Digital Tutorials

(Scroll down for general digital tips)

My YouTube channel can be found HERE.

Turning a JPEG (digital stamp/paper) Into a Silhouette Cutting File

I blogged about the card in THIS post.

Using Digital Templates in Photoshop

I blogged about the card in THIS post.

Creating New Layers in Photoshop

Selecting Colors of Digital Brushes in Photoshop

Turning a JPEG File Into a Photoshop Brush 

I blogged about the card in THIS post.

Cutting a Digital File Using the Silhouette Cameo

I blogged about the card in THIS post.

I sometimes get asked about the printer and paper I use.

  • I always buy Office Max's Premium Matte Photo Paper (I don't believe it's available online). It's the whitest paper I've found, and it's double-sided. 
  • I use photo paper for color images. For black outlines/text (non-solid images), I sometimes use cardstock.
  • Since the paper is a different texture, I find it's more difficult to cleanly stamp on photo paper. I tend to use pigment inks when stamping on it. 

  • For printing, I use an Epson R2000. I love the top-loading feature and the ability to print wide (12"x12") and on various mediums. 
  • For a cheaper, but great printer, I've also used an Epson Artisan 730. I used this printer for the first two years of my blog, and the printer/scanner/copier costs less than $100. Epsons are great for graphics!

Printing Tips

  • Change the paper setting on your printer. If you're using premium matte paper, there's likely a paper type for that. Avoid printing as "Plain Paper" since the print quality is low.
  • Print on the highest quality setting for your printer.  
  • Print more than one card on a page. You can change your printer settings to "Borderless" and fit two A2 cards (of four A2 card fronts) on a page. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your tips about printing. I had forgotten about the "borderless" setting. Your cards are beautiful. One word - WOW!


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