Love Yourself

Love that there is no one else quite like you. Embrace your quirks and your style.  Love your potential and that you have been created for a purpose. Love being silly; love being serious. And above all else, own who you are.  This is the theme of my newest...

Using the Sharpen Tool in Photoshop

Do you use the Sharpen Tool in Photoshop? Prior to CS5, this tool was likely to create artifacts when used; however, improvements in CS5 reduced this likelihood. Available in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, the Sharpen Tool can be quite useful at times,...

I knew better

My husband does the grocery shopping.  It’s one of the ways he helps out with household chores.  However, yesterday, I did the shopping. I had to go into town for a dentist’s appointment, so volunteered to do the grocery shopping since I was...

Quick Tip: Centering One Item in Photoshop

“If you  have just one object on your canvas in Photoshop, how do you center it?  Please don’t tell me you  have to use Grids, Guides, or Rulers!” I was asked this question, this week, by a scrapper brand new to Photoshop....

Favorite Blue Jeans

Do you have a favorite pair of blue jeans?  Or shoes? Or any piece of clothing, really, that you categorize as “good, better, best” – and then shift that item through different stages of wear?  Here’s what I mean: I bought a pair of...

Share the Love Freebies from MyMemories

 MyMemories new weekly freebies have been posted!  Downloading these freebies is a great way to explore the design style of designers new-to-you, and also to build your stash!   You don’t have to be a MyMemories software user to download and use...

Text on a Path, Part 2

Two weeks ago, we looked at how to create Text on a Path , around a shape.  Today, let’s take a look at how to create our own path, and add text to that. For today’s tutorial, I am using Photoshop CC2017.  At the end of this tutorial, Peggy Slemp, who is...

If a tree falls in a forest…

In which grade in school was it that our science teachers invited us to contemplate the question:  “If  a tree falls in the forest, and there’s nobody around to hear, does it make a sound?”  I can’t recall, and I don’t know...

Desperation vs. Trepidation

My husband, Rick, and I had planned a trip down to our daughter’s house this week. We were going to visit her and her family; Rick was going to take our 16-year-old grandson, Tyler, out to play golf and then to a Boys-Night-Out dinner. We were going to visit...