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In Topic: Working With A 12 X 24 Template

22 January 2016 - 07:01 PM

For a single 2-Page spread scrapbook page, that may be the case. But, if you are doing a book, it is reasonable to put similar events on the same spread, or arrange your photo book however it makes sense (chronologically, grouping events, etc.) . What I know about sororities would not even fill a thimble, but is there something that happens after the installation of officers, or beforehand? Or, do you have a story about the candidates or officers that you could document on the left side, and then place the photo on the right side (or vice versa)? If you use a similar theme for your book (colors, style, font, etc.) it is perfectly fine to do one side of your two-page spread for one event and the other side for another. You also can rearrange the templates to fit your needs. Remove photo slots, add them, move them, etc. There are no rules!


Have fun making your book and I hope you'll share some of it with us in the gallery!


In Topic: Nov 15 Ssclub - Cooking With A Heart Paper Template

24 December 2015 - 10:06 AM

You can color the SS paper by pulling the paper into a new 12"x12" document. Make a new layer UNDER the paper layer and fill it with the color you want. Then go to the paper layer and change the blend mode to "Overlay" or "Soft Light." These usually produce the most true colorings. However, you can scroll through all the blend modes just to see what they look like. Sometimes, you can discover a new look by experimenting.


Hope this helps!

In Topic: Fixing Dark Photos

23 December 2015 - 06:40 PM

Try this to lighten your photos. Make two copies of your photos (you can do this right in your LO, or you can do it on each photo individually). The bottom layer will be your regular photo. On the layer above that one, change the blend mode to "Overlay." It will look really dark, but don't panic! We'll fix it in a minute. Lower the opacity of the overlay layer to about 50% for now. On the very top layer, change that blend mode to "Screen." Now, go ahead and adjust the opacity of the screen layer and the overlay layer. If it's too washed out, lower the opacity of the screen layer. If the details are too dark, lower the opacity of the overlay layer and bump up the screen layer. When you are finished you can merge all the layers, and if you want to tweak it some more, do a levels or a curves adjustment. I always check "Auto" and then if I don't like it, I either cancel it, adjust it a bit, start over and make my own adjustments, or stick with the original.



In Topic: Move To/copy To

28 November 2015 - 09:26 PM

If you highlight the file or folders you want to move and click CNTRL+C, that will copy the file. Then navigate to where you want to place them and click CNTRL+V and that will paste the files to the new location.

If you want to totally move files (literally remove them from one place to another and not leave a copy behind), then you will click CNTRL +X and then CNTRL+V.


In Topic: How To Apply A Style To Only A Portion Of The Layer

22 October 2015 - 08:00 PM

You're halfway there! Use your magic wand tool to select the portion you want to color/add a style to. Then create a new layer (either under the window, or over it, depending on your preference), fill it with color and apply your style. Repeat this for all of the sections of your stained glass. You will have one layer for each section.

When you magic wand each section, make sure the window layer is active. But when you create a new layer for the section, make sure that layer is active before you fill/add a style.

Hope this helps!