Tutorial Tuesday (Tutorials!)

Now Where Did I See That Tutorial About…?

If you read the comments GingerScrappers leave here on the Blog you might have seen a brilliant suggestion from Ellen for a “quick tut” to index all the other tuts I’ve written over the last 2+ years. Lemme tell you, “quick” it ain’t! But it IS brilliant, so that’s what I’m bringing you today. Without further ado, here is a chronological linked index to all the tutorials I’ve prepared for you to date, all in one place.

1. Turn a Font into a Sticker

2. Use a Basic Template

3. Titles Revisited: Alphas Plus Fonts

4. One Photo, More than One Photo Spot

5. Making Templates Work for You

6. Simple Photo Blending

7. Extractions… Choose Your Method

8. Brush Basics: Colour

9. Playing with Text

10. Shadow Basics

11. Text Talk: LETTERPRESS!

12. Titles with STYLE(s)

13. Word Art Wizardry

14. For all you former paper scrappers: INKED EDGES!

15. Getting More Mileage from Your Templates… Easily!

16. Reverse Stencilling with Brushes

17. Kustomize Your Kits

18. Sizzling Signatures!

19. Journaling INside the Box

20. Yes! You CAN Warp Shadows in PSE!

21. Heritage Photos Get a Makeover

22. Only the Shadow Knows… Take TWO

23. When is a Square NOT a Square?

24. Creating Clusters… Not Clutter

25. Build-a-Brush Workshop

26. Blend Modes? Say What??

27. Down on the Border (not the Little River Band version)

28. Carol: Objects Inside Other Objects and Going Incognito

29. Tearing Up the Sheets (of Cardstock)

30. Style Savvy!

31. WSNH Tips and Tricks

32. Title Tweaks

33. Get in SHAPE, Girl!

34. Keeping Things in Perspective

35. Can This Photo Be Saved?

36. Behind the MASK

37. Michelle: Finding Font

38. Putting the “OH!” in Your Photos

39. Ellen: Talking about Tools

40. Chalking it Up to Inspiration

41. Becoming an ALPHA Female

42. Over-the-Top TITLES

43. Templates with a Twist

44. How’d You DO That?!! Fontography Demystified

45. A Little Bit Sketchy

46. More Fun with FONTS

47. Dodge and Burn… NOT an Action Movie

48. Reflections

49. The EYEs Have It

50. There’s a Flag on the Play – Out Of Bounds!

51. Abstract Meets Graphic Art

52. Mixing it UP!

53. Revisionist History

54. The TutOR Becomes the TutEE

55. A Few Quick Template and Shadow Tips

56. It’s a PUZZLE!

57. I Feel the Need… the Need for SPEED (Scrapping)!

58. More FUN with FOTOS

59. Turning a POSITIVE into a NEGATIVE

60. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

61. Scrapping with Heritage Photos

62. You’ve Gotta Know When to FOLD ‘Em

63. More Fun with Fonts – Die-Cut!

64. A(nother) Way with WORDS

65. Playing on Emotion

66. In the RAW!

67. Christmas FONTography

68. Ahead of the CURVE

69. Like Snowflakes… No Two ALIKE


71. More Fun with Photos!

72. Fun with FONTS & FOTOS 

73. First Past the Post(mark)


75. Here’s a Little Clip!

76. The EYES Have It!

77. Facebook Timeline Covers

78. Tiny BUBBLES!

79. Uniquely YOURS

80. DIAMONDS are a Girl’s Best Friend

81. Totally TACKY!

82. UNZIP Me Dahling!

83. Direct Your Own SCRIPT

84. Transforming the Ordinary to the Extraordinary!

85. Making the Most of (inter)National Scrapbooking Day!

86. When SIZE Really DOES Matter…

87. A Road Map for Newbies

88. Throwing the BOOK at Glee

89. Jailbird No More!

90. Alphas Revisited

91. Everything New is Old Again

92. Still MORE Fun with FONTS!! 

93. Where the Boys Are

94. Like a Broken Record

95. Creating Amazing Monograms

96. Vacation Memories Sanitized!

97. Another Way to Have the Photo You REALLY Wanted, Not the One You Got

98. Fontography with Alphas

99. Expanding Your Repertoire

100. Sketchy Simplified

101. It’s Fall, Y’All!

102. Making a Stylish Sandwich

103. Clusters… Have Them Your Way, the Easy Way!

104. Driven to Distraction

105. Are YOU Ready for Digital Scrapbooking Day?

106. Don’t Lose Your Cool… or Your Stash!

107. 8 ball, Corner Pocket!

108. One Hand in my Pocket… and the other one’s holding a Journal Card!

109. Shaving Shadows

110. Cuttin’ It Out – Old-School

111. Let’s All Give Thanks… for AWESOME Photos!

112. Gentle(wo)men, Start Your Ovens!

113. The EYE-lets Have It!

114. Save Me! (methods for saving layouts for gallery posting)

115. What’s Your Super Power (Word)?

116. Any Way You Slice It (quick way to duplicate a multi-strip photo)

117. Memory-Keeping with Not-So-Great Photos

118. Fancy and Fun Fonts for Wintery Layouts

119. Fancifying Those Fonts

120. Another Font-to-Alpha Option

121. It’s All About the EXPOSURE!

122. A Whole New Meaning to Copy-and-Paste! (A PSE-Word Mash-up)

123. Magic Eraser!! (Not Mr Clean but close)

124. Heritage and History: Recorded

125. Fontastic Spring!

126. What the Heck is a Vignette?

127. True Colours – Not Just a Song

128. Numbers-Go-Round

129. Stackin’ ’em Up!

130. Standing Out in a Crowd (How to scrap a template so it looks different from everybody else’s)

131. Repeating Patterns – Basic

132. Repeating Patterns – Part Deux

133. UnMASKing the MASK

134. Repeating Patterns, Part Three

135. Restoring those Vintage Snapshots

136. How Do You Know When to Upgrade?

137. Deconstructing the Custom Shadow

138. Complex Shadows – Jan’s Method

139. Summertime Funtime Fonts

140. FINALLY! Kerning is Here!

141. Watercolor Effects -SO Beautiful!

142. Even Sketchier Still!

143. Pick your Pivot Point

144. Can We Talk? (journaling)

145. Anatomy of a Paper Stack

146. Anatomy of a Well-Composed Layout

147. Making the Most of Milestones (first day of school photos)

148. Digital Duplication: Embossing

149. Another Paper-Scrapping Digi-Hack (flocked “fussy cut” elements)

150. Breaking the Digi-Scrapping Code (glossary of terms)

151. Slaying the Green-Eyed Monster

152. What’s Your Digi-Scrapping Style?

153. Background Check

154. Unlocking the Secret Extras in Your Font Files

155. For All the Mac Users – Unlocking Secrets in Your Fonts

156. Another Paper- to Digi-Technique – Stenciling

157. Paper-to-Digi: 3D Embossing

158. Hybrid Pillow Box

159. To Theme or NOT to Theme

160. DIY Christmas Card Workshop

161. Beyond the Ordinary – Holiday Photos

162. Double Indemnity? Nope, Double Exposure!

163. Getting in on the Action(s)

164. Decluttering Isn’t Just for Homes

165. Following Up for Donna

166. It’s a Total Eclipse (another paper-to-digi technique)

167. A-Tinting We Will Go

168. Effect? Affect? What’s the Difference?

169. Let’s Play Stump the Chump

170. Springy-y Fonts- Part 2

171. Jazzing Up a Font

172. Jan’s Meme Creation Challenge

173. It All Comes Out in the Wash-i (Realistic Digital Washi Tape)

174. Working in the Background  (Creating Custom Backgrounds)

175. Be A-Frayed, Very A-Frayed (Realistic Fabric Tears)

176. Building Strong Borders with Brushes

177. Ten Fonts for Dad

178. Faking It! Tuck a Corner into a Digital Slit

179. Plan your Holiday Photos NOW!

180. Unlocking the Photoshop Elements Easter Eggs (Photoshop Elements Plus)

181. The Key to Painless Extractions (PSE +)

182. How Can I… Pierce My Paper?

183. It’s All a Matter of Taste (Black and White)

184. Taking the Shine Off (Photo Retouching)

185. Peek-a-Boo, I See You (Solving Under-exposed Faces)

186. Recorded History (Heritage Fonts)

187. When the Tutor Becomes the Tutored (Selective Recolouring for Word Art)

188. Another Guided Edit – Multi-Photo Text

189. Scrapping in the Time of COVID

190. Taming the Wild Template (Organizing and Finding Them)

191. The Photoshop Elements No-Diet Weight Loss Plan

192. Faking It – Those Incredible Full Moon Photos…

193. Method Scrapping – What’s My Motivation?

194. Customizing Template Banners

195. Preferences and Settings

196. Reflections, Perspective and Shadows

197. Jazzing Up a Neutral Background

198. Stuffing that Envelope

199. Christmas is Coming – Get Your Fancy Fonts Here!

200. Creating a 3D Metallic Look on 2D Shapes

201. New Year, New Challenges!

202. One BIG Word – Using a Title as a Divider

203. Another Take on Titles

204. Write Your Troubles in Sand

205. Hearts and Flowers (fonts)

206. Text Boxes Don’t Have to be Boxes!

207. Creating a Shadow-Box Layout

208. Creating a Shadow -Box Layout Part 2

209. Fooling Around With Gradients: Graduated Filters in Elements+

210. Circular Stencils: Another Paper-to-Digi Technique

211. Making Use of the Circular “Stencil”

212. I Love a Curvy Border

213. A 3D Title with Punch!

214. Gradient Border Masks – So Many Options!

215. 3D Photos – Yes, You CAN!

216. Selectively Recolouring Your Brushes

217. Uploading Your Layouts to the GingerScraps Gallery – Step by Step

218. Updating the Custom Cluster

219. Digital Stamps in Living Colour

220. Digitize your Handwriting

221. Selectively Colouring your Photos

222. Exploring Uncharted Territory (Elements Features)

223. Torn Paper: A Review

224. Jan’s Like a Broken Record… (or Why “Everything on Its Own Layer”)

225. More Fun with Blend Modes

226. Let’s Talk About New Computers

227. Which Template Format is Best for You?

228. How Do I Run an Elements+ Script on a Template?

229. Faking the Wood Burning Look

230. Colour Palettes, Swatches and How to Use Them

231. How Did They Do That? (Outlining a Title with Paper Cuts)

232. Anchors Aweigh! (Reverse Masking)

233. Jumpstart Your Layouts!

234. It’s Almost Digital Scrapbooking Day!

235. Fun Fonts for Layouts about Kids

236. Custom Word Art Using Only Fonts

237. Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due (or: Editing your Gallery images)

238. Use It All! Challenge Spotlight

239. Pleated Paper? Maybe,,,

240. November Challenge Spotlight: Template Challenge

241. Can I Make Something Crystal Clear? (As Glass)

242. Clearly Complete – Adding Some Background

243. DIY Worn Wood

244. Challenge Spotlight: Miss Fish Memory Mix Up Challenge

245. How Do I Build a Reusable Cluster?

246. Build-Your-Own-TEMPLATE!

247. Photo Mask Challenge with PrelestnayaP

248. Romantic and Corny… Valentine’s Day Fonts

250. Another Paper-to-Digi Technique: Partial Cutouts

251. Taking Those Shapes to the Next Level

252. Realistic Book Looks

253. Making Magic with Brushes

254. Creating Art with a Photo

255. A Simple Photo Border with Label

256. Importing a Tear

257. Making Your Own Messy Edges

259. April Quote Challenge with CathyK

260. QuickTrick: Improving the Work Flow with Templates

261. Template Mash-Ups Revisited

262. Create a Word Art Photo Frame

263. Challenge Spotlight: Perfectly Paired 

264. Quick Trick: Correcting Colour Cast

265. Creating a Title Echo for Your Layout

266. Elements Work-Around: Photo in a Jar

267. Celebrating Dads and Grads (fonts)

268. Quick Trick: Anchor Points Revisited

269. Title-Topia

270. Quick Trick: Transparent Titles

271. Creased Paper Cut-Out Word Art

272. Going Creative with the Stitch Technique

273. Quick Trick: Transform a Selection

274. Turning a Font into a Sticker: Reprise

275. Yes! You Can Create Smooth Curved Lines with Elements!

276. Realistic Folded Paper Shapes

277. UnZIP Me, Dahling – Updated

278. Curvy Lines/Borders Method #2

279. Challenge Spotlight: Minikit

280. Quick Trick: Brighter Photos the Easy Way

281. Redirecting Text on Your Embellishments

282. Challenge Spotlight: Created With Rewards

283. Quick Trick: Auto Colour Correction

284: Don’t Let Your Text FLOAT!

285. Coloured and Patterned Shadows

286. Challenge Spotlight: Scraplift

287. Quick Trick Tuesday: Close All

288. I Do Hereby Firmly Resolve…

289. It’s the Snowy Season! (Fancify a Font)

290. Quick Trick: Controlling Camera Shake

291. Loading Those Styles

292. Pattern Files, Custom Shapes and Styles Mash-Up (Replay)

293. Quick Trick: Content-Aware Fill

294. Weaving – the Digital Way

295. Individual Style: Color Challenge

296. Quick Trick: Select SUBJECT


  1. roxyrenders says

    Wow, Jan, This is an awesome resource. So much easier than scrolling through all the tutorial posts. Thank you!

  2. Jen Petersen says

    Love the Index! So many great tutorials! Thank you!

  3. Wow !!! and thank you 🙂 Love the index and an annual one would be awesome 🙂

  4. Just me again ….was wondering where this list will reside so that we can easily find it ??? and then if you put it somewhere that you can update it weekly as you go you would have a lot less work to do at the end of the year.

  5. While I figure out where I can create a home for this index, you can always bookmark it so you can come back whenever you like. Updating each week is a great idea… don’t know why I didn’t think of that! Thanks for the tip!!

  6. This list and links is just wonderful.  So many tutorials and so little time…..until after the holidays.  Thanks so much to you and Ellen.

  7. This is an awesome list and I appreciate it. Thank you!

  8. What a cool idea! Thanks a lot for the list

  9. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You’re amazing!!!

  10. Very helpful idea! Merry Christmas!

  11. Hey Jan, Have I told you lately how AMAZING you are?!?! 
    Thank you so so much for all these tutorials and this killer list too! 
    You are the best! 🙂

  12. Aw… you’re making me blush!! You’re such a supportive boss, so it’s a pleasure!

  13. Fantastic!!!! Thank you so much for this list of your amazing tutorials!!

  14. 113 tuts! Wow. No wonder it takes so long to find the one I am looking for! LOL The only thing that could make it better is what the tut is about. Some are easy to figure out by title (more fun with alphabets but some like totally tacky get me wondering what the subject was.)I can remember you have dome a tut on , say, organizing your fonts, but I cant always remember what you titled it because your titles are always so creative!!! Seeing them all listed in one place is great though!!! Anyway, I am glad you ( and others) like the idea and thanks so much for doing all that for us.

  15. Great idea. Thanks for your hard work.

  16. Ellen, I did think about adding a description for the ones with the really bizarre titles, but WordPress wasn’t playing nice and once I’d added a link it wouldn’t let me change the format, which would then mess up the link… I’ll see if I can figure out a way to add a descriptor and if I can, you’ll be the first to know!

  17. This is amazing! I’ll bookmark it so I can treat myself to learning more and more! Thank you for all your work you do in preparing these for us.

  18. I haven’t stopped by in a bit as life has gotten really busy. Thank you so much, Jan, for all the time you spend in putting together all these tutorials. & special thanks for creating this list. I had been bookmarking all your tutorials, but it’s nice to have the list for the times when I am not at my own laptop. It is also nice that these tutorials are specifically for PSE. So many tutorials I find are for PS & I get frustrated when they use tools that are not on PSE. You are amazing; & so are your layouts!
    I pray your holiday was wonderful & full of the joys of Christmas. & may the New Year bring you many blessings!!

  19. Thank you so much for your support, Pam. I think there are a lot more digi-scrappers using PSE than there are using PS in any of its incarnations, if only for economic reasons. I can relate to your frustration with tutorials that look like they’re more or less for both, but then take that abrupt detour into tools not included with PSE. Sometimes, if I’m determined enough I can find a workaround but not always. Happy New Year!

  20. this is so appreciated. thank you so much!

  21. Your style is unique in comparison to other people
    I’ve read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this page.

  22. Are you referring to my scrapping style, or my writing style?

    Please do bookmark the page with the list on it. I’m updating as I go along.

  23. Stephanie Barry says

    Thank you for creating this fabulous list and all the tutorials that you have done! I have found a link that does not seem to work. #118 Fancy and fun fonts.

  24. That’s odd, Stephanie. The link worked for me just now on my phone. I’m not home this weekend so I can’t check it with my laptop; it did work with my phone.