Computer Tricks for Scrapbooking Tutorial: Digital Circle Elements

by Jessica Sprague

Circles are a great design element! I love adding circles, big and small, to almost every layout I make. Cutting photographs and other elements into circles in Photoshop isn’t necessarily a self-evident thing, so I've created a tutorial to walk you through the digital version of a circle cutter Let's get ready to design with circles!



homework hanger by Jessica Sprague

Homework Hanger by Jessica Sprague. Supplies Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0; Printer: Epson R1800; Photo paper: PremierArt Matte Scrapbook Photo Paper, Epson; Wooden clothespins: Provo Craft; Cardstock and chipboard circle: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; Self-adhesive die-cut felt: Queen & Co.; Digital patterned paper: Everyday Inspiration—Easy Silence Paper Set by Meredith Fenwick,; Font: Fling, Letraset; Other: Plywood, paint and sequins.

Video Tutorial
Learn how to crop digital photos into circles in Photoshop by checking out my online tutorial here.

Free Download
Download the cool scalloped circle shape I created for you and try out this technique today!



See More with This Technique
To see three layouts created with this technique, check out page 34 of the September 2008 issue of Creating Keepsakes.




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Love the tutorial, but....
I will need to watch it many times to adapt it to my Mac version of Photoshop 4.0 - please keep it online for a long time!
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