Tut: Extracting Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool

[youtube]XolJ2SgtXRU[/youtube] NOTE: This is a tutorial created in Photoshop Elements 6 but this function is also in Photoshop. Remember, if your background colors are just too close to whatever you’re extracting, try a different method (watch my other extraction videos). Another digi page (but you can easily lift this using the traditional method). This picture is actually an interesting picture. She doesn’t sleep like this anymore but her daddy, when he was little, used to sleep like this too. It’s so weird! She’s never seen that picture and actually she was too little and as you can probably see was

Tut: Create a Pattern Paper, Part I

I say part I because this is the easiest pattern you can do — stripes. For the second time I’m using ColourLovers for this tutorial. There are so many cool things that you can do on that site. I’ll show you more later if you haven’t figure them out yourselves yet. Those who has PSE will also be able to go through this tutorial. You have the pattern and fill option. TFW — thanks for watching! EDIT: If this is your first visit, don’t forget to check out creating pattern using the pattern sample from ColourLovers. Oh, also, don’t think

Tut: Using Patterns From ColourLovers.com and Freebies

Before I forget… have you visited Shabby Princess lately? They have a new freebie kit. Check it out, very nice!! Also, Weeds and Wildflowers are having their 1st year anniversary celebration. On their blog they have a mini kit freebie (very nice looking) and it’s only going to be up for 24 hrs. There will be a new giveaway until Sunday, so bookmark them, add them to your rss or subscribe via email. Whatever… but W&W is one of my favorite stores. I’d love to be Gina’s CT/guest {::SMILES}. Last week I posted some Kuler info and also a one

Tut: Weathering and Antiquing

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4qppGouxis This is a super easy technique using your eraser and burning tool. Once you’re done with the process, you’ll have something that will look worn. I did this in Photoshop CS3 but I think any software that has an eraser and burning tool will be able to give you the same effect. I haven’t used this technique in a while but I think I’ll try to do something with it this weekend at my crop. If you want to download the image on the left to use in your layout. Please feel free too. Just use the Creative Commons

Starting Digital Scrapbooking in PSE

This tutorial was done in Elements 4 but it’s the same concept for the most part. The important part of working with a digital scrapbooking in any Photoshop product is to understand the concept of layers and inserting new images, text, or brush on top of one another and rearranging these layers to your needs and liking. I have created a video on how to get started. Nothing fancy but hope it’ll help you understand the concept.