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Layering in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Scrapbookers

Lesson 26 of 36

Lighting Effects: Learning Inner Shadows


Layering in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Scrapbookers

Lesson 26 of 36

Lighting Effects: Learning Inner Shadows


Lesson Info

Lighting Effects: Learning Inner Shadows

Now another lighting effect that we can use is the inner shadow so let's add it to let's have it to this failed so this is a really cool thing, but maybe, um we want to burn the edges a little bit so that it's not all the same color. So what? We can dio that's clip this photo to this paper so that they both take on the affect anything that you have clipped to something that you had to un effect? Who will take on the effect as well? I'll show you the difference in a second, so we can just add a really large inner shadow with no distance to this paper let's headed it. Okay, so let's just put it really dark so that we can see it for the moment and that's not what we're gonna want, but I just want you to be able to see the inner shadow and I'm going to use color burn, and now you can see that it really takes on that blue color and were to drop our opacity down and I'll turn off the effect so you can see the difference. So it just kind of brings in, um the in from the outside, I just a litt...

le bit changes the effect it makes it so it's not all just like this solid blue wall and said we're just defining the edges of the lay out a little bit now, if I were to unclip this photo from the background paper, then it no longer takes on the inner shadow. So let's, clip it back together and on. All of the inner shadow reappears around here. So you're gonna want anything that's blended together. You're gonna want to make sure it's all click together.

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.