Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:40 PM
Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:38 PM
Or you could just use the pocket life without a template and place them around your page in a pleasing manner that you like. Really there is no right or wrong - that you like it is most important.
Or you could use ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Resize it, designed by Syndee Nuckles, Scrap Girls, LLC digital scrapbooking product designer. You can make your layout in the template size then use this to make it 8x10.
One neat thing that I do with the new pocket life cards is to print them and use them for lunch box notes for my kids or just a quick thank you note.
Hope this helps!
Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:00 AM
Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:59 AM
Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:21 AM
I love how there are so many of us using different sizes of pages - we're all unique and it's all good:)
Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:03 AM
Number of downloads: 5
Elisha's 4x6 cards scaled almost perfectly to the large slots on this template, and the 3x4's scale just about perfectly to the smaller slots. Similarly on this template:
Note: I've rotated Cheri's templates 90 degrees. Then I put the colored rectangles under the almost transparent pocket protectors to help me see the slots, and numbered them to help me place photos and cards in the right "slots." I like to try different things to see if it makes things go faster for me.
Number of downloads: 4
Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:07 PM
Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:58 PM
Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:23 PM
Open the template you want to resize. Open a new document in the correct size, so for you, 8x10. On the original template file, click on the top layer in the layers palette, then press and hold shift while clicking on the bottom layer in the palette. Now ALL the layers should be highlighted. Select the move tool, and with shift held down again, drag them into your new document. (Holding shift down will make sure they go directly in the center of your document - in just the right places). Close the original template file now to avoid accidentally saving over it. Save your new document before you forget and lose your work (I hate when PS/PSE crashes!).
Next, scroll out a little so you can see the edges to grab and resize - I do this by pressing control/minus. Click and drag all the layers (they should still all be highlighted - if not, shift and click on the top and bottom layers again to get them highlighted) smaller until they just fit in your space. There will be a little space since you're doing 8x10 instead of 8.5x11. If there's nothing that matters if it gets distorted (eg rectangles, or squares that you don't mind if they become rectangles as you drag them out in one direction), then take your finger off the shift key (which constrains the proportions) and click either the top center or right or left center box and drag out/in until the template pieces fit EXACTLY in your window. If there is something that you want the proportions constrained on, eg a circle....then when you have all the layers highlighted, control/click on that layer in the layers palette to UNhighlight it. Resize the others, then go back to the circle layer and make it smaller using the shift key as always to constrain the proportions while resizing.
Let me know if you have any other questions!
Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:03 PM
When I resize 12x12 to 8.5x11, I click an action that reduces the layout from 3600 px sq to 3300 px (you'd use 3000.) Then I use another action to draw guidelines on my layout at 2550 px horizontally (8.5") and 1/2" in from all four sides (150px H & V, 2400px H and 3150 px V) that help me "mind the edges" when I place things. I group items that are related, such as the parts of a cluster, and move them as a unit, and/or resize to appr 85 - 90% (For 8x10, I'd use 80-85%.) I've saved actions for 95% of whatever is selected, 90%, 75%, 66% and 50%.
The hardest thing are the papers with borders around the perimeter. For these, I duplicate them, and use layer masks to erase part, and blend them together. I did a tutorial on that which appeared in the newsletter that a long time ago: http://scrapgirls.co...1_Sat_Life.htm.
I'm hoping one of our designers (I've spoken to one a while back) will create a set of actions for sale that do things like the above actions, as I think they'd be helpful for lots of scrappers. I could package the actions, but I don't have the "chops" to be a designer myself.
Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:07 PM
I just simplified my size. I actually make my pages 3324 px x 2575 px. I don't even know what that translates to, I just know they fit on the pages at My Publisher...where I've made close to 30 books.
I'll check your templates.
Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:37 PM
In older versions of PSE, you don't have to hold the shift key to maintain proportions when you resize. It took me a long time to adapt to that extra requirement in PS. It sounds like that has changed.
My mother always said it took either a very smart or very lazy person to come up with easy ways to do hard jobs. I'll take credit for lazy and somewhat smart!
Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:52 PM
I was having the same trouble with the clipping of my pages with My Publisher, but only after I had made several books. Anyway, they told me if I made them 3324px x 2575 px they would fit perfectly. It isn't any harder to do that, so I switched. There is no need for alterations when I drop in each page.
I sure do like shortcuts. I always attributed that to being a mother of 6... But I do remember my mother saying that I always carried a 'lazy man's load'...one that was way to heavy, but it avoided a second trip.
I'd love to see one of your books some time. You don't live anywhere near Ohio, do you?
Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:51 PM
"Then we began to ride. My soul smoothed itself out, a long-cramped scroll freshening and fluttering in the wind" Robert Browning