T3: Tips, Techniques & Tutorials

Molly Newman
One of the greatest things about being a digital scrapbooker is the supportive, thriving community of fellow digi-scrappers you'll find all over the Internet. From photography tips to step-by-step Photoshop tutorials, chatty message boards to free goodies to create with, there's a huge number of resources just waiting to be discovered. Here, we highlight the work of two talented scrapbookers who share their ideas with friends and fans every day.

Tutorial: Master the Colored Pencil Filter

You've probably experimented many times with your photo editing software's artistic filters--and, if you're like many scrapbookers, you've probably given up on most of them after a few frustrating experiments. Hummie at Hummie's World explains how to get the most out of the Colored Pencil filter. With her easy-to-follow tips, you'll be creating colored-pencil masterpieces in no time.

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Technique: Make the Most of a Simple Frame

A frame is a great way to spotlight a photo--or just a small part of a larger photo, as Robyn Gough of Digital Scrapbook Place did here. Notice how she desaturated the main photo, then placed a cropped full-color version inside the frame. The lower color intensity of the full-size image allows the swirling accents she chose to shine without overwhelming the central image.

little swimmers robyn gough

materials paper, elements from “Emancipation” kit by Fei- Fei’s Stuff and Leicko Beck Designs + brushes from “Different Strokes” by Fei Fei’s Stuff (oscraps.com) + brushes from “Different Strokes” by Fei Fei’s Stuff (oscraps.com) + Photoshop Elements (Adobe)

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