Supplies from the Design Shop

  • 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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  • Customizing Blender Mask Templates

    Customizing Blender Mask Templates

    I really been enjoyed working with the wonderful blender masks by Angie Briggs found in her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Capturing Life Blenders. They look great as backgrounds with colors and patterned papers clipped to them. That, of course, didn’t stop me from making changes to them for my layouts! Here are some easy ways I […]

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  • The 3 B’s of Bokeh

    The 3 B’s of Bokeh

    Today we will be learning about how to use bokeh effectively in your digital scrapbooking layouts. There are three steps I like to call the “3 B’s” – Brush, Blur, and Blend.

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  • 5 Creative Ways to Use Word Art

    5 Creative Ways to Use Word Art

    The name says it all: Word art is word(s) plus art. It gives us an easy, convenient, and lovely way to give meaning to our pages. Sometimes, we don’t always know what words to use on layouts (beyond the date and name), so word art plays an important role in pushing our creativity toward the […]

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  • 5 Favorite Things about Digital Papers

    5 Favorite Things about Digital Papers

    Perhaps the most versatile and underrated product in the SG Design Shop are digital papers! They’ve been around the longest and are one of the first things we learn to use when we start digitally scrapbooking, so they don’t usually make the list when we’re talking about new and exciting products stocking the store digital […]

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  • Alpha Inspirations

    Alpha Inspirations

    As with all of Brandy Murry’s kits, Botanical, has a rich variety of papers and elements with which to create our digital scrapbooking pages. I found inspiration everywhere! Here, however, are some ideas for using one extra special part of the Botanical kit – the digital alpha sets. Alpha 1 has an elegant look that […]

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