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  • Basic Tips For Using Digital Brushes

    Basic Tips For Using Digital Brushes

    Technology is a wonderful thing! Technology is our friend! But for today’s tutorial, let’s get back to basics. Let’s explore one of the very basic techniques available in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements – the Brush. I recently learned that there are many of us who are curious and interested in them, but feel mystified in […]

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  • 5 Creative Uses for Brushes

    5 Creative Uses for Brushes

    Brushes are one of those things that most digital scrapbookers either love or hate. There are very few people who don’t have a definite opinion on brushes. My aim today is to support the brush-lovers and to hopefully, sway a few of you brush-haters over to our side by presenting some creative digital brush use. […]

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  • Decorating Fonts Using Brushes

    Decorating Fonts Using Brushes

    Let’s talk about titles for a minute. When I create a digital scrapbooking layout, quite often I use premade word art for the titles. But sometimes, the words I need aren’t included in the kit, and I find myself creating my own titles. When that happens, I like decorating fonts to make them look more […]

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  • Recoloring Digital Scrapbooking Elements

    Recoloring Digital Scrapbooking Elements

    Have you ever wanted to change the color of an element on a layout? Today I’m going to show you how easy recoloring digital scrapbooking materials can be!

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  • Tap the Power of the Type Tool

    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 […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How To Alter Digital Photo Frames

    How To Alter Digital Photo Frames

    Have you ever experienced finding just the right frame embellishment only to discover that your photograph is the wrong size? Most likely you make the adjustment to the picture, and in the process, crop away a section that you would otherwise choose to keep. Why not alter the frame to fit the photo?

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