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Layering in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Scrapbookers

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About The Class

lay the perfect foundation.

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.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Intro to Scrapbook Layering

    04:15
  2. 02

    Paper: Your Layout Foundation

    11:35
  3. 03

    Building Paper Strips & Blocks

    12:04
  4. 04

    Create Chevrons with the Shape Tool

    Traci teaches the easy way to use the rectangle tool in Adobe® Photoshop® to make a chevron design.

    05:25
  5. 05

    How to Line Up Repeating Shapes

    04:10
  6. 06

    Custom Shapes with Polygon Tool

    09:27
  7. 07

    Make Your Own Pennant & Banners

    10:48
  8. 08

    How to Add Interest with Your Photos

    05:10
  9. 09

    Creating the Perfect Cluster

    11:52
  10. 10

    Embellishments with the Visual Triangle

    12:58
  11. 11

    How to Use the Visual Triangle with Pictures

    03:07
  12. 12

    The Rule of Three

    02:18
  13. 13

    Using the Power of White Space

    04:44
  14. 14

    Using the Rule of Thirds

    08:43
  15. 15

    Learn the Importance of Shadowing

    10:30
  16. 16

    What is the Brush Tool?

    05:16
  17. 17

    Using Brushes in a Layout

    06:05
  18. 18

    Using Paint in a Layout

    03:24
  19. 19

    Understanding Blend Modes

    07:21
  20. 20

    Creating Mixed Media Mash Ups

    05:19
  21. 21

    Using Layer Masks

    02:41
  22. 22

    How to Blend Photos

    03:16
  23. 23

    How to Blend Papers

    02:18
  24. 24

    How to Blend Text

    01:14
  25. 25

    Lighting Effects: Learning Radial Gradient

    05:18
  26. 26

    Lighting Effects: Learning Inner Shadows

    01:51
  27. 27

    Dodging & Burning Washi Tape

    07:59
  28. 28

    Creating Custom Journaling with Text Tool

    05:41
  29. 29

    Journaling with the Pen Tool

    06:46
  30. 30

    Incorporating Journaling in the Design

    04:29
  31. 31

    Making Stamps from Fonts

    06:49
  32. 32

    Different Ways to Cluster with Alphabets

    07:54
  33. 33

    Adding Embellishments to Titles

    04:24
  34. 34

    Drawing Banners to Title Cluster

    03:20
  35. 35

    Creating a Stitch Brush

    12:21
  36. 36

    Creating Other Types of Stitching

    08:03

Meet Your Expert

Traci Reed

Traci Reed is a veteran in the Digital Scrapbooking world with over 10 years of experience in Photoshop for scrapbooking. She designs product for both digital scrapbookers at Sweet Shoppe Designs and paper scrapbookers through Gossamer Blue and My Mind’s ... read more

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  • Corrina

    Corrina

    July 2015

    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!

  • ChristyWhitehead

    ChristyWhitehead

    May 2018

    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!

  • LourdesM

    LourdesM

    January 2015

    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.

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