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Change your View Size with the Navigator Panel

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 30 March 2013
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Do you ever find yourself leaning toward your computer screen or squinting your eyes to get a better view of the project you are working on?  Even with new glasses, I still  find myself doing that at times.  Today I would like to explore with you one of my favorite Adobe Photoshop tools, the Navigator […]

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Journey of a Photo Edit

by Toiny Westberry 26 March 2013
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I often get asked how my photos turn out so wonderfully.  It is a true combination of ingredients; a good camera (Canon Rebel); photoshop; luck; 1,000 different shots; amazing actions.  I’m especially a huge fan of Jodi Friedman’s actions over at MCP Actions. This photo appears in Wednesdays Studio Newsletter, under Personal Notes.  I’m going […]

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Using Photoshop’s Type Mask Tool

by Toiny Westberry 19 March 2013
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I was working on a layout and I wanted to add a title to a polaroid frame.  I also wanted it to match my background paper.  And I wanted it to match fast. I had just started my layout; I’m using a paper from Studio4 (from our retired Caleb charity collab); a polaroid frame (freebie […]

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Using the Preset Manager for “Quick Finds”

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 16 March 2013
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Do you play favorites? …..Not with your friends or family.. but with your favorite tools and/or presets in Photoshop?  I know I do! If I am using a particular Style Set throughout a project, it can be tedious to keep scrolling through my Styles Panel to find it every time I want to use it.  […]

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Text Orientation in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 27 February 2013
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I  like to think of myself as a detailed person.  I also know that I can get hyper focused on one thing and totally miss something else.  Are you familiar with the saying “Don’t miss the forest because of the trees?”  It refers to the fact that sometimes we can get so focused on something […]

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Using the History Panel in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 9 February 2013
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In my  last blog post (How Smart ARE Smart Filters?), I confessed to the fact that it’s not uncommon for me to change my mind… a lot.  Smart Filters let me do that.  But so does the History Panel… and that is what I would like to talk about today. If your History Panel is […]

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WOW – It’s all about the tools

by Rebecca 23 January 2013

I’m not a girly girl.  Pink was never my favorite color and I would honestly rather be pushing a piece of wood through a table saw, pulling a tree down with the tractor or pushing dirt with a bulldozer.  I like my tools.  I would rather use a power drill than a screwdriver.  I would […]

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Quick Tip #13 – Copying and Aligning Layers

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 19 January 2013
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This week I was showing someone how to create a very simple button.  Without thinking, I used a shortcut that I use a lot!  “Whoa!” they exclaimed!  “How did you just do that??” So let me tell you about it!  While I’m at it, we might as well also create a button. Create a new […]

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How to Load Layer Styles in Photoshop Elements

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 8 January 2013

Last week I talked about How to Load Photoshop Styles, using CS6. Today I am going to focus on Photoshop Elements. With each new version of Elements, improvements are made that make Elements so much easier to use!  One of those improvements in Photoshop Elements 11, is the ability to now “load” styles in Elements […]

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Use Blending Modes to edit your Photos

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 24 November 2012

Several weeks ago I promised to share a tip with you on how to use blending modes in your photo editing. Today I am going to show you how the Screen Blending Mode can be used effectively to help lighten up those dark photos you may have lurking on your hard drive. If you are […]

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