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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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Lock Transparent Pixels in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 25 January 2014
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Last week we looked at two of the Lock Options in Photoshop. If you missed that post you can find it here: Lock Options in Photoshop. Today we are going to take a look at the Lock Transparent Pixels option in Photoshop.  This is like magic! The Lock Transparent Pixels option is located at the […]

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Lock Option in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 18 January 2014
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In “traditional” scrapbooking, we use glue, tape, or various other items to fasten our papers and elements to each other. We typically build our scrapbook page from the bottom up, securing our elements as we go. We can do the same thing in our digital scrapbook pages by using the Lock options in the Layers […]

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Border Buddies and How to use them

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 6 January 2014
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I love using borders on scrapbook pages.  They can add a lovely accent to a page, while still allowing photos to take the main stage. Borders can be designed using elements from a kit, using brushes, shapes, gradients, or any number of tools that we find in Photoshop.  Borders can be as simple or as […]

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The Pencil Tool in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 4 January 2014
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Did you know that Photoshop has a Pencil Tool?  I think it might be one of the more obscure tools available, or perhaps it’s just me?  It’s not really a tool that I have paid much attention to, so I decided to play around with it a little today. This is what I discovered. The […]

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Document Size vs. Canvas Size in Photoshop, II

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 28 December 2013
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Last week we talked about Document Size vs. Canvas Size in Photoshop. We learned that our document size can be our canvas size, but our canvas size doesn’t necessarily always equal our document size.  We also learned how to change our canvas size.  I promised to share with you the ways in which I find […]

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Document Size vs. Canvas Size in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 21 December 2013
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When I started working with Adobe Photoshop, I didn’t understand the difference between “document size” and “canvas size.”  Coming from a painting background, I viewed my “canvas” as the area I had to work on. I translated this, in Photoshop, to mean the photo or scrapbook page I was working on.  That is not necessarily […]

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Photoshop Layer Style Tip

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 30 November 2013
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I have a quick tip for you today in regards to Photoshop Layer Styles. Here is a snapshot of my Layers Style Panel. You can see that I have loaded several styles, and in between each style set is a white rectangle with a red diagonal line thru it. While the white rectangle serves as […]

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