Help Needed With Scrapsimple Page Templates!
Posted 08 March 2006 - 02:18 PM
I'm quite new to digital scrapping and to PSE4, I've just about grasped the basics but having purchased a couple of the SS page templates- layered tear it up and layered torn circles, Iam totally baffled again!!
I've read the instructions but i'm afraid they don't seem to help, for instance in the torn circles I have a white circle and a grey one, what are they and how do I use them, I haven't got a clue.
I'm so frustrated cos' the layouts done with them look so good and professional, can someone help, pleeese??
Thanks in advance for any replys
Posted 08 March 2006 - 02:37 PM
Hope this makes sense to you!
Let me know if it doesn't.
"Now and then it is good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."
Posted 08 March 2006 - 02:40 PM
If you open the pngs with the word "composite" in the file name, you'll see how you can layer up the included pngs. The pngs are in different shades of gray and white so that you can see the different shapes if you drag them all into a document. The white shapes, if I remember can be used to show the tear. So if you drag the gray circle on top of the bigger white circle, and center it, the white torn shape will look like the tear. Kind of ends up looking like if you had a printed piece of white paper, and then tear it, you'll see the white rough edges of the paper. I hope I'm making sense.
Do you know how to make a clipping mask? I use Photoshop, but maybe someone here that uses Photoshop Elements can guide you a little better. There is some information in the Scrap Girls University about clipping masks. Also Ro has kick-butt tutorial videos on PSE in the boutique.
Posted 08 March 2006 - 02:45 PM
I will drag my pattern paper on top of the grey template. Then by holding down the "control" key and pressing "G" this will cover that grey template, then merge the 2 layers. Then you will need to drag your white tear under your pattern paper. Once you get this placed then once again merge the pattern paper layer and your tear. After all these layers are merged you can then drag your strip or circle onto your layout.
Hope that helps if not please PM me and i'll help you out with these. Hope you enjoy the templates.
Posted 08 March 2006 - 03:26 PM
I had a bit of trouble getting the last bits to merge, after I had added the white torn bit, when I tried to drag the whole lot onto my paper some of it was getting left behind!!, I'm still getting my head around this layers thing!. Also when I move the white tear beneath my torn circle it doesnt show up around the edges, I have to make it larger first using the free transform, is that normal?
Thanks again, you have saved my purchase from being given up on!
Posted 08 March 2006 - 04:36 PM