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Archive for 2013

Tip: Using a filter to create a drawing

Scrappie IreneTips & Techniques

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I love to play with different blending modes and filters and I want to show you how you can achieve something like a drawing with these techniques. I started with creating a layout with the fun kit Kickn’t It Socker Style by one of our guest designers, Clever Monkey Graphics: I already loved it this…

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Tip: Creating a new blank canvas to work on

Scrappie IreneTips & Techniques

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For the starters in digital scrapbooking it can be difficult to find out how to start a blank canvas to work on. To be honest, when I started with digital scrapbooking I often worked on a paper and I sometimes forgot to rename it when I was saving my layout. Oops, I overwrote my paper!…

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The Font Doc looks for tools!

SaraTips & Techniques

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I had a grand plan for this post.  We always have these great fonts and samples and help all the font junkies get their free font fix, but I never help control the addiction.  If you’re like me, things can get out of control and you can end up with font chaos!  Maybe you’re productivity…

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Tip: using blendings with patterned papers

Scrappie IreneTips & Techniques

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I don’t know how you think about it, but I love blendings on layouts. But sometimes you find out not every background is great in combination with a blended photo.  For instance a patterned background.  Or when you use different papers on top op each other. You will see the pattern or the paper borders…

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A Font Doc Challenge

SaraTips & Techniques

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So, over the course of my Font Doc posts, we’ve talked about using serif and sans-serif fonts, script vs. print, fun vs. serious, matching the mood, mixing fonts, and even making your own. Today I have a challenge for you.  I get to pick a journaling prompt and you get to show off the font…

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Layout Deconstructed

twinsmomflorLayout Technique, Tips & Techniques, Tutorials

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Hi ladies, Flor here. I was asked how I made the page below: I loved the photo of my daughter reading a book. However, the photo didn’t have the correct light and the colors that she was wearing would not match anything. Sketches/drawings  are the best way to hide photo problems and they are a…

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The Font Doc Makes Her Own Font

SaraTips & Techniques

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Every now and again, I will find something that my mom wrote and I will cling to it.  My mom had pretty nice handwriting and it is a little bit of a memory on paper for me.  I love that I have recipes written in my Grandma’s own writing too.  I’ve even seen people who…

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Tip: creative use of alphas

Scrappie IreneTips & Techniques

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In many kits you can find alphas. Today I worked on a layout with the kit Nevermind by Studio68 which has a fun alpha, but I still wanted to alter it a bit. I’m going to show you a very simple way to create a bit of depth.   I started with creating my layout…

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Tip: How to use a multiple frames with one photo

Scrappie IreneLayout Technique

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Hi! Irene here with a little tip again! I’ve been asked how I got one photo into multiple frames, like on this layout where I used Artsy Layered Template 99 and ArtPlay Palette Ocean Cove by Anna Aspnes:   In fact, it’s very simple! I first placed the photo on top of the frames, to see where…

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Designer Spotlight on Vicki Stegall

SaraSpotlight

The next Designer Spotlight is up and this time it’s on Vicki Stegall!  Check out the challenge and her newest kit!  Psssst…..there might even be a freebie if you check out the challenge!

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Ask the Font Doc!

SaraTips & Techniques

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I’m back!  I took a short sabbatical from my doctoring duties, but have now returned to diagnose a new layout! I have to admit, this case stumped me a bit more.  Perhaps it’s because I know the creator fairly well.  Perhaps it is just because I liked the font, but no ailment truly jumped out…

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Tip: Turn your photo into sepia tones

Scrappie IreneTips & Techniques

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Irene here with a little technique for you all! Sometimes I like a colored photo in a sepia version. There are some ways to get a sepia result and I’m going to show you one of them with Photoshop Elements 11. Drag a photo into the workspace. Then go to Enhance, Adjust Color and Adjust…

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The Font Doc Strikes Again

SaraTips & Techniques

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After my first examination as the Font Doc, I got asked to treat another patient.  Though I had two patients in the waiting room, I summoned Nana Linda in first.  Nana presented with these symptoms: “I have the hardest time these days making a page…it takes me hours and hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”  I decided to operate. When…

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Tip: Align letters

Scrappie IreneTips & Techniques

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Do you always have troubles to get your alpha letters in one straight row? There is an align function in Photoshop Elements! It works very simple, but sometimes you have those words with and l or a g in it and you just can’t align it with one click on the button. Let me show…

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Tip: Correcting too dark photos a bit

Scrappie IreneTips & Techniques

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When you don’t photograph in RAW, but only in JPEG, you are a bit limited in the possibilities of correcting things. There are ways in Photoshop to make some corrections. Sometimes a photo is a bit too dark. I found out a lot of printing services give a little bit darker print than what I see…

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Tip: Installing brushes in Photoshop Elements

Scrappie IreneTips & Techniques

In Photoshop CS you can simply drag the .abr file of the brush set into the workspace and the brushes are installed. But in Photoshop Elements you have to place the .abr file in a certain folder. Go to the hard disk you installed the Photoshop Elements on. For me that’s C. Go to Program…

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