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Digital Designs: Not just for Scrapbooking

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 19 October 2013
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This week I planned to delve a little more into some of the options available to us when we use Photoshop Styles.  But I’ve become sidetracked by two adorable handmade gifts that I must share with you today! We’ll get back to Styles next week! Have you visited the “Hybrid & Printables” or “Cutting Files” […]

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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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Quick Tip: Filter Categories by Designer

by Nibbles Skribbles 9 October 2013

Perhaps your looking for the perfect alpha, but want to find one by your favorite designer. Maybe you’ve been checking out the gorgeous Bohemian Fall products, and want to see what a specific designer has created. Quick filters are your friends! At the top of any category, you can easily sort by Designer! This makes […]

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Layer Opacity vs Fill in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 5 October 2013
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One of the things that I love about Photoshop is that there is always something new to learn. For the  purposes of this demonstration, I am using Photoshop CS6. Unfortunately,  the Fill option, which we will explore today, is not available in Photoshop Elements (unless it has been integrated into the new Photoshop Elements 13, […]

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Fall Leaves Wreath (with cutting file freebie)

by Min 1 October 2013
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Today is October 1st…. And in my little corner of the world there is no denying that Summer is over and Fall is in full swing. I felt like having a little Fall decoration without “going Halloween” already, so I set my Cameo to work to create a beautiful Fall leaf wreath: Supplies needed: Cardstock […]

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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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Having Fun with Rhinestones – plus freebie

by Min 17 September 2013
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Today I want to show you how easy it ist o add a little bit of „bling“ to your life with the Silhouette Cameo and some rhinestones. I decided that my Cameo deserved a cover with a little “bling” on it – for being the star in a lot of my hybrid and craft projects, […]

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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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Customizing the Brush Presets Panel

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 7 September 2013
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The only thing worse than not having the proper tools to get a job completed, is having the tools and not being able to find them. Today we are going to  look at the Brush Preset Panel and customize it to meet our needs, making it easy to find exactly what we want when we […]

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