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08-11-2011, 08:07 AM

08-12-2011, 05:48 AM
Thanks for sharing these! I've learned some new stuff I didn't even knew I could do in my program ... I've just had it for like 5 years LOL

08-12-2011, 04:15 PM
I love PSDtuts+ (http://psd.tutsplus.com/) for tutorials

There's also a bunch of basic tuts in theStudio's tutorial (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=243) forum :))

08-12-2011, 04:23 PM
and if you're looking for a great place to learn more about quality control, check out Tiffany's (inspiredbydominic) blog: Digi Scrap Quality (http://digiscrapquality.com/)

08-13-2011, 01:01 PM
Thank you,tracy. This will be a great addition to the tuts I already have.I never stop learning.

08-14-2011, 08:48 AM
Thank you!!

Twin Mom Scraps
08-14-2011, 02:33 PM
i learned a lot from shawna when i first started designing
PSP tuts: http://scrap-stuff-with-psp-tutorials.blogspot.com/
Photoshop: http://scrap-stuff-photoshop-tutorials.blogspot.com/

08-16-2011, 08:23 PM
WOWZERS! Thanks a bunch. These sound like they will be really beneficial!!

08-17-2011, 01:11 AM
Wow thanks so much, this really helps!!

08-17-2011, 07:58 AM
youtube is really great for digi scrap tutorials! Just do a search for "digital scrapbooking" and you'll be amazed at the amount of video tutorials over there! ;)

Also, for those using PSE, Hummie's World (http://www.hummiesworld.com/) is a wealth of information!! She even has monthly classes for a small fee, but there are a bunch of free video tuts there, too! ;)

08-17-2011, 08:46 AM
Fabulous list! Thanks for putting this together!

08-17-2011, 08:54 AM
and a few more I know of:

DSP - Element creation & more (http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/university/tutorials/tutorials.shtml#element) - lots of different tuts here for a variety of programs

DigiScrapping Tutorials.com (http://digiscrappingtutorials.com/) - some are really old, but still useful, also a variety of programs

Scrapbook-Bytes (http://www.scrapbook-bytes.com/cgi-script/tutorials/publish/cat_index_22.shtml)

Photoshop Roadmap (http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/Photoshop-tutorials/Source/Everyday%20Digital%20Scrapbooking%20Blog/1/)

PhotoshopEssentials.com (http://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/custom-shapes/)

08-17-2011, 01:25 PM
What a great list! Thanks for all the links ladies!!

08-23-2011, 05:36 AM
and if you're looking for a great place to learn more about quality control, check out Tiffany's (inspiredbydominic) blog: Digi Scrap Quality (http://digiscrapquality.com/)

Really interesting stuff here, tfs!

I have a question though - more a language thing :) ... I don't understand one thing she's talking about "being out of the gamut". Trying my dictionaries, but I can't find what this means. Can someone please explain this to me?

Ambowife Designs
08-23-2011, 06:23 AM
Being out of Gamut means the colors may not print as they are appearing on your screen.

Most printers use CMYK color mode whereas most kits are in RGB color mode
so some colors usually bright ones like really bright yellows, greens, reds will sometimes not print as you see them on your computer screen. Photoshop has the option of checking for this by selecting
View>Gamut Warning
if the color is out of Gamut those areas will show up as grey when you are in this view.
Hope this helps some hun

08-23-2011, 06:37 AM
Ah, okey. Thanks! I don't have that gamut warning though :( I only have PSE. When I grow up ;) I will get a proper PS.

08-23-2011, 06:46 AM
Thanks for these tutorials. I just bought PSE and am very excited!

08-23-2011, 07:30 AM
Oh, Linda, you're going to love PSE!! If you need help with anything let me know, PSE is what I learned on many years ago, I still have my PSE5 and use it to scrap most times, rather than open up the "big boy"PS and suck down my memory on my computer - I find PSE is a lot more user friendly, you'll be amazed what it can do! :))

Tanteva - I'm not sure if there is a gamut option in PSE, I'll look around and see if I can find it ;) I think there might be a workaround for that.... I never actually looked for it in PSE - I check gamut when I'm choosing colors... if you go to your foreground/background color, click on it to change and the color picker comes up, choose a bright red, green, or yellow and check if you get the "out of gamut" symbol, it's a triangle with an exclamation point in the middle - if you click on this symbol, it will automatically switch to the nearest color that is not out of gamut ... I use it all the time in PS, but I can't remember if PSE has that function or not...

08-23-2011, 07:36 AM
And, actually.... I did a gamut print test just to see how much of a difference there was, I printed something that was extremely out of gamut, compared to the corrected item that was in gamut, and the printed results were very slightly different, almost unnoticeable! The shade of the red I used on the corrected was just slightly lighter than the out of gamut one, and the out of gamut one printed fine, no loss of detail or texture, the color was just brighter... so I'm really not sure why they stress this so much, but it's better to cover all your bases instead of getting yourself into a mess with a customer ;)

Ambowife Designs
08-26-2011, 05:14 AM
Yep I wouldn't worry about the gamut too much, steer clear of ultra bright (glow in the dark) limes, reds etc and you won't have a problem :)
Kim, Diane aka anita_d sent a heap of my designs to the lab for printing, out of gamut and then the corrected ones and you can't tell the difference enough for it to matter, she was a sweetie and snail mailed them all to me. I <3 Diane ;)

08-29-2011, 10:12 AM
I agree with Tracy and Kim - usually there's not a big difference between the off-gamut colors and their replacement, but you might run into one that's a lot different ....

If you want to be sure your work is not out of gamut you should check twice:

1. your palette colors to avoid nasty surprises (there are a few colors - I remember a vivid blue - that do not have close replacement colors)

2. your finished papers and elements (I love working with bright colors and even though my palettes are always fine gamut-wise, I often find things to correct after applying shadows, glows or blend modes)

08-29-2011, 10:25 AM
Tracy, that's awesome! Yep, Diane is definitely a keeper! :DD That's pretty much what I did at home and I didn't find much difference either, there was no loss of texture/detail on the out-of-gamut printing and, IMHO, I preferred the slightly brighter/deeper colors of the out-of-gamut colors :))

Min, those are great tips! I always forget to check my stuff after I've made them! :o

09-01-2011, 11:12 AM
This is a super list!

09-05-2011, 02:21 PM
thanks everyone! tutorials are almost as exciting as free cu products..heehee

09-15-2011, 10:15 AM
Here are more links to video tut's on youtube for PSE:

creating a vintage photo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mkaO-48q7I)
using brushes to make a background (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waGC9iujG5w)
Creating a color palette (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEx3VC7bxIQ&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLE85C1F40D7C15B1B)
create a frame or shape (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9SUckEnZkw&feature=BFa&list=PLE85C1F40D7C15B1B&lf=results_video)
Digital stitching (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd8Kh3XBhUg&feature=BFa&list=PLE85C1F40D7C15B1B&lf=results_video)
torn paper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n3e3_1UO2s&feature=BFa&list=PLE85C1F40D7C15B1B&lf=results_video)
shiny orbs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRXLj9blq2k&feature=BFa&list=PLE85C1F40D7C15B1B&lf=results_video)
3D curl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KDTqkGV_z0&feature=BFa&list=PLE85C1F40D7C15B1B&lf=results_video)
create a parchment paper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5d6Oju7YX4)
digital tattoos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xpOuP7cEtg)
Changing color of objects (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw7VEo8I9fE&feature=BFa&list=PL519151B344D034A0&lf=results_main)
creating beads (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMH52jSUQtQ)
creating edges (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6Op9lfI6JE)

more video tutorials on Scrapping Guy (http://scrappingguy.com/?page_id=51) (includes: create embellishment from clipping masks, creating flower elements, make a charm bracelet, add some bling, painting realistic stripes, make distressed papers, etc... )

Youtube videos from Hummie's World:

Rounded corners (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-sV-tehfx0)
Folded corners pt. 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk4IQQviLPo)
Folded corners pt. 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYz2PzCvgGY)
Inked Edges (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXAODuTE3Ds)

Other tutorials for both PSE & PS:

painting text or images onto textures (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/members/rise-to-the-surface/)
Wax seals (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/members/making-a-wax-seal-2/)
grunge effects (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/blog/3-steps-to-another-speedy-grunge-effect/)
extracting from a background (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/html/links-to-gradient-tool-tutorials/)
unique frames/borders (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/blog/using-brushes-to-create-a-frame/)
Pattern Stamp to add texture (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/members/using-the-pattern-stamp-to-add-textures/)
applying multiple effects to dingbats (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/html/applying-multiple-effects-to-a-dingbat-graphic/)
creating cardstock, stripes, polka dot backgrounds (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/blog/3-digital-backgrounds-to-make/)
Quick & Dirty border (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/members/quick-dirty-border-effect/)
using displacement maps (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/members/using-displacement-maps-2/)
another stitching tut (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/members/all-sewn-up/)
creating swirls (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/members/create-your-own-swirls/)
Making metal slides (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/html/making-a-metal-slide-for-scrapbook-ribbons/)
Silhouette Art (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/members/silhouette-art/)
Deckle-Edge Mat (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/html/making-a-deckle-edged-mat/)
Argyle Pattern (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/members/argyle-pattern-play/)
Making a bottle (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/html/making-a-bottle/)
Making a scroll (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/html/making-a-scroll/)
Digital Stamps (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/members/create-your-own-digital-stamps/)
Necklace of pearls (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/html/making-a-necklace-of-pearls/)

Poke around more on this site, there are tons of tuts here! Do google searches, there are a lot more tutorial sites out there ;)

Here are just a few other sites I frequent:






09-15-2011, 12:19 PM
Thanks for all of the great tutorial links. My favorite so far is the 3d curl! I'm still going through some of the others though.

09-15-2011, 12:41 PM
I know, isn't that the coolest? I haven't mastered it just yet, of course you have to actually PRACTICE to master something.... lol