Tag Archives: tutorial

  • 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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  • Scrap Girls Project Life 2015

    Are you ready for a yearlong scrapping challenge? Join us on the Scrap Girls Forum for Project Life 2015! While the name of this challenge has evolved over the past nine years, the basic concept remains the same. The goal is to stay current in scrapping your photos each year. This year, Melanie (mbc) will […]

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  • Using Ribbon & Button Templates

    The December 2014 ScrapSimple Club, Paper Cutting, offers several fun elements that can be embellished with ribbons and buttons. Let me show you how easy they are to work with. First, open one of the embellishments from ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Paper Cut. Both PNG and the PSD layered files are included in this month’s collection. […]

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  • Scrap Girls SS Club Exclusive: Spin Your Wheels

    November’s ScrapSimple Club was created for you by Laura Louie!This month’s Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club features Spirograph- and Guilloche-inspired designs!  Add bold colors to create vibrant spirals or use soft pastels to create the perfect, subtle embellishments for your special photos! We asked Laura what types of projects her club products would work well for. Here’s […]

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  • Quick, Custom Countdowns Using ScrapSimple Templates

    Audience: Everyone Category: Templates Operating System: Windows 8 Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 I think the anticipation of an upcoming event – such as a trip or a holiday – is part of the fun of the event itself. As Andy Warhol said, “The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting.” I love building up […]

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  • Scanning Children’s Artwork with the Flip-Pal

    While perusing my file cabinet, I found a letter to Santa and matching artwork created by my daughter, Charlotte, when she was eight years old. I thought they would make a sweet digital scrapbook page, so I quickly put my Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner to work. Scanning children’s artwork with the Flip-Pal is a great way […]

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