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A NNA A SPNES GET TO KNOW THIS TOP FOTO-FOCUSED DESIGNER

SKILL BUILDER FOUR IMPORTANT EDITS FOR EVERY PHOTOGRAPH

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OurÊEditor-in-Chief,ÊJenniferÊWilson,ÊdiscussesÊthisÊ monthÕsÊtheme,Êphoto-focusedÊscrapping

05 featured designer LearnÊmoreÊaboutÊTaylorMadeÊDesignsÊandÊthisÊ monthÕsÊkitÊ

17 new to you IntroducingÊÒnewÊtoÊyouÓÊdesignerÊEricaÊZaneÊ

20 gallery gems SixÊexceptionalÊpagesÊfromÊourÊDSTÊlayoutÊgallery

23 hybrid picks CheckÊoutÊthreeÊinspiringÊprojectsÊfromÊtheÊDSTÊGallery

24 interview with Anna Aspnes DiscoverÊthisÊtopÊfoto-focusedÊdesigner

26 grow your skills FourÊthingsÊtoÊdoÊtoÊeveryÊimageÊyouÊscrap

30 photo-focused simple templates

DSTÊINSIDERÊ©Ê2010ÊÊEDITORIALÊSTAFF Editor-in-Chief JENNIFERÊS.ÊWILSONÊ(STARXLR8) AssistantÊEditor NEISHAÊSYKESÊ(LAVENDAR) ProductionÊEditor LEAHÊLOYÊ(TINKERBEL73) TutorialÊEditor JENNÊWHITEÊ(BIGSCRAPKITTY) SeniorÊStaffÊWriters KAYLEAÊHUTSONÊ(KAYTEBUG)Ê WENDYÊ(WENDYZINE) CHERYLÊASHCRAFTÊ(GONEWITHTHEWIND) StaffÊWriters LINDAÊBIGELOWÊ(LINDABGLW)Ê MICHELLEÊHUEGEL VIVIENNEÊOESTERGAARD JANÊWALKER

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32 scrapping tutorial CreatingÊtheÊlookÊofÊpaintÊwithÊphotoÊmasks

35 it’s a date GetÊaÊjumpÊonÊ2011ÊwithÊtheseÊfantasticÊcalendarÊ products

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get scrapping by Kaylea Hutson

Get FotoFocused with Anna Aspnes It seems natural

Regardless of the style she utilizes,

tutorials on this style. Find them listed

that scrabooking

Aspnes strives to keep the focus of her

under the “Summer Project 2010”

pages include

pages on the photos.

category on her blog.

Creating FotoFocused Layouts,

For the artsy-style FotoFocused pages,

Aspnes-style

Aspnes will often start with a background

“For the clean magazine-style

and then blend one to five images into it

FotoFocussed pages, I decide how many

using brushes and a layer mask.

photos I’m going to use and then create

“I generally don’t use more than three

a linear template to accommodate the

images if I’m going to add further images

photos I have chosen,” Aspnes explained.

onto the canvas,” Aspnes said. “These

“I clip the photos to the masks and then

supporting images are often much

apply digital papers to any remaining

smaller and may be placed in a frame or

masks.

with drop shadows.”

photos. But for Anna Aspnes, a photo-centered layout has become a new style – FotoFocused – that defines the use photos and digital products in her layouts. “[These layouts] are usually ‘MulitiFoto’ pages where the photos dominate the page and tell the majority of the story,” Aspnes said. “Generally the more photos on the page, the less journaling there is

Photo Preparation

because the photos tell the story. Product usage also decreases as the number of

Aspnes said how she treats the photos

photos on a page increases.”

depends upon the style of page she is creating.

Aspnes said her FotoFocused layouts center around two distinct styles: graphic

For clean pages, she simply brightens the

and artsy.

photos with curves.

The graphic style is “reminiscent of those

“I decided a long time ago that I would

found in a magazine,” she said, with a

rather spend my time scrapbooking than

clean design that often showcases 20 to

editing,” Aspnes said. “Scrapbooking is so much more fun!

30 photos with a minimal use of digital

“I will often use brushes on a solid

products.

background to create my own custom

“[It’s] clean, graphic with no messing

paper pieces and I’ll frame favorite or

around,” she continued.

significant photos with my LoopDaLoops.

The graphic style is

Dimensional elements are used sparingly,

“reminiscent of those found

The artsy-style FotoFocused layouts feature a montage style with one to five blended images plus several smaller supporting images, often layered on top of the collage.

though I tend to lean toward clocks, acrylic elements, felt, staples and stitching.” Aspnes said she will often use the same elements repeatedly in the same album

in a magazine with a clean design that often showcases 20 to 30 photos with a minimal use of digital products.

and across albums. She offers specific

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get scrapping “One of the advantages of

of curves, blending modes and layer

long run, saves you big time.”

predetermining a template of masks

duplication,” she continued.

Aspnes said often scrapbookers avoid

means that I can resize the photo

Why Scrap a FotoFocused Page?

MulitFoto layouts because they look

Aspnes said FotoFocused pages help

too cluttered. She offers this advice:

scrapbookers save time.

“Use less digital product when using

“They may take a little longer to

lots of photos. Too much digital

create, but by using more photos on

product can overwhelm a page that

a page, you have less pages to make,

already has so much going on visually

“[At that] point I’ll use a combination

print and store,” she said. “That, in the

with the use of several photos.”

Cookies with Dad

Cool Sugar

Science Museum:

Sugar Paper and Element Packs by Andrea Victoria; Straightline Stitched White No. 1 by Anna Aspnes.

Burned Paperie No. 1, DifferentStrokes No. 5 BrushSet, Word TransferFrames No. 1, Summer WordTransfers No. 1, FotoGlows No. 3, Dotted LoopDaLoops No. 1, (all by Anna Aspnes)

MulitFoto Single Layered Template No. 56, ArtPlay Palette Science No. 1.

while clipped to the mask [and] I can resize and position without cropping the photo.” For artsy layouts, she does not edit photos until they are on the page.

Font: Sansumi UltraLight.

Fonts: Garamond and Jellyka De Chambord

Chalked and Scribbled Hearts (by Lynn Grieveson) Fonts : Sugar Coma and AL HairBrained

Want to create a FotoFocused layout, but not sure where to start? Here’s a look inside Anna Aspnes’ digital toolbox. Top Digital Tools

Top Resources

Top Designers

Clipping masks

My blog, specifically the Summer

Janet Philips

Brushes

Project 2010 series.

Lynn Grieveson

Curves

Magazines. I am inspired by their clean

Layer masks

and graphic style and page layouts.

Type

Templates. MultiFoto templates make this style quick and easy.

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JURZ\RXUVNLOOV by Jenn White

The Fab Four: Four Must-Do Fixes for Every Photo This column is designed to help beginning and experienced scrappers nourish their seeds of creativity and grow their scrapping skills. This month’s skill: Four Must-Do Photo Fixes. EditorÕsÊNote:ÊÊThisÊtutorialÊisÊdesignedÊforÊPhotoshopÊandÊ 7OV[VZOVW,SLTLU[Z@V\TH`ULLK[VHKHW[[VÄ[V[OLY softwareÊprograms. ItÕsÊaÊshameÊtoÊletÊaÊbeautifulÊlayoutÊbeÊmarredÊbyÊaÊlessthan-beautifulÊphoto.ÊÊSometimesÊweÊdonÕtÊgetÊtheÊbestÊ picturesÊinÊtheÊworld,ÊbutÊoftenÊtheyÊcanÊbeÊimproved.ÊGetÊinÊ

mayÊendÊupÊwithÊaÊmuchÊmoreÊinterestingÊimageÊthanÊyouÊ thoughtÊyouÊhad!

theÊhabitÊofÊrunningÊdownÊthisÊlistÊofÊfourÊmust-doÕsÊforÊeveryÊ

Fix 2: LevelsÊIÊoftenÊseeÊbeautifulÊlayoutsÊthatÊpeopleÊ

photoÊyouÊuseÊandÊyouÕllÊalwaysÊhaveÊbeautifulÊimages!Ê

haveÊworkedÊhardÊonÊwithÊdarkÊorÊotherwiseÊpoorÊimagesÊ

,]LY`WOV[VILULÄ[ZMYVTVULVYTVYLVM[OLMVSSV^PUN edits.ÊÊAnd,ÊitÕsÊimportantÊtoÊdoÊthemÊinÊorder.ÊCarefullyÊ evaluateÊeachÊimageÊyouÕreÊplanningÊtoÊuseÊtoÊseeÊifÊitÊcanÊ ILULÄ[MYVT[OLZL-HI-V\YÄ_LZ!

thatÊcouldÊbeÊimprovedÊwithÊjustÊaÊfewÊclicks.ÊHereÕsÊwhatÊIÊ tellÊmyÊstudentsÊtoÊdoÊonÊeveryÊimageÊ(whetherÊyouÊthinkÊitÊ needsÊitÊorÊnot!): HoldÊtheÊCTRLÊkeyÊandÊpressÊLÊtoÊbringÊupÊtheÊLevelsÊdialogÊ box.ÊÊ(IfÊyouÊforgetÊthisÊshortcut,ÊtheÊLevelsÊadjustmentÊisÊ underÊImage>Adjustments>LevelsÊinÊPS;ÊEnhance>AdjustÊ Lighting>LevelsÊinÊPSE.) YourÊimageÊwillÊlookÊlikeÊthis:Ê

Fix 1: CropÊMakeÊaÊho-humÊphotoÊmuchÊbetterÊwithÊaÊ well-thought-outÊcrop.ÊÊ Often,ÊyouÊcanÊcropÊoutÊproblemsÊlikeÊbrightÊwindows,ÊblackÊ backgroundsÊandÊotherÊthingsÊthatÊaffectÊimageÊquality.ÊÊByÊ croppingÊoutÊtheÊbrightÊpartÊinÊtheÊcornerÊbeforeÊIÊmakeÊ otherÊadjustments,ÊIÊdonÕtÊhaveÊtoÊworryÊaboutÊitÊskewingÊ myÊlevelsÊorÊcolorÊreadings.ÊÊ CorrectÊcompositionÊmistakesÊwithÊcropping,Êtoo.ÊÊKeepÊ inÊmindÊtheÊruleÊofÊthirdsÊandÊtryÊsomeÊcreativeÊcrops:ÊyouÊ

TheÊdiagramÊisÊcalledÊaÊhistogram,ÊaÊgraphÊofÊtheÊlightness/ darknessÊofÊtheÊpixelsÊinÊtheÊimage.ÊÊAcrossÊtheÊbottomÊisÊ aÊscaleÊfromÊBLACKÊ(onÊtheÊleft)ÊtoÊWHITEÊ(onÊtheÊright).ÊÊÊÊÊ

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JURZ\RXUVNLOOV TheÊÒmountainÓÊisÊaÊbarÊgraphÊshowingÊtheÊnumberÊofÊ

SUPER-QUICK:ÊAutoÊColorÊCorrection.Ê(InÊPS:Ê

pixelsÊthatÊcorrespondÊwithÊthatÊshadeÊofÊgrey.ÊÊSo,ÊinÊthisÊ

Image>Adjust>AutoColor;ÊinÊPSEÊEnhance>AutoÊColorÊ

image,ÊmostÊofÊtheÊpixelsÊareÊinÊtheÊmidrange,ÊmakingÊ

Correction.)ÊÊAsÊaÊruleÊweÊdonÕtÊrecommendÊAuto,ÊbutÊifÊ

itÊlow-contrastÊandÊnotÊtheÊgreatestÊpicture,ÊbutÊweÊcanÊ

youÕreÊinÊaÊhurryÊitÕsÊworthÊaÊtry.ÊÊIfÊtheÊchangeÊisÊnotÊanÊ

improveÊthat.

improvementÊtoÊyourÊeye,ÊjustÊCTRL-ZÊtoÊundo.Ê

5V[PJL[OLYLHYLÅH[SPULZH[[OLYPNO[HUKSLM[VM[OL

FAST:ÊVariations.ÊThisÊisÊmyÊfavoriteÊmethod.ÊÊAlthoughÊÊ

Òmountain.ÓÊÊThisÊmeansÊthereÊareÊnoÊpixelsÊthatÊareÊpureÊ

itÕsÊnotÊcompletelyÊaccurate,ÊitÊgetsÊmeÊprettyÊgoodÊresultsÊ

blackÊorÊpureÊwhite,ÊwhichÊresultsÊinÊaÊmuddyÊphoto.ÊÊ

withÊhardlyÊanyÊeffort!ÊGoÊtoÊImage>Adjust>VariationsÊinÊPS.ÊÊ

ToÊcorrectÊthisÊclickÊonÊtheÊlittleÊtrianglesÊatÊtheÊoutsideÊedgesÊ

(PSE:ÊEnhance>AdjustÊColor>ColorÊVariations)ÊandÊyouÕllÊgetÊ

andÊslideÊthemÊinÊtoÊÒmeetÊtheÊmountain.ÓÊÊThisÊwillÊmakeÊ

thisÊwindow:ÊÊ

theÊdarkestÊpixelÊinÊtheÊimageÊblackÊandÊtheÊlightestÊpixelÊinÊ theÊimageÊwhite.ÊÊYouÊcanÊseeÊtheÊdifferenceÊitÊmakesÊinÊthisÊ PTHNL^OPJO0TPNO[OH]L[OV\NO[^HZQ\Z[ÄUL!

YouÊwillÊseeÊtheÊoriginalÊimageÊatÊtopÊleftÊwithÊtheÊcorrectedÊ imageÊnextÊtoÊit.ÊÊBelowÊareÊyourÊoptions.ÊÊFindÊtheÊimageÊ youÊthinkÊlooksÊbetterÊandÊclickÊonÊit.ÊÊThatÊnowÊbecomesÊ yourÊCurrentÊPickÊandÊtheÊoptionsÊadjust.ÊÊWhenÊtheÊCurrentÊ NoticeÊhowÊaÊtinyÊbitÊofÊadjustmentÊmakesÊmyÊphotoÊsoÊ

PickÊlooksÊgood,ÊyouÕreÊdone!Ê

muchÊmoreÊbrightÊandÊalive!ÊÊ

YouÊcanÊcontrolÊtheÊdegreeÊofÊadjustmentÊbyÊusingÊtheÊFine/

@V\JHUKV[OPZZHTLHKQ\Z[TLU[PU*\Y]LZI\[0ÄUK3L]LSZ CoarseÊsliderÊatÊtheÊtop.ÊÊIfÊyouÊstartÊseeingÊfunny,ÊbrightÊ colorsÊshowingÊupÊandÊtheÊShowÊClippingÊboxÊisÊchecked,Ê quickerÊandÊeasierÊforÊeverydayÊimages.ÊÊ SometimesÊyouÊwillÊseeÊaÊhistogramÊwhereÊtheÊÒmountainÓÊ goesÊrightÊupÊtoÊtheÊlittleÊtriangles:ÊÊgreat!ÊÊHitÊCANCELÊandÊ youÕreÊdone!ÊÊBut,ÊmostÊtimes,ÊyouÕllÊbeÊsurprisedÊjustÊhowÊ manyÊimagesÊcanÊbeÊimprovedÊwithÊthisÊquickÊmethod.

Fix 3: ColorÊCheckÊyourÊcolor.ÊÊColorÊcorrectionÊisÊveryÊ subjectiveÊbutÊworthÊaÊlook.ÊÊThereÊareÊlotsÊofÊwaysÊtoÊ correctÊcolorÊwithÊPhotoshop,ÊIÕmÊgoingÊtoÊshowÊyouÊthree:Ê

thisÊisÊtheÊprogramÊtellingÊyouÊthatÊyouÕveÊmovedÊsomeÊ levelsÊbeyondÊtheÊhighestÊorÊlowestÊsettingÊandÊdetailÊwillÊbeÊ lostÊinÊtheÊareasÊthatÊareÊcolored.ÊÊClickÊasÊmanyÊtimesÊasÊ youÕdÊlikeÊuntilÊtheÊimageÊlooksÊtheÊwayÊyouÊthinkÊitÊshould.ÊÊ NotÊparticularlyÊaccurate,ÊbutÊgoodÊenoughÊforÊscrappingÊ purposes! CAREFUL:ÊÊByÊtheÊnumbers.ÊIfÊyouÕreÊseriousÊaboutÊcolorÊ correction,ÊyouÕllÊwantÊtoÊdoÊitÊbyÊtheÊnumbers.ÊÊSorry,ÊPSEÊ users,ÊthisÊisnÕtÊavailableÊtoÊyou.

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JURZ\RXUVNLOOV EachÊcolorÊisÊrepresentedÊbyÊaÊseriesÊofÊthreeÊnumbersÊwithÊ 0,0,0ÊbeingÊblackÊandÊ255,255,255ÊbeingÊwhite.ÊÊToÊcorrectÊ ÔbyÊtheÊnumbers,ÕÊyouÊneedÊtoÊopenÊyourÊInfoÊwindowÊ (Window>Info).Ê

‹ FromÊtheÊdropÊdownÊatÊtheÊtop,ÊchooseÊtheÊredÊchannel.ÊÊ ÊÊÊYouÕllÊseeÊtheÊhistogramÊchange.ÊÊGrabÊtheÊlittleÊsliderÊatÊ ÊÊÊtheÊright,ÊslideÊitÊtowardÊtheÊleftÊandÊwatchÊtheÊnumbersÊinÊ ÊÊÊtheÊSampleÊ#1Êbox.ÊÊWhenÊtheÊRÊnumberÊgetsÊtoÊtheÊsameÊ ÊÊÊvalueÊasÊtheÊhighestÊvalueÊchannel,ÊinÊthisÊcase,ÊBlue,Ê ‹ ChooseÊyourÊColorÊSamplerÊToolÊ(itÕsÊunderÊtheÊ

ÊÊÊstop!ÊÊNowÊchangeÊtoÊtheÊGreenÊchannelÊ(useÊtheÊdropÊ

ÊÊÊeyedropper).ÊÊ

ÊÊÊdownÊmenuÊatÊtheÊtopÊofÊtheÊLevelsÊdialog)ÊandÊdoÊtheÊsame.ÊÊ

‹ ClickÊonÊaÊportionÊofÊtheÊimageÊyouÊbelieveÊshouldÊbeÊ

‹ OnceÊweÕveÊdoneÊtheÊlightÊvalues,ÊweÊwillÊdoÊtheÊsameÊ

ÊÊÊwhite.ÊÊTheÊColorÊSamplerÊtoolÊcapturesÊtheÊRGBÊvaluesÊ

ÊÊÊforÊtheÊdarkÊvalues.ÊÊInÊtheÊSampleÊ#2Êbox,ÊlookÊatÊwhichÊ

ÊÊÊ(numbers)ÊforÊthatÊsampleÊinÊtheÊinfoÊpaletteÊasÊsampleÊ

ÊÊÊchannelÊhasÊtheÊlowestÊvalueÊandÊslideÊtheÊLEFTÊHANDÊÊ

ÊÊÊnumberÊone.

ÊÊÊsliderÊtoÊadjustÊtheÊotherÊtwoÊchannelsÊtoÊmatch.ÊÊInÊthisÊ

‹ Now,ÊclickÊonÊsomethingÊyouÊbelieveÊshouldÊbeÊblack.ÊÊ

ÊÊÊcaseÊweÕllÊadjustÊtheÊGreenÊandÊBlueÊchannelsÊtoÊmatchÊ

ÊÊÊTheÊtoolÊwillÊcaptureÊtheÊvaluesÊasÊsampleÊnumberÊtwo.Ê

ÊÊÊtheÊRedÊchannel.

ÊÊÊLookÊatÊtheseÊvalues.ÊÊ ‹ SampleÊOneÊisÊourÊlightÊcolor.ÊÊWeÊwantÊtoÊbringÊtheÊtwoÊ

Additional Photo Effect Tutorials

ÊÊÊlowerÊvaluesÊupÊtoÊtheÊhighestÊvalue.ÊÊ

» SimpleÊFocusedÊLightingÊEffectÊ

‹ SampleÊTwoÊisÊourÊdarkÊcolor.ÊÊWeÊwantÊtoÊlowerÊtheÊtwoÊ

» ActionÊZoomÊBlurringÊEffect

ÊÊÊhigherÊnumbersÊtoÊmatchÊtheÊlowestÊnumber.ÊÊ

» QuickÊandÊEasyÊVintageÊEffect

‹ PressÊCTRL+LÊtoÊopenÊtheÊlevelsÊdialog.ÊÊLookÊatÊtheÊ ÊÊÊlevelsÊinÊourÊSampleÊ#1ÊboxÊandÊnoticeÊwhichÊchannelÊhasÊ

» PhotoshopÊEffects:ÊTellingÊStoriesÊwithÊShadows

ÊÊÊtheÊhighestÊvalue.ÊÊWeÊmustÊadjustÊtheÊotherÊtwoÊchannelsÊ

» 3DÊBorderÊBreakoutÊÐÊOutÊofÊBoundsÊImages

ÊÊÊtoÊmatchÊthatÊnumber.Ê » 30ÊSecondÊSepiaÊEffect

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JURZ\RXUVNLOOV ‹ Now,ÊweÊshouldÊhaveÊaÊperfectlyÊbalancedÊimage!ÊÊTheÊ

‹ GoÊtoÊFilter>ÊSharpen>ÊSmartÊSharpenÊ(PSE:Ê

ÊÊÊbeautyÊofÊthisÊmethodÊisÊyouÊdonÕtÊhaveÊtoÊknowÊthatÊtheÊ

ÊÊÊEnhance>AdjustÊSharpness)ÊandÊsetÊtheÊRadiusÊbetweenÊ

ÊÊÊimageÊneedsÊmoreÊredÊorÊlessÊgreen,ÊyouÊjustÊmatchÊupÊ

HUK0ÄUKZLLTZ[V^VYR[OLILZ[MVYTVZ[

ÊÊÊtheÊnumbersÊandÊitÊwillÊbeÊright.ÊÊItÊisÊaÊlittleÊmoreÊcomplexÊ

ÊÊÊsubjects.ÊÊMakeÊsureÊtheÊMoreÊAccurateÊboxÊisÊchecked.ÊÊ

ÊÊÊaÊprocedure,ÊbutÊitÕsÊprettyÊfoolproof!

ÊÊÊSetÊtheÊamountÊtoÊwhateverÊlooksÊbestÊforÊtheÊpictureÊbutÊ

Fix 4: SharpenÊAlwaysÊsharpenÊLAST,ÊafterÊyouÕveÊ

ÊÊÊnotÊtooÊfakey.ÊÊItÊwillÊprobablyÊbeÊmoreÊthanÊ100ÊpercentÊ

doneÊeverythingÊyouÊwantÊtoÊdoÊtoÊyourÊimage.ÊÊUseÊ

ÊÊÊbutÊlessÊthanÊ300Êpercent.ÊÊ

anÊAdjustmentÊLayerÊorÊmakeÊaÊduplicateÊofÊtheÊlayer.Ê

‹ ClickÊonÊtheÊcheckmarkÊinÊtheÊPreviewÊboxÊtoÊturnÊonÊ

DONÕTÊworkÊonÊyourÊbackground;ÊthisÊwillÊallowÊyouÊtoÊ

ÊÊÊandÊoffÊtheÊpreviewÊsoÊyouÊcanÊseeÊwhatÊdifferenceÊyouÕreÊ

easilyÊrestoreÊtoÊyourÊoriginalÊphotoÊifÊyouÊreallyÊmessÊup!ÊÊ

ÊÊÊmaking.ÊAgain,ÊtrustÊyourÊeyes.Ê

Remember,ÊsharpeningÊisÊalsoÊdoneÊvisually:ÊtrustÊyourÊeyes.

‹ ClickÊOKÊtoÊsaveÊtheÊchanges.

SharpeningÊlooksÊforÊareasÊofÊcontrastÊandÊaccentuatesÊ them.ÊÊIfÊthereÊisÊaÊlightÊpixelÊnextÊtoÊaÊdarkÊone,ÊitÊwillÊmakeÊ theÊlightÊoneÊjustÊaÊlittleÊlighterÊandÊtheÊdarkÊoneÊaÊlittleÊ darker,ÊgivingÊyouÊgreaterÊcontrastÊalongÊthatÊline.ÊÊThereÊareÊ threeÊwaysÊweÊcontrolÊthisÊprocess: ‹ Amount:ÊThisÊdeterminesÊhowÊmuchÊlighterÊtheÊlightÊpixelsÊ ÊÊÊgetÊandÊhowÊmuchÊdarkerÊtheÊdarkÊpixelsÊget. ‹ Radius:ÊThisÊdeterminesÊhowÊmanyÊpixelsÊawayÊfromÊtheÊ ÊÊÊcontrastÊedgeÊtheÊsharpeningÊaffects.ÊÊAsÊaÊrule,ÊyouÊwantÊ ÊÊÊtoÊkeepÊthisÊasÊsmallÊasÊyouÊcan,ÊotherwiseÊyouÊtendÊtoÊ ÊÊÊseeÊÔhalosÕÊaroundÊobjects! ‹ Threshold:ÊÊThisÊdeterminesÊhowÊmuchÊdifferenceÊthereÊ

What about the Unsharp Mask?

ÊÊÊmustÊbeÊbetweenÊtwoÊadjacentÊpixelsÊinÊorderÊforÊtheÊ

YouÊmayÊhaveÊbeenÊtoldÊthatÊthisÊisÊtheÊonlyÊtoolÊtoÊuseÊforÊ

ÄS[LY[VHMMLJ[[OLWP_LSZ0THNLZ^P[OSLZZJVU[YHZ[^PSS

sharpening.ÊÊThatÊusedÊtoÊbeÊtrue.ÊÊWithÊPSE5ÊandÊPSCS2/3Ê

ÊÊÊrequireÊaÊlowerÊthresholdÊtoÊshowÊaÊdifferenceÊandÊyouÊcanÊ theyÊimprovedÊtheÊsharpeningÊalgorithmsÊandÊyouÊcanÊgetÊ asÊgood,ÊifÊnotÊbetter,ÊresultsÊwithÊtheÊotherÊsharpeningÊtools.ÊÊ ÊÊÊcontrolÊtheÊamountÊofÊdetailÊthatÊgetsÊsharpenedÊwithÊthisÊ ÊÊÊsetting.ÊÊWhileÊyouÊmayÊwantÊtheÊfaceÊfeaturesÊsharpened,Ê

MyÊopinion?ÊÊTryÊboth.ÊÊIfÊyouÊareÊnotÊgettingÊtheÊresultsÊyouÊ

ÊÊÊyouÊprobablyÊdonÕtÊwantÊeveryÊblemishÊbroughtÊintoÊstarkÊ

desireÊwithÊoneÊtool,ÊtryÊtheÊother.ÊÊThatÕsÊtheÊbeautyÊofÊdigitalÊ

ÊÊÊcontrast,ÊsoÊkeepingÊtheÊthresholdÊaÊlittleÊhigherÊwillÊkeepÊ

photography,ÊthereÕsÊalwaysÊmoreÊthanÊoneÊanswer!

ÊÊÊtheÊprogramÊfromÊaffectingÊblemishesÊwhileÊallowingÊtheÊ

ItÊmayÊseemÊlikeÊaÊlotÊtoÊrememberÊnow,ÊbutÊonceÊyouÊgetÊ

ÄS[LY[V^VYRVU[OLL`LZUVZLHUKTV\[O

usedÊtoÊcheckingÊtheÊFabÊFour:ÊCrop,ÊLevels,ÊColorÊandÊ

>LJHUZ[HY[I`\ZPUN[OL:THY[:OHYWLUÄS[LY;OPZZL[Z

Sharpen,ÊyouÊwonÕtÊwantÊtoÊdoÊwithout!ÊÊYourÊlayoutsÊwillÊ

theÊThresholdÊforÊyouÊandÊallowsÊyouÊtoÊadjustÊtheÊAmountÊ

glowÊwithÊbright,Êcolorful,ÊbeautifulÊimages!

andÊRadius.

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IURPWKHGHVNRI JHWVFUDSSLQJ by Michelle Huegel

Tips and Inspiration Using Photo-Focused Simple Templates Do you admire simple, fuss-free, all-about-thephotos layouts in galleries but aren’t sure how to achieve that look?

BlockingÊisÊaÊbigÊtrendÊrightÊnowÊandÊitÊworksÊespeciallyÊ

AreÊyouÊwonderingÊhowÊtoÊcreateÊaÊlayoutÊwithoutÊusingÊ

allowsÊyourÊpicturesÊtoÊtakeÊcenterÊstage.ÊButÊitÊcanÊbeÊ

everyÊelementÊinÊaÊkit?ÊDonÕtÊworry,ÊthereÕsÊaÊtemplateÊ

hardÊtoÊtakeÊaÊbunchÊofÊfour-by-six-inchÊphotosÊandÊcropÊ

forÊthat!ÊSimpleÊtemplatesÊhelpÊyouÊputÊyourÊphotosÊinÊaÊ

themÊintoÊaÊnice,ÊneatÊsymmetricalÊarrangementÊ-ÊthatÕsÊ

starringÊrole,ÊwhetherÊyouÊwantÊtoÊfeatureÊaÊweekÕsÊworthÊ

whereÊtemplatesÊcomeÊinÊhandy.ÊTheyÊdoÊtheÊhardÊdesignÊ

ofÊprojectÊ365ÊpicturesÊorÊaÊsingleÊstunningÊshot.Ê

workÊforÊyouÊandÊletÊyouÊworryÊaboutÊchoosingÊtheÊperfectÊ

HereÊareÊaÊfewÊexamplesÊofÊphoto-focusedÊtemplatesÊ completeÊwithÊproductÊsuggestionsÊandÊlayoutÊinspirationÊ fromÊtheÊDSTÊgalleryÊtoÊgetÊyouÊstartedÊshoppingÊandÊ scrapping!

wellÊwhenÊyouÊhaveÊmanyÊphotosÊandÊwantÊtoÊkeepÊtheÊ focusÊonÊthoseÊphotos.ÊTheÊminimalÊnumberÊofÊelementsÊ

shotsÊandÊtellingÊyourÊstory.ÊAndÊremember,ÊyouÊdonÕtÊ haveÊtoÊputÊaÊphotoÊinÊeveryÊÒphotoÊspot,ÓÊtheÊbeautyÊofÊ templatesÊisÊinÊtheirÊversatility.ÊTryÊreplacingÊaÊfewÊblocksÊ withÊpatternedÊpapersÊorÊelementsÊthatÊsupportÊyourÊ themeÊandÊcoordinateÊwithÊyourÊphotos.

KnoxÊPizzaÊ byÊcaits

AroundÊtheÊ WayÊNo.1Ê TemplateÊ AlbumÊbyÊ )PVNYHMÄ[P

Simple SquareÊ TempsÊbyÊ Scrapping WithÊLiz BackÊtoÊ School ShoppingÊbyÊ MaryÊRogers

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JHWVFUDSSLQJ AtÊtheÊotherÊendÊofÊtheÊphoto-focusedÊ spectrumÊareÊlayoutsÊthatÊhighlightÊ aÊsingle,ÊstunningÊphoto.ÊMaybeÊitÕsÊ oneÊyouÕveÊtreatedÊwithÊanÊaction,Ê textureÊorÊoverlayÊtoÊenhanceÊitÊorÊtoÊgetÊ aÊcool,ÊartisticÊlook,ÊorÊmaybeÊitÊtellsÊaÊ storyÊallÊbyÊitself.ÊLetÊyourÊphotoÊstandÊ onÊitsÊown,ÊwithÊjustÊaÊfewÊwell-chosenÊ supportingÊpapersÊandÊelements,ÊusingÊ aÊstraightforwardÊsingle-photoÊtemplate likeÊthisÊoneÊfromÊLilleyscrapÊDesigns.

Kitty Designs “Whimsical AlthoughÊnotÊstrictlyÊinÊtheÊtemplateÊ Sketches” albums:ÊKittyÕsÊtemplatesÊ category,ÊsometimesÊallÊyouÊreallyÊ offerÊaÊniceÊcombinationÊofÊsingleÊ

needÊisÊaÊÒtemplateÓÊforÊyourÊphoto--

andÊmulti-photoÊlayoutsÊthatÊareÊveryÊ

orÊinÊotherÊwords,ÊaÊphotoÊmask.ÊClipÊ

sweetÊandÊminimalistÊwithÊlotsÊofÊwhiteÊ aÊphenomenalÊphotoÊtoÊaÊmask,ÊplopÊ space.ÊTheseÊwouldÊbeÊperfectÊasÊaÊ

itÊonÊaÊprettyÊbackgroundÊpaper,ÊaddÊ

basisÊforÊaÊcompleteÊalbum!

yourÊtitleÊandÊmaybeÊsomeÊjournalingÊ andÊyouÕveÊcreatedÊanÊ(almost)ÊinstantÊ photo-focusedÊlayout!ÊMerkeleyÊ DesignsÊhasÊaÊniftyÊsetÊofÊphotoÊ masksÊtoÊhelpÊyouÊquicklyÊcreateÊ beautifulÊsingle-photoÊlayoutsÊcalledÊ

ForÊaÊversatileÊmixÊofÊsingleÊandÊmulti-

ÒEdgeÊtoÊEdge.ÓÊ

photoÊtemplates,ÊtryÊtheseÊdesigners:

Ali Edwards:ÊTryÊAliÕsÊwonderfulÊ single-photoÊandÊsimpleÊmulti-photoÊ templatesÊforÊaÊveryÊphoto-focusedÊ style.Ê

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VFUDSSLQJWXWRULDO by Brandie Valenzuela

Creating the Look of Paint with Photo Masks Tutorial created using a PC and

theÊendÊresult,ÊafterÊclippingÊtheÊphotoÊ

ÊÊÊÊIÊusedÊmasksÊfromÊScrapSimple

Photoshop CS2.

toÊtheÊmask,ÊtheÊphotoÊwillÊperfectlyÊ

ÊÊÊÊEmbellishmentÊTemplates. DragÊ

Brandie Valenzuela is a

coverÊtheÊphotoÊmask,ÊjustÊlikeÊtheÊ

ÊÊÊÊtheseÊonÊtopÊofÊtheÊbackgroundÊpaper.Ê

digital-scrapbook designer at

wrappingÊpaperÊwillÊperfectlyÊcoverÊ

Step 3: Add your photo

ScrapGirls.com. She enjoys

theÊbox.

cooking, baking, crafting, frugal

ForÊthisÊtutorial,ÊIÊwillÊshowÊyouÊhowÊtoÊ

ÊÊÊÊuseÊinÊthisÊlayoutÊtoÊyourÊdocument.Ê

shopping and home decorating

clipÊyourÊphotoÊtoÊaÊphotoÊmaskÊthatÊ

ÊÊÊÊItÊshouldÊbeÊtheÊtopÊlayerÊinÊtheÊ

and hanging out with her

looksÊlikeÊpaintÊstrokes.ÊWhenÊyouÊareÊ

ÊÊÊÊlayersÊpanel.

husband and three children. Find

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out more about Brandie here.

looksÊlikeÊitÊwasÊpaintedÊdirectlyÊontoÊ

PhotoÊmasksÊareÊoneÊofÊtheÊsimplestÊ

onÊyourÊscrapbookÊlayout.

waysÊtoÊaddÊartisticÊstyleÊtoÊyourÊ

Step 1: Set up your background

photos.ÊWithÊjustÊaÊfewÊstepsÊyouÊ canÊtransformÊyourÊtypicalÊrectangleshapedÊphotoÊintoÊsomethingÊmoreÊ special.ÊPhotoÊmasksÊareÊextremelyÊ versatileÊinÊyourÊscrapbookÊlayouts. TheÊmostÊcommonÊwayÊtoÊuseÊaÊ photoÊmasksÊisÊtoÊÒclipÓÊaÊphotoÊ(orÊ scrapbookÊpaper,Êetc.)ÊtoÊtheÊphotoÊ mask.ÊUsingÊaÊÒclippingÊmaskÓÊcanÊ alsoÊattachÊanÊitemÊ(suchÊasÊaÊphoto)Ê toÊanotherÊitemÊ(suchÊasÊtheÊphotoÊ mask).ÊOnceÊyouÊÒclipÓÊaÊphotoÊtoÊaÊ photoÊmask,ÊitÊwillÊcoverÊitÊperfectly,Ê assumingÊtheÊphotoÊwasÊlargeÊenoughÊ toÊcoverÊtheÊphotoÊmask. HereÕsÊanotherÊwayÊtoÊlookÊatÊit:ÊifÊ youÊwantÊtoÊwrapÊaÊboxÊforÊaÊbirthdayÊ

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‹*YLH[LHUL^I`PUJO ÊÊÊÊdocumentÊ(orÊanyÊsizeÊthatÊyouÊ ÊÊÊÊprefer)ÊinÊPhotoshop. ‹6WLU[OLIHJRNYV\UKWHWLY`V\ ÊÊÊÊwishÊtoÊuseÊandÊchooseÊtheÊMoveÊ ÊÊÊÊtool.ÊÊForÊmyÊlayout,ÊIÕmÊusingÊ ÊÊÊÊpapersÊandÊelementsÊfromÊtheÊ MerryÊMineÊCollectionÊBiggie.

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ÊÊÊÊclickingÊonÊtheÊlittleÊeyeÊiconÊnextÊ

ÊÊÊÊandÊdragÊitÊintoÊtheÊnewÊdocument.Ê

ÊÊÊÊtoÊeachÊlayerÊinÊtheÊlayersÊpanel.

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ÊÊÊÊWeÕllÊworkÊwithÊtheseÊtwoÊmasksÊinÊ

ÊÊÊÊmouseÊbuttonÊandÊtheÊpaperÊshouldÊ

ÊÊÊÊaÊbit.Ê

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ÊÊÊÊmiddleÊofÊyourÊnewÊdocument.

ÊÊÊÊphotoÊmaskÊandÊresizeÊtheÊphoto,Ê

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ÊÊÊÊifÊnecessary.ÊInÊyourÊlayersÊpalette,Ê

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wrap.ÊThinkÊofÊtheÊboxÊasÊtheÊphotoÊ

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photoÊ(orÊscrapbookÊpaper,Êetc.).ÊInÊ

ÊÊÊÊphotoÊmasks.ÊForÊthisÊtutorial,Ê

ÊÊÊÊtheÊphotoÊshouldÊbeÊonÊtheÊlayerÊ ÊÊÊÊdirectlyÊaboveÊtheÊthirdÊphotoÊmaskÊ ÊÊÊÊyouÊplacedÊinÊyourÊdocument.ÊWithÊ ÊÊÊÊyourÊmouse,ÊrightÊclickÊonÊtheÊ ÊÊÊÊphotoÊlayerÊinÊtheÊlayersÊpaletteÊ

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sameÊdirectionsÊinÊstepÊthreeÊtoÊ

ÊÊÊÊMask.ÓÊÊ(EditorÕsÊNote:ÊÊYouÊcanÊ

ÊÊÊÊapplyÊaÊclippingÊmaskÊtoÊattachÊ

ÊÊÊÊalsoÊaccomplishÊthisÊbyÊhoveringÊ

ÊÊÊÊtheÊnewÊpaperÊtoÊtheÊmergedÊphotoÊ

ÊÊÊÊyourÊmouseÊonÊtheÊlineÊbetweenÊtheÊ

ÊÊÊÊmasks.

ÊÊÊÊtwoÊlayersÊwhileÊholdingÊdownÊtheÊ

Step 7: Give it some style

ÊÊÊÊALTÊkey.ÊÊWhenÊtheÊcursorÊchangesÊ

ToÊgiveÊyourÊphotosÊandÊphotoÊ

ÊÊÊÊtoÊtwoÊinterlockingÊcircles,ÊclickÊtoÊ

masksÊevenÊmoreÊofÊaÊpaintedÊlook,Ê

ÊÊÊÊcreateÊtheÊmask.)

applyÊaÊstyle.ÊIÊusedÊBrandyÊMurryÕsÊ ScrapSimpleÊToolsÊ-ÊStyles:ÊPaintingÊ theÊlayersÊpanel.ÊThisÊwillÊmakeÊ ÊÊÊÊthemÊactiveÊ(highlightÊthem).ÊRightÊ

TexturesÊ8501.ÊIÊappliedÊtheÊstyleÊtoÊ bothÊtheÊphotoÊandÊtheÊblueÊpaperÊ

ÊÊÊÊclickÊonÊtheÊlayersÊandÊselectÊ ÊÊÊÊÒMergeÊLayers.ÓÊThisÊwillÊmergeÊ IV[OVM[OLÄYZ[HUKZLJVUKWOV[V ÊÊÊÊmasksÊintoÊoneÊlayer.

Step 6: Add a paper ‹>P[O`V\YUL^S`TLYNLKWOV[V ‹(M[LY`V\JSPJR¸*YLH[L*SPWWPUN

ÊÊÊÊmaskÊlayerÊactiveÊ(highlighted)Ê

ÊÊÊÊMask,ÓÊtheÊphotoÊwillÊbecomeÊtheÊ

ÊÊÊÊinÊtheÊlayersÊpalette,ÊdragÊaÊnewÊ

ÊÊÊÊshapeÊofÊtheÊphotoÊmaskÊonÊtheÊ

ÊÊÊÊcoordinatingÊpaperÊtoÊyourÊ

ÊÊÊÊlayerÊbelowÊit.ÊYouÊwillÊnoticeÊinÊtheÊ

ÊÊÊÊdocument.ÊSinceÊyouÊhadÊtheÊ

ÊÊÊÊlayersÊpaletteÊthatÊtheÊphotoÊlayerÊ

ÊÊÊÊmergedÊphotoÊmaskÊlayerÊselected,Ê

ÊÊÊÊwillÊnowÊhaveÊaÊlittleÊarrowÊpointingÊ

ÊÊÊÊyourÊpaperÊshouldÊautomaticallyÊ

ÊÊÊÊdownÊtoÊtheÊphotoÊmaskÊlayer.

ÊÊÊÊbeÊplacedÊinÊtheÊlayerÊrightÊaboveÊ

Step 5: Create the lower mask

ÊÊÊÊtheÊmergedÊphotoÊmaskÊlayer.ÊClickÊ

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ÊÊÊÊonÊthisÊnewÊpaperÊlayerÊtoÊmakeÊ

» PaperÊandÊElements:ÊMerryÊ

ÊÊÊÊvisibleÊagainÊbyÊclickingÊonÊtheÊlittleÊ

ÊÊÊÊitÊactiveÊ(highlighted),ÊfollowingÊtheÊ

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ÊÊÊÊeyeÊiconÊnextÊtoÊtheirÊlayersÊinÊtheÊ

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