Shapes, Styles and Repetition (Photoshop)

(5 customer reviews)


A LIVE class to learn all about using Adobe Photoshop Shapes and Styles to design your digital scrapbooking pages and create your own custom digital elements and embellishments – Register to attend live and/or download the REPLAY to watch in your own time!


Shapes, Styles and Repetition (Photoshop)

A replay of a LIVE class designed to up-level your digital scrapbooking and photo artistry layout design skills.

Simple step-by-step approaches to collectively transform your pages.


***Register for the Photoshop Elements class here.***

  • Create Masks, Frames, and Embellishments using the various Shape Tools in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Apply special effects using Layer Style presets and learn how to make your own Custom versions.
  • Learn the Concepts of Repetition to create fabulous Digital Scrapbooking page design.

Shapes, Styles and Repetition Digital Scrapbooking Class by Anna Aspnes Designs


Session #1

  • The huge Advantages of using Vectors over Bitmaps.
  • A note on your Preferences when using shapes.
  • Load, use, and save custom Shapes in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Create Rectangles, Ovals, Circles, and Squares.
  • Make your own Masks, Frames, and Elements with Shapes and Styles.
  • Establish a New Layout foundation.
  • Select a Background for your digital scrapbooking page.
  • Create Mattes and Frames with Curved Corners using the Shape Tool.
  • Customize shapes via the use of Clipping Masks.
  • Distribute and Align elements.
  • Use and modify Rulers and Grids.
  • Combine and align multiple shapes.
  • Modify and edit shapes Within shapes after they have been created.
  • Create and span a photo across a Multi-Shape mask.
  • Apply a Drop Shadow layer effect.
  • Create and modify both a Brush Preset and shape Cut-Out effect.
  • Make brushes from Shapes.
  • Use Repetition and Alignment to choose embellishments.
  • Import and find custom shape Presets.
  • Create, modify, and save your own Custom Shapes.
  • Make your own fancy Tag element.
  • Transform your tag element into a photo Frame.
  • Reorder shape layers.

Session #2

  • Use Special Effects to shape layers in the form of Layer Styles.
  • Demystify Bevel and Emboss, Inner Shadows and Contours for example.
  • Understand the Layer Styles Panel.
  • Load, modify, and create your own Custom Shapes.
  • Find and save your own Presets.
  • Create Shapes with only an Outline.
  • Make your own Metal Ring elements and apply this concept to other Shapes.
  • Find and load Layer Styles included in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Modify layer effects and Customize for different shape Properties.
  • Make brushes from Shapes.
  • Use shapes with Brush Settings to create your own Scattered brushes.
  • Save these tools as brush presets for future usage.
  • Apply Layer Styles to create your own ‘MagicSprinklez‘ style elements.
  • Make your own Star shapes.
  • Tips for using the Properties Panel.
  • Create your own Custom layer styles.
  • Use, load, and define your own Patterns.
  • Build your own dimensional Arrow element (2 different approaches)
  • Create your own AlphaSets and Word elements.
  • Make custom WordLabels/LabeledWords.
  • Add ‘artsy’ design approaches to Traditional digital scrapbooking pages.
  • Recolor and edit digital elements with Adjustments Layers.
  • Must-know Guidance for using adjustment layers with Groups.
  • Approaches for Embellishing with ArtPlay Palettes.
  • Working with Repetition, Alignment, and Visual Triangle design principles.
  • Customize and edit Drop Shadows.
  • Move the Transform Point of a shape.
  • Repeat and rotate a shape in a Circle.


  • Step-by-step layout construct with a Detailed explanation of techniques and approaches.
  • Comprehensive instruction for using Shapes and Layer Styles in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Direct Support is available via email.
  • I’m ALWAYS happy to answer your questions and Support you in your learning 🙂


  • 2 X 1.5-45 Hour class REPLAYS recorded via Zoom.
  • Sessions will be available for DOWNLOAD in .MP4 format shortly after each LIVE event.
  • Watch .mp4 files on your computer using a Media Player or load into iTunes for viewing on Smart Devices.
  • Demonstrations will be conducted in Adobe Photoshop CC. 

Written Content

  • 17-Page comprehensive Written Step-by-Step + Screenshots in .pdf format.
  • 8-Page brief on using Shapes in Adobe Photoshop.
  • 10-Page brief on using Styles in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Course content Coordinates with the LIVE demonstrations.

BONUS Digital Supplies

Included for your enjoyment and convenience. 

  • A complimentary Template of the layout is to be created in class.
  • Plus a collection of BONUS Layer Styles and Brush Presets used in class.
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5 reviews for Shapes, Styles and Repetition (Photoshop)

  1. Viv Halliwell (verified owner)

    A fantastic class, as always Anna gives us so much information in an easy and friendly way. Highly recommended.

  2. SLacy (verified owner)

    I loved this class! After fumbling around for years in PS trying to learn how to make my own layer styles, Anna’s instructions and videos are just what I needed. Plus, learning all about PS Shapes and Repetition was a huge bonus, and opens up a whole new world for my journey in digital scrapbooking. Thank you, Anna! This class is a definite must!

  3. Sonya Fuller (verified owner)

    I work in Photoshop a lot and am quite familiar with most of the tools. However, this class did a deep dive into the shapes tool and the style panel and opened my eyes to new ways I can be creative with my scrapbook pages.

  4. belindaletchford (verified owner)

    This class was so informative. Photoshop can sometimes feel overwhelming as there is so much there and yet it also seems a mystery – what do all those things mean and what can they do??!! Anna systematically goes through each of the Shapes and Styles tools giving so much understanding and inspiration. Glad I took the class.

  5. Susan D (verified owner)

    Anna has created another highly recommended class. She lifted the veil on using shapes and styles in photoshop. After taking the class, I was able to incorporate the techniques into a current scrapbooking project, turning my last remaining “ordinary” elements into something extra special. Thanks for sharing, Anna! I appreciate it more than words can express.

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