Photo Typography Fun

I love playing with typography and I am really fascinated with seeing photos in the words. A while back I saw a few designer templates of photos with words, and thought it would be fun to do this myself.  This is great for layout pages for holidays, or even card design to make something special for a Birthday or Anniversary.

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Top 10 Text Tips in Photoshop Elements

Today I want to share my top 10 text tips using Photoshop Elements 15.  When I first started using PSE I didn’t even know how to enter text on a layout.  Since then I’ve learned a lot about type tools and entering text in ways that go beyond using a simple text box.  Don’t get me wrong, sometimes a simple text box is all you need but there is much more we can do when we don’t confine ourselves to that simple little box!  I hope some of these tips will help you too.

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Shaping it Up

Shaping it up … today we are going to explore using text for shapes in regards to our digital scrapping cards and pages.  Shapes can be anything you want them to be.  In addition to the “custom” shapes that come in Photoshop CC, you can also use a font to make your own shape for your project.  Using a few tools, we can make a shape, and then make a path to journal inside it.  Are you ready? Let’s begin!

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How To Warp Your Text In Photoshop

Hi all!  I love that the blog team is focusing on text this month and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the team has in store for us!  I love working with text and fonts to make expressive elements and titles on my pages.  It’s one thing that I actually really struggle with.  I’m not good with titling my pages!  As a matter of fact, I usually use word art from the kit I am working with as titles for most all of my pages.  I guess you could say that I take the easy way out…  So in an effort to want to be a little more expressive with my title work, I decided to explore the text warp tool in Photoshop.  I will give you a brief overview of the tool and by the time we are finished, you will know how to warp your text in Photoshop!

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Text and Color

This month we are going to be discussing text as a design tool. And more specifically, how to use text in unique ways in your scrapbooking designs. The fonts you use, the size of the font, the way the text is laid out and the colors you choose all convey a message apart from what the text actually says.


Today, I’d like to share with you a layout I created for my son’s yearbook and how I used color to solve a design dilemma I was faced with. 

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Type Tool Quick Tips

Since this month we are talking about quirks, I figured I’d let you in on a little secret. One of my quirks is finding the perfect font to complement my layouts. Especially in my titles. In order to do that, I have to manipulate my fonts a lot in terms of font choice, size, justification, placement, and color to name a few. That can take up a lot of time, so I have learned to streamline this process by learning some Type shortcuts. Today I thought I’d share with you a few quick tips (in no particular order) to help speed up your workflow when working with type.

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Realistic Text Blending on Wood

Hello everyone!  I’m here with a quick tip about creating realistic text on wood textures in Photoshop.  Have you ever tried to journal on those “oh so fabulous” wooden background pages, only to find that it just doesn’t look right?  Well, there is a quick and easy way to embed the journaling text into the background so it looks like it was painted on.  Ready to learn how?  Then come on in and join me . . .

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How To Create Custom Text Boxes In Photoshop

Hi all!  Janelle here today to teach you a nifty little trick to make sure your journaling is never hidden by an element again!  Have you ever wondered how people make their journaling fit into that awkward space after their flowers and leaves and everything else have been placed?  Well wonder no more!  I am going to teach you how to create custom text boxes in Photoshop to fit your journaling into any space!

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