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Fun Photo Frames for Digital Art

Photo frames are used quite often in scrapbooking and digital art. It makes a photograph look finished. This tutorial will show the process of making a paper type of frame that will complete your page.聽The tutorial uses Photoshop CS3, a frame shape from Christine Smith, a plain paper for the frame and a colorful paper …

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Creating a Chipboard Tag

In digital, many times, we re-create a real physical scrapbooking item for the computer screen.聽 Chipboard elements have always been a mainstay of the scrapbooking world.聽 And now, you can make a custom chipboard tag to suit your own layout! 1.聽Select a chipboard overlay.聽聽Amanda Rockwell聽has some amazing overlays in their shops.聽聽 This tutorial uses聽Bekah E. …

Changing Colors in Photoshop

So, you鈥檝e got the perfect kit with the perfect theme for the perfect image鈥ut it鈥檚 all wrong color-wise!聽 What do you do?聽 Change the color of the kit of course!聽 Here are two different easy ways to change up the color of an element or paper. The quickest way is when the element or paper …

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Watercolor in Artrage

ArtRage聽is an easy to use digital paint software with many possibilities for the digital scrapbooker or artist. The tools in聽ArtRage聽work very similar to the the art tools of the聽physical world.聽The best way to work with聽ArtRage聽is to use it with a聽Wacom聽tablet. There is more precision with a pen than with a mouse. This tutorial uses聽ArtRage 4, …

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Blend Modes in Photoshop

Blend modes are an awesome way to change the way photos look as well as to make different backgrounds or papers. 聽Extend your paper stash by using blend modes.聽 This tutorial will make a flat patterned paper into a wrinkled patterned paper and uses Photoshop CS3, a patterned paper (from ViVa Artistry) and a textured …

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Holly’s Phone App Tutorial

So there were some requests for how to do a page similar to Holly’s Vedana layout. 聽And yes, we thought it was quite fun and so colorful!!! 聽Holly kindly explained how to do this: From Holly: I just experimented with layer styles.聽聽Also, the “app” that I used to edit my photo ended up being just …

Wordart Tutorial

Wordart is that extra bit of fun element that can make a mediocre layout AMAZING. 聽Sometimes, a layout just requires that perfect piece of wordart to make it complete. 聽A WACOM tablet, Inkscape, and a Photoshop style are the ingredients to making that layout a personal statement. This tutorial uses Photoshop CS3, a metal style …

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Working with Digital Scrapbooking Templates

This tutorial uses Photoshop CS3, ViVa Artistry鈥檚 Field Journal kit and Dawn Inskip鈥檚 Finishing Touches volume 5聽digital scrapbooking templates available at Scrapbookgraphics. Templates can be found all over digiland, in many formats. The most common being flat sketches that are layout drawings which can be replicated by eyeballing placement of elements. But, an easier method …

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Easy Extractions in Photoshop

One of the best ways to utilize a聽Wacom tablet聽is to use it for extraction of an image. An extraction is simply removing the background of an image in order to either use the subject/object by itself (such as a digital scrapbooking element) or to move it to another background. An extracted photo starts with a …

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Wacom Tablet Settings

A Wacom聽tablet is a fun addition to the scrapbooker鈥檚 arsenal of tools. It makes it easier to manipulate photos and to do extractions.聽 Plus, with the hand in a natural position, helps with fatigue from gripping a mouse.聽 But sometimes, a tablet doesn鈥檛 function perfectly straight out of the box.聽 Here are a few settings …