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November 22, 2010

December Daily 2010 | Ideas For Using The 6×8 Layered Templates (+ Video Walk-Through & Tutorial)

First off I wanted to say thank you to those of you that requested these 6×8 layered templates. After playing with them today in preparation for this post I can definitely see them coming in very-handy for my album.

Today’s post includes two videos. This first is a walk-through of the ways I plan to use these 6×8 layered templates and the second is step-by-step instruction in Photoshop Elements.

Let’s start with a little walk-through video:

Ali Edwards | December Daily 6×8 Template Walk-Through from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

And here’s a video that walks you through using the templates in Photoshop Elements:

Ali Edwards | 6×8 December Daily Layered Template Tutorial from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

Here’s a look at the ideas I covered in the above videos:

IDEA #1. Use as an overlay on a full page photo.

Inside the layered template package there are two pages that are designed specifically to use for full-page photos. Any of the others could also be used by hiding/removing the image boxes (the yellow photo boxes).

Here’s what this one looks like after printing and cropping from the 8.5×11 sheet of photo paper:

And as a spread with the 2010 date overlays:

The page with the #2/right-hand side of the spread might include:

  • another photo or more than one photo
  • handwritten journaling
  • journaling from my typewriter
  • something that came in the mail or other little pieces of paper from the day
  • a photo with journaling

IDEA #2. Print the photos on photo paper + print the frame on cardstock.

Use the layered template to just print photos. Mask your photos (command G on a Mac or control G on a PC) into each of the squares and print on photo-paper (turn off the overlay layer before printing by clicking on the “eye” next to the layer in the layers palette).

Turn the overlay layer back on (and turn off your photo layers) and print on cardstock. Crop images from photo paper and adhere onto cardstock background.

Here’s what this one looks like after cropping and before adhering the photos on the cardstock:

This is a really great option if you want to add more dimension to your album. Use foam dots under the photos to have them stick up off the page. There’s lots of possibilities with this option. The best part is that the basic design is already decided allowing you to focus more on the images and the story.

Here’s what it looks like as part of a spread with the transparent page in-between:

IDEA #3. Print the frame and photos on photo paper.

The super quick and simple option is to just mask your photos and print on photo paper. Add other digital elements or not. Add traditional embellishments after printing or not.

Here’s what it looks like after being cropped from the 8.5×11 photo paper:

And a look at this one in the spread:

Want more information or additional video tutorials on digital and hybrid scrapbooking? Click here to access my Getting Started With Digital Scrapbooking tutorials.

ADDITIONAL SUPPLY INFORMATION
Photo Paper | Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl 8 1/2 x 11
Printer is a | HP Photosmart B8550
Trimmer | Fiskars Desktop Rotary Trimmer

If you’ve got any questions about this process let me know in the comments. I hope you’re getting excited!

For more on December Daily go here.

Comments

  • 1.
    Melissa C. said…

    Totally loving the videos (DD and Halloween)….I’m a visual learner, no doubt! :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

  • 2.
    peggy said…

    i too am a visual learner. need step by step all the way.
    these are so helpful.
    thank you ali.

  • 3.
    amyellen said…

    thank you so much! so great to see these and love the step by step, so very helpful.

  • 4.
    Regina Holcomb said…

    Have you ever had a problem with the photos that you print off of your photosmart printer? I did some and by the next year they were faded bad. I was just wondering if you have ever had a problem with your pictures.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Regina – I haven’t had any issues with this printer. This is my second HP Photosmart – I’ve been using them for about four years total now and the pages I created four years ago still look good. What paper are you using? Does that seem to make a difference?

    • ….
      Heather said…

      Regina, I have two printers at home. I have an HP Photosmart 7150 and a Kodak something or other. I bought the Kodak b/c the ink is so much cheaper. And I know why. I printed out photos on it and within six months they looked like pictures of ghosts, totally faded out.

      The HP pictures never fade at all. ???

      Ali, do you recall if the DD templates you did last year are 6×8? I’m planning on going digital this year and I have the templates from last year. Don’t want to buy a duplicate product. :P

    • ….
      Ali said…

      This is the first year I’ve done 6×8. All the other December Daily templates are 12×12.

      There are also new 12×12 templates – same basic structure and type-design as the 6×8 here: http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/10703

    • ….
      Regina Holcomb said…

      Ali, the printer was a kodak. I ended up taking it back and just ordering my prints online, but with seven kids I would like a way to just print them at home so I can do the December Daily and work on it at night while the kiddos are sleeping. I am looking at a hp and before I invested money into it, I want to be sure I will get good pictures. Thank you’ll for helping me.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Just a note that I prefer the printers that have individual cartridges for the colors (such as cyan, magenta, yellow) and then black.

    • ….
      Regina said…

      Thanks so much for your advice. My new epson 1100 is like that. I love that feature and I will be looking for it in my new hp.

  • 5.
    Laura F. said…

    Ali, don’t know if you have a Whole Foods near you but their holiday brown paper grocery bags have this printed on them in red: Every meal has a story – celebrate yours. I love it!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Thanks for the heads up Laura – I wish we had one close – the closest is about two hours away :( .

  • 6.
    SteffB said…

    I was just wondering the other day if you are still doing the Project Life and if so, how you are handling doing both projects at once. Are you using some of the same images in both books, or are you taking special pics for your December Daily? I’m attempting to do Project Life online and am struggling, hopefully the holidays will bring out the urge to photograph more!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi SteffB – I am definitely still doing project life! For me it has become a great place for collecting all kinds of pieces of life – photos, drawings, little stories, etc. I will most likely not be using the same images in both books (but I might and that would be ok too). The way I look at it is that there are always more than one story that comes about over the course of the day – one can be told in Project Life and another can be told in December Daily. I think they actually work nice together.

      A note about my Project Life – for me it’s very low-key. No stress. I’m not trying to do a photo a day – it’s more a place to store stuff and to include photos when I can. I’m actually planning to do a big printing of most of my photos from last year to fill in the holes.

    • ….
      steffb said…

      Ah, my Project Life is digital, I’m struggling not to abandon it (I started when the school year started), because I don’t take a picture every day although I try, and I haven’t figured out what to do with the empty spaces, have tried a few things but don’t like them. Maybe the monthly approach would be better for me, but I like the IDEA of a daily thing LOL. Somehow taking a picture of ephemera is just not as fulfilling as putting the real bits of stuff in there :-(

  • 7.
    Jen C said…

    Great tutorial…can’t wait to start filling up this book!

  • 8.
    Marsaille said…

    Lovely ideas! I want them even more now…

  • 9.
    Kristi said…

    I haven’t jumped into digital scrapbooking yet, but love what you have done in this post. What size page protectors/album are you using? Is it 8.5 x 11 ? or a smaller size?

  • 10.
    Joanne said…

    Thanks for that Ali! I really like listening to you explain things, your so easy to listen to!! Actually makes me wish I was doing a 6×8 size so I could use the templates – mines just 12 days in a 4×8 size :)

  • 11.
    Ellie said…

    Another visual learner here. I am really loving the 6×8 size and have an idea for my Decdaily album.

  • 12.
    anne leglise said…

    thanks a lot for the tutorial. i got the templates & with these tutorials, it would definitely simplify my album. you’re great, Ali!

  • 13.
    dawn said…

    thank you Ali, these are great and very helpful.

  • 14.
    AnastAsia said…

    Thank you so much for your designs and more importantly for the time you take to show us how to create a gem of a scrapbook with them:-)
    I though have two questions
    First, all templates are 6×8 so I was thinking that will be the size of the album when’s ready but in this post today you print photos on 8.5×11 paper … Does it mean the actual album size will be larger then 6×8 ?

    Another, more important question:-)
    While preparing to get going with the project I suddenly realised… Does it actually mean thati need to be making picture every day? I work fulltime so there’s not much left in energy and day light by the time I am home and my son is in bed… Can I use photos from other months? Or even – can I take other people photos if they illustrate the point? We will be celebrating husbands 40th in a restaurant that’s beautiful but dark – can I nick a photo from their website or is it cheating?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi – I print my pages on 8.5 x 11 and then cut them down to 6×8. All the pages shown in the images above are 6×8.

      It definitely does not need to be a photo a day for this album. In my past albums I usually have a couple days without photos. I always encourage people to make this whole process work for you –

      I definitely think incorporating a photo of the restaurant from their website would be a cool addition. One of my favorite things to do when documenting any story is to look for things that can bring additional “life ephemera” to the page/project.

  • 15.
    ale said…

    amazing tutorials, ali! thanks!!!

  • 16.
    Lana said…

    Thanks, Ali. Your videos are always helpful! Feeling very inspired. Can’t wait for Dec 1st! :)

  • 17.
    Melanie L. said…

    Thanks so much for the specific instructions and ideas! I should have gone ahead and bought these templates during the sale, but I was waiting on your tutorial. I’m using hybrid more and more and I love that it’s like you’re holding my hand in the process. Thanks so much!

  • 18.
    Teal said…

    So helpful – love the step by step, and love seeing more details about your work even more!

  • 19.
    amy said…

    these are great ali. thanks.

  • 20.
    Melanie L. said…

    Okay, I just finished watching both videos and I even used one of the overlays with the Christmas photo I took of the kids this year. I have one question–if we want to send this off to be printed, how would we do it? I used Costco and they try to fit the image to a certain print size, which would mess up the 6×8 dimensions of my album. Do I have to put this on another 8×10 canvas so that Costco will print it on an 8×10 photo sheet, or is there a shorter way? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Melanie – my guess, unless someone else has another suggestion – is that you would upload them onto an 8×10 for printing online.

    • ….
      Heather said…

      I don’t know about Costco, but the site where I have my photos developed does 6×9, so that’s the size of my canvas. I’ll trim the extra inch off before I put them in my album. The site is http://www.mpix.com

  • 21.
    Brooke M said…

    I love these tutorials!!! I was holding off on buying the templates until I saw this tutorial, guess I am buying them sometime this week. :)

  • 22.
    Lisa Westphal said…

    Soooo helpful. . .Thank you. I watch all of your tutorials and try to digest each tid-bit of information you provide. They never get old, mainly because my confidence level when working with templates is still a 2 out of 10. Each time I try to create something digitally I am comforted by knowing I can find a tutorial here on your blog/website that will walk me through it. Thank you so much for taking the time to put these together. It is reeeeaaallly appreciated. :)

  • 23.
    elisabethC said…

    oh I Love this! Thank you!!!

  • 24.
    mandee mattioli said…

    Thank you so much! I love the PS walk throughs. They help me “get it” so much quicker! Thank you again for all the inspiration!

  • 25.
    o-girl said…

    Hi Ali – I love your templates. I wish I could use them but I don’t have PS. I have a question about Idea #1. If you use a photo for the whole page, what do you put on the other side of it? Do you adhere a main page for the previous day or card stock to it? Any suggestions/ideas would be great. :)

    • ….
      Ali said…

      The back of the whole page photo will be the back of the previous day (date page). I just glue them back to back. I’m going to add one page to the front too.

  • 26.
    Shana said…

    Great tutorial, thank you!! For the right side pages, if you put a photo on there, would you print out on the photo paper or directly on the paper?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      That’s my plan Shana – I would print it out on photopaper and then adhere it to the cardstock (I would give myself a little room inside the border).

  • 27.
    Michelle M said…

    Thanks Ali for your inspiration and great ideas! I love the look, and hope to be able to use them in my first DD :o ) So excited about the book!

  • 28.
    Melissa in SC said…

    I love using page layered page templates for theme albums like this. It is so easy to turn the layers on or off and tinker with a layout to print out photos for a hybrid page as in your second example. I did a huge (HUGE) retirement album last year by doing just this and using several of your 12×12 layered templates as a base. Thanks for sharing the templates and your instructions. I think I need to go shopping–again! I really like this set.

  • 29.
    Molly said…

    Hi Ali! I’m pretty sure I’m using your templates this year. They’re gorgeous (of course) and I have so very little time to each day now that I’m working full time. I just want to drop my photos and words in place and call it good. Know what I mean?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Yes, I know exactly what you mean :) .

  • 30.
    Jan said…

    I’m excited to start my DD as well! :)

    I just want to mention that for those who don’t want to print out all the photos themselves, that a different option is to open an 8 x 10 document in Photoshop Elements and then squeeze as many of the little photos (from the templates) onto the 8 x 10 sheet for printing. I did this for the Week in the Life project and it turned out great – and cost less than replacing all my ink cartridges would have.

    I have two suggestions, though. First, the way to do this using the templates would be to mask your photos onto the different sizes in each template (I’m guessing you show this process in the 2nd video you shared today.) and then, merging the two masked layers together, drag the photo(s) onto the 8×10 document. Just be sure to NOT save the changes to the original templates, so you can use them as masks over and over.

    Second, once you have an 8×10 doc filled with as many photos as you can squeeze on there, print out a copy in “fast draft” mode and then write over each photo as to what day/placement you want them to have in your actual book once you get the photos back from the printers. It’s easy to forget! THEN, be sure to save your 8×10 sheet as a new, hi-res jpg each time you fill one up. These will be the jpg’s you upload to your online printer. Name them wisely. Of course, you can print out these 8×10 docs on a piece of 8.5×11 photo paper instead of uploading them to an online printer, if you want. That would still conserve paper and ink more than printing out each days’ photos individually.

    Hope that helps! :)

    • ….
      Zaylin said…

      If I were a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, now I’d say “Knoabuwga, dude!”

  • 31.
    Sarah said…

    Hi Ali! I love both the templates and the overlays. I’m wondering if the overlays designed at 6×8 can be enlarged and still keep their proportions if used at 8 x 10? My album is an 8.5 x 11 album this year but I’d like to use the overlays. Any suggestions?

    • ….
      Tina said…

      Hi Ali, I was just reading through the comments to see if anyone else had asked this. I have also created an 8.5 x 11 album, but am interested in using the templates. I am thinking the answer is yes, but would like to be sure before buying the digital templates. Thanks!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      For the PNG overlays (the ones with the numbers on them): The margins around the outside edge won’t be exactly the same (there will be a bit more room on the left + right edges), but it looks fine.

      I think the same is true for the layered PSD file but I’m checking with someone who knows more first to be sure.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Here’s what my go-to expert (Katie Pertiet) says: “enlarging 150% is safe without losing quality. Sometimes even 175% so 6×8 > 12×16 is totally safe making what they are wanting to do just fine!”

    • ….
      Heather said…

      Hmmmm. Can I assume then that I could reduce my 12×12 templates to something like 10×10 or 8×8? I bought the 12×12 last year and would like to add more templates this year but would like to keep all templates the same size.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Heather – you can ALWAYS reduce the size :) .

    • ….
      Angie said…

      Okay – new to digital stuff.. so, I want to buy the 12×12 and can reduce to 8X8.. BUT.. how do I do that? do I do that in the initial screen where it asks pixels etc?? or do I do it when I’m printing???

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Angie – here’s what I do: create the layout in the 12×12 size. When you are all done save the PSD file and then do a Save As to save a copy. Using the copy, flatten all the layers, and then go to Image Size and change to 8×8. Save that file as a JPG to print/upload to your printing service.

    • ….
      Heather said…

      Sweeeet! I totally know what I’m doing now!!! Yay. Thanks, Ali.

  • 32.
    Louise P said…

    Hi Ali,
    Possibly a daft question but do you need PSE to use these overlays? I don’t have PSE but they look great so I’m wondering how else I could use them?

    (Maybe I need to add PSE to my Christmas list?!?)

    Thanks,
    Lou

  • 33.
    heather said…

    You really made my Dec daily something i am so looking forward to this year, I am so glad i followed your size ad have all your templates! The ease and no stress of me figuring it all out is great. I did it last yr but did just to much that it somewhat overwhelmed me. I bought Elf on the shelf this yr too so cat wait for him to make his debut this yr I have so many ideas for him! He will have 2 page spread, one question are you always starting a new day on a front page I assume meaning you would not adhere day 2 to 1, but I think you said you will adhere to the back of day 1 more day 1, and do you do sometimes more than 2 LO for a day? Oh and I love the Starbucks cozy I ran in the other day ( since I dont buy form there, not a coffee drinker!) Anyway I feel blessed that you are here to guide us so this holiday season in addition to my family I am thankful for you. Its not just about the scrapbooking i realy believe you make all of us take time with our familes to do this great things and that is what is most impt.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I’ve definitely added more pages in the past – just depends on the story.

      I’m not sure I understand the other question about the spreads for the days. If you look at the last photo above…if I turn over the page with the “2″ on it you would see the beginning of day three.

  • 34.
    heather said…

    Kinda thought this out and realized thankfully before hole punching all that i may have hole punchedthe wrong side for some days b/c i may want it on the other side…

  • 35.
    Libbi M. said…

    just finished watching both of your videos. i practiced for the first time using your last years dec. daily templates in photoshop elements and… BINGO, it was a success. a jump-up-and-down victory for a digital newbee. i strongly recommend anyone who hasn’t tried to complete a digital page and wants to attempt a digital album for the first time, to please take the time to watch these two videos. it’s super simple and i love that. bring on DECEMBER!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Thanks Libbi – enjoy!

  • 36.
    Helen Carter said…

    Ali, you mentioned briefly what brand photo paper you use, could you mention it again in more detail. thanks…loving DD! Thanks.

  • 37.
    Radish said…

    I think I have to do this digitally because I will not have a printer where I will be and will have to print when I get home after my holiday. What I want to know is do you have any idea as to how to photography to make a meaningful, but semi artistic theme. A lot of my effort will be going in to the photography, but I do not have that much back ground about maying a group of photos cohesive. For example: I could shoot one day and black and white, and others with a Helga type print. Do you have links or examples of the way to photograph when you have a whole album in mind.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      The way I look at it, the fact that “you” are taking photos that captures “your” holiday season is what makes it cohesive. You could totally do all black and white, or all close-ups, or find a santa to photograph everyday, or do a ABC’s of Christmas if you wanted a really literal connection between the days, but I tend to think that just looking around and shooting what you see over the course of the season is enough cohesion. Don’t make it more complicated than it needs to be -

  • 38.
    Robyn jenkins said…

    Looking over black Friday sale ads and wondering what your thoughts are on the cravat machines. Thanks to your tutorials I have a basic grasp of Photoshop elements and am planning to use the 6×8 layered templates in my dec daily. Just wanted your take on the cuttter. Do you have one? Use a lot? Appreciate your viewpoint. Thanks

    • ….
      Robyn jenkins said…

      Meant the cricut machines.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Robyn – I don’t use a Cricut machine or any other cutter at this time.

  • 39.
    Elizabeth said…

    I love the digital goodies, though I’ve never experimented with it. i don’t have Photoshop yet, though I’m planning on getting it soon. I am wondering if I would have the ability to change/switch around the 6×8 overlay colors of the number and day of the week? I would love to make a book with a similar concept for our trip to Disney in January, and want to make a 6×8 book “Disney Daily” for it :) (I have my December Daily ready to go, and may incorporate some of the digital elements in it yet!) Thanks!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Elizabeth – yes, you can do that. The package includes both printer ready (PDF) and png files. You can change the color and move the days of the week around on the PNG files. To change the days of the week you would need to cut and paste from one file to another – not super hard at all :) .

  • 40.
    Jen Demmon said…

    Ali – great tutorial; I learned more in 15 minutes than I did at work today! I can’t wait for Dec 1st!!!

  • 41.
    Anastasia said…

    Do you by any chance know:
    1. how heavy the Bazzil card stock is? I’ve ordered the cream criss cross paper but can’t find anywhere info on how heavy it is, and my printer can only deal with 160mg max…

    2. Oh, and another “paper-questions” – My printer only can print max A4 sized paper (which is OK as the journal will only be an A5 size… would it work if I pre-cut the 12×12 paper into 6×8 parts before printing, or cut it into an A4 size…)

    3.You are thinking of making two pages per day (I really like this idea and want to do it too) BUT:-) would you be printing the page on the left and then glue it together with the back side of the right side page from the previous day? Or do you know how to get a double-sided printing on a 6×8 paper (which is a non-standard size of paper for printers I think)

    4. If, giving up on too complicated printing issues, I decide to just go with an A5 (in inches 8.3″x5.8″) format – what would I need to change in the overlays and the photo templates to re-size them to fit the paper size? (I have PS Elements)

    1 million thanks for taking your time reading through this message and even may be answering this long list of questions!!!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Anastasia –

      (1) I don’t know the weight of the cardstock. It’s nice and study :) but not too thick.

      (2) I’ve pre-cut my 12×12 down to 8.5×11 before printing (and then saved the extra for another time).

      (3) I will be glueing the two pages back to back. It’s possible to print onto the back of an already cut 6×8 (just run a test print to see exactly where it will print onto a 8.5×11 sheet and then adhere your 6×8 right onto that same spot). I’ve done it before but it definitely takes a couple test prints to make sure your page is oriented correctly.

      (4) What I would do is create a new canvas and make it the A5 size. From there I would open one of the overlays, drag and drop it onto the new canvas, grab an edge and drag it to the size you want (in Elements you can just drag and it will keep the correct proportions – if you were in Photoshop CS you would need to hold down the shift key). It’s likely it won’t fit exactly but should be good enough.

  • 42.
    leslie said…

    Alie, I have to ask, where did you get your beautiful round wreath with the berries?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      They are from a local woman. This year she was selling them at Glory Days Antiques in Springfield, Oregon.

  • 43.
    Amy said…

    Ali – Do you ever worry about the inks from the home printers? It seems you print much of your work at home. I’ve always had my photos and digital pages professionally printed because I’ve worried that printing at home will result in fading or less archival quality than professional printing. What are your thoughts on this?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Amy, I don’t worry about them. I use both professional printing and home printing and go along with the understanding that some will survive and others won’t for any number of reasons…and I’m ok with that :) . The pages that I completed back in 2003 and 2004 using photos from my home printer at that time still look just fine.

  • 44.
    Heather Johnson said…

    LOVE these tutorials, these are so helpful. Bought my templates and am getting SO excited for the month to begin. Such a fun time of year:)

  • 45.
    Tiffany said…

    This is my first December Daily project and I’m really looking forward to it! I did the WITL project in May and LOVELOVELOVE it!! I’ve got a question, and wasn’t sure whether to comment on your latest post or back on the Q&A (since you’ve already answered!) Anyway…I’m wondering if you use page protectors over your photo pages to keep things like grommets and other memorabilia from scratching and abrasing the photos. My ‘middle’ pages are patterned paper instead of transparencies and some have scratchy glitter in the pattern. Thanks for all you do. You inspire!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Tiffany – I don’t use page protectors in this album normally (unless they are the divided ones that I cut down to fit). I just pulled out my album from 2007 today and it looks just fine.

  • 46.
    Jen Demmoon said…

    I finally finished my foundation pages and posted them to 2Peas here http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/167146-jendem/1685857-dec-daily-part-1/

    Ali – I’m really enjoying this and can’t wait for Dec 1st.

    thanks so much,
    Jen

  • 47.
    Donna C said…

    Great vids!
    regarding the 6×8 template with numbers and days specific to 2010…….is there a layer to change the day so i can use it for other years? if not, do you have a suggestion for covering it up so it doesn’t look cheesy??

    i just realized after watching the videos that I only bought the set without the numbered templates! :)
    thanks ali!

    • ….
      Heather said…

      You can always select the text you don’t want and delete it, whether it’s in its own layer or not.

  • 48.
    Sandy said…

    Yes, I am getting excited and getting my book set up at least what I can do for now.
    Thank you for explaining about the templates I was not sure what we were to do with them, if they were to replace the overlays or put inside the overlays or what so now it makes sense to me.

  • 49.
    Donna C said…

    Thanks Heather! I am a serious novice with digital as u can tell! Am i able to change the text as well?
    appreciate the help!:)

  • 50.
    Lisa R said…

    Hi ALi,
    I have Photoshop CS5 that I mainly use for photo editing. I am familiar with the layers used in that, but I have never delved into digital scrapbooking. I watched the video you made and loved it, however, I was unable to figure out how to apply your instructions to regular photoshop. Would it be worthwhile for me to invest in ELements, too, or is there a tutorial that can show me how to do it in regular photoshop?

    Thanks,
    Lisa

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Lisa – which part did you have trouble with? You definitely don’t need Elements if you have CS5. I use CS4 normally but use Elements for the video tutorials (more people have it than the CS versions).

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