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Layering in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Scrapbookers

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Learn how to make your layers lovely in Layering in Adobe® Photoshop® for Digital Scrapbookers! Traci Reed will teach you how to assemble papers, photos, and embellishments so your scrapbook pages look professional and polished, not cluttered.

There are so many fun elements to work within digital scrapbooking, but making pages that are pleasing to the eye can be a surprisingly difficult task. In this class, Traci will teach you how to use basic Adobe Photoshop tools to improve the overall look of your layout. 

You’ll learn:

  • How to create realistic depth
  • Enhancing using the dodge and burn tool
  • Designing with lighting effects

In Layering in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Scrapbookers you’ll learn how to layer from the ground up. Traci will show you how to lay the perfect foundation and how to finish it off with advanced final touches like painting and stitching.

For even more advanced scrapbooking tips check out Shadowing in Photoshop for Digital Scrapbookers & Design Layouts in Photoshop.


  • Intro to Scrapbook Layering
  • Paper: Your Layout Foundation
  • Building Paper Strips & Blocks
  • Create Chevrons with the Shape Tool
  • How to Line Up Repeating Shapes
  • Custom Shapes with Polygon Tool
  • Make Your Own Pennant & Banners
  • How to Add Interest with Your Photos
  • Creating the Perfect Cluster
  • Embellishments with the Visual Triangle
  • How to Use the Visual Triangle with Pictures
  • The Rule of Three
  • Using the Power of White Space
  • Using the Rule of Thirds
  • Learn the Importance of Shadowing
  • What is the Brush Tool?
  • Using Brushes in a Layout
  • Using Paint in a Layout
  • Understanding Blend Modes
  • Creating Mixed Media Mash Ups
  • Using Layer Masks
  • How to Blend Photos
  • How to Blend Papers
  • How to Blend Text
  • Lighting Effects: Learning Radial Gradient
  • Lighting Effects: Learning Inner Shadows
  • Dodging & Burning Washi Tape
  • Creating Custom Journaling with Text Tool
  • Journaling with the Pen Tool
  • Incorporating Journaling in the Design
  • Making Stamps from Fonts
  • Different Ways to Cluster with Alphabets
  • Adding Embellishments to Titles
  • Drawing Banners to Title Cluster
  • Creating a Stitch Brush
  • Creating Other Types of Stitching

Taught by

Traci Reed

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