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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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Character Tracking in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 9 November 2013
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Why do we create scrapbook pages? I think most of us would say we do so in order to preserve memories. Scrapbook pages can tell a story through photographs alone, but most often we include journaling, using our words to help tell our story. Choosing the correct font for our journaling or title work can […]

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Photoshop Layer Style Effect: Bevel and Emboss Continued

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 2 November 2013
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Today we are continuing our look at Photoshop Layer Styles.  In Photoshop Layer Style Effect: Bevel and Emboss, we focused on  the “Style” and “Technique” options in the Bevel & Emboss Structure.  Today we will look at the next four options in Bevel & Emboss. Depending upon what version of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements you […]

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Photoshop Layer Style Effect: Bevel and Emboss

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 26 October 2013
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Two weeks ago we took a look at Photoshop Layer Styles in  Photoshop Layer Styles: What are they?  We learned that when we apply a Style to an element, that element takes on the characteristic of the Style. Today let’s take a look at some of the effects that make up a Layer Style. Depending […]

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Photoshop Layer Styles: What are they?

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 12 October 2013
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This week I was asked, “What are Photoshop Layer Styles – exactly?” I love Layer Styles. I love using them, and I love creating new ones.  But I had to really think about how to define them and describe how to use them.   At the very basic level, a layer style is an “effect” that […]

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Merge Visible vs Flatten in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 28 September 2013
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Last week, in Merge Down vs Merge Layers, we discussed the difference between those two options in Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. This week, we have two more merge options to explore:  Merge Visible and Flatten.  These options may be more familiar to us than Merge Down and Merge Layers, but let’s see if we […]

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Merge Down vs Merge Layers

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 21 September 2013

For the longest time I didn’t understand the difference between Merge Down and Merge Layers, two layer options available in both Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. If I wanted to merge layers, I tried Merge Down. If that didn’t give me the result I wanted, I clicked Control+Z (to Undo), and tried Merge Layers.  One […]

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Zoom around Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 13 September 2013
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Shortcuts.  I love them!   Today I want to talk about a few favorite Adobe Photoshop shortcuts, and share my accidental find! Both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements have a handy Zoom Tool.  It is located in the Tools Menu Bar on the left of workspace, and it looks like a magnifying glass. (Screen shots are from […]

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