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    Creating a Sunflower Photobook

    Posted on January 12, 2013 by in In The Studio

    We had such a great time with all the sunflowers at the end of summer this past year that I wanted to put together an album to showcase all of our trips to see them! I’m taking a simple approach and using the Done with Doilies Layered Templates Series along with Vintage Book Paper Pack No. 2 for the […]

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    In the Studio: Painting in Progress

    Posted on August 2, 2012 by in In The Studio

    Are you wanting to achieve a “painting in progress” look with your photos? It’s really very easy. There are lots of ways to go about it and here is my approach to this technique: Starting with a 12×12 canvas. Import your base photo. Duplicate the photo layer [Layer > Duplicate Layer] and turn off the […]

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  • Understanding Blending Modes in Photoshop

    Posted on July 13, 2012 by in In The Studio

    This week I’ve asked Sara, our tip expert at DesignerDigitals, to review blend modes for this week’s video tip! I hope it helps explain blend modes for you and makes your creativity soar! And be sure to check out all of DesignerDigitals’ video tips available on our YouTube Channel!

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    In the Studio: Painting with Digital Stamps

    Posted on June 29, 2012 by in In The Studio

    Ready for some more tips + tricks I use in the studio? This little lesson will show you how I use my digital stamps to paint a picture in Adobe Photoshop CS! For this page I used the Destination Edgers No.3. Step 1: Star by selecting a background paper and a stamp. I chose the Le Marche Cardstocks which I then […]

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    In the Studio: Painting a Picture No. 2

    Posted on June 25, 2012 by in In The Studio

    As I said in the last lesson, there are so many ways to Paint a Picture withPhotoshop. Today’s lesson is going to show some other approaches using different filters and instead of grouping the layers to apply one mask for all the layers, this lesson will show varying your masks for a more freeform approach. Step 1: Add […]

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    In the Studio: Painting a Picture

    Posted on June 19, 2012 by in In The Studio

    There are so many ways to paint a picture to add some artistry to your scrapbook pages. You can use watery brushes and the tutorial in the DesignerDigitals store. You can simply clip your photo to a mask. Or one of many other techniques. I’m going to share a variation of a masking technique I frequently use to help you add […]

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    In the Studio: Customizing Blendables

    Posted on March 29, 2012 by in In The Studio

    Sometimes working with blendables can be tricky so I’m going to share with you some simple steps I go thru when working with blendables. There are lots of variables involved when creating the perfect blend for your page. Photo colors, darkness, background papers among others are all variables that can affect how well a blend works. […]

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    In the Studio: Gradient Silhouettes

    Posted on August 12, 2011 by in In The Studio

    When I took the girls into NYC a couple of weeks back, we ventured into the Forever21 store in Times Square and I became inspired by what I saw on the walls! I knew I had taken some fun shots against the white backdrop in the studio that would make extracting a breeze. Someday I’ll […]

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    In the Studio: Maximizing Your Supplies

    Posted on March 18, 2011 by in In The Studio

    This week I’m going to show you how to take the Deckled Edge Journalers along with a paper pack and make some custom Deckled Edge Photo Mats to accent your page like you see above. Step 1: Place the paper [I used a paper from Botanist Workbook No. 4] and theDeckled Edge Journaler on your layout and then move the journaler to the layer […]

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