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Bright Idea 398: Simple Icons

Have fun creating and customizing simple icons to enhance your layout and bring a bit of whimsy and simplicity to the design.

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Video Tidbit: Two In One

Showcase two distinct events in one layout while defining their own individual spaces in a cohesive manner.

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Artisan Tip: Easy Masks

Easy Masks are an effect that can be effortlessly applied to an element with just a single click. They are frame effects applied from the Frame Effects operation panel. This gives the user the ability to “try on” masks quickly and easily. They earn the name "easy mask" due to their simplicity in application.

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Tool Tip: Colorize Basics

Learn about this underused tool that will add another dimension of color to your pages.

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Blueprints: June 2024

This installment of pixels2Pages monthly membership Blueprints include nine unique Blueprint (BP) designs in 12x12 and 11x8.5 sizes. In addition, we are including our Double Page Spread BPs (DPS) as a Seamless Layflat (SLF) file. You will receive 21 individual Blueprints to use for easily creating layouts that preserve your memories.

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Video Tidbit: Pattern Stroke Borders

Utilizing a pattern stroke can add a delightful touch to page borders, infusing creativity and playfulness into the overall design. By applying a well-chosen pattern stroke, you can instantly transform the edges of a page, turning it into a visually engaging and dynamic layout. This simple yet effective technique not only enhances the aesthetic appeal, but also allows for customization, making each page uniquely charming.

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Tech Tip: Text From Phone Images to Project

While traveling, visiting museums or unusual places, have you ever taken a picture of a sign with information about your location or what you are viewing? Do you then pull up that picture and painstakingly re-type all the information into your project? Read on to find the easy way to get text from images off your phone and into your projects.

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Bright Idea 395: Patterned Paper Formula 4 - Ripped

Combining patterned paper on a layout can present challenges, but a helpful approach involves using strips of ripped paper to layer the patterns. This technique adds dimension and visual interest to the layout while seamlessly integrating different designs.

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Tool Tip: Extend Your Overlays

Do you love to use overlays that frame your page? Have you found that you lose most of the detail in the binding of the bound book, or in the trim? There are a variety of ways to adjust your overlays to increase the visibility on the finished product.

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Bright Idea 394: Say It with a Song

Create a musical embellishment that contains a favorite lyric or poem. All you need is a chunky script and your Artisan skills. While parts of this technique are a bit more advanced, anyone can learn to accomplish this design.

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Historian Tip: Image Assistant

Learn how to use Historian's Image Assistant, a time-saving wizard that offers some of the most common image editing tools in seven easy steps.

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Video Tidbit: Clean and Classic 13 - Eight Is Enough

Another short video in the Clean and Classic Series that will help you get classic and elegant layouts completed quickly. This video showcases 8 pictures from any memory you want to preserve.

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