Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Quick Photoshop Trick

Marcie added this post on Monday over at the Digital Designer Shop blog. I am always amazed at how these tips and tricks are seemingly endless and I love reading posts like this to see how many of them I know about. Did you know this one???

Manic Monday Photoshop Tips: Cycle through all open documents    
Hello! Can you believe it’s only 5 days until Christmas? Today’s tips is a simple but powerful keyboard shortcut to help you cycle through your open documents. Just press control-tab (on both PC and a Mac) multiple times to cycle through all of the documents that are currently open in Photoshop.  That’s it!

I'm taking next week off so there won't be a blog post next Monday but I’ll see you back here on Monday, January 3, 2011!

Have a very Merry Christmas,

Thursday, December 9, 2010

More Photoshop Tips and Tricks...

Check the blog at the Digital Designer Shop each Monday for Photoshop tips and tricks. This post was presented by CT Marcie. It may say beginners but intermediate to advanced users may find a new trick in this post...

5 Tips for Photoshop Beginners

Getting started in Photoshop can be overwhelming and require lots of time to mater. Today we’ll look at 5 tips to help you get more comfortable working in the Photoshop environment.
  • Select all pixels on a layer
    • To select everything on a layer press the CTRL Key and then click on the layer in the palette. You should see "marching ants" around your selection now. To de-select press CTRL D. 
  • Change your Screen Mode         
    • It’s easy to rotate between the various screen modes by pressing the “F” key. Pressing the “F” key repeatedly will cycle  through the default screen,  full screen,  and full screen without menu/editing bar.
  • Drawing a straight line
    • Draw a straight line with the paintbrush, line and move tools by simply holding down the “Shift” key while dragging the mouse to draw the line.
  • Open file shortcut          
    • Want to use the ope file menu without having to go to the file menu bar? Simply double click anywhere in the gray Photoshop background and the file open menu box instantly pops up.
  • Use TAB to hide palettes
    • Want to hide those palettes from your workspace? Simply click on the TAB button to hide and then click it again and they reappear.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

More Photoshop Tips and Tricks...

Every Monday you can find great tips and tricks like these on the Digital Designer Shop blog. Start your week off right by learning something new or reviewing things you may have learned but have forgotten. These particular tips revolve around the Type tool. Check it out!

And while you are there, grab the first gift of the 12 Days of December designed specially for you. There are new gifts everyday so don't miss out. Check Digital Designer Shop daily as we begin the month of December! Can you believe it???

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tips and Tricks for Photoshop

Marci, over at Digital Designer Shop, posted 10 intermediate shortcuts for Photoshop users. How many have you used???

Check it out on the Digital Designer Shop Blog and see.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

North to Alaska

I had a ton of photos from our trip to Alaska this summer and that's what influenced my most recent kit called North to Alaska. Here are some of the layouts I did using this kit.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Taking the Plunge!

I have been scrapbooking since 1996 and have learned lots of tips and trick and techniques to make some layouts and projects that I have truly been proud to give as gifts as well as keep for my family to enjoy. There is nothing that makes me happier than to have someone in the family sit down and reminisce about a time in our lives after looking through one of the many scrapbooks in our home.

A few years ago I took on a new challenge - digital scrapbooking. There were programs offered from various companies and I tried them. Times were changing and digital products of all kinds were being introduced. I had heard about Photoshop Elements but wasn't sure I wanted to attempt to learn how to work such a seemingly complicated program. It seemed to be for graphic designers and people that used it in their jobs rather than a software program that a novice could use. 

Then one day I decided to take the plunge! I took some classes, read some tutorials and made my first digital scrapbook page. I loved it! And I loved the fact that I could do it! I wasn't too old to learn new tricks and since then have continued my learning using various Photoshop products.

That leads me to this blog and this post. If you have been wondering about digital scrapbooking, I encourage you to "Take the Plunge". I haven't quit scrapbooking using beautiful textured papers, dimensional embellishments and beautiful ribbons but I do love the challenge of making a beautiful digital scrapbook page, too!