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How to easily recolor an object in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 19 April 2014
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Last week we explored Creating a Custom Color Palette.  I hope you have had fun this week exploring that technique.  Today we are going to explore how to easily recolor an object. As with most things in Photoshop, there are multiple ways to accomplish one goal.  Today I am going to explore just one of […]

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Clipping Masks in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 5 April 2014
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Many of you have requested a tutorial on Clipping Masks, so let’s take a look at how useful these can be. I am using Photoshop CS6 for this tutorial, but the same instructions apply in Photoshop Elements as well. In the image below, I have clipped my text to the brown paper on this Monkey […]

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Shadowing Elements in Groups in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 29 March 2014

Did you know that you can apply a shadow to a Group in Photoshop? I didn’t for the longest time! Here’s how! Below is an image showing 2 groups.  Each group contains  letters which spell one word. (If you are wondering how/why some of the layers have a colored label, read Giving Photoshop Layers a […]

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Adding Shadows to Lace in Photoshop Elements

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 22 March 2014

Last week we explored ways of Adding Shadows to Lace in Photoshop.  Today let’s take a look at how to accomplish this in Photoshop Elements. For the purposes of this tutorial, I am using Photoshop Elements 12. Pictured below is a lace flower template, which has been stylized with a lace style.  (Flower Lace Templates, […]

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What happened to my flower?

by Jill Schwegel 18 March 2014
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Unless you’ve been hiding away in some remote cabin without any internet access, you’ve read or seen the results of an action I released last month … the Paper Flower Action. I have been blown away with the response to what started out as a whim and all the excitement it’s generated. And, while there’s […]

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Adding Shadows to Lace in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 15 March 2014
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St. Patricks Day is right around the corner!  In 2011 I visited Ireland and fell in love – with the people, with the beautiful country, and with Irish Lace. Last week I released some Irish Lace products, and I have received multiple emails this week asking me the best way to shadow the lace.  Today […]

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Using the Color Picker in Photoshop Elements

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 4 March 2014
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I usually write tutorials with Photoshop in mind, and add a short paragraph on how to accomplish the same thing in Photoshop Elements. Today I would like to reverse that, and focus on Photoshop Elements (PSE). For the purposes of this tutorial I am using Photoshop Elements 12, but I believe this tip will be […]

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Working with Layer Masks in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 15 February 2014
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Let’s take a look at Photoshop Layer Masks today, and how they can help us in creating our scrapbook pages. To create a Layer Mask, you must start with an open document. Here is a cluster, with all of its layers visible. I have placed my Forever Friends Charm on top of the cluster of […]

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Invert Adjustment Layer in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 8 February 2014
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Today let’s explore the Invert Adjustment Layer option in Photoshop. An Invert Adjustment Layer inverts the colors of a selected layer, causing those colors to become their opposites on the color wheel.  For example, black will become white, white will become black, purple will become green, and red will become purple.  The Invert Adjustment acts […]

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Lock Image Pixels in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 1 February 2014

For the past 2 weeks we have been exploring the “lock” options in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  In case you missed those tutorials, you will find them here:  Lock Options in Photoshop and Lock Transparent Pixels in Photoshop.  Today we will look at the last remaining lock option:  Lock Image Pixels. The Lock options are […]

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