What Are Brushes?
Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:25 AM
Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:45 AM
Here is a ScrapGirls Tutorial about brushes --
"What Are Brushes?"
I hope that is helpful, there are various tutorials under the "University" tab to help get you started and free ebooks in the Boutique including this great ScrapSimple Handbook to get you started.
You can also sign up for the ScrapGirls' Newsletter from the Homepage and there's a freebie in each edition!
Brushes are great to have for digital scrapping and you can use them as "stamps" or in many other ways such as erasing or painting, etc.
ScrapGirls has a great selection in the Boutique and there's currently a sale!
Good luck and hope to see you around the Forum. Feel free to ask questions, you'll find we are a friendly and helpful bunch.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:33 AM
Please do purchase a copy of Photoshop Elements. You will come to find that you love it for digital scrapbooking. Just like traditional scrapbook supplies, brushes will be a part of almost every layout you make. As MariJ said, they are good for so many things. I would suggest you play around with the software first, make anything just to learn how it works. Once you start to feel comfortable, then learn a new feature...such as brushes. There are many great resources on this site and lots of people willing to help you as you learn.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:01 PM
You may also want to browse the various brush categories in the boutique for ideas about brushes and how they are used:
Layer Your Own Brushes
Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:09 PM
Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:16 PM
Marilyn (MariJ) and Kari have given you some good advice about brushes. You'll find that PSE comes with several great default brushes already installed that you'll be able to experiment with. Also, you may want to consider purchasing Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements. It's an EXCELLENT ebook with lots of great information about brushes. Also, if you use the current sale coupon, (good through 5-27-13), you would get it at a substantial savings. You may also want to browse the various brush categories in the boutique for ideas about brushes and how they are used:BrushesDynamic BrushesLayer Your Own Brushes
I second the recommendation to buy the Mastering Brushes EBook. I learned so much! And there is a sale right now!
Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:32 PM
Welcome to the wonderful (and habit-forming) world of digiscrapping...
Brushes are loads of fun and very useful in digital scrapbooking. You can use them just like regular brushes, and paint "strokes" on your projects, or you can use them as you would a stamp, for individual accents.
As you consider purchasing Photoshop Elements 11, remember that you can try it free for 30 days. Just go to Adobe.com, locate the Photoshop Elements 11 product page and click the Try button. That way, you can play around with it for awhile before you purchase.
I love collecting and using brushes. I have hundreds and hundreds of them. And it's easy to make your own as well, once you become familiar with Elements.
Looks like you're getting some great advice in this thread for getting started. Have fun learning! And don't be shy about asking questions. We're here to help!
Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:11 AM
Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:53 AM
I've given up hope that I'll ever kick the habit - brushes are my favorite thing in digital scrapping!!!
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