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Clipping Masks in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 5 April 2014
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Many of you have requested a tutorial on Clipping Masks, so let’s take a look at how useful these can be. I am using Photoshop CS6 for this tutorial, but the same instructions apply in Photoshop Elements as well. In the image below, I have clipped my text to the brown paper on this Monkey […]

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Shadowing Elements in Groups in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 29 March 2014

Did you know that you can apply a shadow to a Group in Photoshop? I didn’t for the longest time! Here’s how! Below is an image showing 2 groups.  Each group contains  letters which spell one word. (If you are wondering how/why some of the layers have a colored label, read Giving Photoshop Layers a […]

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Adding Shadows to Lace in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 15 March 2014
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St. Patricks Day is right around the corner!  In 2011 I visited Ireland and fell in love – with the people, with the beautiful country, and with Irish Lace. Last week I released some Irish Lace products, and I have received multiple emails this week asking me the best way to shadow the lace.  Today […]

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Using Layer Masks to Create Transparency

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 22 February 2014
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Last week we talked about Working with Layer Masks in Photoshop.  Today I would like to share with you a simple way to create a soft edge around your photos, using a layer mask. Let’s start with this photo. I took this when my husband and I were visiting Ireland; we were taking a horse-drawn […]

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Working with Layer Masks in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 15 February 2014
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Let’s take a look at Photoshop Layer Masks today, and how they can help us in creating our scrapbook pages. To create a Layer Mask, you must start with an open document. Here is a cluster, with all of its layers visible. I have placed my Forever Friends Charm on top of the cluster of […]

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Invert Adjustment Layer in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 8 February 2014
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Today let’s explore the Invert Adjustment Layer option in Photoshop. An Invert Adjustment Layer inverts the colors of a selected layer, causing those colors to become their opposites on the color wheel.  For example, black will become white, white will become black, purple will become green, and red will become purple.  The Invert Adjustment acts […]

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Lock Image Pixels in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 1 February 2014

For the past 2 weeks we have been exploring the “lock” options in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  In case you missed those tutorials, you will find them here:  Lock Options in Photoshop and Lock Transparent Pixels in Photoshop.  Today we will look at the last remaining lock option:  Lock Image Pixels. The Lock options are […]

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Lock Transparent Pixels in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 25 January 2014
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Last week we looked at two of the Lock Options in Photoshop. If you missed that post you can find it here: Lock Options in Photoshop. Today we are going to take a look at the Lock Transparent Pixels option in Photoshop.  This is like magic! The Lock Transparent Pixels option is located at the […]

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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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