Thread: Lesson 5 - First Layout Tutorial
Lesson 5 - First Layout Tutorial
This is a very important tutorial. It is carefully written to teach basic skills necessary for many of the other tutorials.
This tutorial is written to be a hands on learning tutorial. Just jump right in and follow along step by step.
Don't forget those drop shadows! It is the most missed task by newbies! It is one of the most important to creating a realistic layout.
Stuck? Ask questions here! You never know when I might answer with a quick video tutorial!
Be sure to post here to share your layout with us. The best way to learn is to have someone else observe the layout and tell you exactly what needs to be fixed and where to find that button in PSE!
I have broken down the written tutorial into four parts for the video tutorial. This tutorial is the most important tutorial in learning to scrap with Photoshop Elements, so it is the longest. Therefore, I had to break it down into four videos. The first three are about 12 minutes long and the last one is about 17 minutes long.
Remember that you can pause the videos and then go play with your PSE. Please do take the time to stop and play with each section until you feel comfortable having learned it sufficiently.
For video technical problems, see this thread.
And for a fun laugh, watch the video which inspired this layout and tutorial!
Warning, not for the faint of heart--the bird is eating something "red."
Last edited by Dawn; 11-19-2011 at 08:02 AM.
From a question asked in another thread:
Here's a screen cap that shows the Welcome Screen when you first start PSE6.
Choose Edit to go to where you can begin your layout. However, before you do so, choose "Start with Editor" in the area which I have circled in red. The next time you start the program, I will go to the Editor first each time rather than the Welcome Screen.
Last edited by Hummie; 01-25-2008 at 07:13 AM.
Doing the step by step
Okay so I have been digi scrapping for almost 4 years I think. I kinda lost track since I have been scrapping in general for nearly 11 years. lol
I learned to digi scrap using a completely different program, though and just started using PSE in the past year. Still haven't figured out how to use most of the tools. And since I had a baby about a year ago, I haven't had an opportunity to read the book that I bought to teach me the program. These tutorials are a lifesaver!! I can go through at least 2 every time the boy naps!!!
Did a page using the tutorial. Had to share!! I do know how to use the program enough that most of this was the basics, but it was so much easier than the way I have been doing it!! And other than drop shadows, I had never really played with the Bevels and stuff before.
Oh, I love this Lisa! First, I like the muted colors (it's my personal preference for layouts). I like the way you stacked the photos and kept them big as the focal point of the layout....Your application of bevels is really cool! Simple and effective....always appealing to me.
i have posted my LO in the gallery it isnt the same sort as yours but i used the tut
to set everything up the mat under the text ,the ctrl-g to cut my paper for the frame
and the select inverse to tidy up the multi frame photos when they were in position and of course i have loaded some of my actions , had a fab time playing withthem all again. i suppose i better give you the link
hopefully that is right
I am glad that you are learning! I see the lowered opacity mat under the text as is in this tutorial. I do not think Control G is in this tutorial in this thread, but in the template tutorial, so I'm gla to see you using it.
I'm glad to see you continuing to learn by watching all the tutorials about this place and picking up little things here and there.
So typical that this thread has had 1,081 views in the last 5 months or so, but so few have taken a moment to say a word of thanks. I have it set so they have to be logged in to view them, but still people do not take a moment to type one or two words. It never ceases to amaze me how the digiworld is.
These tutorials are wonderful. I appreciate you speaking slowly and distinctly. I viewed all four videos today and watched several more than once. It finally all began to 'click' for me and I think I will remember how to do all this next time. Thanks so much for taking time to do this!