Posts tagged tutorial
Geek Girl: How to Create a QR Code

Have you ever wanted to include videos or links along with your printed or digital scrapbook? You can create a special "link" that launches any URL (such as a link to a YouTube video) in a mobile device. You can see the QR codes I printed and pasted into my journal:

Make the QR Code

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create and print a QR code to add to your digital or physical items, so you can link videos that anyone can view with their mobile device. It’s a great way to make print come alive with video! Oh, and my son Elliott helps me with the last bit. You're gonna love it!

I use a QR code on my business cards to link to JessicaSprague.com, and as you can see, I used it in my journal/planner to showcase the scare-fest that is Five Nights at Freddy's. *shudder*. It's fun to page through there and be able to pop out my device and relive it! :)

Use the QR Code with a Mobile Device

To scan QR codes from anywhere you see them, you'll need an app for your device that knows how to translate them. They're called QR code readers, and you can search your app store for one of dozens - they're free. 

After installing, open the QR Code reader app on your device, and hover your phone camera over this image. It'll go to YouTube and the delightful Five Nights at Freddy's experience Elliott and I had. Wee!

You can even take a picture of a QR code on a screen, like this. 

You can even take a picture of a QR code on a screen, like this. 

Take that video from your wedding, her first steps, his first jump into the lake, and more and add them to any printed item such as a scrapbook page and more. This also goes great with linking to your websites, Etsy shop, photo gallery, or online store, to your business cards, flyers, posters, etc. 

Even if you don't print your scrapbook pages (i.e. you show them on your ipad), QR codes still work beautifully. When you make one, link it up in the comments here and show us ok?

Have a great day, Geek Girl! 

xo,

-JS


Photoshop Friday: Using Type as Texture

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 text as a texture.

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

Step 1: Downloads

3. Click here to download the Times and Times again font.

4. 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!


Photoshop Friday Episode 28 : Create A Photo Strip

Welcome (back) to Photoshop Friday! I am so excited to bring Photoshop Friday back and we are starting off with a bang!

For those of you who are new to Photoshop Friday, you are in for a treat. Every week I will bring you 3 short video tutorials that will teach you a new technique in Photoshop that you can then use on digital scrapbooking layouts, hybrid layouts, cards, and so much more. Before you know it, you will have a whole arsenal full of cool Photoshop tricks. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday of every week, I will feature tutorial videos from my past Photoshop Fridays. 

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?!

Ready to get started? Today we are going to learn how to create a photo strip. This is a great technique to use on a layout with multiple photos that you would like to showcase.

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

Step 1: Downloads

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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!

Photoshop Friday Episode 27 : Use A Paintbrush

Welcome (back) to Photoshop Friday! I am so excited to bring Photoshop Friday back and we are starting off with a bang!

For those of you who are new to Photoshop Friday, you are in for a treat. Every week I will bring you 3 short video tutorials that will teach you a new technique in Photoshop that you can then use on digital scrapbooking layouts, hybrid layouts, cards, and so much more. Before you know it, you will have a whole arsenal full of cool Photoshop tricks. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday of every week, I will feature tutorial videos from my past Photoshop Fridays. 

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?!

Ready to get started? Today we are going to learn how to use paintbrushes on our layout for a cool handmade touch. We'll learn how to use our paintbrush to add some texture to our photo corners and also how to use our paintbrushes to provide a cool background to our journaling and pictures. This technique can be used on cards or home decor as well.

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

Step 1: Downloads


4. Download the printable PDF instruction sheet here. Make sure that you have the most current version of Adobe Reader found here.


tep 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!

Photoshop Friday Episode 26 : Date As A Design Element

Welcome (back) to Photoshop Friday! I am so excited to bring Photoshop Friday back and we are starting off with a bang!

For those of you who are new to Photoshop Friday, you are in for a treat. Every week I will bring you 3 short video tutorials that will teach you a new technique in Photoshop that you can then use on digital scrapbooking layouts, hybrid layouts, cards, and so much more. Before you know it, you will have a whole arsenal full of cool Photoshop tricks. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday of every week, I will feature tutorial videos from my past Photoshop Fridays. 

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?!

Ready to get started? Today we are going to learn how to use the date of our layout as a design element. This can be accomplished in many different ways. You can help add emphasis to the focal point of your layout, you can use the date as a title, and so much more.

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

Step 1: Downloads


3. Download the printable PDF instruction sheet here. Make sure that you have the most current version of Adobe Reader found here.


tep 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!

Photoshop Friday Episode 25 : Journal in Columns

Welcome (back) to Photoshop Friday! I am so excited to bring Photoshop Friday back and we are starting off with a bang!

For those of you who are new to Photoshop Friday, you are in for a treat. Every week I will bring you 3 short video tutorials that will teach you a new technique in Photoshop that you can then use on digital scrapbooking layouts, hybrid layouts, cards, and so much more. Before you know it, you will have a whole arsenal full of cool Photoshop tricks. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday of every week, I will feature tutorial videos from my past Photoshop Fridays. 

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?!

Ready to get started? Today we are going to learn how to journal in columns. I will also show you how to wrap your columns of journaling around an object. Our Creative Team will show you different ways you can wrap your journaling around an object.

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

Step 1: Downloads


2. Download the printable PDF instruction sheet here. 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. Please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6eie3v3ysw5ixhq/JS-PSF17.mp4?dl=0 to view this video.

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!

Photoshop Friday Episode 24 : Add A Title To A Photo

Welcome (back) to Photoshop Friday! I am so excited to bring Photoshop Friday back and we are starting off with a bang!

For those of you who are new to Photoshop Friday, you are in for a treat. Every week I will bring you 3 short video tutorials that will teach you a new technique in Photoshop that you can then use on digital scrapbooking layouts, hybrid layouts, cards, and so much more. Before you know it, you will have a whole arsenal full of cool Photoshop tricks. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday of every week, I will feature tutorial videos from my past Photoshop Fridays. 

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?!

Ready to get started? Today we are going to learn how to add a title directly to our photo. I love how you can achieve different looks on your layout with this technique. It can be simple and understated or big and dramatic. It is also a great technique to use on framed photos for your home or on cards. Think how cool this technique would be on your Christmas cards this year.

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

Step 1: Downloads


3. Download the printable PDF instruction sheet here. 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!

Photoshop Friday Episode 23 : Add Tint to a Photo

Welcome (back) to Photoshop Friday! I am so excited to bring Photoshop Friday back and we are starting off with a bang!

For those of you who are new to Photoshop Friday, you are in for a treat. Every week I will bring you 3 short video tutorials that will teach you a new technique in Photoshop that you can then use on digital scrapbooking layouts, hybrid layouts, cards, and so much more. Before you know it, you will have a whole arsenal full of cool Photoshop tricks. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday of every week, I will feature tutorial videos from my past Photoshop Fridays. 

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?

Ready to get started? Today we are going to learn how to add tint to a photo. Instead of using a sepia color, we are going to be tinting our colors red for a really cool look. You will notice in my layout below how this addition of tint helps to emphasize my focal photo.

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

Step 1: Downloads


2. Download the printable PDF instruction sheet here. 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, interest it and let the world see the beauty you've created! I would love to see your creations!

Photoshop Friday Episode 21 : Create A Calendar Layout

Welcome (back) to Photoshop Friday! I am so excited to bring Photoshop Friday back and we are starting off with a bang!

For those of you who are new to Photoshop Friday, you are in for a treat. Every week I will bring you 3 short video tutorials that will teach you a new technique in Photoshop that you can then use on digital scrapbooking layouts, hybrid layouts, cards, and so much more. Before you know it, you will have a whole arsenal full of cool Photoshop tricks. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday of every week, I will feature tutorial videos from my past Photoshop Fridays. 

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?!

Ready to get started? Today we are going to learn how to make a gorgeous calendar layout from a patterned paper. We will be putting our magic wand tools to use and creating custom clipping masks to fit your paper perfectly. I even have a bonus patterned paper download courtesy of Carina Gardner.

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

Step 1: Downloads

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3. Download the printable PDF instruction sheet here. 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!

Photoshop Friday Episode 20 : Add Punch with Overlapping Journaling

Welcome (back) to Photoshop Friday! I am so excited to bring Photoshop Friday back and we are starting off with a bang!

For those of you who are new to Photoshop Friday, you are in for a treat. Every week I will bring you 3 short video tutorials that will teach you a new technique in Photoshop that you can then use on digital scrapbooking layouts, hybrid layouts, cards, and so much more. Before you know it, you will have a whole arsenal full of cool Photoshop tricks. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday of every week, I will feature tutorial videos from my past Photoshop Fridays. 

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?

Ready to get started? Today we are going to learn how to add some punch to our journaling by creating overlapping text. I will show you how to use two different fonts with different sizes and colors to create gorgeous typography that will add emphasis to your journaling and an amazing design element to your layout.

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

Step 1: Downloads



3. Download the printable PDF instruction sheet here. 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!

Photoshop Friday Episode 22 : Use Patterned Paper with a Brush

Welcome (back) to Photoshop Friday! I am so excited to bring Photoshop Friday back and we are starting off with a bang!

For those of you who are new to Photoshop Friday, you are in for a treat. Every week I will bring you 3 short video tutorials that will teach you a new technique in Photoshop that you can then use on digital scrapbooking layouts, hybrid layouts, cards, and so much more. Before you know it, you will have a whole arsenal full of cool Photoshop tricks. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday of every week, I will feature tutorial videos from my past Photoshop Fridays. 

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?!

Ready to get started? Today we are going to learn how to combine patterned paper with a brush to make a truly unique look. The best thing about this technique is there are so many possibilities. Change your patterned paper for a completely different look.

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

Step 1: Downloads


4. Download the printable PDF instruction sheet here. 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!

 

Photoshop Friday Episode 19 : Oversized Type

Welcome (back) to Photoshop Friday! I am so excited to bring Photoshop Friday back and we are starting off with a bang!

For those of you who are new to Photoshop Friday, you are in for a treat. Every week I will bring you 3 short video tutorials that will teach you a new technique in Photoshop that you can then use on digital scrapbooking layouts, hybrid layouts, cards, and so much more. Before you know it, you will have a whole arsenal full of cool Photoshop tricks. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday of every week, I will feature tutorial videos from my past Photoshop Fridays. 

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?

Ready to get started? Today we are going to learn how to work with oversized type. Oversized type can take your layout to the next dramatic level.  It can help lead your eye to the most important parts of your layout. I'll also be showing you how to make it into a sticker!

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

Step 1: Downloads


3. Download the printable PDF instruction sheet here. 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!