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Layering in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Scrapbookers

Lesson 34 of 36

Drawing Banners to Title Cluster


Layering in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Scrapbookers

Lesson 34 of 36

Drawing Banners to Title Cluster


Lesson Info

Drawing Banners to Title Cluster

So let's talk about drawing banners and using text and and titles are end alphabets together, so sometimes we might have a bit of a longer title and we so instead of title here let's use the example tile goes here and so we want to have it take up not a lot of visual way because goes here wouldn't be very exciting, but it is part of the title, so we're going to add a banner to our title cluster that's going to be a shape so that we can use text with our title now to make it really dynamic we if we just put it on top of everything not very nice we just put it underneath everything it wouldn't be very nice either, so we can just like we did with the ribbon we can pull it on top of some letters and pull other letters on top of it so that it kind of messes in with our letters and then let's make it white um let's notch this banner like we did on the other one. So I know that I talked about when we were talking about papers that it's important to make sure that your anything that you want t...

o have a banner has a direct middle point so it's like exactly two inches so that you know one inches of direct center but if you don't have that option, you can also clicking got a click and drag a guide down to the center of something and now you know that that's the direct center of that banner, and you can add the anchor point to it on both sides because we're going to notch in on both sides and again, we wantto convert an anchor point because it's curved right now and then we can drag it in a little bit, holding down shift so it drags on the straight line, and now I'm gonna show you what happens if you don't convert that anchor point, you can see it's curved, but if you notice that that's a problem, you can always convert it afterwards, too. So now I'm just going toe goes here, and now you can mix your favorite text fonts, her texter, stamped fonts, even with your title what you find with this kind of titles, um, typically I used typewriter fonts for this kind of stuff for things that go on banners. I like the typewriter fonts because let's say you were you were using this fund specifically, it kind of mimics the title farmed, and so it it doesn't give enough variation, so if we go to typical writer again, instead it gives you a lot more variation then before

Class Description

Learn how to make your layers lovely in Layering in Adobe® Photoshop® for Digital Scrapbookers! Traci Reed will teach you how to assemble papers, photos, and embellishments so your scrapbook pages look professional and polished, not cluttered.

There are so many fun elements to work within digital scrapbooking, but making pages that are pleasing to the eye can be a surprisingly difficult task. In this class, Traci will teach you how to use basic Adobe Photoshop tools to improve the overall look of your layout. 

You’ll learn:

  • How to create realistic depth
  • Enhancing using the dodge and burn tool
  • Designing with lighting effects

In Layering in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Scrapbookers you’ll learn how to layer from the ground up. Traci will show you how to lay the perfect foundation and how to finish it off with advanced final touches like painting and stitching.

For even more advanced scrapbooking tips check out Shadowing in Photoshop for Digital Scrapbookers & Design Layouts in Photoshop.



I have recently discovered digital scrapbooking and have been using a great scrapbooking software that I downloaded on-line. There are limitations with the software that prompted me to look deeper for ideas. Traci's course was fantastic! I learned so much from her not only in scrapbooking layouts and using different elements in a page but my level of understanding of photoshop has improved dramatically. The presentation was easy to follow and broken into perfect chunks to go back and review the techniques. Thank you so much Traci for presenting this awesome course. I will look for more of your courses. Your scrapbooking is beautiful and inspiring!


I'm a photographer. I do a lot of graphic design for my business. I feel like I'm fairly knowledgeable. I saw this class being shown for free on Creative Live one day and it wasn't my first choice to watch, but was the best out of the list... I was wrong. This is a great class. I didn't expect to learn that much and I've been learning a lot! Great info!


This course was amazing. I learn some things I didn't know how to do. Traci is simple and straight forward in her teaching. Very easy to understand.