Digital Scrapbook Designers share the best tips!

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Shawna Clingerman mix and match journals 1 & Lauren Script font


Some of my favorite posts to read here at The Daily Digi are the contributor features. Of course, I love to find out more about the designers who are generous enough to support the site with their amazing designs, but I also learn a lot from them! The interviews include favorite tips and tricks from the designers themselves and because they are experts in the field of digital scrapbooking, they have some really great advice! I thought it would be helpful to share some of my favorite tidbits that our designers have shared along the way.

Automatically Center

Here’s a really simple and incredibly useful tip from Liz Tamanaha of Paislee Press that she shared when she was featured her in July of 2012.

liz tip

Guess what? I didn’t know that tip before Liz shared it. Now I use it every time I scrap! It works equally well in Photoshop Elements.

paislee-more less example

Paislee Press more + less


Change the Layers Palette

Chelle of Chelle’s Creations shared a quick and easy trick for customizing the layers palette in your digital workspace during her feature here earlier in 2013.

Chelle tip

I knew you could change the thumbnail size, but I had no idea what a difference the layer bounds option would make!

I put a red circle around the 4 lines that Chelle mentioned (I’m working in PSE 11). When you click on the lines, you get a drop-down menu where you can select “panel options”.

panel options

Choose layer bounds and you will see a lot more detail on the embellishments in your layers palette.


Check out the difference between the “entire document” and “layer bounds” settings.


Chelle’s Creations Street Smarts


Create Instant Frames

Miss Mint of Peppermint Creative shared a great frame tip for photos in her 2013 feature.

miss mint tip

I hope everyone tries this trick because it’s one of my favorite ways to frame a photo! It works in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

Go to layer style settings

layer style settings

and choose “stroke”. You can play around with the size, color, and opacity to get the look you want.

photo with stroke

Miss Mint Modern Mama


Don’t overlook the great resource of archives from the contributor features here at The Daily Digi. We work with the best designers in digiland and they are so generous to share their expertise with all of us!

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