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Compositing for Digital Scrapbookers

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Scrapbooking is the experience of pulling together disparate elements of your life and creating stories that could never otherwise exist. And yet scrapbooking in the physical medium still limits your creative scope to what exists in the real world. Digital scrapbooking removes that barrier. By mastering the practice of compositing your personal photos, you can build fantastical, entirely impossible scenes around your favorite subject material.

Join Tiffany Tillman-Emanuel for this intermediate-level class, and you’ll learn:

  • How to develop and digitally sketch a theme for the page.
  • How to find and gather complementary photos for the fantasy theme.
  • How to use graphic design principles to improve the overall aesthetic of the final page.

Fantasy composites are difficult digital effects to create, and require the confident use of a photo editor. Tiffany will walk you through implementing the right kinds of blend modes and adjustment layers for different compositing results. You’ll learn her tips and techniques for creating quality selections and extractions, and applying them to your composited photos. Add new dimensions to your scrapbooking practice. Transform the things you love, and send them into worlds that exist only in your imagination.

Purchase to get the in-depth Compositing for Digital Scrapbookers workbook. The workbook includes step-by-step instructions on digitizing media, altering elements in Photoshop, and so much more!


  • Class Introduction
  • Conceptualize & Narrow Down a Theme
  • Build Your Compositing Studio
  • What is Blending?
  • Most Common Blend Modes & Groups
  • Self Blend a Photo Two Ways
  • Drop & Go Blending
  • Blend Two Photos Together
  • Project 1: Introduction
  • Project 1: Build Background & Focal Point
  • Project 1: Create Grounding
  • Project 1: Add Personalization & Lighting Effects
  • Project 1: Fine Tune & Finalize
  • Project 2: Deconstruct Layer-by-Layer
  • Project 2: Start With a Focal Point
  • Project 2: Add Background & Build a Scene
  • Project 2: Create Grounding
  • Project 2: Add Lighting Effects
  • Project 2: Add Personalization
  • Project 2: Fine Tune & Finalize

Taught by

Tiffany Tillman-Emanuel

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