Tap the Power of the Type Tool
One of the most versatile tools in Photoshop Elements is the Type Tool. Once you learn to harness its power, you’ll discover a whole new world of creative possibilities. When you click on the Type tool (see the tool bar on the left of your workspace), the Tool Options will appear. In the far left […]
Two Quick Ways to Use Textures
Two quick ways to use the ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Blendology textures.
Journaling Your Real Life
I tend to adopt a conversational tone with my journaling. Grammar is important to me, but I sometimes write in incomplete sentences and thoughts, depending on the topic of the layout.
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 […]
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 […]
Bright Options for Beautiful Layouts
Learn secrets to beautiful layouts using the open artwork.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]