Friday, February 12, 2010
Wow! 204 of you voted in my poll asking if you would like more tutorials on using Photoshop Elements in your scrapbooking, crafting and blogging, and a full 93% of you voted "yes"! Those of you who have followed me for a while know that I love to answer your requests, so I'm brushing up my skills and planning a whole series of techniques that I think many of you will find useful.
If you have a blog or website and you post pictures of your work, you will definitely want to check out my videos on how to watermark photos. They are already posted on my Tutorials page, and there are 2 different methods for 2 very different looking watermarks. Make sure you click on the 4 arrows on the lower right corner to view them full-screen.
If you're a scrapbooker and you've never tried digital or hybrid scrapping, you might be surprised at what you can do with your computer. Hybrid scrapping just means combining digital methods with the traditional ones. Be prepared to become hooked! There are so many amazing effects you can create with your digital photos before you even print them out, that you'll find yourself scrapping in a whole new way. There are some super easy techniques that take just minutes but add a major "WOW" factor to your photography.
Other techniques I'll teach you will enable you to create your own embellishments, like word art (one example is shown at the top of this post), buttons, brads and ribbons. If you're scrapping at midnight and find that you don't have just the right color button, you'll be able to create one that lays flat in your scrapbook but still has visual dimension. There are also lots of free digital scrapping elements on the web that you can use as they are or modify to fit your own needs. I'll show you some of those tricks, too.
What if you don't have Photoshop Elements? Just about any photo editing program that allows you to use layers will work very much the same for the techniques I'll be teaching. If you don't have editing software at all, there's a very good free one called Gimp that is a good place to start experimenting. You can download the most recent version here.
I'm excited about this new series of tutorials, and I have some ideas about using the Photoshop techniques in combination with some Cricut projects. Can you say, PUMP UP THE CREATIVITY!?!?
- Bunny Basket tutorial now online - UPDATE for GYPS...
- Bunny Basket to make you "Hoppy"
- I've received a new award!
- Another AWESOME Tuesday Treat!
- Boutique Tissue Box Cover
- Your pictures in words...or making words with your...
- Word Art For Your Blogs and Scrapbooking
- Ask and you shall receive!
- Fifty is Nifty!
- And the winner is.....
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- SCORE! Super Bowl Football Box
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- Cindy McVey
- Midlothian, Virginia, United States
- Lifetime crafter, beginning with sewing clothes for my troll dolls when I was 5. Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2000. Wife of almost 30 years to my high school sweetheart and planning on 30 more! Mom to 2 great kids and one awesome new son-in-law. "Mom" to 3 furkids, Pomeranians Roxy and Lulu, and a Calico cat, Sugar aka "Miss Fattypants." Addicted to all things Disney!