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Birthday Fun, Day 5, Tips and Tricks + QP Freebie

 

As we continue with our 3rd anniversary celebration, we are again thinking in 3’s.  What 3 tips or tricks do you have that make your digital scrapbooking life easier? The tips can just be little things that help you when you are scrapping away.  I always learn something when I peruse a tutorial or scrap with a friend. This is a chance for you to spread your little scrapping gems to your fellow Weedsters.

For the next 3 days, we will collect these tips and tricks in the forum.  At the end of the 3 days, Midnight PST, March 19, we will choose a random winner for a WW gift certificate for $5.00.  So put on those thinking caps and join us in the forum.

Here we go. Please state your program and platform.  Most of the tricks will probably work in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements and on PCs or Macs with slight keystroke differences.

I use Photoshop CS2.

1.  Learn the shortcut keys for your program.

There are sites all over the web with these listed. Here is a good one for Photoshop:  http://morris-photographics.com/photoshop/shortcuts/index.html#pscs2

2.  Lock your bottom/background layers.

To do this, select the layer then click the Lock icon in the Layers palette. (to unlock the layer, click the lock icon again)

This simple step will keep you from accidently moving the layer while scrapping.  It will also make it easier to select items because the selection tool will not try to choose your background.

3.  Use your up/down, right/left arrows on your keyboard to move items.

It is hard to click and drag items small distances, so just select your item and use the arrows for accuracy.

 Now it is your turn.  I will meet you in the forum here.

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day 5 qp

Just a reminder:  Everything in the Shoppe is 20% to 75% off through tomorrow with special bonuses for those who spend $25.00 or over.  In addition, one lucky customer will win $100.00. Now is the time to stock up on your favorite WW supplies.

Happy Scrapping,

Iowan

6 Comments (Add Yours)

  1. Locking the background, is a great tip! I have just started doing it.
    Thanks for the QP!

  2. Gorgeous QP…. and awesome tip. Thank you :)

  3. Thanks for the adorable qp!

  4. Thank you for tip #2!

  5. OMG Lock your background layer! THANK YOU!!!!!!! ROFLMBO! Why didn’t I think of that?! Will totally limit my frustration when trying to grab those itty bitty layers! My tip? Control Z is your friend! LOL

  6. thanks so much for this nice page.