Tutorials

Creating a Beveled Frame | PSE Tutorial by Christy H

By |December 4th, 2013|

As I was reading over some of the requests for tutorials here on the One Little Bird blog, I found a couple of people requesting tips for using bevels.  I don’t make nearly as much use of them as I might, but it turned out to be the perfect effect for a frame I was trying to create on a recent layout.  Let me share with you the technique I used.

I was scrapbooking a […]

PSE Clone Stamp | A Tutorial by Christy

By |September 9th, 2013|

I’d like to talk with you today about Cloning – and no I don’t mean sheep!  Although you could use the skills you’re about to learn to clone a sheep out of a photo.

Photoshop Elements has a very fun tool to play around with called the Clone Stamp.  It can be used to get rid of unwanted sections of a photo.  For very small blemishes, I’d recommend the spot healing brush, but for larger […]

Photoshop Elements Tip | Healing Brush

By |July 15th, 2013|

Do you remember using film cameras?  You’d take the shot, get it developed, and hope for the best image possible.  Sometimes it would be fabulous.  Sometimes you’d wish you could go back and change something.  One of the things I love about digital photos is that you can pull them up on the computer and alter them before you ever have to pay to get them printed.

Today I want to share one quick, easy, […]

Photoshop Elements Tricks | My Shadow On It’s Own Layer

By |July 10th, 2013|

Hi everyone.  It’s Christy here with a great technique for PSE users.

First off, let me tell you that I LOVE shadowing things on my layouts.  I think that it brings life and realism and the WOW factor to digital layouts.  I love to study the shadows on other people’s layouts and I love to tinker with the shadowing on mine.  So let me say that I was thrilled to find out that our own […]

The Many Uses For Journaling Cards

By |June 4th, 2013|

I have a confession to make: I used to be scared to use journaling cards on my layouts.  I tried and tried, but couldn’t make them look right.  With the growing popularity of Project Life journaling and filler cards started to pop up everywhere and I decided that it was time for me to face my fears and start using journaling cards on my layouts.  I thought today I would share with you some […]

Photoshop Tutorial | Text On A Path

By |May 27th, 2013|

If you’re ready to go beyond the basics with the text tool in Photoshop, you can use paths and shapes to make your journaling on your layouts stand out a little bit more.

You can see on these Project Life pages that I have text that follows the diagonal lines of a journaling card, a line of text that follows the curve of a ribbon, and a paragraph that is bordered by a ribbon. In […]

Photography Tips for Toddlers

By |May 22nd, 2013|

Toddlers. Those tricky little creatures. They are so active. They are hard to keep up with, much less get a great picture of. Not to worry folks! I’ve got a couple of photography tips for toddlers to share with you.

I have a photography business and I occasionally take family/children shots for only my closest friends because young children are a difficult subject to photograph. Here’s what you can do:
APERTURE PRIORITY
If you have a DSLR, […]

Powerful Techniques | Transforming Digital Templates

By |May 10th, 2013|

Christy here, to bring you a fun scrapping challenge!

When I first started buying digital scrapbooking supplies, I worked hard to use every kit and template at least twice.  I would open them up and then pick a current page I wanted to scrap and one from years ago using the same materials.  I haven’t done that in a while, so today I decided to try it again.  But, this time, I challenged myself to […]

Powerful Photography | Removing Color Casts In Your Photos

By |April 12th, 2013|

Hi everyone.  It’s Christy here today to show you some quick and easy edits to fix the color in your photos.

I don’t know about you, but when I sit down to look through the photos I’ve taken there are times that I say, “Wow – that was an awesome shot!”  Other times, I look at a photo and it simply does not look quite right.  Take this photo of my son:

He’s looking right at […]

Powerful Storytelling | Sharing Stories with Your Phone

By |April 10th, 2013|

                   

Photos taken with iPhone 5 and Camera+ app and edited in Pic.Tap.Go, KitCam, and Over.

Let’s admit it. We’re busy people and while I know you’re reading this blog because you love digital scrapbooking or are thinking about trying it for the first time, it can be hard to find time to sit down and scrap a page. It may even seem that the more you have […]