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On Using Paintshop Pro To Age Photos

On using Paintshop Pro to age photos, I will show you four ways to use PSP’s built in plug-ins to age photos. Before we start please refer to New Photos to Old with Plug-Ins for links to plug-ins and textures, if you have not downloaded them already. Just like we did in the above referenced … Continue reading »

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Recoloring Elements for Use on Your Scrapbook Page

Recoloring elements for use on your scrapbook page is a common occurance so following is how I usually recolor mine. I’m going to be using a block from Aprilisa Design’s kit “Bricks and Blocks” which I purchased from the Gotta Pixel store. Starting with the red block (image 1), which is… red, but not very … Continue reading »

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Making Stickers and Using the Selection Tool

This is so much fun.  I love playing with the different options on PSP.  I  had no idea you could get your last colors used by right clicking.  Or that you could so easily cut out a picture with selection and feathering and inverting… seriously… take a look at this: Then I decided to change … Continue reading »

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Skipping 3 and off to 4… Universal Studios!

In January we met some friends over at Orlando and went to Islands of Adventures to the Harry Potter area.  I used Cassel Creation’s class 4 to create a scrapbook page of it! paper and elements: Magical Garden by Misticadate font: Vladimir scripttitle font: vagrounded (i think) This is interesting…

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Class 2…

My mom made some ‘chairs’ out of milk cartoons… which was not enough, she had to sew a cover for them as well.  Hence… she had to show me how to do it.  I’m not a seamstress but can usually follow directions.  Following along in Class 2 of Cassel Creations, I made this: paper and … Continue reading »

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My Mom Came to Visit

Ok, spent some money on a class from Cassel Creations… and just in time… for me to get back into the swing of Scrapbooking… here is my creation! paper and elements: Spring Fever by Kimeric Kreations font: Freehand521No Template, class from Cassel Creations My mom came to watch the kids for part of the summer … Continue reading »

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Express Lab – Color Balance

This time open you photo in PSP. Then View>Express Lab. Click on the Color Balance icon. Moving the slider to the left (increasing the value) adds blue to the overall color of the photo making it cooler, toning down the reds, oranges and yellows. Moving it to the right (decreasing the values) adds red to … Continue reading »

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Express Lab – Smart Photo Fix

Today we will be working with the Express Lab that comes with PSP X2 and X3 (it may come with other versions as well, I just don’t have them installed any longer). Open the Express Lab (View>Express Lab). Click on Get Photos button on bottom right corner and open photo that you would like to … Continue reading »

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Rule of Thirds

Most of you that use a camera know all about the rule of thirds. For those who don’t take a read at Digital Photography School’s article. But let’s say you have a picture you want to use that is somewhat bland and doesn’t fall into the rule of thirds. What can you do? Crop it, … Continue reading »

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High Pass Filter

One of the people whose blog I like to read is Linda Sattgast (Scrapper’s Guide). She has a treasure trove of tips for Photoshop and PS Elements. She also has a facebook that I follow. This week she put out a post on using the High Pass Filter, complete with video and a downloadable pdf … Continue reading »

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