Intro to Photoshop - How To Create A 12" x 12" Digital Scrapbook Page | Kellie McMillan | Skillshare

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Intro to Photoshop - How To Create A 12" x 12" Digital Scrapbook Page

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10 Lessons (1h 4m)
    • 1. Digital Scrapboooking Intro

    • 2. Open & Setup Digital Scrapbooking Basics

    • 3. Layers Intro Digital Scrapbooking Basics

    • 4. Shape Tool Digital Scrapbooking Basics

    • 5. Photos & Clipping Masks Digital Scrapbooking Basics

    • 6. Layer Styles Digital Scrapbooking Basics

    • 7. Text Digital Scrapbooking Basics

    • 8. Creating A Digital Scrapbook Page Digital Scrapbooking Basics

    • 9. Saving & Printing Digital Scrapbooking Basics

    • 10. Final Thoughts

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The course requires no prior Photoshop experience. You will learn how to:

- open & set up a Photoshop document

-use basic Photoshop tools for digital scrapbooking

-import digital photos

-put together a scrapbook page

-save your document

-print your scrapbook page

Meet Your Teacher

Hi! I'm Kellie! I've always loved to create pretty things and using the digital medium to make beautiful creations has helped even further. Skillshare has been integral to my learning Photoshop and Illustrator. This has encouraged me to share my knowledge as well.

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1. Digital Scrapboooking Intro: Here are a few examples of scrapbook pages that I've created. Hi, Welcome to the class I'm Kelly McMillan, and in this course you'll learn how to create a 12 inch by 12 inch digital scrapbook page using Photoshopped. Don't worry if you feel lacking in creativity or unsure of your photo shop skills, because this course requires no prior Photoshopped experience. One of the reasons that I started digital scrapbooking was because I had thousands of pictures hidden away on my computer instead of out reminding me of the people in places that I love. When my son was born, it finally kicked me into gear to get started. But I knew I couldn't do the physical laying out of paper photos embellishments, because once he started crawling, that would be everywhere. When I started digital scrapbooking, I felt somewhat awkward in my photo shop skills, and I was somewhat disappointed in the pages that I was creating. But of course, with practice, my pages improved, my confidence in my photo shop skills increased, and I was better able to visualize the layouts that I was hoping to achieve. One of my favorite things to say is practice makes progress in this course. You'll learn how toe open and set up a Photoshopped document. You'll learn the basic Photoshopped tools that I use for digital scrapbooking. You'll learn how to import digital photographs. You'll learn how to put together a 12 inch by 12 inch scrapbook page, and I'll also point out how to do other sizes. You'll learn how to save your document, and finally, you'll learn how to print your scrapbook page. If you have any questions along the way post in the community section below, it's a great opportunity for your classmates to be able to share their experiences, and I will get back to you right away as well. I'm really excited to be able to share what I've learned in digital scrapbooking, and I hope that you have some fun along the way as well. Enjoy 2. Open & Setup Digital Scrapbooking Basics: to get started. We need to open Photoshopped. I'm on a Mac and I have my icon down here in the dock. I have photo shop CS five, and some of you may have a different version, which is totally fine for our purposes. The tools will be using will be generally the same. But if you do, you have any questions. Be sure to write a comment below, and I will get back to you. So we'll go up here to file new and I'm just gonna type in Kelly's project for my title. And then we're going to be creating a 12 inch by 12 inch digital scrapbook page. So that's what my parameters are. Set us look at yours and make sure that that's what you have typed in. These could be changed to pixels. Inches, centimeters, inches is best when we're printing, um, and then 300 resolution 300 pixels per inch is just right, and then we want to change this toe. RGB color and a bit is just fine, so we'll leave it there. Throughout this class. I won't necessarily be going into why some of these are set for the way that they are. That's another class down the road if you want to go into more detail. But just know that these work for our purposes and then we'll leave background as white. You have a few different options. I typically just do white. Um, sometimes I'll do transparent, but I like just having a clean white background. Then click OK, and here it ISS in. The next section will go into how photo shop uses layers. 3. Layers Intro Digital Scrapbooking Basics: Now we have photo shop open and our document save, so we're ready to get started Over on this left hand side is our toolbar has all the tools that we can use in photo shop. We won't be using all of them in this class, but we'll go over the ones we will be using in the next few lessons. Over on the right side is your workspace, pan. This is probably what yours looks like. This is the essentials default pan to go upto window and goto work space. You can see it's currently on the default. You have other preset options for the workspace panel and you can also create your own and select any of these two put in your workspace. I like the design option. This pretty much gives what we need for digital scrapbooking. Let's go over it a little bit. This is the swatches panel user preset colors that Photoshopped gives you. The info panel is not one that I use, so we won't be going over that The colors panel, um, is a great one to use That gives you quick options for selecting different colors, gives you this little eye dropper and you can see where you're selecting. You can see that this little box is changing colors as I select. This box is the foreground color, and then this one is the background color. There's a little black outline to show you which one you have selected. I currently have the foreground selected. Then I can change the color to click on that. It will open up your color picker panel. This gives you a lot of options. You can click on the different colors and select what you want. One thing to know is that if you select a really bright or neon color, it is not going to print very well. Over here, you'll see this little triangle with an exclamation mark in it. If you click on that, it will take your color back to where it will print. If you don't like that color, just click around some more and see where you want it. Here's the current color. Here's the new color. So I've selected this red. I'm gonna click. OK, okay, let's move on to the next panel. I'll be going into detail with the character panel in one of our lessons, but just a quick overview. We've got our funt and the size of the font right there. We'll go over these in one of the next media's. Then there's paragraph, and this gives you option left, aligned, right, aligned. A lot of this is very similar to what you would see in word documents. Down here is our layers panel. This is the one we're going to focus on for this class. Photo shop is the perfect program for creating digital scrapbook pages because it uses layers, it helps you stay organized, and that layers things just like you would in physical scrapbooking. In traditional scrapbooking, you start with a pretty piece of paper at photos, and then you can rearrange them. However, you want to achieve your desired layout. Finally, you add embellishments to make it fancier for a shop is similar in that it uses layers to achieve the same thing. Let's look at the Layers panel. A new document starts with only one layer. The background layer. Each element that you add will be on its own layer. To add a layer, you click on this square that looks like it's to add a layer. You click on this square that looks like it's being folded over. Let's look at an example to see how the layers work. So here I have an example that has five layers, including the background layer. My background layer doesn't have anything on it, so I can just delete that by dragging it down to the trash can. Now I only have four layers lift. I've titled each layer so that I know what it is because as you increase the number of pictures and embellishments that you have on a page, it can get confusing if you don't label each one. So that's a very important step. So we have the background paper, the often card the lion picture and Dave, too. The layer that is on the bottom is going to be the item that is the furthest back on your page. As you move up, they come closer and closer to the front so you can see that we have the background paper in the very back and the elephant card is just under the lion and Dave to you can even see it overlapping right here a little bit. I wanted to change that. All I have to do is click and hold down on that layer and drag it to where I wanted to be. No, I don't really like that. So I think I'll change it again and try this one. I like how the card is over earthy picture here. So I'm gonna leave that, as is for now, So you can see just is in traditional scrapbooking. You can rearrange the elements in any way that you want. You can also make a copy of a layer by clicking and holding on the layer that you want and dragging it down to the new layer icon. And then you have a copy of that layer you see over here that if we move it around, there are two there. Tool that is handy to know how to use is the history tool. This panel shows all of the steps that you have taken for the past 20 steps, and if you need to go back more than one, you can just click on where you need to instead of having to go up to edit step backward, that will be the other option. But here, this makes it much easier. So I don't like that I have two layers of those, so I'm going to go back where it says layer order and then it's taken away. That copy that's much easier, especially if you have taken quite a few steps and need to step backwards in something that you have done that you would rather not have done. This has been a quick overview of how the layers work. If you have any questions, be sure Teoh comment in the section below, and I'll get back to you as quickly as possible. See you in the next lesson. 4. Shape Tool Digital Scrapbooking Basics: in this lesson will go over the move tool on the shape tool. The move tool is at the top of your toolbar, and when you hover over it, it shows the name of the tool. It also has a V in parentheses that indicates that there is a shortcut for the move tool. If you are on a different tool and want to quickly get back to the move tool, you just press V on your keyboard and it will take you back to the move tool. So the move tool does exactly what it sounds like. It moves whatever is on the layer that is currently selected. So in my layers palette, I currently have selected the lion layer. If I go on to my page, I can just click and drag it around. It'll move wherever I want it to notice. That is behind both of those of items because in the layers panel you'll see it's being neath both of those. So on here it stays behind it. If I wanted to, then move the Dave picture. I click on that and then I can move that around. Talk about the shape tool. Now we'll go back into a new document that you'll notice that there's only the background. The background layer is locked, so we can't put anything on it. If we wanted to use this as a layer, all you have to do is double click on the word background, and then this window pops up. It will automatically change the name of the layer to layer zero, and then you can edit that layer. I'm gonna leave it for now. Instead, I want to add a new layer to use our shaped tool on. So down at the bottom of the layers panel, I click on the Create a new layer icon, and there it is our new layer one. The short cut for the shape tool is you, but I also confined it over here. This is the shape tool. I'll see it. The bottom of the tool. There's a little black triangle that indicates that there are more options behind this front tool. The current selection is the rectangle tool. If you click and well so the other options, open up your rectangle tool, rounded rectangle tool, the lips, polygon line and custom shape tool. You'll also see these at the top When you have selected the shape tool, same things air right here. Now that I've selected the rectangle tool, all I have to do is go onto my document. Click, hold and drag and you get a rectangle. You'll see that the color of the rectangle matches this color up here, and you'll also see that color in the layer. If you want to change this color, double click on the color in the layer, and then you could move the cursor around to any color that you want. I like that color, so I'm going to leave it to draw another rectangle. You can click a new layer, or you can just draw another rectangle, and it will create a new layer automatically. I want to change the color of that one so I can distinguish between the two rectangles. Now I want to draw any lips, so I need to change my tool to the Ellipse tool. And again, all I have to do is click and drag and there's my lips again. I'm gonna change the color now, I'd like to move these around a little bit, so Oh, oops, I can't simply move it around because I still amusing the shape tool. So I'll do command Z to undo that and Click V to go back to the move tool. And then I can move this circle around. I want to move one of the other shapes. I have to click on that layer. Another important thing to remember is labeling your layers. At this point, it's pretty easy to see within our layers what each layer contains. But as you're increasing the number of layers in your digital scrapbooking, it's going to be more difficult to see what is on each layer. So I'm going to label these, Let's see. Okay, so now they're labeled, so I can easily move them around and I won't get them confused. Another great tool to use is this history panel say, I did not want the Ellipse there and I could go back that many steps and just erase that you lips say I want to draw a different shape, do a different you lips. I just click you and draw it out and you'll see the all of those other steps that I have previously done have now erased and been replaced with the new direction I went, so the history panel could be very helpful if you want to go back a larger number of steps now, I would like to get rid of everything I've done. So I'm just going to go back to new. That's the very beginning of my project. I'm going to create a new layer using the new layer icon at the bottom of the layers panel , and now I want to do a polygon. You can create shapes of many different number of sides up here. It shows the number of sides, so I currently have five sides. If I want to create triangle and just have to click three, I can dio larger number. That one has so many. But it's approaching a circle, so it's not as effective. But if you're going for a look of maybe in rough edged circle, it's a great way to do it. He's dry 12 and see what that turns out. So that's how you use the polygon tool. I'm going to go back again, toe a blank canvas. I want to talk about a custom shapes tool in photo shop. They give you a bunch of preset shapes and you can click on this drop down menu, and it gives you a bunch of different shapes that you can use. For example, if I wanted to use this footprint and I could click on the footprint and then click and drag and you automatically have a shape that is custom made, you don't have to try to make it yourself. Just get to use it yourself a roser, a great one to use and in scrapbooking, So there are a few custom shapes to use. Okay, I'm gonna go back to the beginning again, and I want to go back to the Ellipse Tool. There's one more thing I want to talk about. If I want to do a perfect circle, all I have to do is start dragging and then hold the shift key down, and that will keep the dimensions of your shape so it stays a perfect circle. You can also do this with the square, so click hold drag. Thank holds. Shift down and you get a perfect square. That's the basics of the shape tool. If you have any questions, please comment below and I'll get back to you right away. I'll see you in the next lesson 5. Photos & Clipping Masks Digital Scrapbooking Basics: Now we actually get to put photos into our Photoshopped document. There two ways to insert pictures into the document. The first is to go up to file and select place. This will open a window for you to find and select the picture you want to insert. I know that the name of my photograph is Ryan Halloween spiking. Click on that and hit place mental. Insert it into the document. Once it's in the document, you can rotate and resize it to the approximate size that you think you'll need while you rotate it. Hold the shift key in it will rotate so that it ends up straight up and down with three sizing. You also want to hold down the shift key. If you don't, it could get stretched out in really weird ways. But if you hold the shift key, it will maintain the dimensions. You also don't want to go up in size because that will pixel ate the picture. It'll make it look grainy and not as good of quality so you can go down or leave it the same. I'm gonna leave mine about the same and then you click enter and that place is it on the document and also places it into a new layer? And this already has it labeled as what the photo was already labeled on my computer. I can move this around anywhere that I want. I'll just put it right up there. For now, the other way to insert a photograph into Photoshopped is to go directly to the file. So I have already opened a folder on my computer, and I'm just going to click, pulled down and drag it into Photoshopped. Then it places it in there. I'm gonna leave that just that size and click Enter and I'll dio two more pictures. So I click and hold down and drag into photo shop. Move it where I want enter. Then it places it and one more click. Hold down, drag into Photoshopped. Enter to place it Once you have placed the document. If you want to do any re sizing or rotating, you still have that option. What you need to do is use the transform function so you'll hold down command T, and it gives this bounding box these little black points that will allow you to make it bigger or smaller. or rotate it. So again, if I want to make it smaller, I start to move. It will downshift, and it will keep the dimensions the same. You can also rotate it. If you want to rotate the picture, move your mouse until you see the double arrows going around the corner, and then you can rotate it however you want. If I was to do a page with these pictures, I don't mind how it looks. But another tool that I use on every single digital scrapbook page is a clipping mask, a clipping mask, a similar to the matting that would be in a picture frame. It goes around the picture and frames just the part that you want to see, but it doesn't lose the rest of the picture. You're not cutting out the part you want to see. It just hides that extra part. Using a clipping mask is much like using a frame. Hide everything except what you want to be seen. But to create a clipping mask, you use a shape to select the area that will be visible, and then it had the rest of the picture, keeping it intact. 6. Layer Styles Digital Scrapbooking Basics: in this lesson will go over how to create layer styles. This tool will add some dimension to your pages to add a layer style. I want a double click on the shape that I used as a clipping mask, not the picture. So on the shape. Later, I double click, and I want to make sure that preview is selected one of the layer styles that I almost always uses the stroke layer style. So I'll click on stroke, and then it brings up some options for me. Currently, you can see on my picture of barely have a stroke, which is the outline. I'm probably one that bigger. So as I increased the size you can, seeing it can get really big. You have the options of putting the stroke outside of the books inside the box or in the center. It just depends on how much of the picture you want to have cut out. I typically like to use outside, and then the blending mode has to do with how it relates to what's behind your picture. So normal is what I generally use. You can try out all these different options to see how they interact with the background that you have, And then, of course, you can change the color. So I have this stroke selected. The other one that I use in almost all of my scrapbook pages is the drop shadow. This one makes it look like there's a shadow behind your picture. You can't see it right now. If I increase the distance or the spread on the size, you can play around with those to see what you like the best. And then again, up here for the blend mode, the blend mode has to do with how it's interacting with the background. I like to leave it for normal in her shadow has to do with inside the picture instead of behind it. So if I increase the size, you can see it's giving a little bit of a dark edge around the edge of the picture, which gives a nice effect so you can play with these, see what you like. There are countless numbers of options here. You can also select a color, which gives an interesting effect, depending on what you're going for. Then there's also outer glow, which is gonna lighten it back up inner glow is the other one that I really like. I'm gonna take off the inner shadow so you can see this better. These others bevel in and boss can be fun effects. A swell. It almost makes it look like it's in a picture frame. Or it's a button of some sort. Um, it can be really fun to play around with. And then satin color overlay Grady and overlaying pattern overlay or not typically styles that I use. But they could be fun two, depending on what you're going for. For example, pattern overlay. You can't even see the picture there. But if you take the capacity down you can see through, it gives it uninterested texture. So if you play around with layer styles, you confined so many different options and fun styles to experiment with. Over in our layers panel, you can see on the layer that we've been working on, says it has an F X that indicates that we have some sort of effect happening on that layer , and then it shows below the effects, and again you can click on this eyeball and it will take him away so you can see what it was like without them. You can take up individual ones to see how you like it and just play around with it. Now that you've created layer styles on one of your shapes, you can easily put that onto the other pictures that are on your scrapbook page. So I have another picture that I've added here. Make it visible. Yeah, let's move. I want to move that 1st 1 out of the way a little bit. So I wanna move the whole thing. So I need to slicked both the picture and the shape. So I have the shape selected. And if I hold down, shift and click on the family picture, then both are selected and I can move it out of the way, go down to the other picture and move it just a little bit. Click on the picture well down shift, click on the shape. Move it a little bit when it's you can see both of us. Here's the shape that I have an effect on. So I want to click on that and then I will right Click on the mouse and you get some options down here toward the bottom. Click copy layer style, then go down to the new shape that you want to put the layer style on right click paced layer style and automatically puts it onto your other picture so you can have the same layer styles across the whole scrapbook page if you want. I know we didn't go over all of the layer styles, and that's going to be something that you'll need to experiment with. Watch for a class to be posted that will go into detail about the layer styles and give some fund projects of how to use it in your scrapbook pages. I want you to pause in practice, using the layer styles to develop this skill for yourself. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments section below, and I'll see you in the next lesson. 7. Text Digital Scrapbooking Basics: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use the type tool. The type tool allows you to write a title for your page or give explanations for your photos. I like to use my scrapbook as a journaling tool. The short cut key for the type tool is T. When you press T, you'll see that the arrow cursor turns to the type tool cursor to type. Just click on the page where you want to type and a new layer will be created. I want to write a title for my page, so I'm going to type that in here. You'll see that the color is black and I can change that if I highlight it and then go over to the character panel on the right hand side, you can see the color right here. You can click on that to use the color picker, or you can just use the color panel here to select your color. And I can also change the font. Just select one, and then I can also change the size here. So let's see how that looks a little too big. So I'm back on the move tool, but I want to get back to the type tool. I'm going to highlight the the words again. Go back to my sighs, go down just a little bit. The other options here are to, So this option can change the distance between the letters. If I pick up bigger number, you can really see the difference. Let's go to go to 200 just to see the difference. So there's 200 that puts space in between the letters. I'm gonna go back to zero. You can also change the height of the letters. So if I wanted it to be 200% that will make them taller. Or if I want to make them sicker, it can change that as well. So this gives you so many options in how you can edit your text. We'll see down here. There's also bold in italics. This tool changes it to all caps. Then this tool keeps it in all caps but makes on Lee the first letter of each word bigger than the rest of the word. This option makes your phrase a superscript, so it goes to the top of your text area. This one's a sub script. That's one underlines and this one strikes through. There are so many options. Teoh. Select here and change your text. I'm going to go back a little ways in my steps. One other option you'll see here is the space between your line. So if I was to hit, enter and type hi there and then I wanted to change the space between those. I liked it. You want them closer. That's only nine points apart, so you can play with that and see how you like it, too. You also have the option of using layer styles on your text. So if I double click on that layer, then it takes me into the layer styles again. Remember, you want to have previous selected. This font is actually not very good for this. Let's change this font. Okay, you want to double click on your text layer. Let's trying out the stroke and see what that looks like is your nice outline. If you want to increase the size, gives it some gives it an interesting look. You can try that out. The drop shadow. Let's have some fun things to do in her shadow. Let's see the outer glow. So there's just a bunch of fun. Different things that you can do with the text that news layer styles. I'm gonna leave it like that. Look, OK, leave it right there. If I wanted to do a journal entry type page, then I could go back to the type tool. So press t and I hold down and drag out. It gives me an area for a paragraph. All right. A quick paragraph that would fit with this page. So there is my paragraph and you'll notice that I have a hyphen here because one of the words was too long, so I can leave it like that. But I don't really like having a hyphen in my scrapped with pages. So if I go over to our character panel here, you can see there's a paragraph option, and down at the bottom there is happening. My just uncheck that will take that away. I also have the option of centering it in my text box, right? Aligning it or all of these other options as well. You can also in Dent say I want to invent it 20 points so you can change it. However you like. He was gonna delete that. Okay, so I'll just leave that there for now and go back to the move tool. Then I can move it around, however I want, and you'll notice that it is in its own layer. It labels the layer whatever you've typed, so you can leave it like that or or change it to something that's more functional for you. I like to leave. My as is that's the basics of the text tool. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll get right back to you. I want you to pause and practice using the text tool, and when you're ready, move on to the next lesson where we put it all together. 8. Creating A Digital Scrapbook Page Digital Scrapbooking Basics: you now have the basic Photoshopped tools that you will need to put it all together and create your first digital scrapbook page. This video will go through the complete process. First, go up to file select new enter what you want the title of your document to be, and then down here. You want to make sure that this is in inches and 12 by 12 resolution should be 300 pixels per inch. The color move should be RGB eight bit and the background should be white and then you can select. Okay. With your document open, you can decide how you want to view the document on your screen. If you press F on your keyboard, it will change between various workspace options. I typically just leave my like this because we're creating these pages to be printed. We need to take into consideration the specifications that a site might need for printing our document. One thing that most sites I want you to pay attention to is the bleed, and that has to do with the edges of your scrapbook page. When a page is printed, sometimes there will be a certain amount around the edges that might be cut off. So you want to leave some extra space there and not have words or pictures going off the edge. For example, on Shutterfly, if you're printing a 12 inch by 12 inch scrapbook, expect the visible area toe end up being 11.75 inches after its trimmed and 11.95 inches with the bleed with a 12 inch size that will be plenty for trimming off, but you want to make sure that you're in 1/4 inch on each side. What you can do is add guides. If you go to the view option up here, you'll see rulers you can also select command are, and it'll turn on the rulers to add a new guide. You can either go to view and click new guide and select where you want it to be, So I would say 11.75 and you'll see over on the right hand side. That puts my guided 11.75 inches. The other option is that you can just drag and drop in 1/4 of an inch, so you want to do that 1/4 of an inch off each side that will make sure that your within the area that you need to stay so your images don't get cropped off. The's guides are not on the rest of this video, but you may want to use them in creating your own scrapbook pages. Now I'm going to select the pictures that I want to use for my project. So I go up to file place, and I know that your pictures I want are in a file on my desktop so that I can select the picture that place. And initially, I'll just leave it as the size that it came in the document and hit Enter. Then I'll repeat the process until I have all the pictures that I want in my document. I'll get all the pictures in my document, and then I'll be back with you in just a minute. You can see that as I placed each picture, it created a new layer, and I also want to label each of these layers so that I can easily find it again. I realized that I had a repeat of one of my pictures, so I deleted it. Now that I have the four pictures in my document that I want and I can see their orientation. We're going to hide the pictures so that I can determine the layup that I want. I know that I have four pictures and that I'm going to want at least one area for text. So I'm going to use rounded rectangles for my project. So I'll select you for the chick tool, and it already has. The round of rectum books will select, so I know that I have one that has the landscape orientation and the other three are the horse thought, the vertical orientation. So I think I'd like the three vertical orientation to be the same dimension. What I will dio is all drought one rectangle and I'm just going to make two copies. So I'll click hold and drag it down to the new layer, and it will make an exact copy of it. And then I need to select the so that I can go back to the move tool and move them where I would like them to. I would like them to stay lined up, so if I hold shift, it will keep it lined up with the one before it. I need to move my other copy. It's the same thing. Click hold down and shift, and that will keep it lined up. I'm gonna have one more picture. I need to go back. You for the rectangle toe. We'll see how that goes. Now that I have my layout somewhat organized, I can insert the pictures so I will reveal each of the pictures one at a time. We'll start with the one with the landscape orientation, and I need to select it so that I can move it around. I know that I want it down here with this shape, and it's much too bigs. So I will hold down command and press T that will give me the transform tool, and I will hold down shift to maintain the dimensions. A lot of doing the digital scrapbooking is rearranging and re sizing and editing how you wanted to lay out. It's a lot of practice, so I think that that would be a good size. So I am going to leave the picture that size and then I want to change the shape to be a little bigger as well. So I select the shape layer Manti hold down shift and increased the size, and you'll see that it's just going up to that upper left side. If I wanted to stay center where it was placed before, I can also hold down the option key, and it will keep its center. So I am holding down shift and all option, which maintained the center and the dimensions of the shape enter, and I have the shape that I want. I do want to move it over slightly now to make a clipping mask so that the picture fits into this shape. I need to move the shape. Be low picture, however, between the two layers. Hold down all option and click your mouse and it and it gives me that clipping mass. The picture isn't quite center in the shape, so I want to click on the picture, and I can use my arrow keys to nudge it around where I want. It actually looks like the shape might be a little too big. So again I'll click on the shape layer. Manti make it just a little smaller, well done. Shift out option. That's better. Almost 10. I'm going to adjust where my picture is using the arrow keys and that one would said I like that one pretty well. I'm going to do the same thing for each of these other pictures. I'll continue walking you through it so that you can here the steps repeated. And hopefully that will help Teoh solidify them in your memory. Okay, so let's go to our next picture, our chilies picture. Oh, look a little. I've also limits visible again. Gonna have that as my first picture. So you'll see that I was trying to move my chili's picture. But I forgot that my layer that was selected with the tummy 10 picture. So I'll do command Z, which will put it back where it waas go over here. Select the chilies. Put your now I can move it. Once we moved over to the side. It's way too big. So command T to use the transform tool start to make it smaller Hold down shift and all options to maintain its size and location Hit. Enter Move it to about where I wanted. I still think it might be a little too big, so I will control t to transform it. Well done shift and the old option and make it smaller. I live right. There would be good. I'll hit. Enter which then I need Teoh. Move this shape that is over it, underneath it. So I'll go to my layers panel and you'll see I forgot to named my layers, but I can see where that shape is, but I'll rename it really quick anyway. Upper left se. Okay, And then I need to move it underneath the picture I'm working with, however, between the two layers. Well, don't all option and click with your mouse. It looks pretty good, but I want to move the picture a little bit. So I click on the chilies picture layer, and then I can move it around a little bit. This center, maybe a little better. Okay, let's do that again. With our next picture, our family picture, click on the eyeball so that the picture is visible on a click on that layer. Controlled tip control T to transform Well done, shift in all option. Make it sighs. You think will be good. Move it into about the location. You want it to be hit, enter and then we need to move that shape beneath it again. So let's find that shape. Here it is the center of shape. I'm gonna dio double click on the Let your name upper middle shape. She then I'm going to move it. Being needs my picture Go over between the two layers. Well done. Autopsy Click Martus. That looks pretty good Last time. All right. Eating picture. So click on the ivo to make it visible. Look on the layer controlled T to transform scale down holding shift and all options. Well, I don't really need to have the old option, but it just helps keep it centered, which I like, and I can move it to about where I want. I still think I might like a little smaller enter and you need to get that shape and move it down. You need the layer hover between the two layers. All option click. I don't really like where that's place, so I will select the eating picture layer. I can move it up. That's much better. So we have are pictures placed and clipping masks to frame them. How we would like now we can do some layer styles. I will stick with this picture that we're currently on, but I don't to the layer style on the picture. I do it on the shape that is used for the clipping mask for that picture. I want to go to the side of the letters DoubleClick, and it'll open my layer style panel. I always like to do a stroke, so we're going to stick with a stroke. That's kind of small. So let's increase the size that looks pretty good. Won't overlap with the other, will keep it right there. I do have the option. I could do it inside or center. Oh, I'll leave it center. I like that. I'm gonna leave it black for now, since I don't have a background yet and then I want a drop shadow. Can't really see it's left. Increased the size, maybe the spread. You increase the distance a lot when you consider it rude. It's like the pictures way off the page and hovering above it. I didn't keep that just barely below it. Very subtle. I like the subtlety of it. Then I want to do an inner glow. Increase the size of it. Oh, very, very subtle. You can see it changing here. It's nice I like. I think that looks pretty nice. I like how that looks. So I am going to click, OK, And then I want that on all of my layers. So I'll come down to the layer that has the FX. I will, right? Click coffee layer style. Then I will go to the other pictures so that they match this latest time. Right click on your shape based layer styles. Next picture, right click base layer style. A final picture. These players. So now they all have that layer style that looks pretty good. Next thing you'll want to dio is an text to your picture. I haven't really left room for text. So what I want to do is I'm going Teoh, change the size of this bottom picture. So here I can see the shape that I used on the picture that is associated with it. So what I want to do to select both of those is that one of old shift and click on the picture? And now if I do command t, it will resized both pictures. So I will hold shift, all option, make it a little smaller, and to that looks good. So then I am going to move it over to the side a little bit and now use the type tool. Also, Ill Press Tian keyboard. Look where we want the text to be. It's on centered. So that's going to stay centered right there. I'm going to write. Okay, so I like that pretty well. I would like a different bond, so I will highlight it over to the character panel and change the font. Gonna make it a little bigger. So will change the size. Let's Dio and I want change the color. If you remember, you can also do layer styles for your text. I'm just going to speed through this. Sometimes I'll put a shape behind my text to make it stand out. You can also change the opacity of your layer, so if you have your layers selected, you can see here. New capacity can change that down. One more thing that I would like to talk about is the background. Now you might like to have the plain white background, but you can also have a color as the background what you'll want to dio. Let's go down to this background level. Click on it and then go up to edit Phil menu and select a color click. Okay, okay. And then it will give you a pill. And you can see with this shape that I have here, you can kind of see through it because the opacity is lower. Let's go back to that layer and another tool to quickly find a layer in your layers Panel is if you hold down command and quit on the idea and you were trying to find the layer for it will find it for you in the leaves. So there it iss No, I want to change the opacity again. You change it to a more visible were London more with that background? This is even more fun. Tool. If you add a digital scrapbook paper as your background, I won't be going into digital scrapbook papers in this lesson. But look for my future digital scrapbooking classes and we'll talk about those cause and practice. It is time for you to go and make your first digital scrapbook page. Once you've worked on that, there's one more lesson to teach you how to save your document in the right format for printing and then some options of how you can print your scrapbook pages individually or in books. One other thing that I haven't done as we've been going through this is saving, and I'm not always the best of it. But I hope that you can get into the habit of saving if you let me know if you have any questions and I'll get back to you. 9. Saving & Printing Digital Scrapbooking Basics: you've hopefully been saving your document along the way. When we started, we saved it as a PSD document, which is Photoshopped and saves all layers that are on your document. But to print it, we have to save it as a J. Peg. J. Peg is the file format that the printing companies need to have to do this. Go to file, save as and then down here, where it says format. We'll go down to J pay. That's changes the ending here to J. P. G. And you can see down here in bed Color Profile s RGB. That's exactly what we want for printing and you click Save and another window will pop up . With this. You probably want to do the high quality that'll save it at a high enough quality that it'll still look great. But it's not quite as large file size as the maximum. Then click okay and it's safe. You can print your pages individually and put them in your own scrapbook, or you can have a book made of all of your scrapbook pages when you're ready to print. There are many different online printing companies that you can use one of the most common is Shutterfly. I know that Costco, Walgreens and Wal Mart all do printing as well. The lows air easy places to go to print. Each of them will have a little bit of a different set up for how you print, but it should be pretty simple. Let me know if you have any questions about saving or printing, and I'll get right back to you. 10. Final Thoughts: you made it through the class. This final video is to discuss the student project. Remember, practice makes progress. I encourage you to complete the student project and share it here on skill share. Your final project is to create a 12 inch by 12 inch scrapbook page that includes at least three pictures, layer styles and text. The text can be either a title or a description. Watch for my next class on digital scrapbooking that will have some fun. Extras such as adding embellishments using pictures is backgrounds and including video Q R codes. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for future classes. I'd also love it if you leave a review so that I can know my strengths and weaknesses and teaching. Thanks again for taking my class.