Cindy Rold

I have been scrapbooking since I was a child, using (gasp) construction paper, glue, tape, and pens. At one point in elementary school, I acquired a 12 x 15 bright orange album that was only for memorabilia. Photos went in different albums. I discovered digital scrapbooking in 2005 and have never looked back. I know it was 2005, because I still have an unfinished traditional album from that year. I love the versatility of Artisan and all that it allows me to do with my photos, papers, and embellishments. I live in Colorado and am a doting aunt to nine nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and nephews. They are often the subject of my scrapbooking pages. Travel is another passion that is frequently featured in my pages. I had traveled to all 50 states in the U.S. before I was 30 and have been to over 60 countries on six continents.

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Artisan Tip: Exporting An Image

Because there are so many editing options in Artisan, you may want to save an edited photo or image for future uses. This tip tells you how.

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Video Tidbit: Cut Up Photo

In this video, you will use the Grid cutter and Straight edge cutter to cut a photo into varying rectangles and squares and then use Color Wash and the Rough painting Artistic filter to give some of the pieces a different look. This makes for an interesting-looking photo.

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Artisan Tip: Coordinate Page

There are many ways to change the colors of papers and embellishments on your page so that they better match your photos. One often-overlooked tool is Coordinate Page.

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Video Tidbit: Filter Photo Correction

Sometimes there are distracting elements in an otherwise good photo. Filters, including Angled Spray, Oil Painting, Vibrations, and Rippled Glass are one way to deal with those elements.

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Artisan Tip: Paragraph Indent

This tip will show you how to use the Paragraph Indent feature in the Font dialogue box, so that you can add bullets to your text boxes or indent your text.

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Start2Finish: Italian Flowers

Watch as Cindy makes a page using a shaped text box and soften edge filter on photos of flowers taken in a small village in Tuscany, Italy.

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Video Tidbit: Framed Shapes

In this video, you will learn how to make photo frames with borders of varying thicknesses.

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Bright Idea 285: Diamond Border

Different sized diamonds grouped together make for a fun border that can be used on the top or either side of your pages.

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Photography Tip: Keep Your Distance

Photography classes often teach photographers to get close to their subjects. While this can result in great shots, photos taken too close to their subjects don’t always work well with the techniques you might want to use in digital scrapbooking. Sometimes it pays to keep your distance.

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