Old Paper by Shawna

Old Paper by Shawna

Tutorial Link

TOU from Shawna
If you do this tutorial, your end result is yours to do whatever you wish; give it away as a freebie, use it as part of a kit, or sell it for profit. A mention or a link back here would be appreciated but is not mandatory.


Sizing for Posting / Creating a Preview

Sizing for Posting / Creating a Preview

PC-ArtDSCKit1Prv.jpg - Click on image to see full size PREVIEW
weight for e-mail or web approximately 165kb

12 inch x 12 inch papers at 300 pixels per inch
Resized to
600 pixels x 600 pixels at 78 pixels per inch "smart size"
Elements resized to 17% or 20%

1 - Picture this.........

You have created a great collection of papers and elements and they are created for a 12 inch by 12 inch and 300dpi layout.

Now you want to show your kit to the world via e-mail or on the web but they are so huge!

Here is what to do.......This way you will maintain most of the detail and quality even though you are
downsizing everything.

2 - PAPERS - When you are satisfied with them - save each of them as yourpapername.jpg
I do this and then delete my paper .psp images because they are just way too big!

3 - Now you want to create a preview of your papers and you want to place all your gorgeous elements on to it as well.

4 - Open any one of your papers that are in .jpg format
Resize it from 300 dpi to 72 or 78 dpi
and change the size from 12 inches x 12 inches to 600 pixels x 600 pixels - "smart size"

5 - Now SAVE it AS yourkitnamePRV.psp

6 - Selections - select all - add a new raster layer - keep selected

7 - Open another paper and copy and paste into selection on the new layer

8 - Repeat steps 6 - 8 until you have all your papers on their own layers

9 - Selections - select none - move and rotate and position all your papers where you want them to be.


10 - ADD ELEMENTS - open one of your elements
- copy and paste as a new layer onto your preview
resize only the element layer to 17% or 20%
this will show you approximately how big your element is against your 12x12 layout

11 - continue adding your elements in this way and moving them to your liking

12 - when you are happy with your preview add your name and kit name etc to the top

13 - add a new layer "select all" and crop to selection - this will get rid of all the paper edges that went out of view whilst moving them about.

14 - Merge your layers and Save your completed preview as .jpg for posting to your blog or group


Curled Paper Edges by Karen

Curled Edges
Tutorial Video

Tutorial Notes

** It is a surprisingly simple technique
** Tear a real piece of paper
** Wet and roll and pinch the edge
** Scan the edge and tube it

The Video may take a while to open but is a super instruction on how to make curled edges. The most time consuming part for me was cleaning the edges (tubing it)
I made mine in Paint Shop Pro. Hope you enjoy making your own curled edges!

Terms of Use/Permission

Hi Pat,

I would be delighted for you to point others to my website.
My aim is to help as many people as I can to discover their creativity through learning how to digital scrapbook. So I would love for your to send digital scrapbooking beginners here to use my tutorials. Karen  Step By Step Digital Scrapbook - Helping you turn your special photos into creative artworks you can share with your family and friends.



Eyelets(by Bannerwoman)
Eyelets - using Balls and Bubbles
(by Lori J Davis)
Eyelets - using Magnifying Lens
(by Lori J Davis)

I think my favourite tutorial is the one using the magnifying lens but all of them work great.

You can use your various plugins to give them different character.

Try painting them, bevelling them, apply different sculptures and textures, patterns, eyecandy, metal effects, whatever you fancy - and allow your experimenting and imagination help you to create something that is uniquely you.