Showing posts with tag "Button: Straight> Blended Edge Cutter".

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Bright Idea 260: 3 Photo Backdrop Frame

In this Bright Idea, advanced Artisan users will learn how to create a decorative backdrop frame for a double page spread layout using 3 photos, shapes, cutters and strokes.

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Start2Finish: Zahara The Magnificent

In Start2Finish Videos, you enter the desktop of a p2P team member and watch them build a page from beginning to end. In this video, Nathalie creates a double page spread in which the focal point is one stunning travel photo.

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Bright Idea 248: Blend A Photo Into Draw Edges

In this Bright Idea, different effects will be applied to three copies of the same photo to create an artistic transition from the Draw Edges filter to the full picture.

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Start2Finish: Grandeur

Are you looking for an elegant way to celebrate your memories?  In this Start2Finish Video we will experiment with shadows, overlays and straight edge cutters to create a page you will love.

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Start2Finish: Fire In The Hole

Do you want to add some "heat" to your layout? This Start2Finish (S2F) was inspired by Lisa Ingleton, a member of the Pixie Power Committee. The title of my page is made up of 3 separate elements - 1 fancy font and 2 text boxes. With the creative tools (blend cut, temperature, glow) in Artisan, I am able to add "heat" to my title. This S2F features the blend cutter, color temperature, glow, strokes, fancy fonts and masks.

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Bright Idea 174: Blend and Frame

This Bright Idea features the Blended Edge cut and using it as a mask effect. This page is simple to create with great visual impact.

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Video Tidbit: Overlays - Changing the Aspect Ratio

Overlays are a great way to add texture to a layout or sometimes just “edge or outline” the layout. If I have finished a layout and I feel like it just “needs a little something” usually an overlay with an edge will complete the page. Most overlays are square. So, if you are working in a landscape project, you will want to change the aspect ratio. I am going to show you two different ways to change the ratio of a square overlay to a rectangle.

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Bright Idea 170: Quick Page Shaped Strips

Here we give you detailed instructions for a quick dramatic page.   The Blended edge and the Grid cutter combine to create the perfect decorative detail on your page.

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Bright Idea 160: Quick Page Blends and Strips

This page will come together super fast.  Two Straight Cutters (The Blended Edge and Shaped Edge) come together to create a lovely border detail while simple shape editing adds a bit of flair to the page.

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Start2Finish: Football Collage

This is a fun S2F video that features creating a canvas wrap project. However, the techniques and methods shown can be used as a strip collage on any page or project. The video demonstrates how to take photos that are not similar in distance and make them look like they are similar. You will also learn how to use the blended edge cutter to create a collage of photos.

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Bright Idea 154: Diamond Frame Border Page

A simple shape becomes an elaborate border collage.  Use this Bright Idea to showcase multiple photos on one page.  Once you have mastered this technique, have fun applying different shapes to the collage.

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Bright Idea 133: Lines of Detail

Let your photos do all of the design work on this double page spread. Highlight special photos, but also zoom in on the details.

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Start2Finish: Up In The Air

In this Start2Finish learn how to use the Facebook Travel Check-in image and photos you take while flying. When I travel, it is always fun to use Facebook’s check in feature.  And then when I am up in the air, I love to take pictures looking out of the plane’s window. But I never do anything with the photos! So, on my trip to Pennsylvania I was determined to find a way to use these images.

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Bright Idea 129: Diagonal Blend

This Bright Idea features the Blend Cutter.  With two diagonal blend cuts, you will create a beautiful design element on your page.  Add a few photos, title and journaling and you will complete your page quickly. As designed, this Bright Idea uses 6 photos. However, it can be customized for any amount of photos.

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Start2Finish: Fireworks

I am excited to show you how I put this page together to feature my favorite 4th of July fireworks photo. This layout features a single photo. Using the blend cutter on the photo and layering shapes together, a beautiful layout is created.

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