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One of the best parts of digital scrapping is getting to look back at older photos and remember that moment for the day and then tell the story! This layout was definitely that way for me! As soon as I created this mini, I knew I HAD to scrap this photo! I remembered taking it, several years ago and I couldn't wait to document this memory! If you have any Harry Potter photos, reading photos or even Hamilton photos (look below for an example of using it for that!) this mini works great!
Drop Shadows are what make digital layouts pop and come alive.
If you've ever scrapped digitally without using a shadow, you know how flat something can look. It's because in real life, we always have shadows! It may be the faintest of shadows when a photo is glued to a paper or it may be a larger shadow with a leaf glued onto a paper. But shadows help our pages to look more realistic.
If you are using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, I have several tutorials that walk through the settings and steps. You can find more about them in "Using Shadow Styles in PSE" and "5 Common Shadow Mistakes".
Today's video walks through the steps for using Pixlr to create a drop shadow.
If you are new to digital scrapping or are looking for a free way to get started, this is an awesome option! You don't even have to load anything on to your computer! I introduce it a bit in this video as well, so watch and share with any friends you know who want to get started but don't want to buy Photoshop yet! This is a really great alternative! I scrapped my entire layout in it and will print it just as I will my other layouts!
I want to show off a couple of other layouts created with this Free Mini (you can grab it from my Resource Library) to show you how many different options there for scrapping with it!
Now it's your turn to create a layout and focus on your drop shadows! Even if you're a pro at scrapping and have been shadowing for years, use this chance to try something a little different or tweak the way you do it!
To get started, here's what you'll need:
- A Digital Kit (grab this one or a different one from the Resource Library)
- One or more photos
- Scrapbook Software (such as photoshop, PSE or Pixlr)
Watch the video and follow along! Feel free to upload your completed layout to Facebook or an online gallery or even your own blog and leave a link in the comments! I'd love to see it and come leave you a little love!
And here is today's free mini:
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