Monday, August 29, 2016

Diving in to Digital Scrapbooking

     I've always been scared to use Adobe Photoshop Elements.  There's so much to know about this program!  I'm not usually one to shy away from learning new software, but this one has intimidated me for the past few years.  Enter Pixel Scrapper.  This site has been around for years but I just discovered it two days ago.  These generous designers make their creations available but more importantly, they've provided tutorials on how to use them within various design software.  I need to find some way, shape, or form to say a huge THANK YOU to these wonderful people.

     Like I said, I only discovered this place two days ago.  In that time, I've been so inspired that I've created two different digital pages.  I'm still working out the kinks to provide proper attribution.  Most of my papers and elements come from Dreamn4Ever designs, Harper Finch or PixelScrapper.

     My first page was created for the August Layout Inspiration Challenge.  I'm not sure if I can share that here, so I'll just post my page for now.

I've loved this picture for a year now and I can't wait to update my mantel with it.  I can't print in 12x12 so its possible it will be pieced together after printing or I'll print it in 8x8.

     My second page is a response to the August Recipe Challenge.  The recipe must include 2 photos, 4 papers, 6 stars and 6 other elements.  I think I went a little overboard with the turquoise and purple BUT I am in love with this process now.

Yeah, definitely a little overboard with the turquoise and purple.  I learned how to add a shadow to an element, complete several clipping masks, and change colors on an element.  I can only get faster with this.  

     I must confess.  The reason I ran across this site was my hunt for digital paper.  I want to create my own planner printables.  I have to be very careful with what's included, so my google search was for commercial use.  I don't plan on selling my projects but I don't want to violate any terms of use.  I will have a few printables to post within the next few days...if I don't get stuck playing with more digital layouts.  

Until then, I pray this finds you well and seeking Him.