Tag Archives: tutorial

  • Converting Photos to Sepia

    Converting Photos to Sepia

    Multiple photos mean multiple colors, backgrounds, variations in lighting, skin tones, etc. Add that mix to the colors you’ve chosen for your layout and things can get really busy, really fast. That’s when I turn to one of my favorite techniques — converting the photos to sepia. I call it The Great Equalizer.

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  • A Closer Look at Selection Tools in PSE: Magic Wand Tools

    A Closer Look at Selection Tools in PSE: Magic Wand Tools

    In this tutorial, we will be looking at some of my favorite Selection tools – the Magic Wand tools. These three handy selection tools are located directly below the Rectangular Marquee Tool on a default version of Photoshop Elements. The magic wand tool is located In the “Select” menu, and embedded under the Magic Wand […]

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  • Journaling Placement on Scrapbook Pages

    Journaling Placement on Scrapbook Pages

    We talk a lot about where to put our photos and digital scrapbook elements on our layouts to provide balance, focus, and visual interest. But today, I want us to think about where to place that often-overlooked workhorse that really tells the story – our journaling blocks.

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  • 5 Creative Ways to Use Photoshop Styles

    5 Creative Ways to Use Photoshop Styles

    If you haven’t jumped into the world of styles, you are missing out! With the simple click of the mouse button, styles can completely change the look of your papers, embellishments, and even photos.

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  • Embellishments Outside-the-Box

    Embellishments Outside-the-Box

    One of the things I like best about using embellishments is their versatility. For example, the classic shape of a luggage tag provide us with a great opportunity to think outside the box. They are not only perfect for travel and vacation layouts, but they can be used even if we are just staying home! The luggage […]

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  • Using Clipping Masks with ScrapSimple Templates

    Using Clipping Masks with ScrapSimple Templates

    in the SG Design Shop there are two different types of Layout Templates you can use to help with the composition of your layout. The newer templates have layers all set up for you to clip each one of your photos and papers onto. Some of the older templates have just one of two layers. I want […]

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  • Fun with String Art Spiros

    Fun with String Art Spiros

    In this fun tutorial April Martell shows you creative ways to use string art spiros on cards and layouts.

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  • Custom Shapes in Photoshop Elements

    Custom Shapes in Photoshop Elements

    When creating a digital scrapbooking page, I’m a creature of habit. I tend to use familiar techniques and tools. One of the tool sI often overlook are Custom Shapes and yet they are often the perfect solution to a design need. Unlike brushes and photos and most other objects in our digital scrapbook pages, the […]

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  • Customizing Clusters

    Customizing Clusters

    In this month’s club tutorial Anna Mansfield shows you how to customize a cluster to create an eye-catching title!

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  • Using and Organizing Fonts for Digital Scrapbooking

    Using and Organizing Fonts for Digital Scrapbooking

    The world of fonts is a smorgasbord that really never ends! The tricky part comes when you start collecting thousands of fonts, and your computer goes Gasp! because it doesn’t like being bogged down with all of the typographical deliciousness.

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