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  • Give Your Layout a Romantic Feel

    Audience: Beginners Category: Photoshop Tips Operating System: Windows 7 Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Nothing says Valentine’s Day than brilliant bursts of rosy color, and the Love So Sweet Collection Biggie by Doris Castle, is bursting with shades of pretty pink, passionate purple, and romantic red. It’s packed with plenty of inspiring papers, a seemingly endless array of […]

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  • Using Stroke Layer Styles in Photoshop

    Audience: Beginners Category: Photoshop Tips Operating System: Windows 7 Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Photos, photos, and more photos! I have a pretty large family, so when I make digital scrapbooking layouts, I tend to use lots of photos to get everyone in. Sometimes that works well, but other times it can be overwhelming visually. To […]

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  • Custom Wrapping Paper Using Align & Distribute

    Audience: Intermediate Category: Printable Projects, Cards & Hybrid Crafts Operating System: Windows 7 Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 I just love wrapping presents. Especially for someone like my mother-in-law, Suzanne, who appreciates the extra effort that goes into making a package beautiful. With Suzanne’s birthday coming up this month, I thought it would be fun […]

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  • Using Presets and Guides in PSE 11

    Audience: Beginners Category: Photoshop Elements Tips Operating System: Windows 8 Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 One of my favorite things about digital scrapbooking is that there is so much room for creativity. Everyone approaches it differently and that approach can change from layout to layout. Personally, I usually start a layout with the photos, but […]

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  • Scanning Children’s Artwork for use on Digital Layouts

    Audience: Beginners Category: Layout Techniques Operating System: Windows 7 Software: Adobe Photoshop CC Imagine my excitement when I first saw Angie Brigg’s and Jo Corne’s Art Journey ScrapSimple products! I can get lost for hours in an art store – and basically got lost for hours with the Art Journey products, too. The possibilities seemed […]

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  • Show Off Those Digital Layouts!

    Audience: Everyone Category: Scrap Girls, Etc. Sitting in my computer are many, many, many digital layouts that have never been seen by anyone but me and my friends here at Scrap Girls. I make layouts aplenty; however, I am not so good at getting them printed. The bulk of my problem is that when I […]

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  • Using the Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements

    Audience: Intermediate Category: Photoshop Elements Tips Operating System: Windows 8 Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 There are so very many tools in Photoshop Elements (PSE) that I have never opened, much less attempted to use. To be honest, they intimidate me. I have a habit of getting comfortable with what I know and forgetting about […]

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  • Inspiration from Melissa Renfro’s Endless Possibilities Product Line

    Audience: Beginners Category: Layout Techniques Operating System: Windows 7 Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 January’s Scrap Girls Club, aptly named “Endless Possibilities,” is rich with papers, embellishments, word art, and more. As I opened each new file, I felt like I was adding one more member to a large, happy family. I was particularly taken […]

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  • Age Your Digital Photos

    Audience: Intermediate Category: Photoshop Tips Operating System: Windows 7 Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 Working with images on the computer amazes me… especially old photos. Knowing the time and effort involved decades ago in actually taking and developing a photo makes me want to know the importance of that particular image. Why was the photo taken? […]

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  • Paper Play: Digital Paper Templates

    Audience: Intermediate Category: Photoshop Tips Operating System: Windows 7 Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 What does every scrapbook page, traditional or digital, have in common? You guessed it – paper! Digital paper has many advantages over traditional scrapbooking paper. Digital paper can be layered, blended with other papers, mask out so part of it is hidden, […]

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