Photo Tips for Food Photography when Traveling

One of the fun things about traveling is experiencing all that is different about another culture, including their foods.  I like to take photos of my favorite meals, when I am on vacation.  I usually try to do it quickly, so I am not too obvious.  That, most often,...

JPGs vs. Transparencies vs Screens

Many of you have asked me to explain the difference between JPGS, Transparencies, and Screens; so let’s take a look at that today All 3 products have a place in my digi-scrap stash, and I love using them all.   I don’t think one product is better than the...

How to Add a Pin to Paper in Photoshop

When creating scrapbook pages, we often find the need to fasten papers, photos, or embellishments together.  Using a Stick Pin, Safety Pin or other similar items work well for this, but creating a realistic look can sometimes be tricky.  As with all things Photoshop,...

Drop Shadows in Photoshop

Drop shadows are critical to your scrapbook pages. They can instantly take a page from flat and lifeless to realistic and beautiful.  Creating depth by varying the depths of your shadows can take time when manipulating each shadow individually. I have a new product in...

Using the Spot Healing Brush

The Spot Healing Brush is a tool that can be very useful in removing unwanted objects from a photograph. This brush works the same in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  Let’s remove those distracting green poles in the lower-left corner of this image. The...