Frames PNG Files Tutorial

FRAMES TEMPLATES We have some new templates in our shop…this one is a Floating Frames set that gives you an appearance of “glass” sitting over a photomask. You can place your photo image over the mask and clip it OR, you can place a regular photo under the frames for a simple and clean look. …

Unique Bracelet Tutorial Using Printables

I have a fun tutorial for using our Printables! I made this cute little bracelet using the Steampunk Printable. We have a section in our store for printables. This is not only a great tutorial for yourself but for your teen this summer. It’s creative and it’s wearable! Most of the printables are made for collage …

Easy Photoshop Brushes

Photoshop Brushes Don’t know how to use our brushes? Here’s a quick tutorial on installing brushes and some tips on using them. Our brushes are primarily similar to stamping in real art. They are placed on  your page with one click, or maybe two depending on what you plan to do with it. I am …

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. The tutorial uses Photoshop CS3, a frame shape from Christine Smith, a plain paper for the frame and a colorful paper …

Creating a Chipboard Tag

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

Changing Colors in Photoshop

So, you’ve got the perfect kit with the perfect theme for the perfect image…but it’s all wrong color-wise!  What do you do?  Change the color of the kit of course!  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 …

Watercolor in Artrage

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

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.  Extend your paper stash by using blend modes.  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 …

Easy Extractions in Photoshop

One of the best ways to utilize a Wacom tablet 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 …

Using Photoshop Styles

Photoshop styles are a fun way to make simple and amazing elements and papers for layouts. This tutorial shows how to install and tweak the styles to suit each layout. Photoshop CS3 is the progam being used. For Photoshop, copy and paste the styles into a pre-set location on the hard drive so it is …