Janelle here today with a super easy Photoshop tip for our beginner digiscrap friends. If you’ve just recently found digital scrapbooking, chances are you may have been lured in by some beautiful pages from an online gallery. Whether it was Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, or a digital scrapbooking store gallery, the images you saw were prepared a certain way to make them easy to view on the web. When we create our pages for printing, we create them at a high resolution of 300 pixels per inch. Web images only use 72 pixels per inch which makes the file size much more manageable for viewing online, and we need to save our images that way in order to upload them into the galleries. Today I want to show you how to save your images for gallery uploading. Because guess what?? We want to see them!
Workspace and Preference settings are easy to set-up and personalize in Photoshop Elements. Plus the process will help you get started using PSE which is a big hurdle for many scrappers. I hear people say they’ve had Photoshop Elements for many months (sometimes years) but have yet to get it out of the box! Here are a just a few of the reasons I’ve heard: it’s too hard, it’s too different from my current program, it’s too complicated, it’s too time-consuming, and I just don’t know where to start. I feel your pain. I felt the same way in the beginning.
The art of Scrapbooking (whether it is Paper or Digital) is for purposes of memory keeping and documenting / journaling events. We often use journaling, photographs, memorabilia, ephemera, printed media and artwork to tell the story.
When we are documenting, sometimes it is in the form of a single line of journaling, a paragraph or a whole page. To document our pages digitally, we often search out typewriter fonts or fonts that may resemble our own handwriting. Today I am going to show you a quick way to include your own handwriting on your scrapbook pages.
As a routine part of my photo workflow, I like to tag my pictures in Lightroom with keywords for ease of locating. There are several instances in my past where I have found the cutest kit that I would like to use and cannot find the picture I had in mind for it. With keyword tagging, those issues are a thing of the past.