text or something to dress-up a photo before I post it on social media. Other times, I want to create a layout where the photo is the absolute star. And […]

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  • Leading: It’s all About Space

    Leading: It’s all About Space

    Leading. Right now, the voice in your head is probably pronouncing it as “leeding,” right? As in “leading a parade” or “leading with distinction.” But when we’re talking about graphic elements, leading is pronounced “leading.” Now that the voice in your head knows how to say it, let’s talk about what leading is and what it […]

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  • Create a Wreath Masterpiece!

    Create a Wreath Masterpiece!

    Create a wreath masterpiece using leaves following this fun tutorial by Pam Zeman!

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  • Making Your Digital Scrapbooking Pages More Meaningful

    Making Your Digital Scrapbooking Pages More Meaningful

    My main goal in creating layouts is to preserve memories for my family. In my mind the most important thing is to make meaningful scrapbooking pages. I have never been “caught up” in my layouts, trying to make sure they look perfectly beautiful. It more about memory keeping and making sure that my pages really […]

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  • Using Layer Masks

    Using Layer Masks

    Have you ever looked at a digital scrapbook layout with lots of interwoven layers and embellishments and wondered how it was done? Chances are good that layer masks were used. A layer mask is a non-destructive tool you can use to control the transparency of parts of your layer, unlike the opacity sliders which control […]

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  • Mixing & Matching Template Elements

    Mixing & Matching Template Elements

    Mix & match template elements to create your own layout template designs!

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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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  • 5 Ways to Use Pink in a Layout

    5 Ways to Use Pink in a Layout

    I love pink. I love to make a girlish page using pink. I love to use anything from pale baby pinks to rocking, shocking pinks. However, with boys, I don’t get to use anywhere near as much pink as my heart desires. So in addition to the obvious pinks in my girl pages, I have […]

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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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  • Blinking Junkyard Marquee Lights

    Blinking Junkyard Marquee Lights

    Have you been wondering how designer Brandy Murry made the lights blink on her Marquee product layouts? Well, wonder no more! Brandy has created a fabulous video tutorial showing you how to make her Marquee products blink! Click on the image below to start watching now! Check out her Marquee products here

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