Tag Archives: tutorial

  • Photoless Scrapbook Layouts

    Photoless Scrapbook Layouts

    Most often with our scrapbooking, we are looking at preserving memories and using our photos as a focal point. This is the basis of what we do in scrapbooking, whether it’s paper, digital, or hybrid. The photo is the star of the page! Oftentimes, though, we can be very creative in designing layouts with no […]

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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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  • Fun with Warped Text

    Fun with Warped Text

    Create titles and word art using the Warped Text tool in Photoshop Elements.

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  • Learning to Love the Polygonal Lasso Tool – Part 1

    Learning to Love the Polygonal Lasso Tool – Part 1

    Of all the selection tools, I think the Polygonal Lasso Tool is my all-time favorite. I use the Rectangular Marquee Tool a lot, but when I want total control and precision, the Polygonal Lasso Tool (correct pronunciation: puh-LIG-ah-nahl) is my go-to guy. The Polygonal Lasso Tool works best when selecting things that have straight, angular […]

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  • Learning to Love the Polygonal Lasso Tool – Part 2

    Learning to Love the Polygonal Lasso Tool – Part 2

    Are you ready for some Polygonal Lasso Tool creativity? We’ll start by making some confetti. Open some colorful background paper from a digital scrapbooking kit or collection. I’m using papers from the fabulous Falling For You Collection Biggie by Angie Briggs. Choose the papers you want to use and open the first one, then drag all the […]

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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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  • Heritage Layouts using Large Patterns

    Heritage Layouts using Large Patterns

    Using large patterned papers on heritage layouts.

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  • 3 Ways to Frame A Photo

    3 Ways to Frame A Photo

    For this tutorial, I will show you several different ways to frame a photo. As we walk through the process, you will see that framing your photos can be anything from simple to elaborate, depending on your mood, the purpose of your framing, or your time available to scrap! Let’s get started. The simplest, most […]

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  • Photography Tips for the Digital Scrapbooker

    Photography Tips for the Digital Scrapbooker

    This article is about photography tips, and more specifically, my number one tip for taking great photos. I could suggest things like: Rest your hands on something to minimize blur. Use the Burst mode to capture a sequence. Use the Rule of Thirds to compose your shot. All great tips and principles, but have another the […]

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