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Using the Screen Blend Mode in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 10 January 2015
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Blend Modes in Photoshop change the way in which layers interact with one another. “(The Blending Mode) Screen brightens by lightning the lower layer based on the lightness of the upper layer. The result is always lighter, and makes it a good mode for correcting exposure in photos that are too dark.”  -Sara Froehlich Let’s […]

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Morning Mist Coordinated Collection

by renee 8 January 2015
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We start the year of with another fabulous Coordinated Collection themed Morning Mist. Stock up now through January 15th for only $1.00 each.  Isn’t that a great way to start 2015?  I must say our designers did an amazing job on this collection. There are more than 160 products for you to choose from, each one even more beautiful […]

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The “Warning: You bought this product” Feature Is Back

by Rebecca 7 January 2015
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I hear you.  I hear all of the high fives going on along with the yelps and shouts of excitement.  They say it takes 30 days to make or break a habit but I’m pretty sure it only took me 2 purchases to literally throw caution to the wind and spend with abandon once I […]

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Round Robin: The Midnight Hour

by Toiny Westberry 6 January 2015
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It is time for another month of fantabulous, amazing, wonderful  Round Robins starring none other than our own Carin Grobe Design! We kick things off with the stunning The Midnight Hour: She’s the Belle of the ball; all eyes are on her.  Dressed up like a princess, the whole room is a blur.  On the […]

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How to Create a Soft Lantern Glow

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 3 January 2015
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Several months ago, we talked about Using the Lens Flare Filter in Photoshop to create a light flare in a lantern. Today let’s look at how to create a soft glow, using a brush. Here is a candle holder that is included in my Woodland Winter kit.  Let’s add a lovely soft glow to it. […]

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EU VAT 2015 & the Studio

by Toiny Westberry 31 December 2014
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Hi All, I am going to try to make this as short as possible. Please do ask me questions and I will do my best to answer them. On Jan. 1, 2015 a new EU VAT law will kick into effect that requires all sellers of digital products (worldwide) to collect VAT (European Tax) to […]

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FREE Advent Calendar today only!

by Toiny Westberry 25 December 2014
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This Advent season the Studio has released a brandnew FREE daily download every day in December.  Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you!  Each contribution was available 48 hours to accommodate all time zones.  But.  Life happens. Days are missed.  This is the happiest time of year, and the busiest time of […]

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Creating Perspective Easily with the Free Transform Tool

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 20 December 2014
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What is perspective, and why is it important to us in digital scrapbooking? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “perspective” in this way: a :  the technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye; specifically :  representation in a drawing or painting […]

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Pear Tree by Booland Designs and a free quickpage for you

by renee 18 December 2014
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The Twelve Days of Christmas (The 12 Days of Christmas) start with Christmas Day and finish with the eve of Epiphany on 5th January. The Twelve Days of Christmas dates back to English origins in the sixteenth century although the music is reputed to be French. The first publication date for The Twelve Days of […]

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What is a Smart Object?

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 13 December 2014
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Today let’s take a look at Smart Objects in Photoshop, and how they can help us in our digital layouts and projects. So just what IS a Smart Object? “A Smart Object is a container in which you can embed raster (e.g. PSD, JPEG, TIFF) or vector (e.g. AI, PDF, EPS) image data from another […]

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