Tag Archives: tutorial

  • ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Combining Patterns

    ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Combining Patterns

    The February 2015 ScrapSimple Club Disco-ver Yourself by Jacqui Smith includes wonderful and exuberant paper templates that are ready to color and use. However, you will notice their marketing image says, “Combine patterns for even more designs, and build unique sets by collecting and combining different paper template patterns.”  That message is not only found […]

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  • Taking the Mystery out of Art Journaling

    Taking the Mystery out of Art Journaling

    In our monthly Art Journaling Chat, Marilyn and I have spent many hours stressing that “there are no rules in art journaling.” Art journaling is all about the freedom to express yourself, so anything goes. That said, I do follow a few simple “checks” when I create an art journal page. I like to use […]

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  • Breaking Down the Layout #8 – Create an Animated Layout!

    Breaking Down the Layout #8 – Create an Animated Layout!

    Scrap Girls designer Brandy Murry has created a video tutorial showing you how to create an animated layout in Photoshop and PSE!

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  • Scrap Girls SS Club Exclusive: Nature Walk

    Scrap Girls SS Club Exclusive: Nature Walk

    This month’s Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club takes us on a Nature Walk with a mix of grungy and nature inspired templates! We asked Angie Briggs & Ginny Whitcomb what types of projects their club products would work well for. Here’s what they had to say: We wanted this to be a club that anyone could work with.  So […]

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  • Combining Photo Mask Templates

    Combining Photo Mask Templates

    I don’t know about you, but I am crazy for masks and the ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Nature Walk Masks do not disappoint! The marketing examples show them highlighting sections of a photo, by clipping an image to the template, duplicating it in the background, and then clipping to a mask. Which is fun in itself! But […]

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  • Text Tool Basics

    Text Tool Basics

    In my opinion, journaling is one of the most important parts of scrapbooking. Whether it’s a few words, a sentence, a paragraph, or a whole page of text, getting words on the page is key. In Photoshop Elements, it’s easy to add text to a page using the Text Tool. The Text Tool is the […]

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  • Personalizing Easy Pages for Fast Layouts

    Personalizing Easy Pages for Fast Layouts

    The Scrap Girls Boutique abounds with wonderful digital scrapbooking supplies, and our shoppers are familiar with the gorgeous collections and versatile templates. But hidden among these gems are an often overlooked category of Easy Pages which can be found within the Fast & Easy category. Easy Pages are a busy scrapper’s best friend. They are […]

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  • Using Filters to Edit Photos in PSE

    We all know that Photoshop Elements is a great program for editing photos. We can adjust lighting, Blending modes, and color in one or two easy steps. But what about filters? Can we use filters to edit photos? The answer is yes! This is my original photo: Note: With every edit, I worked on a […]

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  • Reflected Text in PSE

    Reflected Text in PSE

    I’ve got a fun technique to share with you today – making a title that looks like it has a reflection. Reflected Text is quick and easy, and it’s the perfect way to finish so many different layouts. First, create a new document for your layout. Type your title. Then use the shortcut Ctrl+J (Cmd+J […]

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  • Identifying the Light Source in Digital Elements

    Identifying the Light Source in Digital Elements

    Slight changes can make a big difference in how our digital scrapbook pages look. For example, the more we develop as digital scrappers, the more we realize how important shadows are in presenting a realistic page. Where we place our shadows and the type of shadows we use can make subtle but important differences in […]

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