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Thicker Sentiment Spots and 9th Birthday Sale at DesignerDigitals

Watery Banners Brushes and Stamps No. 03

Our Birthday SALE is continuing. Celebrating the past NINE fabulous years of creating for scrapbooking! And this week we have over 30 new products to inspire you to scrap. New items are priced 20% off, all until Midnight on Tuesday evening.

We have a new $ 99 cent item and 900 new random items marked down 39%! Make sure to stop by and celebrate with us! Today's items are at that price until 6am EST on Sunday morning. The sale ends at 6am EST on Friday, April 4th.

Have you seen our Photoshop and Photoshop Video Tips and Tricks yet? There is a vast array of topics covered and great information as well.

Make sure to join us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and Flickr for news, photos and challenges!

And we have the updated product spreadsheet with all the items to help with your layout post linking which you can find in the gallery/forum.

And here is the NEW $ 99 cent item priced this way until 6am EST Sunday ONLY! Thicker Sentiment Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 01

Thicker Sentiment Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 01

DesignerDigitals Hot Page of the Week

I love this page from Sarah! A great mix of artsy and traditional scrapbook styles and it says Spring all over it! I think if we wish for it enough it will come! Great job Sarah!

Cherry blossoms Cherry blossoms

And here are just a few of the items that she used in her layout:

Fresh Vintage: Asha Scrapbook Collection Fresh Vintage: Asha Scrapbook Collection
Connected Wood Words No. 02 Connected Wood Words No. 02
Spackle No. 01 Spackle No. 01
Vintage Photo Frames No. 34 Vintage Photo Frames No. 34

And three new Weekly Inspirations with freebies! You will need to sign into your Community account to get these. If you do not have an account yet you can create one in our Community.

Masking Weekly Inspiration by Katie Pertiet
Floral Weekly Inspiration by Katie Pertiet

Ad Weekly Inspiration by Katie Pertiet

Adobe Photoshop or Elements Tip of the Week:

Making Images More Vibrant with the Sponge Tool in Photoshop and PSE

You can also watch this tip on video on our blog: Making Images More Vibrant with the Sponge Tool in Photoshop and PSE [Video]

The Sponge Tool is one of those Photoshop and Elements tools that is often overlooked. You can use this tool to selectively punch up the color in your digital images. Here's how:

Open the image in Photoshop or Elements.
Since you'll work on the photo itself, make a copy of your image by choosing choose Image > Duplicate in the full version of Photoshop or File > Duplicate in Elements.
Get the Sponge Tool which shares a space on the toolbar with the Dodge and Burn Tool. Just click and hold to find the Sponge tool beneath them if they are hiding the Sponge tool.
In the Tool Options bar (at the top or bottom of the editing window), choose a brush that is a good size for the part of the photo you want to alter.
Change the Mode to Saturate and reduce the Flow to about 20%.
In the full version of Photoshop, also tick the Vibrance box.
Click and hold while you scrub over parts of the image to pump up the color.
The more you click and scrub, the more vibrant the colors become.

Variation: To dull the color of parts of the image, use the Sponge tool, choosing Desaturate from the Options. Scrub the areas you want to dull down. This helps your color portions to stand out.

Have a great week and we'll see you at DesignerDigitals!

Katie and Randy
DesignerDigitals Blog

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