Sunday, May 5, 2013

Winner! Winner! RadLab Dinner! & Miniaturizing Photos

Hi Everyone! I know you must have been going in circles this crazy iNSD weekend! I know I didn't get online as much as I'd liked... and *gasp* I didn't get to scrap! I was out of the house much of the weekend, and I'm just sitting down now! I did make some purchases - Thank Goodness for my iPad - and can't wait to add it to my To Be Scrapped With Overflowing Folder!

First up tonight is a Miniaturizing Tutorial. I originally created this for Chelle's Creations in August of last year, and just getting around to posting it on my blog. I'm hoping to do this with the over 50 that I have in my folder to share on here!

Here we go - super simple.

Step 1: Open your photo in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Save as a new file. This way the original will be available if you need it.

Step 2: Choose the Quick Mask Mode. It is the little box with a circle under the Foreground and Background Color boxes.

Step 3: Choose the Gradient Tool. On the sub menu, click on the reflective gradient (3rd box), and also make sure that Reverse is checked. You can use any of these that fit your picture though.

Step 4: Select the part of the photo that will be the miniaturized portion. To do this, click, and drag up. Let go when you feel you have a good space that will be mini. After I let go, my image gets the red gradient mask. The portion that doesn’t have as much red will not be blurred as much.

Step 5: Click the Quick Mask Mode to turn off the red, and you will see marching ants marching on your photo.

Step 6: Click on Filter > Blur > Lens Blur. A large screen will pop up, showing all the options that you can play with. When doing this type of photo, I used the Invert and Radius (below). Play with them, and see what you like for your photo.

Here is what my photo looks like now:

Super simple, and makes the landscape/buildings pop. Give it a try! 

OK. OK.... and onto why you are here!  The RadLab Giveaway!  Yes.... Dun Dun Dun Duuuuuuunnnnn... and the winner chosen was... Comment #4!  Yay for you Shari!  Email me by May 13th at The Typative Scrapper @ gmail. com - please just remove the spaces. I will be sending the info to RadLab with your winning info! :)

Please note, there were a couple entries that I was not able to count - as FB blocked my access to check on certain users shares. I gave credit to those that I was able to view. I tried to let people know as soon as I noticed. If I do not hear from Shari, I will have to pick another winner on May 14th. 

Please let me know if you have any questions about RadLab - I'd love to help!  There is still a coupon available until May 15th for 15% off - use TYPATIVE in the coupon code today. At least give the 30 day trial a go... you won't be disappointed. 

Thanks for joining in and visiting my blog!  I'll be back soon with another tutorial! I think I'll do one of my favorites! Follow my blog, I'm working on a few more giveaways with some fun things!  

Have a great one! 
Jenn (jk703)
The Typative Scrapper

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Don't Forget.... Enter To WIN RadLab! Ends tomorrow!

Just a reminder to get yourself entered into the RadLab Giveaway!!!!  Wouldn't want you to miss out on an awesome editing tool that is super easy to use!

RadLab Giveaway can be found HERE!

Oh... and there is also a coupon for 15% off if you would rather purchase it! The coupon is TYPATIVE!

Trust me... it is awesome! Giveaway will end at 12 noon tomorrow, May 5th. I will be on in the afternoon to announce the winner!

Have a great weekend!
Jenn (jk703)
The Typative Scrapper

Monday, April 29, 2013

RadLab GIVEAWAY!!! Check it out!

RadLab is so awesome that they just offered me a copy of  RadLab to giveaway to a lucky winner!!!  Check out a few of my RadLab posts here:

Coupon! Coupon!
A Quick Hello and a Re-Start
I DID It! My First Album and RadLab!

Winner will be a random pick from the comments received on this blog post!  Share this post on Facebook and Twitter, link me up, and get another chance to win. Three chances - Comment, Share on FB, and Share on Twitter. Please provide a link to FB or Twitter for that entry to count!

This is totally rad! Pun intended!

Giveaway to close on Sunday May 5th, 12 noon EST!  Get your entry in now... and share, share, share!

Happy Happy!
Jenn (jk703)
The Typative Scrapper

Sunday, April 28, 2013


For what you ask?  RadLab, of course!  Lol!  :)

I bought RadLab over a year ago, and my photos never looked the same - they looked way better, awesome even!  And I'm not even a great photographer!  My everyday snaps and click turned into drap too dark, too light, blah photos... Not anymore!  With RadLab - I get great looking photos! Every.Single.Time!  Really.

As most know... I'm a digital scrapper, and I've had so many fellow scrappers ask about using RadLab. Using Photoshop is totally different for the scrapper than for those that are professional photographers. It really appeals to many scrappers for our everyday photos, so quick, and so versatile. RadLab makes our everyday ordinary somewhat plain photos pop and look wonderful for our scrapbooks. I know RadLab doesn't mainly target scrapbookers - but it is a great niche all of us that are non-professional photo takers, including myself.

I thought it would be fun to offer a discount to my fellow scrappers... so if you go and purchase RadLab, use the code TYPATIVE to get a 15% discount off of the $99 price. Now, this is a great deal!  Especially since it was about $50 more when I purchased it!!

I'd love to see some of your before and after shots and share your recipe with me!  I enjoy saving my recipes as I go, so that all of the photos on my layout have that cohesive  look and color across the board. Super simple!

Every single digital scrapbook page in the last year has been edited using RadLab. It is named Totally Rad for a reason, lol! You can check out my galleries at ScrapMatters and Scrap Orchard to see all of my images!

Just think.... 75 different photo editing actions done in under 2 minutes... and then you get to customize each and every option. Add warmth, add a touch of black and white, give it a sun flare, remove an orange cast, add an aqua tone, sharpen it up and to top it off add an antique look. All in a few clicks. Really. Trust me... that super simple! 

Use the TYPATIVE coupon code to get your 15% discount today! 
It is totally worth it! 

I might have something else up my sleeve, but I'll come back and share that later on! Promise... tutorial is next up!  How about.... Artistic Filters or a fun way to Mimc Instagram in Photoshop!?

Thanks for stopping by! 
Jenn (jk703)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Quick Hello... and A Re-Start...

Starting slowly... and probably randomly.... I'm planning on posting 1-2 times a month... tutorials, tips, random scrap pages, maybe a recipe or two... and then some RadLab before and afters.

I hope all is going well with everyone else that lives on their computers!  It is finally starting to get more springlike here in the Northeast - I love it. Just a few more weeks and it will be beautiful!

Just a quick post about a recent before and after using RadLab. RadLab is an awesome pre-set that you use with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements to edit your photos. It is about 75 actions done in about a minute! Not one at a time, all of them!  Pick and choose what you like and your done!

Here is my before and after...
and my layout with the same picture... linked to SO for full credits. It uses digital products from Scrapping with Liz, Happy Scrap Girl, and a Scrap Orchard Mega kit. 

It is perfect for what I wanted... and totally matches the kit colors, lol! 
You should try the 30 version of RadLab for free:

Next up... a tutorial!  That will be up towards the end of the month! 
jk703/The Typative Scrapper