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  1. Beautiful arrangement and color choice! I was wondering about a masked/blended photo of her, filling a good part of the background. When I've made layouts for other people, masked/blended photo backgrounds really impressed.
  2. Are you putting square layouts into a square book?
  3. All photobook printing services that have the option to size and position our JPG to fill the entire page, are suitable. The one I use refers to it as "make this photo the background" which auto fills the entire page with my completed scrapbook JPG. Very convenient! The most important thing to incorporate into designing your scrapbook JPG is a safety zone/bleed area. Assume you will lose up to half an inch all around the outside edges, so design accordingly by keeping photos and text well away from the edges.
  4. I think Shutterfly only accepts JPG files, so that eliminates all the embellishments which are PNG. You have to create something using the PNGs, then export your creation as JPG.
  5. PSE is no longer INTEGRATED with Shutterfly. Like all other graphics programs, you just export your project as JPG, then upload the JPG to Shutterfly.
  6. I really enjoyed the Sparrow - must have been over 10 years ago, though. More recently, Ready Player One. Excellent, and soon to be a Steven Spielberg movie.
  7. Fun magazine for women over 50
  8. How else would I ever get on the cover of a magazine? Hee hee ABR_ChicInstinSpec_Cluster2 SNU_AlteredLife_JournalCardsSPEC
  9. When using the lighten blend mode, the photo background takes on the look of the chalkboard. Cool.
  10. This is very cute. The chalk frame goes well. Try a cropped in close-up version of the photo as well, and see how you like it.
  11. Hey, I'm glad that works for you, too! Seems like the latest version, the developers realized that we most often want to resize without changing the aspect ratio, so they removed the need to hold down an extra key.
  12. This happens to me, too (PSE9). Using the Alt key works.
  13. This was pretty simple, using a combination of threshold and charcoal. It doesn't look like someone drew with white chalk, but it's kind of nice, and may co-ordinate with the chalkboard theme. Perhaps applying the overlay blend (or some other blend mode) with the chalkboard image underneath, will have the desired effect.
  14. Your pages will not look distorted at 8x8 because it is still a square. It's just a smaller square. So yes, the text may need to be enlarged in order to be readable at the smaller size print. Online photobook printing services do offer 8x8 albums with "custom printed covers". So you can design a "frilly fabric" page as the cover. Once the photobook is printed, you can hybrid scrap the cover and glue on real ribbon, bows, etc. This is an example of a custom cover at a photobook printing site. You can design your background with any digital paper you want, and add as many embellishments as you want.
  15. I love the whole chalkboard look. Personally, I would just do the whole card as chalkboard art (no border, no strings, no corner brackets) with the picture of your daughter "drawn in white chalk". That requires some styles and filters, but I think it would look very cool.