Friday, July 20, 2012

New Look ..... New Services

Jen's Digital Creations is taking on a new look and creating a whole new line of services. I am creating a web page to explain all the details @ I have found that in order to create with photos we must have our photos organized and I hope to personally help those in my home town go from photo chaos to photo blitz. I also hope to provide tips and ideas for those readers not living in my area.
As well as organizational services, I hope to meet your photo creative needs. Through a weekly newsletter I will offer 101 Things You Can do with Photos. In it will be ideas, suggestions, tutorials, templates, and price comparison of various printing resources. This blog will facilitate all updates on services, creative product information, 101 Newsletter Feed, and continue to offer scrapbooking templates and freebies (as this is my creative passion). I hope you join me and stick around on my new exciting adventure.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Template #7

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Sample Layout:
ingredients for sample layout are linked as follows:

Artisan Blue Collection

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Adjusting Photo Colors and Lighting

I have learned a few tips and tricks here and there from various sources on how to adjust photos using Photoshop Element. I thought I'd share them with you. These are real basic steps, but hopefully they will help someone.

What I tend to use most of the time is my Create Adjustment Layer tool. It is the black and white circle icon on the layers platte. I like to have my adjustments on their own layer so I can easily turn them on and off if I don’t like what I see. Where as if I do things to the actually picture itself, I may have a lot of undoing to do if I find I am not happy with the adjusting. Does that make sense?
I’ll take you step by step what I did to one of my photos.
So, I clicked on the Create Adjustment Layer icon and from the drop down menu I usually choose the Levels option. I then play with both sliders to get just the right lighting. Sometimes this is all I need to do.
However, I might need to go a step further. This photo has too much yellow in it so to remove it I will choose Hue/Saturation from the pervious drop down menu.
I then slide the Saturation slider a little to the left and the Lightness slider a little to the right.
And finally, I might make further adjustments with the Brightness/Contrast options from the Create Adjustment Layer as well.
Here is the before and after. It isn’t perfect, but it is better.
Other tips:
In some pictures where the lighting is good but I want more vibrant colors, I will usually use the Hue/Saturation layer and move the Saturation to the right until I get my desired effect. And if I want more muted tones, I move the same slider to the left.
I also use Actions I have bought from Scrap Girls and The Coffee Shop Blog has some great FREE actions and editing tips.
I hope this helps a little. Good luck and Happy Editing!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday's Template: #6

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I created this template for a sketch seen in one of Scrapbooks etc. magazines (Vol. 11 Issue 7).

Sample Layout:
ingredients for sample layout are linked as follows:
Witch's Brew Collection, Spellbound Collection Mini, Bewitched Collection, Abracadabra Collection Mini

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday's Template: #5

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Sample Layout:ingredients for sample layout are linked as follows:Garden Plot Collection Mini, Noteworthy Collection Biggie, Fruit Smoothie Collection Biggie