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  • Using Swatches to Color ScrapSimple Templates

    Using Swatches to Color ScrapSimple Templates

    When I was preparing for this tutorial, I thought back over some of the conversations that I’ve had with other digital scrapbookers. One of the topics that came up was using color swatches to color templates. So, let’s walk through how to find a swatch, how to load it into Photoshop, and how to use […]

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  • Basic Photo Editing: Cropping

    Basic Photo Editing: Cropping

    What is the most important thing to consider when photo editing? A photo, all by itself, has the power to evoke strong feelings; it is after all, a window to the soul. When I am looking for photos to add to my digital scrapbook layouts, I look at several things. Does the picture or series […]

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  • Bright Options for Beautiful Layouts

    Bright Options for Beautiful Layouts

    Learn secrets to beautiful layouts using the open artwork.

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  • Journaling Inside a Shape

    Journaling Inside a Shape

    Take your journaling outside the box by typing your text inside a Custom Shape or in the negative space of your layout. This tutorial will show how to create text within a shape using the Polygonal Lasso tool.

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  • Using Gradients in Photoshop to Color Papers, Embellishments, and Photos

    Using Gradients in Photoshop to Color Papers, Embellishments, and Photos

    Gradients are a quick way to add multiple colors to a photo, embellishment, paper – or just about anything! This week, I am going to show you how to add a gradient to a ScrapSimple Paper Template, some ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates, and a photo using Photoshop.

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  • 5 Creative Uses for Paper Templates

    5 Creative Uses for Paper Templates

    Almost everyone I have chatted with around the Scrap Girls community owns some type of paper templates. Many folks, however, have no idea what to do with those templates. There is the obvious option – to use them to make your own papers. Instead, I prefer to use finished papers from our fabulous designers to […]

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  • Creating Drop Shadows in Photoshop

    Creating Drop Shadows in Photoshop

    Have you ever seen digital scrapbooking layouts that make you want to reach out and touch the elements on the page? Well, the secret behind those unbelievably realistic layouts are drop shadows. The best way to approach this technique is to think about which page elements would have shadows if your layout was created with […]

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  • Short on Ideas? Scrap What You Love!

    Short on Ideas? Scrap What You Love!

    There’s an old saying among writers, “Write what you know.” This is great advice, especially in times of writer’s block. But what about digital scrapbookers? What do you do when inspiration escapes you, and you’re faced with a case of scrapper’s block?

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  • Unexpected Frame Embellishment

    Unexpected Frame Embellishment

    Step out of the box and use embellishment templates in an unexpected way!

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  • Outstanding Elements

    Outstanding Elements

    Elisha Barnett’s ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Map Pointers, is a set of cute elements perfect for travel layouts and highlighting points of interest. The set of elements come with their own shadows, but one fun way to use them is to make them is to make other elements on the page look like they are standing […]

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