Tag Archives: tutorial

  • Technique Tuesday – How To Create Sketch Overlay

    Technique Tuesday – How To Create Sketch Overlay

    How to Create Sketch Overlays Tutorial created in Adobe Photoshop CS6 In this tutorial, we will turn one of the Botanical Edgers into a sketch. Although these have already been provided for you as a brush set with the product, you will be able to create sketch overlays from any flower or leaf element in […]

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  • Take 3 – Love Is Collection Biggie

    Take 3 – Love Is Collection Biggie

    This month’s Take 3 features Brandy Murry’s Love Is Collection Biggie — just in time for your Valentine’s Day scrap projects! Three of our Creative Team members hopped on board to showcase three different ways to use Brandy’s kit. So hop on, too, and check out Love Is for your next lovely project. And because we know how much […]

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  • Grunge It Up!

    Grunge It Up!

    Use brushes and paper templates to create a grunge effect on alphabets, embellishments, papers, photos and more.

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  • Take 3 – Value Pack: Winter Fantasy

    Take 3 – Value Pack: Winter Fantasy

    Welcome to our first edition of Take 3! This is a new blog feature where three of our Creative Team members will design a layout using the same collection. You’ll get to see three ways to showcase different elements of a kit — and grab some inspiration from their sample layouts. And because we know […]

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  • Create a Realistic Stamped on Wood Effect

    Create a Realistic Stamped on Wood Effect

    In the real world, when you paint on a rough surface, such as timber, you can see the texture coming through the paint and see areas that were missed by the paint brush. To recreate this same look in the digital world, most people just use Blending modes. But this doesn’t always work — blending […]

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  • Using Clusters to Create Quick Layouts

    Using Clusters to Create Quick Layouts

    When I need to create a layout in record time, I love using clusters to speed up the scrapping process. We’re talking about those lovely embellishment clusters that our Scrap Girls designers put together for us. You can find them in some collections or in coordinating embellishment sets. In this tutorial, I’ll show a few […]

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  • Recoloring Colored ScrapSimple Templates: Color Replacement Tool

    Recoloring Colored ScrapSimple Templates: Color Replacement Tool

    About a month ago, I wrote a tutorial on using the Hue/Saturation window to change the colors on the new pre-colored ScrapSimple Templates. The Hue/Saturation window has been my favorite method for recoloring for, well, forever! Seriously. Until now. I’ve been playing around with the Replace Color window in Photoshop Elements and I don’t know […]

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  • 3 Ways to Use the Lasso Tool in Photoshop

    3 Ways to Use the Lasso Tool in Photoshop

    While this Photoshop tool may sound like it belongs in a rodeo, it comes in really handy for making selections and rounding up pixels. It’s truly one of the more versatile selection tools in Photoshop. This tutorial will show the basics of using the Lasso tool and demonstrate a few ways you can use it […]

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  • Recoloring Colored ScrapSimple Templates: Hue/Saturation

    Recoloring Colored ScrapSimple Templates: Hue/Saturation

    Have you seen the new ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates that are already colored? I think they are so cool! But what do you do if they don’t match the layout you’re working on? What if you really wish a bright blue ribbon was teal? Or pink? The ability to easily recolor items is one of the […]

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  • Drop a Drop Cap into Your Next Layout!

    Drop a Drop Cap into Your Next Layout!

    A block of journaling looks so much more interesting (and professional) with a dropped capital letter as the first character in the first word. Magazines often use this technique to draw your attention to the paragraph. I use it all the time on my heritage pages. Let me show you how to do a drop […]

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