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Photoshop Friday : Using a Scanned Item

Hey there! I'm excited to bring back some Photoshop Friday fun! Below you'll find a helpful video that will show you how to use a scanned photo! This great technique will add some flare to any photo, making it look even better than before! This is a great concept for you to show off those cute little finger and footprints from birth, the lace in your grandmother's wedding dress, a dried flower petal from your great grandmother's wedding bouquet and more. 

In addition to the video tutorial, you will receive a layered PSD template to make your own digital layout and you will receive a PDF instruction sheet. Not only do these PDFs have all of the video instructions in written format, but they also are full of gorgeous layouts from our Creative Team. They will show you how to take the technique you learned and apply it to a different layout for a whole new look. How cool is that?!

Here is a look at my layout and a sneak peak of the template that you will be working with today.

Step 1: Downloads


Click here to download the PDF. Make sure that you have the most current version of Adobe Reader found here.

Step 2: Video Tutorial

Here you can watch the video tutorial. It was filmed in Photoshop Elements, but it works the same in Photoshop CS3/CS4/CS5.

Step 3: Complete & Share

Create your layout with the Photoshop Friday template and customize it with your own pictures and digi supplies. When you are done, tag us or share it on my Facebook page, Pinterest it and let the world see the beauty you've created! I would love to see your creations!

Don't forget to check out the Family History Series, where you can create a gorgeous Family History tree poster, a gorgeous album showcasing your family through generations (great idea for this Photoshop Friday lesson!) and learn how to restore all those photos your family has collected over the years. Head over and check out the Family History Series! 

Here's a preview of two of the pages of the album as well as the Family Tree Poster!

Photoshop Friday : Repeat Type For A Title Block

Photoshop Friday: FamilySearch.org Tutorial