Tut: Text in Shape

Well, there are a few reasons I wanted to do this page. First, I got motivated to do a page and I didn’t want to loose it. Second, I am in the SCS 2008 scrapbook challenge. Third, CK had an after Christmas crop last night and extending it to this weekend, so thought I’d join in… or at least lurk, do my thing, and feel like I’m with a bunch of ladies scrapping. I did this layout on my Mac using Photoshop CS3. The kit is a freebie from Two Peas in a Bucket by Cherie Mask, font is Angelina

Working with Layers in Photoshop

When you’re working with a software like Photoshop, whether it’s Elements or the full blown deal, you’re going to have to deal with what they call layers. Instead of having all the elements/images on one page/layer, each item is created in separate ones. What’s the benefit of this you ask? The main benefits are that you can manipulate each item individually and you can add/remove without effecting the other elements/images. We did touch a little bit on layers when I showed you how to create a watermark in Photoshop but this video will just focus on layers and how you

I Know…

I should probably be posting some cards here too but it’s just easier to post some more digital scrapbook stuff just because they’re easily accessible. This was my first digital layout: Not that great, missed a few shadows on the paper itself, but it was the first and this got me hooked 😀

Latest DigiScrap LO

Drum rolls please…. 😀 These are the first LO that I did using someone else’s work. The previous ones I’ve done I’ve been the one creating every single item for them. They were quite time consuming and even though I still would enjoy the whole process, I think buying or downloading free items here and there would be the thing to do. Doing this will not only save me time but it’ll let me explore and experiment with different elements, designs, and technique. I can’t wait to feel inspire again so that I can do some really nice layouts. Credits:

Resizing your Image in Photoshop

Once you insert your image or object you can resize and rotate by using the Free Transform tool. Select the layer/image, click on Edit and select Free Transform. Once your image is selected you can resize the image or rotate it to your liking. I have provided a video to help you understand this concept. The video was created in Photoshop CS but you will be able to use the information for any older or newer Photoshop application. The video is a bit small on screen, to get a bigger view, click “Download” on the bottom right of the video