Photoshop and Photoshop Elements (PSE)

  • Using Gradients to Color Papers, Embellishments & Photos

    Using Gradients to Color Papers, Embellishments & Photos

    Gradients are an often overlooked but easy-to-use tool. They are perfect for adding multiple colors to a photo, embellishment, paper, or just about anything! I’m going to show you how to add a gradient to a paper template, a seashell embellishment template, and a photo.

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  • Gradient Map Magic

    Gradient Map Magic

    I love black-and-white photos for many reasons. Sometimes, a little less color helps to capture the mood of the moment better. Plus, some full color pictures are full of distractions. Removing the color helps us to focus on the expressions on the faces, the lines in the photo, etc. In this tutorial we’ll explore how […]

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  • What Are Blending Modes?

    What Are Blending Modes?

    What are Blending Modes? What do they do? Today I’m going to try and answer those questions for you. And I’m going to keep this on the simple and hopefully easy-to-understand side!

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  • Using the Dodge and Burn Tools to Add Depth and Dimension

    Using the Dodge and Burn Tools to Add Depth and Dimension

    Even though I am 100% a digital scrapbooker, I love to make my pages look as realistic as possible. I am always looking for little details I can add to make things look three-dimensional. One trick I like to use is to add shadows and highlights to embellishments using the Dodge and Burn tools, making […]

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