I often get messages asking me how to make a scrapbook page, so I thought that I would run through the stages of making one for you. Hope that this helps people who are new to scrapbooking.
Everything you need to know to create scrapbook pages and embellishments.
Tags are a great way to embellish your scrapbook layouts. They offer fun and simple ways to say something without a lot of the sappy journaling that many people cite as a turn-off to scrapbooking. The examples shown here are just a few of the ways you can add a little more pop to your pages.
Here’s a quick way to make a simple chain brush that you can use in your scrapbook pages.
Do you admire those popular grungy backgrounds and wish you could make your own? Here’s an easy and fun technique that utilizes some of the many free brushes available online. In the process, we’ll also take advantage of two often-overlooked tools: dodge and burn.
This piece is adapted from a wedding video tutorial for Photoshop by Matt Kloskowski, and I’m taking it a little further to create something you will be proud to display or present to others.
I was playing around the other day making a gift bag, which I though looked pretty good, so I decided to share the technique with you. I do hope that you try it out and that you enjoy it.
Designing elements for a scrapbook kit can be a challenge. You quickly learn to recognize basic shapes enhanced with layer styles as just that: basic shapes. The challenge is to create something new and unique. To do this, you need to see beyond the obvious or ‘think outside the box.’
A popular effect you see with a lot of scrapbook page templates and kits is the page curl.
Combining two or more photos to re-create a special moment can add life and warmth to the memories we record.
Here’s a quick and easy tutorial for making plaid patterns that you can use for backgrounds, papers, buttons and more.
A newspaper page is a wonderful way to journal a memorable event or occasion, especially for events that beg further explanation.
Over the last few weeks I have been experimenting with making photograph frames, so I thought that it would be a good idea to do a tutorial showing how I do them.
Pushpins are a nice finishing touch to many photo creations. They are especially handy for digital scrapbooking. The trick to making them look realistic is in the shadows.
Fire up Photoshop Elements, and create a baseball trading card of your favorite young player.
I have used metallic borders and ribbons in quite a few of my layouts and have had several requests for information on how to make them.
Following up on a request from the forums, here’s a technique for creating a sewing needle or a pin.
This is a great tutorial for adding shaping and realism to non-photographic objects.