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  • Using the History Panel in Photoshop

    Using the History Panel in Photoshop

    One advantage of digital scrapbooking is having the ability to quickly fix mistakes and undo changes. While I often use Ctrl+Z for this, I use the history panel even more. If you aren’t familiar with the history panel, you can make it visible by choosing Window > History. The history panel saves the last 20 […]

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  • The Power of Thirds

    The Power of Thirds

    Early in my scrapbooking, I ran across a simple idea that helped me to quickly improve my photo cropping and picture taking – the principle of thirds. I found out the eye likes to see the subject of a photo or layout one-third of the way from two edges.

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  • Repair a Photo with the Spot Healing Brush

    Repair a Photo with the Spot Healing Brush

    My dad was a photographer, so our entire family grew up in front of the camera. But before his kids came along, Dad had his camera during WWII and even before that. As we were growing up, we all watched Dad sort his slides with a light table as each slide was perfectly catalogued and […]

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  • Clean, Simple Lines Using a ‘Busy’ Collection

    Clean, Simple Lines Using a ‘Busy’ Collection

    Love it. LOVE it. LOVE IT. Angie Brigg’s Wonderful You Collection. I just love it. In our household, however, there are not many occasions where I get to use a “pretty” or “decorative” collection. Many of my pages contain the boys or places we have been. Even the pages with Darren and me are not […]

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  • Unleash Your Creativity with Blending Modes

    Unleash Your Creativity with Blending Modes

    Get more use out of this month’s club papers by mixing them together using Photoshop’s Blending modes.

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  • How to Load Actions in Photoshop Elements

    How to Load Actions in Photoshop Elements

    One of the greatest improvements Adobe made with Photoshop Elements 11 was to streamline how you load add-ons into the program. In previous versions, loading such items as brushes, styles, and actions involved several steps culminating in the dreaded rebuilding the metadata upon restarting your program. After Photoshop Elements, however, the process for loading actions […]

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  • Five Steps to ‘Watercolor Fabulous’ Templates!

    Five Steps to ‘Watercolor Fabulous’ Templates!

    In this tutorial, I’ll show you a fun way to color vintage overlay Templates using a watercolor brushes.

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  • Installing Patterns in PSE

    Installing Patterns in PSE

    I’m going to cover two methods for installing pattern files. The first method involves loading the file as opposed to installing it. The second method involves installing the pattern file.

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  • Shape Repetition for More Engaging  Layouts

    Shape Repetition for More Engaging Layouts

    Shape repetition – duplicating elements, textures, themes, or colors in a digital scrap layout – is an easy way to give your layout a compelling flow. A shape constitutes anything from the simplest form, such as a circle, to more complex ideas found in curving lines.

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  • Using Custom Styles to Add Bling to your Digital Layouts!

    Using Custom Styles to Add Bling to your Digital Layouts!

    We have some wonderful styles in the Scrap Girls Boutique to help you add that special touch to your layouts – glitters, metals, jewels, epoxy, foils, and glass. This tutorial will show you how to use them to bling out your layouts.

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