Tag Archives: tutorial

  • Advantages of Digital Scrapbooking

    Advantages of Digital Scrapbooking

    Nearly all photos snapped today are digital and we seem to always be nearby a computer. So using your computer, tablet or phone to turn your photos into beautiful scrapbook layouts makes perfect sense. If you’ve have hesitation about paper scrapbooking, but love the idea of making your favorite photos into something really memorable, digital scrapbooking is your answer!

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  • Make the Switch: 10 Great Reasons to Digital Scrapbook

    Make the Switch: 10 Great Reasons to Digital Scrapbook

    Digital scrapbooking unlocks a world of options with the click of your mouse! Most scrappers that try it never go back to traditional scrapping. If you are not yet convinced, here are some of the great reasons to digital scrapbook we absolutely love!

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  • How to Get Started Digital Scrapbooking

    How to Get Started Digital Scrapbooking

    What does a digital scrapbooker need to get started? There’s only a few tools you’ll need to make amazing layouts. We will dive into each of them and explain what you need to make your first page.

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  • Digital Scrapbooking Terms & Tools

    Digital Scrapbooking Terms & Tools

    If you’re new to digital scrapbooking, some of the lingo might be a bit foreign to you. But here’s a quick review of some common terminology, tools, and products that will have you up to speed in no time! Actions: These products are automated sequences of photo editing steps, designed to make photo editing and […]

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  • 5 Things I Love about Layout Templates

    5 Things I Love about Layout Templates

    A few months ago, I shared a secret here on the blog. I admitted that I hadn’t been a big fan of layout templates until working on that assignment. Since then, I have fallen in love with them. Seriously! Digital scrapbooking layout templates are the best thing since green eggs and ham. Let me share […]

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  • Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop Elements

    Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop Elements

    When scrapping, I love to use keyboard shortcuts. They are exactly that – shortcuts – and they are great timesavers. It’s so simple to just press two or three keys to accomplish a task.

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  • Dodge & Burn Your Way to Perfect Pics!

    Dodge & Burn Your Way to Perfect Pics!

    Have you ever said, “That photo would be perfect if only this part was lighter – or that part was darker”? More times than not, just about any photo can be improved by a little lightening or darkening of an area or element in the photo.
    The Dodge & Burn tools are like magic when it comes to enhancing photos!

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  • Enhancing Photos Using Actions

    Enhancing Photos Using Actions

    An action is simply a series of pre-recorded steps. And the talented designers at Scrap Girls have put together some amazing ones, perfect to take my amateur photos to the next level.

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  • Mixing & Matching: The Joy of Using Multiple Kits

    Mixing & Matching: The Joy of Using Multiple Kits

    There are just too many great creative tools out there to limit myself (and my artwork) to just one kit at a time. I mean, does an artist use only one brush? A composer only one octave? A photographer only one lens?

    Whenever I get a new digital scrapbooking kit or collection, I look through all the goodies, then go over it a second time to see which elements, embellishments, papers, frames, overlays, brushes, or alphas I could conceivably use together.

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  • How to Create Color Swatches from Photos!

    How to Create Color Swatches from Photos!

    When I create digital scrapbook pages, I usually let the photos guide my color choices. I’ve found that whether I am choosing from ready-made collections or coloring ScrapSimple products, using color swatches makes the process easier. In this tutorial, I’ll show how you can create your own custom color swatches from photos. You will need […]

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