Keyboard Shortcut Quiz—How Many Do You Know?

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I was working on a scrapbooking project recently when Photoshop weirded out. It happens once in awhile. No big deal. This time was unusual, though, because my Tool Bar disappeared.

I wondered if I had pressed the Tab key to temporarily hide my Tool Bar and panels, so I pressed Tab again, hoping the Tool Bar would reappear. It didn’t.

At that point I faced a choice… Read more >>Read More

Printing Your Scrapbook Album

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Printing a scrapbook album used to be a no brainer for me. I used Shutterfly and always got great results. But now Shutterfly has made some changes that have left me scratching my head.

What are they thinking? Certainly not about digital scrapbookers… Read more >>Read More

How To 10X Your Scrapbook Productivity in 2012

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On this first day of 2012, allow me to me ask you a very important question. What are your scrapbooking goals for 2012?

What? You don’t have any?! OK. It’s time to get down to business and do some serious planning.

Do you have some areas of digital scrapbooking that could be improved?
Are there some new skills you would like to tackle?
What projects would you like to finish in 2012? (Notice I said “finish,” not “start.”)

Perhaps you’ve heard the story of the 1953 Harvard graduates who were asked what their goals were, whether they had written them down, and whether they had a plan to accomplish their goals. Eighty-four percent of them had no specific goals other than “to enjoy life.” Thirteen percent had specific goals, but only 3% had actually written the goals down and had a plan of action to achieve them.

Twenty years later, the same class was surveyed, and the results were astounding. Read more >>Read More

Photoshop Elements 9 Review—Layer Masks

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In my opinion, the best new feature of Photoshop Elements 9 is the layer mask! I NEVER thought Adobe would add it to Photoshop Elements, but there it is—a single button at the bottom of the layers panel you can click, and PRESTO! You have a layer mask.

What do layer masks do? Essentially, they hide part of a layer in a nondestructive way. Read more >>Read More

Photoshop Elements 9–Out of Bounds Photo

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I’ve got another video for you to watch on the features of Photoshop Elements 9. It’s really a cool effect called Out Of Bounds. This is where part of the photo appears to stick out beyond the edge of the photo.

I’ve taught how to do this manually, and let me tell you, this is a lot simpler! All the steps are written out for you right inside Photoshop Elements 9, but I do add some information in my video that should be helpful to you. Read more >>Read More

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