What do Doilies and Art Journaling Have in Common?

What do they have in common?  Doilies make AWESOME prints on paper to create gorgeous art journal papers!  I have created these lovely little doilies and lace brushes.  I took my lace and doilies, smothered them in paint, stamped them … Continue reading

The Art of Watercolor Brushes

I have to say, I love Photoshop brushes.  I use them in all my work.  They are easy to use, versatile, they can be stamped, blended, layered…the list goes on!  It’s almost limitless what you can do with brushes.  I … Continue reading

Extracting An Image from a Photo

My next PSE tutorial is about extracting an object from a photo. I’m first going to mention right off the bat that there is NO real simple way to extract an object. Depending on  how good you want it to … Continue reading

Using Basic Shadowing in PSE

When I first started digital scrapbooking, I had this software that couldn’t do shadows.  My layouts always seemed so flat to me, even though I was completely inexperienced at the time with digital scrapbooking.  It just seemed the natural thing … Continue reading

Using Photo Masks in Digital Layouts

There have been some requests to do a little PSE tutorial using clipping masks, or as I call them photo masks.  I love photo masks!  They really add quite a bit of interest to layouts and they are easier than … Continue reading

Art Journaling – A Non-Lesson

  My friend Robyn said to me on my Facebook fan page about my Big Ideas collaboration, “WOW! This looks fantastic; it’s so vibrant and full of energy. I just wish I could get my head around art journaling; I can’t … Continue reading

Adjusting Hue/Saturation Tutorial – Part 2

In my last PSE tutorial, we went over the Hue/Saturation tool.  Now, I know I said I don’t use colorization in the Hue/Saturation tool, but I’m going to show you how anyway using the Eyedropper Tool.  As I stated before, … Continue reading

Adjusting Hue/Saturation Tutorial

    This time I thought we would discuss a little bit about the Hue/Saturation tool.  This is a wonderful tool for changing the color of an element or paper.  While there are several ways to use this tool, I … Continue reading

Using The Spot Healing Brush

Do you know one of the things that help make a great scrap layout?  A great photograph.  I spend a long time editing my photos for my digital layouts.  There is one little problem…my oldest son.  I love him and all … Continue reading

Blending a Photo

Before I was a scrapbook designer, I was creating tons and tons of scrapbook layouts of my boys.  I learned so many different ways of creating layouts that I want to now share them with you using PSE!  I hope … Continue reading