Bits and Bytes

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I have another edition of Bits and Bytes to share with you today! In Bits and Bytes we share some of our favourite finds on the Internet, mostly related to scrapbooking and photography.

#1 THE FIVE YEAR JOURNAL

Every month, the good people at Get It Scrapped! provide a list of questions to answer. What a wonderful (and extensive!) set of prompts!

#2 BEST PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS FOR ENHANCING PHOTOS

This site provides links to what they call “70 of the Best Photoshop Actions for Enhancing Photos”. The before and afters on the photos look amazing!

#3 ALL ABOUT MOM QUESTIONNAIRE

The Simple As That blog put together a really great questionnaire for you to answer as mom, to provide responses for your kids. You could also use it to interview your own mom.

#4 HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN POSTMARK STAMP

Wouldn’t a post mark stamp on a travel scrapbook page be a neat touch – especially if it said where you were actually at and when? This tutorial walks you through everything you need to do to create the effect.

#5 LIQUIFY AWAY 10 POUNDS

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Want to lose 10 pounds? Sorry – no real life advice here, but I can point you to this video tutorial to help you virtually lose it in photos! The liquify tool in Photoshop is a personal favourite for editing photos!

#6 MAKE A DOTTED LINE IN PHOTOSHOP

Follow this simple tutorial to make a dotted line in Photoshop. Once you start, you can’t stop!

At the same time you’re learning that, you can also learn how to make scalloped edges in Photoshop on another tutorial at Sweet Shoppe Designs. It’s a very similar technique.

#7 REMOVING STRAY HAIRS

In Canada right now, it is winter hat season. You know what happens when you pull a fuzzy hat off a kid and try to take their picture? That’s right – static that makes their hair stand up and look crazy! Here’s a link to a tutorial to help you de-static that hair.

 

I hope you have fun trying out some new tricks and scrapbooking ideas!

PS – The title graphic was made using Outdoor Adventure by Erica Zwart and Simple Browns by Heather T.