The Fundamentals

A Curated Collection of Basic How-Tos for Digital Scrapbooking

Know the fundamentals in Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photoshop before you get started on your next class.

This 100% FREE class includes:

  • A Scrapper's Guide to Clipping (includes a layered template)
  • How to Load and Use Actions (includes an action)
  • Shortcuts for Better Brushwork
  • The Basics of Blending
  • How to Quickly Lighten Dark Photos
  • Layer Mask Basics
  • Shortcuts for Layer Opacity

A Scrapper's Guide to Clipping

Explore 3 fast and fun ways to use clipping masks. These step-by-step instructions include a layered quick page for easy to follow practice. (Includes a layered quick page!)

How to Load & Use Actions

Actions save you time by performing long, tedious, or frequently repeated tasks almost instantaneously by simply clicking a button. In the video I used a set of actions I created that allow you to save scrapbook pages, no matter what size or orientation they are, in your choice of three different sizes for uploading to an online gallery. (Action set included!)

Shortcuts to Better Brushwork

Many Photoshop and Photoshop Elements tools use brushes, so knowing a few brush shortcuts will greatly enhance your ability to work with those tools. In this video I'll show you a quick way to "hide the gray" and much more.

Layer Mask Basics

Edit your photos non-destructively with the amazing power of the layer mask. In this video I'll show you how to use a texture along with some masking and blending to add drama to an image.

Shortcuts for Layer Opacity

Opacity seems like a pretty simple subject, but there are some opacity shortcuts that will speed up your workflow and also one caveat to watch out for. Once you learn the shortcuts, they will feature prominently on your most often used shortcuts list!

The Basics of Blending

Blend modes in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements can give an ordinary photo, or even a less than inspiring photo, an artistic look. But before you can create more advanced blending effects like this, you must know the basics of blending, so that’s what this video is all about.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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