Tag Archives: photo editing

  • Artsy Photos, Traditional Layouts

    Artsy Photos, Traditional Layouts

    I love the look of Art Journaling. Painted artsy elements, a little bit messy, perfectly imperfect. It’s beautiful. But as much as I love it, I am a traditional scrapbooker at heart, with layered papers trimmed into neat rectangles, 3D embellishments, and photos taking center stage. If you ever feel like I do, take heart. […]

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  • Quick Photo Edits

    Quick Photo Edits

    Christmas time is a busy time of year, so I’ll take all the scrapping help I can get, and it doesn’t get any more helpful than making a layout using a gorgeous pre-made layout! I found a JIF Plus layout in the store I loved and really wanted to use, but the color palette is […]

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  • Faux Golden Light Effect in PSE

    Faux Golden Light Effect in PSE

    There’s something special about the light in the autumn season. It’s a little more golden and rich, flattering and warm than the rest of the year. The Autumn Symphony Collection by Laura Louie is perfect for these fall photos. Full of gorgeous oranges, browns, and yellows. It is so beautiful! But what if your pictures don’t […]

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  • Dodge & Burn Your Way to Perfect Pics!

    Dodge & Burn Your Way to Perfect Pics!

    Have you ever said, “That photo would be perfect if only this part was lighter – or that part was darker”? More times than not, just about any photo can be improved by a little lightening or darkening of an area or element in the photo.
    The Dodge & Burn tools are like magic when it comes to enhancing photos!

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  • The Power of Thirds

    The Power of Thirds

    Early in my scrapbooking, I ran across a simple idea that helped me to quickly improve my photo cropping and picture taking – the principle of thirds. I found out the eye likes to see the subject of a photo or layout one-third of the way from two edges.

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  • A Quick Way to Age a Photo

    A Quick Way to Age a Photo

    Ginny Whitcomb’s Family Ties Collection is rich with everything a scrapper needs for making memory pages. It provides charming designs, colors, and antique-looking elements — everything needed to finally make those family heritage pages we’ve been wanting to put together. However, while you are gathering and scanning those precious old family photos, you can enjoy Family […]

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  • Using Levels to Enhance Photos

    Using Levels to Enhance Photos

    As digital scrappers, we always want our photos to look their best. There are several edits you might be doing on a routine basis, such as cropping or removing red eye. After that, however, one of the easiest and quickest ways to correct problems and to enhance photos is by using Levels adjustments in Photoshop. […]

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  • Converting Photos to Sepia

    Converting Photos to Sepia

    Multiple photos mean multiple colors, backgrounds, variations in lighting, skin tones, etc. Add that mix to the colors you’ve chosen for your layout and things can get really busy, really fast. That’s when I turn to one of my favorite techniques — converting the photos to sepia. I call it The Great Equalizer.

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  • Guided Edits in Photoshop Elements

    Guided Edits in Photoshop Elements

    Whether you are just learning Photoshop Elements or you are already comfortable and familiar with its editing capabilities, one option is well worth exploring. That option is Guided Edits. You will find the Guided Edit tab at the top of the Editor window between Quick and Expert. Just click on the tab to move your […]

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  • Basic Photo Editing: Cropping

    Basic Photo Editing: Cropping

    What is the most important thing to consider when photo editing? A photo, all by itself, has the power to evoke strong feelings; it is after all, a window to the soul. When I am looking for photos to add to my digital scrapbook layouts, I look at several things. Does the picture or series […]

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