Hi there! Welcome to Digi Tips Day 2! My tip is really simple, but it's one that over the years people have remarked on when they've either looked over my shoulder at a crop or have watched me scrap at an online crop. As a lover of patterned paper, I always want to be able to see all the patterns available to me in a kit. You can use the Arrange function in Photoshop and it will help you when you have a lot of pattern papers open to see them all so you can pick and choose.I am using Photoshop CS6, but this function should be available in most versions of Photoshop.
First, either open the template you want to work with or create a new blank page. Here I've opened one of Karla Dudley's March Life Story templates. You can see it has room for loads of patterned paper.
Next, either drag the patterned papers you want to use into Photoshop (drag them to the top toolbar so they don't open as a layer in your template) or use the File - Open command to open them in Photoshop.
All of the papers are now Consolidated All to Tabs. If your papers are not all on the top bar, you'll need to click Arrange > Consolidate All to Tabs.
Next, click on Arrange > Tile. Then your screen will look like this.
Now you can drag the box with your layout or template out above the papers. Just move it around a little as you work and you have a preview of all of the papers available for your page.
Like I said, a simple little tip, but it might just help you improve your workflow when you scrap.