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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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PNG vs. ABR files – Which should you use?

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 22 November 2014
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I love Photoshop brushes because they offer so much versatility. Today let’s take a closer look at them. Many designers, when creating brushes (ABR files) will also include the “stamped brushes” in PNG format. So when you purchase a product that comes with both PNG files and ABR files, which should you use?    Let’s look […]

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Using the Black and White Adjustment in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 15 November 2014
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With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about seasonal photos.  Do you prefer posed photographs or spontaneous ones?  Do you like to creatively edit your photographs with filters, actions, or adjustments?  Today let’s take a look at a simple way to create some dynamic black and white images. For the purposes of […]

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Resizing the Contents of an Entire Folder at once in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 8 November 2014
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Are there times when you need to resize multiple layouts to meet particular specifications?  As a designer, perhaps you need to resize Creative Team layouts or images for blog posts?  As a Creative Team Member perhaps you need to resize your work for forums?  As a personal scrapbook artist, do you need to resize your […]

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Using the Stroke Command in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 4 November 2014
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Several weeks ago, Su, one of our blog readers commented on a post and mentioned the Stroke Command.  Today let’s take a look at how the Stroke Command works. The Stroke Command works in conjunction with Selection Tools. In order to place a Stroke around an object, that object must first be selected. The Stroke […]

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Using the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 25 October 2014

In your scrapbooking layouts or photo editing, have you ever wished you could either hide or repeat an element for artistic purposes? Photoshop has given us a tool to easily accommodate that wish, and that tool is the Clone Stamp.  Today, let’s take a look at this tool and see how it can help us. […]

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Working with Guides and Smart Guides in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 18 October 2014
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Photoshop Guides and Smart Guides are tools which allow us to easily align shapes and/or selections.  I use them quite a bit, but last week I discovered something new about them! I did a search on our Studio blog to see if previous authors have written about Smart Guides.  I found a tutorial written by […]

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Filter Effects on your Photos

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 4 October 2014
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Over the past few weeks we have been focusing on using Photoshop filters to help us achieve unique lighting effects.  You will find links to past tutorials to the right under “Recent Tutorials,” in case you missed any, or would like a refresher. The filter we will look at today is in both Photoshop and […]

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Using the Lens Flare Filter in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 20 September 2014
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Thank you for once again letting me know that you are enjoying exploring Filters in Photoshop.     Based upon your feedback and interest, I will take the next few weeks to explore a few more filters that I think you will find useful in your scrapbooking layouts.  Today let’s look at the Lens Flare Filter. […]

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