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4 Ways to use Overlays and Textures Creatively using Blend Modes

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 24 January 2015

Last week I was asked by someone new to digital scrapbooking if she, as a personal-use scrapbooker, was allowed to purchase commercial-use products.  The answer is a resounding YES!  Commercial-Use (CU) products are very often created with both the designer and the personal-use scrapper in mind. While, in general, the Terms of Use (TOU) of […]

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Adjustment Layers 101

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 17 January 2015
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Adjustment Layers in Photoshop offer us the opportunity to make many creative decisions in our work.  They can be intimidating at first; so today let’s take a look at some basic information about Adjustment Layers. For the purposes of today’s tutorial I am using Photoshop CC2014. Please check your own Photoshop version to see how […]

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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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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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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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Combining Smart Objects and the Free Transform Tool

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 27 December 2014
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Last week we looked at Creating Perspective Easily with the Free Transform Tool.   We learned how to apply perspective to a photograph in order to match the perspective of a frame.   It was a manual process, but very easy to do. Back in August we looked at Editing Images on the Fly, Utilizing Smart […]

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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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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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Customizing Word Art

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 6 December 2014
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I love quotes. I love seeing quotes turned into word art graphics. But sometimes the positioning of the words in the graphic don’t suit my layout.  Have you ever found yourself in the same situation?  Let’s take a look at how easy this is to fix! If you need a refresher on different selection methods, […]

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Text on a Path in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 29 November 2014
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I have been asked by several of you to write a tutorial on how to type text on a path.  I think you’ll be surprised at how easy it is! Today I am using Photoshop CC2014. I believe this works similarly in  most versions of Photoshop. The image below shows the text circle we will […]

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