Tag Archives: tutorial
Bright Options for Beautiful Layouts
Learn secrets to beautiful layouts using the open artwork.
Journaling Inside a Shape
Take your journaling outside the box by typing your text inside a Custom Shape or in the negative space of your layout. This tutorial will show how to create text within a shape using the Polygonal Lasso tool.
Using Gradients in Photoshop to Color Papers, Embellishments, and Photos
Gradients are a quick way to add multiple colors to a photo, embellishment, paper – or just about anything! This week, I am going to show you how to add a gradient to a ScrapSimple Paper Template, some ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates, and a photo using Photoshop.
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 […]
Creating Drop Shadows in Photoshop
Have you ever seen digital scrapbooking layouts that make you want to reach out and touch the elements on the page? Well, the secret behind those unbelievably realistic layouts are drop shadows. The best way to approach this technique is to think about which page elements would have shadows if your layout was created with […]
Short on Ideas? Scrap What You Love!
There’s an old saying among writers, “Write what you know.” This is great advice, especially in times of writer’s block. But what about digital scrapbookers? What do you do when inspiration escapes you, and you’re faced with a case of scrapper’s block?
Unexpected Frame Embellishment
Step out of the box and use embellishment templates in an unexpected way!
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 […]
Speed Things Up with Scrubby Sliders
(**Please note that the Scrubby Slider function also works in Photoshop) You may know that in Photoshop Elements, there is often more than one way to do things. When working on a project, I like to use shortcuts and methods to make things easier and quicker for me to accomplish the tasks I’m working on. […]
The Art of Storytelling
As scrapbookers, we work hard to combine photos, elements and papers to make lovely, artistic pages. However, sometimes we forget to showcase another type of art – the art of storytelling. It has been said a picture is worth a thousand words, but I think those pictures still need a few words added in order to be […]