Supplies from the Design Shop

  • 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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  • Rotating Brushes in Photoshop

    Rotating Brushes in Photoshop

    In order to use the brush in all four corners of a layout, you will need to rotate the brush. This tutorial will show you how to rotate brushes in Photoshop.

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  • Leading: It’s all About Space

    Leading: It’s all About Space

    Leading. Right now, the voice in your head is probably pronouncing it as “leeding,” right? As in “leading a parade” or “leading with distinction.” But when we’re talking about graphic elements, leading is pronounced “leading.” Now that the voice in your head knows how to say it, let’s talk about what leading is and what it […]

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  • Making Digital Scrapbook Brushes Handier and Even More Useful

    Making Digital Scrapbook Brushes Handier and Even More Useful

    When you install brushes, Photoshop creates a preview thumbnail in the Brush Palette to help you select a brush. You can select “Stroke Thumbnail” for brushes used as strokes; I use regular “Large Thumbnail” for most shape and texture brushes. Unfortunately, Photoshop shows all brush preview thumbnails squeezed to fit in a square shape. This […]

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  • Blending with the Brush Tool

    Blending with the Brush Tool

    Brushes are one of the most versatile tools in photo editing software. They can be used to stamp, emboss, erase, even to die-cut. I’d like to show how you can accomplish blending with brushes in your digital scrapbooking layouts. The best brushes for blending are those without hard edges. One example is the #100 Rough […]

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  • Discover the Magic of Dynamic Brushes

    Discover the Magic of Dynamic Brushes

    Let’s learn a little bit about a creative little gem in the SG Design Shop – Dynamic Brushes. Dynamic Brush sets are as fun to use as they are mysterious. My goal is to show you how a dynamic brush differs from a regular brush, give you some examples, and help you learn how they […]

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  • Mix and Match Digital Layout and Album Templates

    Mix and Match Digital Layout and Album Templates

    Do you find yourself short on time or lacking inspiration when you sit down to do a layout? Do you have several sets of ScrapSimple Digital Layout and Album Templates, but you want to be a bit more creative? Then I have the solution for you! Combining digital layout templates together will give you an endless supply of creative […]

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  • 5 Tips for Using ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates

    5 Tips for Using ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates

    ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates are a wonderful, yet often under-used way to expand your scrapbooking supplies. Many scrappers, however, are intimidated and unsure where to start when trying to use them. In this tutorial, I will show you my step-by-step process for using embellishment templates, as well as a few handy tips thrown in, so that […]

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