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The basic equipment needed to design and print your own fabric

The basic equipment needed to design and print your own fabric

Designing your own fabric is a fun and creative way to make unique fabric that you can use in your own sewing projects, or even sell. Although professional designers invest a lot of money in the software and equipment that they use to create their designs, to get...

Exploring Photoshop: Designing Repeat Patterns

Exploring Photoshop: Designing Repeat Patterns

Designing your own fabric patterns has never been easier with all the amazing tools that we have at our disposal these days. And making a repeat pattern design is one of the most common ways to create designs. Although there are special programs that make this task...

Exploring Photoshop: How to make textured edges for your photos

Exploring Photoshop: How to make textured edges for your photos

This tutorial is presented using Photoshop Elements 9 which is similar to versions 10 and under. You can find an updated tutorial for the current version 14 here. Also, I use "Floating" documents so your workspace may look different. You can activate floating...

How to personalize your camera cozy with a photo printed on fabric

I'm always thinking of new and creative ways to use my photos, and after spending the day out and about photographing things last week-end, and ending the day with my camera banging about with the rest of the junk at the bottom of my tote bag, I decided it was finally...

Exploring Photoshop: Removing backgrounds the easy way

Exploring Photoshop: Removing backgrounds the easy way

One of the challenges I've always experienced when editing my product images, is removing the background. Depending on the technique you use to remove the main image from the background, sometimes it can end up looking like the dog had chewed around the edges of it....

Exploring Photoshop: Blending Modes – Difference

Exploring Photoshop: Blending Modes – Difference

If you've played with blending modes in Photoshop you no doubt have your favorites. My favorite blending modes are generally "overlay" and "soft light" because they seem to produce consistent results for the type of photo art I like to make. However this week I took a...

Monoprinting and digital eco-dyeing

Monoprinting and digital eco-dyeing

Some weeks I get to play a lot, some weeks not so much. This week I'm somewhere in the middle and have several projects in progress - one I'm just beginning and one almost completed. Monoprinting Monoprinting seems to be everywhere at the moment, probably due to the...

Navigating Photoshop Elements 12

Navigating Photoshop Elements 12

After suffering through a twelve month subscription to Adobe's Creative Cloud in order to use the full version of Photoshop (too bad, too sad they went this way), I am now at last free of their clutches and back to using Photoshop Elements which I am infinitely more...

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