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July 9, 2019 | Digital Scrapper News | Volume 17, Issue 28

Hi there!

Do you know what one of my favorite things is?

It’s the glorious ability for something to have multiple uses. I love when I find a product or appliance that can do more than one thing.

Think sticky notes for bookmarks, smartphones that do more than make phone calls, and the air fryer plus Instantpot all-in-one I’m considering saving up for. Items that have multiple uses are things I find value in. They help you save space which then helps you stay organized.

Speaking of multiple uses, this week’s free tutorial shows you how you can get multiple uses out of the Horizontal Type tool. It’s not just for making titles or journaling. You can also create a custom letter banner by taking advantage of all the type tool has to offer.

I can’t wait to see the grin on your face when you see what else it can do!

Love and creative success,


Jenifer Juris
DigitalScrapper.com
QwikLearn.Teachable.com

New FREE Qwik Tutorial

Give your digital project a custom letter banner. All it takes is the Horizontal Type tool to create this paper die-cut effect.

Read it on the blog: Letter Banner with the Horizontal Type Tool by Jenifer Juris

Save 20% on Secrets of Terrific Type

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(This is not a new class.)

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Letter Banner with the Horizontal Type Tool
by Jenifer Juris

Give your digital project a custom letter banner. All it takes is the Horizontal Type tool to create this paper die-cut effect.

For this tutorial you’ll need:

  • Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photohop
  • Arimo Font Family
Step One: Download the Font Family
  • Go to Font Squirrel .com and search for “Arimo.”
  • Click on the purple Download TTF button to download the font family. See the image below.
  • Unzip folder, then install the Arimo Regular and Arimo Bold fonts. If you need help installing font, the Font Squirrel website contains help.

Step Two: Prepare the Workspace
  • Create a new document (File > New > Blank File) that is 5×2 inches at 300 ppi with a white background. (PS: Choose File > New.)
  • Press the letter D to reset the Color Chips to the default of black over white.
Step Two: Create the Line
  • Get the Horizontal Type tool.
  • In the Tool Options, open the Font Picker and choose Arimo Bold.

NOTE: You can try other fonts but not every font will give you the size and connected line you need to make this tutorial work.

  • In the Tool Options, set the Size to 100, the Alignment to Center, the Tracking to 0, and the Style to None. The Color Chip should be black, if it’s not, click on the Color Chip and choose black. (PS: Click on the Color Chip, choose black, and click OK.)
  • On the document, click once and type five underscore lines in a row. To create an underscore, press Shift Hyphen (Dash).
  • Click the checkmark to commit.
  • Get the Move tool. In the Tool Options, uncheck Auto Select Layer.
  • Press Ctrl A (Mac: Cmd A) to Select All.
  • In the Tool Options, click on the Align Horizontal Centers (Middle) icon.
  • Press Ctrl D (Mac: Cmd D) to deselect.
  • On the document, hold down the Shift key and click and drag the line to the top part of the document. See the image below.

  • Get the Horizontal Type tool.
  • In the Tool Options, click on the Warp Text icon.
  • In the dialog box, set the Style to Arc and click on Horizontal. Set the Bend to -20, the Horizontal Distortion to 0, and the Vertical Distortion to 0. Click OK.

Step Three: Create the Type
  • In the Layers panel, click on the Create a New Layer icon.
  • Get the Horizontal Type tool.
  • In the Tool Options, open the Font Picker and choose Arimo Regular. Set the Size to 60pts and the Tracking to 150.

NOTE: Tracking was first introduced into Photoshop Elements in version 2019. If you do not have the Tracking option, add one space between each letter and then change the font size of just those spaces to 30pts. You do this by selecting the space and changing the font size of it in the Tool Options, (so you’ll change each space one at a time for four times total). Doing this will be very close to the spacing the Tracking setting of 150 provides.

  • On the document, hold down the Shift key and click to place your cursor in the center of the document. Type a word or phrase in all capital letters. I’m using the word LOVED.
  • Click the checkmark to commit.

NOTE: Lowercase letters will not work for this tutorial. You need the letters to be the exact same height in order for this tutorial to work so stick with all caps for this.

  • Get the Horizontal Type tool.
  • In the Tool Options, click on the Warp Text icon.
  • In the dialog box, set the Style to Arc and click on Horizontal. Set the Bend to -15, the Horizontal Distortion to 0, and the Vertical Distortion to 0. Click OK.
  • Get the Move tool.
  • Press Ctrl A (Mac: Cmd A) to Select All.
  • In the Tool Options, click on the Align Horizontal Centers (Middle) icon.
  • Press Ctrl D (Mac: Cmd D) to deselect.
  • With the Move tool still active, press the Up Arrow key until your letters connect to the curved line.

Step Four: Save As
  • In the Layers panel, click on the Visibility icon of the Background layer to hide it.
  • Save the document (File > Save As) as a PNG file with a unique name.
  • If you wish to save this PSD layered file so that you can change the word and reuse it for other projects, save the layered document (File > Save As) as a layered PSD file with a unique name.
Step Five: Finishing Touches

When you use this letter banner in a project, here are couple of things I recommend doing to make this look it’s best:

  • Clip a solid background paper to the letter banner layer.
  • Add a custom drop shadow to the letter banner.

Here is how I used my letter banner in a project:

Credits:
Page: Jenifer Juris
Photo: Jesica Johannes (sister)
Tutorial: Letter Banner by Jenifer Juris
Kit: Hopscotch by One Little Bird
Fonts: Arimo, April Blossom, Archers Grotesque

Your Beautiful Creations Deserve Terrific Type!

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(This is not a new class.)

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July 2, 2019 | Digital Scrapper News | Volume 17, Issue 27

Hi there!

My sparklers are in hand.
I’ve got my reds, whites, and blues all packed.
And, I’ve got Lee Greenwood ready in iTunes for when the time comes to stand tall and belt out God Bless the U.S.A.

Here in Indiana, my hunk and I are headed out for the long Independence Day (4th of July) weekend. And as I pack yet another can of mosquito spray, I find myself wondering—Do you have any big plans this weekend? Any chance your plans are the kind to create a scrapbook page about?

Last week I gathered up a few oldie-but-goodie patriotic tutorials for you to play with this week. I’d LOVE to see what you create AND see what all you were up to.

Hope to see you there. And, Happy Independence Day from my home (currently the camper) to yours!

Love and creative success,


Jen White
DigitalScrapper.com
QwikLearn.Teachable.com

P.S. Not in the US? Don’t sit this one out. Patriotism is relevant no matter where you are. Come join in the fun and just take on the party-like atmosphere.

Movable Cutouts by Nann Dalton

Cutouts are a fascinating design element. They add dimension to an otherwise flat looking page.

In this tutorial Nann will show you how to add a non-destructive cutout to your scrapbook page.

 
 

Oversized Cutout Template by Lydia Tarbox

Create a template for a background with oversized cutouts. This template can then be used over and over to add that bold statement to any layout.

This tutorial uses an arrow shape to create a chevron pattern. But, you could use any shape(s) you want and create all sorts of different designs.

Quick Starburst Overlay by Jen White

Add a sense of movement to the background of your next card or scrapbook page by creating a quick starburst overlay.

This technique can also be used to simulate the feeling of fireworks in the background.

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Oversized Cutout Template
by Jen White & Lydia Tarbox

Make a big statement on a layout with only a little bit of effort. In this tutorial you’ll create an overlay template with oversized cutouts. This template can be used over and over to add that big statement to any layout.

For this tutorial you will need:

  • Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

NOTE: This tutorial was originally published in July 2014 by Lydia Tarbox. It has been updated using current software.

TIP: I’m going to use an arrow shape to create a chevron pattern. But, you could use any shape(s) you want and create all sorts of different designs.

Step One: Prepare the Workspace
  • Click on the Background Color Chip to open the Color Picker.
  • In the Color Picker, choose a gray color and click OK. (I used Hex Code #8d8b8b.)
  • Create a new 12 x 12 inch document (File > New > Blank File) at 300 dpi with the Background Contents set to Background Color. (Photoshop: Choose File > New.)
  • In the Menu Bar, choose View and place a checkmark next to Rulers to turn them on.
  • Choose View and place a checkmark next to Grid to turn it on. (Photoshop: Choose View > Show and check Grid.)
  • Choose View > Snap To and place a checkmark next to Grid.
  • In the Layers panel, hold down the Alt key (Mac: Opt key) and double click on the Background layer to make it an editable layer.
  • Press the letter D to reset the Color Chips to the default of black and white.
Step Two: Create a Square
  • Get the Rectangle tool. It’s nested with the other shape tools.

In Photoshop Elements: In the Tool Options, set the Style to None. Open the Geometry Options and choose Unconstrained. Uncheck From Center and Snap. Click on the New Shape Layer icon.

In Adobe Photoshop: In the Tool Options, set the Tool Mode to Shape, the Fill to Solid Color, and the Stroke to none. Open the Path Operations and choose New Layer. Open the Settings. Choose Unconstrained and uncheck From Center.

  • On the document, position your cursor at the 0.5 inch horizontal mark and the 0.5 inch vertical mark. Holding down the Shift key, click and drag to create a square, leaving a half inch border around the entire document. The square should end up being 11×11 inches.

  • In the Tool Options, click Simplify. (Photoshop: In the Menu Bar, choose Layer > Rasterize > Shape.)
  • In the Layers panel, click on the Visibility icon of the square shape layer to hide it.
Step Three: Create an Arrow
  • Get the Custom Shape tool.

In Photoshop Elements: In the Tool Options, open the Custom Shape Picker, open the dropdown menu, and choose Arrows. Click on the Arrow 2 shape. If you don’t see the names of the shapes, open the flyout menu and choose Large List. Set the Style to None. Open the Geometry Options and choose Unconstrained. Click on the New Shape Layer icon.

In Adobe Photoshop (PS): In the Tool Options, set the Tool Mode to Shape, the Fill to Solid Color, and the Stroke to none. Open the Path Operations and choose New Layer. Open the Settings. Choose Unconstrained and uncheck From Center. Open the Shape Picker, open the flyout menu, and choose Arrows. Click OK to replace the shapes. Choose the Arrow 2 shape. If you don’t see the names of the shapes, open the flyout menu and choose Large List.

  • On the document, click and drag to draw an arrow shape that extends from the top of the document to the bottom and is about two inches wide.

  • In the Tool Options, click Simplify. (PS: In the Menu Bar, choose Layer > Rasterize > Shape.)
  • Get the Move tool.
  • Press Ctrl T (Mac: Cmd T) to get the Transform options.
  • In the Tool Options, set the Angle to 90º. (PS: Set the Rotate to 90º.)
  • On the document, click inside the bounding box and drag the arrow shape to the top center of the document. See the image below.
  • Click the checkmark to commit.

Step Four: Create the Chevron Pattern
  • Press Ctrl J (Mac: Cmd J) five times. You should now have six arrow shapes in the Layers panel.
  • Get the Move tool.
  • In the Tool Options, uncheck Auto Select Layer.
  • On the document, hold down the Shift key and drag the arrow to the bottom edge of the document as shown in the image below.

  • In the Layers panel, hold down the Shift key and click on the bottom arrow shape layer. Now all six arrow shape layers should be active.
  • In the Tool Options, click on the Distribute Vertical Centers icon.
  • Press Ctrl E (Mac: Cmd E) to merge the layers together into a chevron pattern.
  • In the Menu Bar, choose Layer > Simplify Layer. (PS: Choose Layer > Rasterize > Shape.)
  • In the Menu Bar, choose View and uncheck Grid to hide it. (PS: Choose View > Show and uncheck Grid.)

Step Five: Create the Cutouts
  • In the Layers panel, the chevron pattern layer should be active.
  • Ctrl click (Mac: Cmd click) on the thumbnail of the hidden square shape layer to get a selection outline.

  • In the Menu Bar, choose Select > Inverse.
  • Press the Backspace key (Mac: Delete key) to create a border around the chevron layer.
  • Press Ctrl D (Mac: Cmd D) to deselect.
  • In the Layers panel, click and drag the square shape layer to the Trash icon.

  • Hold down the Ctrl key (Mac: Cmd key) and click on the thumbnail of the chevron layer to get a selection outline.
  • Activate the bottom layer.
  • Press the Backspace key (Mac: Delete key) to cut the chevron pattern out of the background.
  • Press Ctrl D (Mac: Cmd D) to deselect.
  • In the Layers panel, click and drag the top chevron layer to the Trash icon.

Step Six: Save the Template
  • Save the template (File > Save) as a PNG document.
  • In the dialog box, click Smallest File Size and click OK.
  • Close the working document without saving.
Step Seven: Use the Template as a Clipping Mask
  • Open a background paper (File > Open).
  • Open the chevron template you just created.
  • Get the Move tool.
  • On the document, hold down the Shift key and click and drag the template onto the background paper.
  • Open a coordinating background paper.
  • On the document, hold down the Shift key and click and drag the paper onto the paper/template document.
  • In the Menu Bar, choose Layer > Create Clipping Mask.
  • In the Layers panel, click on the template layer to activate it.
  • Add a basic drop shadow.

Page: So Incredibly Cute by Jen White
Photo: Kelsey White
Kit: Soar & Roar by KimB Designs & Digital Scrapbook Ingredients
Font: DJB Annalise

This tutorial was originally created by Lydia Tarbox in July 2014. Here’s the layout she created using the template created with this tutorial:

Page & Photos: Lydia Tarbox
Kit: Liberty for All by Mommyish
Font: DJB Lydia Print

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June 25, 2019 | Digital Scrapper News | Volume 17, Issue 26

Hi there!

At our house, I’m our official lawn mower.

I volunteer for three main reasons:

  • I love being in nature,
  • I love the smell of fresh cut grass, and most of all,
  • I love the fast and flashy instant gratification of perfectly straight rows.

I think of it as my weekly therapy. It only takes a few hours of my time, but the rewards far outweigh the cost of the time it takes me away from work.

The Story

The other day, just as I normally do, I hopped on the mower to cut the grass and gain a little therapy for the soul.

The sun was shining, the birds were frolicking, and the mower was going straight. All was right with the world . . . until I was finishing my final lap.

Wait, something was missing. Where was the sweet smell of the freshly cut grass??

Somehow, in my hasty preparation routine, I had forgotten to lower the deck on the mower. My therapy session went from fast and flashy to futile and frustrating in two seconds flat.

Moral of the Story

If you want something fast and flashy, it’s important to get started off on the right foot with the right settings.

Photoshop & Photoshop Elements has boatloads of fast and flashy filters, but they will fall flat every time unless you get a great start.

Below you’ll find three fast and flashy filter tutorials from our archives. Enjoy the blast from the past!

Love and creative success,


Jen White
DigitalScrapper.com
QwikLearn.Teachable.com

Halftone Cartoon Shapes by Nann Dalton

KaPow! Wham! Boom! I think cartoon layouts are a lot of fun. They are just right for those moments in your life that seem like they should be in a cartoon strip! My life is just full of laugh-out-loud moments. (I have a crazy family.) Today I want to show you how to how make your own comic book shapes that will explode all over your page.

Sketchy Photos by Nann Dalton

Do you like the look of photos converted into sketches? I do too! There are so many interesting ways to use them on a layout. It allows us as digital scrappers to achieve a look that is hard to duplicate in the paper world. However, I have struggled to find a sketchy look that’s realistic. The Sketch filters that come with Photoshop and Elements are a little too harsh for my taste. But, I think I have found the answer using the Minimum filter! Never heard of it? It isn’t a filter that we use too often, but it works perfectly for a lighter sketchy look.

Graphic Triangles by Nann Dalton

Triangles give a wonderful geometric feel to a page. In this tutorial, you’ll learn a super fun and easy way of adding these fun little shapes to a paper to use as a background on your layouts.

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June 11, 2019 | Digital Scrapper News | Volume 17, Issue 24

Hi there!

When it comes to math, what camp are you in? Camp Math Rules or Camp Math Is The Worst?

Math tends to be a subject that people either love or hate.

For me, I’ve always loved math. Honestly, if I could go back in time, I would have studied to become a math teacher while at university.

But I know that not everyone likes math, and that’s ok. For many of us, doing math homework for school is the last time we actually used real graph paper. So if thinking about graph paper brings back bad memories of math homework, it’s time to give graph paper a new place in your life.

This week, I have a free tutorial for you that has all the fun of graph paper without all the headaches of math homework. You’re going to love it!

Love and creative success,


Jenifer Juris
DigitalScrapper.com
QwikLearn.Teachable.com

P.S. Enrolled in Mastery 2? Lesson 3 is now available in the classroom! Check it out.

P.P.S. Miss a newsletter? Catch up by browsing our Weekly Newsletter category on the blog.

New FREE Qwik Tutorial

Graph paper doesn’t have to stop at the basic grid. Learn how to make a circular graph paper background using the polar coordinates filter.

Read it on the blog: Graph Paper with the Polar Coordinates Filter by Jenifer Juris

Whether you’re ​just getting started in digital scrapbooking​ or are ​self-taught and want to fill in the gaps​ in your education, our QwikLearn Photoshop and Photoshop Elements classes will help you get up to speed ​FAST​ and become the confident, competent digital scrapbooker you desire to be.

This self-paced class will take you where you want to go and is available for ​Photoshop Elements 11 to 2018, and Photoshop CS6 through Creative Cloud​.

(This is not a new class.)

Learn more about ​QwikLearn Photoshop Elements​ class or ​QwikLearn Photoshop class!

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Graph Paper with the Polar Coordinates Filter
by Jenifer Juris

Graph paper doesn’t have to stop at the basic grid. Learn how to make a circular graph paper background using the polar coordinates filter.

For this tutorial you’ll need:

  • Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photoshop
Step One: Prepare the Workspace
  • Create a new 12×12 inch document (File > New > Blank File) at 300 ppi with a white background. (PS: Choose File > New.)
  • Press the letter D to reset the Color Chips to the default of black over white.
  • In the Layers panel, click on the padlock icon of the Background layer to unlock it.
Step Two: Create the Grid
  • Click on the Foreground Color Chip to open the Color Picker.
  • In the Color Picker, pick a light blue color. I used Hex #7bb5da.
    Click OK.
  • In the Menu Bar, choose Filter > Stylize > Tiles.
  • In the dialog box, set the Number Of Tiles to 40, the Maximum Offset to 1%, and the Fill Empty Area with Foreground Color.
  • Click OK.

Step Three: Create the Polar Coordinates
  • In the Menu Bar, choose Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates.
  • In the dialog box, choose the Rectangular to Polar option.
  • Click OK.

Step Four: Remove the Blue Corners
  • Press Ctrl T (Mac: Cmd T) to get the Transform options.
  • In the Tool Options, change the Width to 145%.
  • Click the checkmark to commit.

NOTE: When you change the width to 145%, your height should also change to 145%. If it doesn’t, then your program is not set to the default of Constrain Proportions (or Maintain Aspect Ratio for PS) and so you’ll need to make the height 145% as well.

  • Press Ctrl A (Mac: Cmd A) to Select All.
  • In the Menu Bar, choose Image > Crop to remove the excess pixels.
  • Press Ctrl D (Mac: Cmd D) to deselect.

Step Five: Save As
  • Save the document (File > Save As) as a high quality JPEG file with a unique name.

Graph paper backgrounds can be used for so many things. Any topic you’re scrapping about will work but here are a few that really play well with the graph paper idea:

  • School or homework
  • Architecture
  • Work
  • Travel
  • And in my case, farming.

Here is how I used my polar coordinate graph paper on a scrapbook page:

Credits:
Page & Photos: Jenifer Juris
Kit: Little Boys by Simple Pleasure Designs
Fonts: Veteran Typewriter, Camsay

Whether you’re ​just getting started in digital scrapbooking​ or are ​self taught and want to fill in the gaps​ in your education, our QwikLearn Photoshop and Photoshop Elements classes will help you get up to speed ​FAST​ and become the confident, competent digital scrapbooker you desire to be.

This self-paced class will take you where you want to go and is available for ​Photoshop Elements 11 to 2018, and Photoshop CS6 through Creative Cloud​.

Learn more about ​QwikLearn Photoshop Elements​ class or ​QwikLearn Photoshop class!

Use Coupon Code LEARN25 at checkout to save 25% off the full price of the class. Cannot be combined with any other discount.

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June 4, 2019 | Digital Scrapper News | Volume 17, Issue 23

Hi there!

As I get older, I’m noticing “the little things in life” more and more.

At the beginning of spring, I started noticing the bright yellow finches coming to my feeders. This was odd since I’d only seen the dull yellow ones throughout the winter.

So after a quick Google search, I was amazed to discover that the feathers of the American Goldfinch naturally turn a brighter color of yellow in spring during mating season. Why have I never noticed this before??

It’s the little things in life that set me to Googling nowadays. I’m more focused on the little things in my marriage, in my relationship with children and even … on my scrapbook pages.

This week on the blog you’ll find a Qwik Tutorial showing how to add a little touch of reality to Washi tape. This little thing can make a big difference. Get the details below.

Love and creative success,


Jen White
DigitalScrapper.com
QwikLearn.Teachable.com

New FREE Qwik Tutorial

Apply a classy touch of realism to Washi tape with the Dodge and Burn tools. This tutorial contains a free download!

Read it on the blog: Realistic Washi with Dodge & Burn by Jen White

Whether you’re ​just getting started in digital scrapbooking​ or are ​self-taught and want to fill in the gaps​ in your education, our QwikLearn Photoshop and Photoshop Elements classes will help you get up to speed ​FAST​ and become the confident, competent digital scrapbooker you desire to be.

This self-paced class will take you where you want to go and is available for ​Photoshop Elements 11 to 2018, and Photoshop CS6 through Creative Cloud​.

(This is not a new class.)

Learn more about ​QwikLearn Photoshop Elements​ class or ​QwikLearn Photoshop class!

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Realistic Washi with Dodge & Burn
by Jen White

Apply a classy touch of realism to Washi tape with the Dodge and Burn tools.

For this tutorial you will need:

  • Washi tape
  • A frame or other elements for the Washi tape to tape down
  • Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photoshop

To follow along exactly with this tutorial, download the Washi tape and frame I’m using here.

Step One: Prepare the Workspace

For this step you will need a piece of Washi tape traveling over another element, like a frame. You can download the tape and frame I’m using by clicking on the link above.

  • Open the qt-Washi-Dodge-Burn.psd file found in the download.
    Or, open a document that contains Washi tape traveling over a frame or other paper or element.
  • In the Layers panel, click on the Washi layer to activate it.

Step Two: Prepare for Non-destructive Edits

This step isn’t necessary, but if you don’t want to take the chance of altering the original Washi tape, I suggest working on a duplicate.

  • Press Ctrl J (Mac: Cmd J) to duplicate the Washi layer.
  • Click on the Visibility icon of the original Washi layer to hide it.
  • Click on the duplicate Washi layer to activate it.
  • Press Ctrl + (Mac: Cmd +) to zoom into the place where the Washi tape is crossing over the frame. To reposition the zoom, hold down the Space bar and click and drag on the document.

Step Three: Add a Highlight With the Dodge Tool

The Dodge tool is used for lightening the pixels of an image. In this tutorial, it will be used to add a highlight to the place where the Washi tape meets the frame.

  • Get the Dodge tool. It’s nested with the Burn and Smudge tools.
  • In the Tool Options, open the Brush Picker and choose a Soft Round brush from the Default Brushes. (PS: Choose a Soft Round brush from the General Brushes.)
  • Set the Range to Midtones, the Size to 10 px, and the Exposure to 50%.
  • On the document, click once at the top-left intersection where the Washi tape meets the frame.(See the image below.)
  • Holding down the Shift key, click once at the top-right intersection where the Washi tape meets the frame.

Step Four: Add a Shadow With the Burn Tool

The Burn tool is used for darkening the pixels of an image. In this tutorial, it will be used to add a shadow to the place where the Washi tape meets the frame.

  • Get the Burn tool. It’s nested with the Dodge and Smudge tools.
  • In the Tool Options, open the Brush Picker and choose a Soft Round brush from the Default Brushes. (PS: Choose a Soft Round brush from the General Brushes.)
  • Set the Range to Midtones, the Size to 10 px, and the Exposure to 50%.
  • On the document, click once at the bottom-left intersection where the Washi tape meets the frame. (See the image below.)
  • Holding down the Shift key, click once at the bottom-right intersection where the Washi meets the frame.

Step Five: Save and Use
  • Save the document (File > Save).

(Optional) To use the Washi tape and frame downloaded from this lesson on another project:

  • In the Layers panel, click on the Washi tape layer to activate it.
  • Holding down the Ctrl key (Mac: Cmd key) click on the Frame layer. Now two layers should be active.
  • Get the Move tool.
  • In the Tool Options, uncheck Auto-Select.
  • On the document, click and drag the Washi/Frame to another document.
The Reason for the Order
  • In digital scrapbooking we often design as if there is a light source coming from the top of the scrapbook page.
  • Because of that, the highlight (dodging) is at the top and the shadow (burning) is at the bottom.

Here is the before and the after:

Here’s how I used this technique on my scrapbook page:

Page: The Park by Jen White
Photos: Jen White
Kits: Advenure In The Air by Ponytails Designs, Little Boys by Lorie M, Canvas Cardstocks No21 by Katie Pertiet, Choose Joy by ET Designs
Fonts: Aristelle Script, Apple Symbols, Athelas

Whether you’re ​just getting started in digital scrapbooking​ or are ​self taught and want to fill in the gaps​ in your education, our QwikLearn Photoshop and Photoshop Elements classes will help you get up to speed ​FAST​ and become the confident, competent digital scrapbooker you desire to be.

This self-paced class will take you where you want to go and is available for ​Photoshop Elements 11 to 2018, and Photoshop CS6 through Creative Cloud​.

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May 28, 2019 | Digital Scrapper News | Volume 17, Issue 22

Hi there!

Are you in love with colors?

  • Have you ever noticed that a bird’s colors are more vibrant in the spring?
  • Have you ever had the chance to watch the sun setting through the quiet, still reflection of a lake?
  • Have you ever forgotten to pack the sunscreen and ended up with a sunburn the color cherry blossoms?

Yup! That’s me. Last weekend held a fine array of color for me — not all of them pleasant.

The next time you’re needing a little color help in the scrapbooking department, I highly recommend Adobe Color.

Check out this FREE video tutorial for using Adobe Color.

It’s one of those websites that you just might want to bookmark. Have fun and keep out of the sun this week!

Love and creative success,


Jen White
DigitalScrapper.com
QwikLearn.Teachable.com

Mastery 2 Sale Ends Tomorrow

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  • Mastery 2 will not be on sale again until Spring 2020.
  • Mastery 2 will be closed to new enrollments during the month of June and July 2019.
  • On SALE now through May 29, 1019.

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