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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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Using the Transform Command – Again

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 11 January 2014
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Last week we took a look at the Pencil Tool, a Photoshop tool that I hadn’t paid much attention to in the past.  From your feedback, many of you hadn’t either. If you missed that blog post you will find it here, The Pencil Tool in Photoshop. I found it fun to explore what I […]

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Shadowing Clusters Tutorial

by Toiny Westberry 7 January 2014
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Designers frequently create amazing clusters either as freebies, or as a make-my-life easy add on product.  Lately I’ve found that most of these clusters are pre-shadowed and I can just do a happy dance & slap them on my page.  Sometimes, though, they are not preshadowed.  Sometimes I am okay with that.  Shadowing can be […]

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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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Check Spelling in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 14 December 2013
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Have you ever created a scrapbook page, invested time in your journaling, printed your page, and only then realized you had misspelled a word on your page?   I have. I know friends who have. I would venture to guess that many of us have! Photoshop includes a Check Spelling option to help us double-check our […]

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Quick Photo Editing Tip Using Curves in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 7 December 2013
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When we need to snap a photo quickly, we often don’t have time to make the necessary adjustments in our camera in order to get the perfect shot.  Adobe Photoshop has a multitude of ways for us to fix our images, when we need to.  Today let’s take a look at Curves, and 2 of […]

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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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