Distressed Patterns and How to Use Them and a Freebie

Hey everyone! Today I’m here to talk about patterns.  Subtle or bold, distressed or not,  patterns add so much to a digital scrapbook page. With the use of Blend Modes and Opacity Levels you can convert a plain paper to a pretty paper. Here’s...

Resizing Images: The Basics

Today we are completing Step 1 of the 6-Step secret formula to photo editing: Resizing Crop, straighten and resize. Correct any lighting issues (shadows, highlights, midtones). Eliminate any possible color casts. Adjust saturation if necessary. Apply any special...

Straightening Images: The Basics

There is a certain workflow that has been proven to work best for highlighting what is good in a photo and diminishing what might be not so good. Here’s the “secret” formula. Crop, straighten and resize. Correct any lighting issues (shadows,...

Cropping Images: The Basics

There is a certain workflow that has been proven to work best for highlighting what is good in a photo and diminishing what might be not so good. Here’s the “secret” formula. Crop, straighten and resize. Correct any lighting issues (shadows,...

How to Create a Sketch from a Photo

Are you looking for a creative gift idea?  One you can make yourself; one that is easy, fast, and says.. “I care enough to create this just for you!”…. How about a coloring book, created from your own photographs?  Coloring is still very popular. Whether you want to...