I have been asked how I take scanned memorabilia and add it to my digital scrapbooks. This is something I love to do because it adds a touch of Disney to my pages and it is typically something personal and holds a special memory for me and my family.
Over the next couple of weeks I will be using Photoshop Elements 10 to show you 3 techniques I use when working with Disney memorabilia.
Part 1 : Using the Marquee Tool to create a basic shape Element – Great for stickers and objects that are circles and squares.
Part 2 : Using the Magic Wand to create an odd shape Element (high contrast background) – Great for solid color elements on a white background.
Part 3 : Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool to create an odd shape Element (low contrast background) – Works with any image where the borders are blurred by similar colors.
I am using Photoshop Elements but most Scrapbooking programs have tools similar to the ones I will be using.
Today we are working with basic shapes. The only tool you will need today is:
- Marquee Tool – The marquee tools allow you to select a specific area of a photo and only work within it so you do not alter other parts at the same time.