Invisible Black Background Photography Technique

Hello everyone and welcome to 2017!!  I just love the start of a new year, with a new round of creative, professional and personal goals and the inspiration of a fresh new slate.  This month, the Peers will be focusing on different photography techniques throughout the month to help you grow your creative arsenal.  I am starting things off with an awesome technique that allows you to convert any area into a compelling black background.  Ready to kick off 2017?  Then come on in and join me . . .

 

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Michele Kerr

I have a business called “It’s a Life Story” where I am working on merging family history documentation, heritage photos, and family stories all into a format that is beautiful and something that just might entice our children and grandchildren to read and fall in love with their ancestors’ stories.

 

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Magic of Beginnings Wrap-Up

Can you believe we are already at the end of December (and of 2016)?!?  The Peers had a blast this month sharing their digital techniques and playing with The Magic of Beginnings kit – and we hope you enjoyed it too!  Just a reminder that the download links for all of the Kit contributions will expire on January 15, 2017 – so make sure you grab the entire collection while you can.

 

The Magic of Beginnings giveaway may be coming to a close, but the tutorials and inspiration will continue on the blog.  The Peers will be bringing you new techniques, tutorials and product reviews throughout the upcoming year.  Be sure to check back regularly for lots of digital art inspiration (Peer posts generally appear on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays).

 

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Adding Dimension to Text & Alphas

Hello again!  I’m back to share yet another installment of The Magic of Beginnings kit and a cool alpha tutorial with you today.  I love the look of brushed alphas or fonts on my pages, but sometimes I want something with a little more depth and dimension.  There are several ways to build up flat text and elements, and I will be sharing one of my favorite methods with you today . . .

 

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Creating Animated GIF Layouts in Photoshop & Elements

Welcome to December everyone!!! I am super excited to kick off this month on the Scrapaneers Blog because we have a very special surprise in store for you. There are so many amazing digital artists out there who have supported Scrapaneers over the last three years, that we wanted to spend December giving something back to all of you.

 

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in December, we will highlight designers in the digital community and give away mini-kits that they have designed – all of which coordinate into a massive Mega-Collection that we lovingly call The Magic of Beginnings. In addition to the kit downloads, the Peers will demonstrate a variety of techniques throughout the month to help you grow your digital artistry and memory-keeping skills.

 

Ready to take a look at The Magic of Beginnings and learn how to make an animated GIF layout in Photoshop? Then come on in and join me . . .

 

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Sequential Projects

Sequential Projects: Ready, Set, Go!

Hello everyone and welcome to November!  I don’t know about you, but I am trying desperately not to hyperventilate now that we are moving into the heart of the Fall/Winter holiday season.  In an effort to distract you from all the craziness, the Peers are going to be focusing on Sequential Projects this month.  Those daily, weekly and monthly projects that we love to love to think about, but sometimes find it difficult to complete.  Stay tuned throughout the month for some articles that will provide inspiration for different types of projects, help get you organized both before and during the project and dial up your digital design skills.  Ready for some sequential project inspiration?  Then come on in and join me . . .

 

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Altering Alphas in Photoshop

I hope everyone enjoyed the Scrapaneers Birthday Celebrations last week!  The gallery is bursting with all of the fabulous challenge pages that were submitted.  If you haven’t had a chance to view all all the gorgeousness, you should definitely stop by.  We will be continuing with the Scrapaneers educational theme this month on the blog and bringing you some of our favorite tips and tutorials to jazz up your digital creations.  I have a quick and easy trick today about altering kit alphas to coordinate with your page.  Ready to get started?  Then come on in and join me . . .

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Birthday Challenge #2

Welcome to the second day of Scrapaneers’ third Birthday celebration!  I hope everyone had fun picking out their favorite class yesterday (and if you haven’t done so yet, be sure to check out THIS post and find out how to win your class of choice).  Today, I have an awesome inspiration challenge for you.  Ready to see what prize is up for grabs?  Then come on in and check it out . . .

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Creating Fireworks in Photoshop

Happy Fourth of July to those of you in the States!  Didn’t get any photographs of fireworks this year?  Never fear, because I have a sweet tutorial to show you how to make your own fireworks in Photoshop.  Ready to get started?  Come on in and join me for some pyrotechnic fun . . .

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