I recently took another great class from the amazing Jana Morton. I have taken two of her classes in the past, and really liked them. She specializes in blended type layouts and images, which are maybe a bit more artful, and for me don't require much in the form of embellishments. I love these types of layouts, and have found that most designers include products that lend well to this type of approach. Probably the greatest thing about a blended layout is that your photo can be less than stellar. If the focus or exposure or contrast isn't exactly perfect- no worries, you'll never know because of the
different blending modes you use in Photoshop. Of course I still love my PL layouts, and scrapping with the amazing kits by various designers, but I do like this look too. So many styles, so little time... You can check out Jana at www.janamorton.blogspot.com.