Supplies from the Design Shop

  • Using Custom Styles to Add Bling to your Digital Layouts!

    Using Custom Styles to Add Bling to your Digital Layouts!

    We have some wonderful styles in the Scrap Girls Boutique to help you add that special touch to your layouts – glitters, metals, jewels, epoxy, foils, and glass. This tutorial will show you how to use them to bling out your layouts.

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  • Customizing Layout Templates

    Customizing Layout Templates

    Templates. Some people love them and some people hate them. The reason for the latter, I believe, is that some scrapbookers find templates rigid – rigid in that they don’t meet the scrapbooker’s needs and rigid in that they stifle creativity. People who love templates have discovered what I’m going to share with you today. […]

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  • Adjusting the Pattern Size of Styles in Photoshop Elements

    Adjusting the Pattern Size of Styles in Photoshop Elements

    What would we do without styles? Being able to add touches of virtual glitter, glass, paint, metal, wood, and so much more is one of the best parts about digital scrapbooking. Today, let’s work with one of the options available: adjusting the pattern size of styles by scaling. Since we might want to apply the same […]

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  • The Basics of Clustering Digital Embellishments

    The Basics of Clustering Digital Embellishments

    Embellishment clusters can be a little intimidating. Knowing a few tips can make them so much easier to arrange.
    First, remember that placement is key. Think about what you want to accomplish with a cluster. This will help you know where to start putting embellishments.

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  • 5 Tips for Making Layout Templates Your Own

    5 Tips for Making Layout Templates Your Own

    I have a confession: I am a rather haphazard scrapbooker. I never start with a plan beyond a few photos I know I want to use and a feeling I want to create. I generally just start sticking things on a page and moving them around until I’m happy. Layout templates (where the layout comes […]

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  • 5 Creative Ways to Use Photoshop Styles

    5 Creative Ways to Use Photoshop Styles

    If you haven’t jumped into the world of styles, you are missing out! With the simple click of the mouse button, styles can completely change the look of your papers, embellishments, and even photos.

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  • Embellishments Outside-the-Box

    Embellishments Outside-the-Box

    One of the things I like best about using embellishments is their versatility. For example, the classic shape of a luggage tag provide us with a great opportunity to think outside the box. They are not only perfect for travel and vacation layouts, but they can be used even if we are just staying home! The luggage […]

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  • Common Font Questions

    Common Font Questions

    What’s a font? A font is a collection of numbers, symbols, and characters. A font describes a certain typeface, along with other qualities, such as size, spacing, and pitch. What font types are included in Windows? TrueType fonts and OpenType fonts come with Windows. They work with a variety of computers, printers, and programs. TrueType […]

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  • Using Clipping Masks with ScrapSimple Templates

    Using Clipping Masks with ScrapSimple Templates

    in the SG Design Shop there are two different types of Layout Templates you can use to help with the composition of your layout. The newer templates have layers all set up for you to clip each one of your photos and papers onto. Some of the older templates have just one of two layers. I want […]

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  • Custom Shapes in Photoshop Elements

    Custom Shapes in Photoshop Elements

    When creating a digital scrapbooking page, I’m a creature of habit. I tend to use familiar techniques and tools. One of the tool sI often overlook are Custom Shapes and yet they are often the perfect solution to a design need. Unlike brushes and photos and most other objects in our digital scrapbook pages, the […]

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