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How to Add a Photo to a Stacked Paper

by Toiny Westberry on 27 February 2012
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I finally finished my first video tutorial!  I sound so nervous, even to me.  Hopefully this gets better with practice.  I started with a very basic tutorial, how to add a photo to a stacked paper, in photoshop.  I used basic photoshop techniques that should apply to elements as well.

Hint: Click on the bottom right button on the video below to watch full screen (to the right of the youtube icon).   While the embedded video works, it is very hard to see the tiny commands within photoshop.

Quick Recaps:

  • Ctrl+click = select multiple files to open
  • Click+hold+drag releases a background file to the foreground
  • Ctrl+S = Save
  •  Shift+Ctrl+S = Save As
  • Shift+click+drag centers a new layer into your active window
  • You can change the roundness of rounded rectangle corners
  • In the layers palette, right-click lets you choose “Create Clipping Mask”

I also cover how to set a simple dropshadow in the layers palette.  I have a freebie styles & actions set for you today: a Photoshop dropshadow duo style set (as used in the video; one with border, one without border) as well as my simple time-saver actions set.  My dear friend Karen, SnickerdoodleDesigns, has also adapt the styles for easy use with Photoshop Elements, instructions included.  Just click to download & enjoy.


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Geri 28 February 2012 at 6:41 am

Your video was great. I did have trouble with voice drop-off and it seems women seem to be afraid of their voice, including me when recording! I can use the tut though. Thanks.


2 Pssequimages 28 February 2012 at 2:17 pm

Toiny–Congrats! This is ONE really super video-tutorial. Thank you So MUCH!


3 Tracy 28 February 2012 at 8:49 pm

Woo Hoo. Great first Tutorial for the blog Toiny, and wonderful to hear our fearless leader’s voice :) well done



4 Donna 28 February 2012 at 10:03 pm

Great tutorial…THANKS!!! I know I’ll wanna go back & watch it again & then I need to check out the goodies that you all included in the download for us…Thanks again!


5 SnickerdoodleDesigns 29 February 2012 at 1:46 am

Toiny, the tutorial was wonderful – very clear and informative. I love that you have included a Quick Recap of the tips you offered, and thanks for the gift of the Style!


6 grambie 1 March 2012 at 6:44 am

Thanks for the tutorial along with all the extra goodies. I will be back to view it again and take everything in. Hugs.


7 Nancy 3 March 2012 at 3:34 am

Thank you for the tutorial. It sure helps those of us who are new, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.


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