Digital Scrapbooking

Friday, April 11, 2014

Learn how to create a Digital Scrapbook at the Digital Arts Lab.

Photoshop Classes, March 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Date: March 1, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm
Where: John Steinbeck Library
FREE Beginners Photoshop Classes! Saturdays at 1:00 pm at John Steinbeck Library in Salinas. Starting March 1, 2014. Bring in your photos and fix them during class, or create your own digital scrapbook!

Digital Ornament Project

Friday, December 6, 2013

Digital Arts & Design Contest

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Digital Arts & Design Contest held by the Salinas Public Library is for all elementary and high school students. Sign up at any of the three Salinas Libraries. 

Submission due by Nov. 30
No entry Fee
Winners will receive iPad Mini, Nexus 7, or Android Tablet

Click on the following link to view the contest rules:

Photo Restoration Class

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September 7, 14, 21, 28
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
At John Steinbeck Library
Digital Arts Lab
Join us at the library every Saturday in September to learn about photo restoration. Bring in your family photos that have been damaged or faded and repair them during the class. This is a free beginner level class. No advance signup is necessary.

Reading Is So Delicious!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Summer Reading Program is Here!  Check out the flyer for the Salinas Public Library's summer reading events!

Quick Background Change - Photoshop Elements 10

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

You can change the background of your photo in just 10 simple steps using Photoshop Elements 10 at the Digital Arts Lab.

1. Open your photo in Photoshop.

2. Use the Quick Selection Tool to select the person. 

3. Select < Inverse (on the Top Menu Bar)

4. Click "Delete" or "Backspace" on your keyboard.

5. Select < Deselect (on the Top Menu Bar)

6. In the Layers Panel, Double-Click "Background" layer and click "OK" in the pop-up box.  This will unlock the layer and rename it as "Layer 0"

7. Open flower image

8. Drag flower image from the "Project Bin" onto your photo

9. In the Layers Panel, move "layer 0" to the top of the layers

10. File < Save As (on the Top Menu Bar)