Working With Digital Word Art from Paperclipping

Learn how to use word art in Photoshop Elements

Noell from Paperclipping set me this great video tutorial on how to use my digital word art from Designer Digitals. In this lesson she shows how to add the word art to a photo, change it's color, and then print it out and add it to a paper scrapbooking layout.

Noell is using The Story Word Art in her tutorial. 

And just a heads up : Designer Digitals Quarterly Sale begins today at 6pm Eastern. A great time to stock-up!


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23 thoughts

  1. Liana

    2009-04-23 08:33:05 -0400

    how funny! Apparently, I've been changing the color the long way all this time! LOL. Great video!

  2. kim strother

    2009-04-23 09:19:55 -0400

    I watch Paperclipping all the time. Noell is great and I have learned a lot from her. Your word art and Noell's instructions make for a stunning layout!

  3. Noell Hyman

    2009-04-23 09:24:44 -0400

    Thanks! I heard the same thing from someone else, too. I'm so curious to know what the long way is...
    BTW, I've found that I was using a long way to do certain things, too. =)

  4. Noell Hyman

    2009-04-23 09:26:02 -0400

    Hey, Kim, thank you!
    Ali, I'm so happy today. Thank you for sharing one of my tutorials with your readers. I hope people take advantage of the Designer Digitals sale! I love your stuff!

  5. Molly Irwin

    2009-04-23 09:30:13 -0400

    Thanks for sharing this, Ali. I've picked up a few good photoshop tips from Noel. I'll be bookmarking this one for later; I'm NOT supposed to be here right now - I'm on deadline. back to work.

  6. Maureen

    2009-04-23 12:42:04 -0400

    Thanks Ali (and Noell). That really is a terrific video. My dh just got me the Mac upgrade to PE6 so I am anxious to have a go with the recoloring. (Yes, a much shorter way than what I've done in the past with a 3 layer process I read on line.)

  7. Irene

    2009-04-23 13:49:57 -0400

    Wooooo! Way cool for sharing this with us.

  8. Olessia from Canada

    2009-04-23 14:30:08 -0400

    Awesome video,I like the way you explain everything ,so easy to understand.
    Thanks for sharing

  9. Olessia from Canada

    2009-04-23 14:32:12 -0400

    Thanks Ali for sharing the video.

  10. Sarah

    2009-04-23 15:20:12 -0400

    I love the video because it's so helpful. Just a few pointers here and there make a world of difference.
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  11. Sarah in Iowa

    2009-04-23 15:29:29 -0400

    WOW, that was helpful to see. I haven't really gotten too much into digital scrapbooking and PNG files, etc, but it helps to see how easy it can be.
    Thanks SO MUCH for sharing this with all of your followers. Also, I learned a great new resource to check out... paperclipping!

  12. Sarah in Iowa

    2009-04-23 15:30:17 -0400

    By the way, is the PNG file the same as using brushes?

  13. Angie

    2009-04-23 15:45:39 -0400

    Noell is an awesome teacher! I love Paperclipping. I learn something every week and my scrapbook pages have improved tremendously. Thanks for sharing Ali!

  14. Ali Edwards

    2009-04-23 15:45:44 -0400

    Brushes often come in a .png file as well as an .abr file. The .abr file is loaded into your brushes palette in Photoshop and used from that location. The .png are simply opened individually.

  15. Noell Hyman

    2009-04-23 16:25:05 -0400

    I'm so glad to hear that, Sarah. I really wanted to show that people can start adding digital tools to their scrapbooking hobby in small amounts. Ali's digital products are very usable for traditional scrapbookers.

  16. Noell Hyman

    2009-04-23 16:25:28 -0400

    Thanks so much, Angie. :)

  17. Sandi

    2009-04-24 00:46:04 -0400

    Thanks for posting the video. It really helped me. I have never been to that site before but I will be going back. The video was very well done.
    Thanks again.

  18. Kathy F

    2009-04-24 06:02:02 -0400

    Noell just kicks butt....thanks so much for sharing this Ali! :)

  19. Dedra Long

    2009-04-24 09:52:34 -0400

    I love Noell and Israel's high quality videos.
    So much to explore, so little time!

  20. Amy L

    2009-04-24 12:39:07 -0400

    Ali, so proud of you seeing your stuff looking so good in this video!

  21. Sesil in Chicago

    2009-04-28 08:22:18 -0400

    My two favorite people Ali and Noell! I have learned a ton from Noell and her videos. Great products Ali and great video Noell. :)Sesil

  22. Sarah

    2009-04-28 17:35:52 -0400

    Okay quick question. I just tried this on a new layout I was working on but the whole page turns the color I select and not just the (Ali words)...any suggestions? I'm on the correct layer on the side too so I'm a little confused as to why this is happening.
    Any help ?

  23. Ena Gayer

    2009-09-24 06:51:28 -0400

    Noell, you are a natural teacher! I have a PC not a MAC. Is there a way to get the photo and the word art in the workspace without the window tile mode? I couldn't find it on the PSE 6 in the PC. Thanks, Ena
    ps I'd love to see all the images I'm working with!

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