Archive for January, 2008



January 31, 2008

This month marks the one year anniversary of Nuts4Digi, which is the creation of Fiona Renwick and Debbie McKenzie. It is Australian owned and operated, but you don’t have to be an Aussie to be member.

The site features a forum with a wide variety of challenges, a resource & searchable quote directory, a monthly newsletter with tips, tutorials, kit reviews and a freebie or two. There is also a shop that includes a section of commercial use resources along with kits, elements, templates etc. The blog features sketch challenges as well as tips and tutorial, and it is worth stopping by for a look!


Party Time at Digiscrap Info!

January 30, 2008

Digiscrap Info is celebrating their 1st birthday with a birthday bash that wraps up with a chat on January 31st at 10am eastern. While the party is nearly over, it is not to late to win some great prizes including a $50 gift certificate to Viovio!



Digital Scrapbooking TV – Episode #3

January 29, 2008

Digital Scrapbooking TV has released episode #3. It contains two easy tutorials followed by an interview with Betsy Tuma about the software she created with her husband called Preset Viewer.

The tutorials in this episode are:

  • Blending a photo into your background paper (PSE5)
  • Fixing a photo that suffers from both under and over exposure. (PSE5)

There is also a contest to win a copy of Tumasoft’s Preset Viewer. All you have to do is leave a comment on the site and tell them what you thought about this episode. The cutoff date for the comments is January 30, 11:59PM EST.



January 29, 2008

toNoodle is a monthly subscription site with video tutorials for scrapping with Photoshop and Elements. Current price is $15 a month, with auto-renewal unless you cancel before the end of 30 days Currently the majority of tutorials on the site are written for PSE5, with a handful for CS3.

Based on the four sample videos available for viewing, the video tutorials are well put together and professional looking. Information is presented in a logical and easy to follow format. While most of the topics listed, do appear to be geared toward the scrapper who is new to the software, there is good information to be gleaned even for more experienced scrappers.

The site does not provide information on the gentleman that is doing the tutorial videos, but a testimonial on the site refer to him as “Cameron”.


PSP Tutorial Links

January 28, 2008

PSP Tutorial Links is a resource that will soon be disappearing, so if you are a PSP user you need to check this site out today! Since they site owner is planning on “taking this site down sometime around the end of 2007”, they have given permission for folks to copy the information for personal use only.

Topics categories include, but are not limited to:

Brush Downloads
Frames Downloads
Framing Effects
Gradient Downloads
Masks and Selections Downloads
Photo Retouching
Presets Downloads
Scripts Downloads
Shapes Downloads
Text Effects

The wealth of info available on this site is staggering, and it will defiantly be a loss to the PSP community.


Tutorial Kit

January 27, 2008

Tutorial Kit is a comprehensive resource of Adobe Photoshop tutorials and tips to help users of all skill levels reach their full potential. The tutorials are updated daily from different authors and sites so that you won’t have to spend hours searching the web for them yourself. Tutorials are available in both written and video format.

While this is not a scrapping site, it does have a lot of tutorials that would apply to scrapping especially in the “special effects” category. There are also some interesting text effect tutorials, and the textures & patterns tutorials will help you learn how to make unique backgrounds for your layouts.


PSP Tutorials

January 25, 2008 is a comprehensive resource of categorized Paint Shop Pro tutorials. It features such categories as: Graphic Design and Drawing, Photo Correction and Retouch, Vector, Animation and other Paint Shop Pro tutorials.

While this is not specifically a digiscrapping site, many of the tutorials definitely have their place in creating layouts. For example, tutorials include instruction son how to make flowers, carve wood text, make lace butterfly’s and create rippled frames.

While most of the tutorials are wriiten ones with screen shots, there are a few video tutorials as well. This site has a wealth of info for the paint shop pro users.