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11:45 am - Useful Tools

Michelle Stelling

Digital Scrapbooking for Beginners

Michelle Stelling

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5. 11:45 am - Useful Tools

Lesson Info

11:45 am - Useful Tools

Healing in the clone stamp so let's talk about the clone stamp real quick so let's just say we have this picture but my eye keeps on going to the upper right hand corner and I just want to get rid of that window and I want to use what's called a clone stamp it's gonna take pixels from wherever you tell it teo and clone it over to another area so I'm going to go over to the left hand side and if you push yes I used to be c I believe but now if you put push s on the keyboard you're gonna get the clone stamp and again it's going to give you all kinds of options down here but just make sure you have clone stamp selected the size of the brush I'm not sure about just yet so let's just not worry about that the opacity I wanted to be a hundred percent and I'm just gonna keep it at a line and I'm a zoom into the area that I want to get rid of I'm gonna go back I'm going to all click somewhere around where the pixels that I want to take so I pressed the altar or the option on the mac and now wha...

t it's going to do is it's going to take those pixels and copy them over I think I need my brush size a little bigger so I'm gonna push on the right bracket make it a little bigger come back over here all to click and fill that in all click I'm just keeping on on and it may not look good right now so I'm just bear with me because we're going to kind of click click and then once we get it halfway there then we can kind of blurred if we need teo that's going to come down here and sample some of those as well all click all click and if we zoom back you can kind of see it a little bit so we kind of have to go back in there. I probably should have taken my brushes up a little bit bigger at the very beginning, but what it's essentially doing is when I fault click is taking them exel's and this is a better way to show and it's copying and pasting them to the area that she wanted to be. This works really good for if you want to just take out like little pieces um that have like pixels around it. It works really good now there is a difference between the clone stamp and the healing brush. So let me just see if I can get this to work a little bit better as faras a little bit smoother it looks smoother on my machine here, but you want to pull those pixels that are like pixels and now you would never know that there was a window there. You could do the same over here if you want to get rid of all of this to let me get a different photo, though, and show another way that's dio this photo here and maybe I want to get rid of this right here, so I'm gonna go ahead and get my clone stamp. Uh, think that's a little bit too big, so I'm gonna go with, uh, click and I'm going slowly go over the top all click you had to be carefully kind of watch which you're cloning and then I'm all click and said it again so you want to reset it over and over? Let's, get some of this down here, keeps my computers all reset it again, kind of not taking those pixels, but you kind of get the idea when you zoom back out oops it's not very happy in that picture is he we just try it from afar because it wasn't taking those pixels so you can get rid of things like that. I would probably get rid of this on the side as well, but that is the constant till now the healing brush is a lot of fun as well, it's going and cover that quickly before we take the brake so in this picture here I wanted teo get rid of a couple people in the photo, so the healing brush is the spot healing brush is right above the clone stamp on me. Go ahead and select that and you're going to see that there are two different ones, what is going to use the regular spot healing brush? And I go ahead and keep the same aware content aware, and I'm gonna come in here and I'm gonna make my brush size about the size of what I want to get rid of first thing I'm gonna get rid of is this lamp, so I'm gonna go in and get that healing brush and I'm gonna click and drag through that lamp, cross our fingers and see if it deletes it. I didn't do a great job, you can kind of see where it wass so maybe I go control z maybe I make my brush size a little bit smaller and maybe I'm not I don't do it all in one shot, maybe I do it in little increments, that might be a little bit better, I'm gonna do it in little increments, and since we know that that's where it was, we're going to probably pick and say, oh, I can see that I hope that was a really bad should've concert, but if you hadn't known it was there he would not know what was there if you look at it with after I should've done it before and after so we get rid of that and then let's just see how it works with woman here let's go ahead and click and drag and this may not work but we will see I'm doing it in different sections I'm not going to do the whole thing at one time and no bad I think it looks pretty good I don't think anybody would know and then we can also get rid of this woman back here flume inn really close get the spot healing brush and just click and it's gone this works really good with you know different kinds of backgrounds that we'll just you know blended together say so that's the spot healing brush love that tool this works really good with wrinkles too yes really get on see if I have a picture of some wrinkles or actually this is a good one here he had like nick's all over his face because he's a boy and he's fearless so I'm like, well, it's kind of cute to have those on there any spaghetti on his face and all but I think I want to get rid of that so let's go ahead with a spot healing brush make it a little smaller about the size of the piece that you want to delete are not elite but pretty much he race go in there a little smaller click click there's some pieces of spaghetti over here as well uh not good it works with pimples e I love spot healing brush that's for sure any questions on that? Let me see it essentially sort of like what the clone stamp is but it's just more like condensed kind of you know it it determined this thing makes the dirt termination of all those pixels it'll determine. Okay, I'm gonna pull these pixels in from around that area whereas this spot where we're at the clone stamp you tell it where to go okay from like you give it a target and then you say ok, I wantto click here this is I need this stuff to come over here and then you say click there and then you come over here and you start painting exactly what that isthe where is with a spot healing brush? You just click somewhere and it'll pull all those pixels that are around it into that area. It's basically magic e kind of blurs together too at the same time that's what? You know what kind of met mashes missions that together whatever way we do have a couple questions around quick pages in general sony fifty nine and mackey first want to know uh is there a place you can get quick pages on dh then they're also looking for just other kinds of designs like a more modern look or they'll love this year and then please let us know where and then also once you start investing in quick pages, how much is that of an investment? Is it are they okay? A dollar two dollars um you can get on some sites and put your name and for an email on their email list they give out quick pages like once a week's free sometimes do you remember the one I gave you guys at one time? I don't know if they're still doing it digital freebies dot com something they just do a search on google because there's I never knew about this either. When I first started all these digital designers it's crazy how many designers there are out there that create just create quick pages and they sell him all over the world and digital designs by are not digital sign sorry sticker doodle designs by karen is where I got a lot of my quick pages and then um uh worse the other places um gosh digital freebies I believe is one of digital designers dot com google search digital scrapbook kits and you will probably find thousands of them out there, you know, search terms now digital scrapbook hit hit now now she has some great feedback as well from other on the on the online audience thank you so much for your comments that on that storage officers something earlier yeah snicker doodle designs we may know they're back blaze is a really good online backup tools right on that janine or johnny loves ps saying she loves evernote very certain that they're actually local here in the bay area okay saying I'm saved everything there you can and you can share it to paula from sc st dropbox you're saying her whole family shares actually recipes on dock boggs is a great tool on dh sheryl is saying jimmy dropped jimmy drive is wonderful is one of the cheapest okay, so it's always good to know because you know once you're you know once you have something you really like it but if other people ask you if there's anywhere else, then you can always so so many options out there so good to know just about the leading clc is asking is that a new feature with p s twelve I know I think they had it for the last couple yeah, well that's something that they today as well yeah wonderful good alright, of course there's a lot of steam and compliments for you I'll just share one for now just so you know so clc says I took a ten week psc, which is also the nickname for photoshopped elements. I know someone else who has a three initial nickname, and you go e. I took a ten week ps c class locally and learned nothing. I have learned so much in three hour in love, hearing that punctuated with google that's. Great that's, really good.

Class Description

Tired of having a closet full of scrapbooking supplies? Ready to save your images in a more secure, permanent way? Join Michelle Stelling for an introduction to digital scrapbooking.

In this course, you’ll learn how to use Photoshop Elements 12 to edit images and create simple templates, digi-kits, and retouch old photos. Michelle will cover feathering, clone stamping, adding text, and other tips and tricks for presenting your images. You’ll learn how to troubleshoot common image issues using red eye reduction, spot healing techniques and more. You’ll also learn about working with brushes and textures to create your own papers and backgrounds.

Whether you’re an at-home crafter or professional photographer, by the end of this course, you will have mastered a whole new way to preserve and share your images.

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I really enjoyed Michelle's teaching style. I'm new to digital scrapbooking and am on my way to becoming an die-hard convert. Thank you so much for explaining everything so clearly. I'm so glad I bought the course and all the extras you gave me were wonderful - a quick way to get started. Hope to see you again on CreativeLive soon!