Showing posts with tag "Button: Wand (Selection)".

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Video Tidbit: Coloring Overlays

Overlays are a lot of fun to use. Try this fun technique using the Wand Tool to color parts of your transparent overlays.

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Bright Idea 218: Silhouettes

The look of silhouettes has been around for well over 200 years. Originally cut from black paper, we can now create something very similar using Artisan software!

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Tool Tip: The Wand - Selection, Visualization and Application

The Wand is a powerful tool. In past versions of the software, the Wand was a cut tool, and it was a one-step process where you either cut or copied the selection. While it remains on the Cut Ribbon, in both Artisan 5 and Artisan 6, the Wand is a selection tool. Many may be confused at just what that means. It means that you use the Wand simply to select an area of your photo, embellishment or any other element on your page, but then you have to choose what you want to do next using another tool. It is an additional step, but the versatility and flexibility this gives you is so worth it.

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Video Tidbit: Title Divide Too

The title divide technique is a head turner for sure.  A little imagination, the wand tool and paint tools go a long way to give you stunning photo effects.  This video expands on the techniques taught in Challenge 328: Title Divider.  Title Divide Too shows you ways to work with text that has gaps and also allows you to fill the text and the word independently.

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Bright Idea 158: From My Windows

Document each season from right inside your home! Pick 3 windows (or doorways) and take a photo from each.

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Bright Idea 150: Falling To Pieces

This Bright Idea features the shape cutter and editing shapes. When you create this custom border, your page will have visual movement with the illusion of falling shapes.

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Bright Idea 135: Photo Letter Collage

Create a unique photo collage using a letter. The letter collage can be the first letter of a name (first or last) or title for the layout. In this Bright Idea, you will use the letter shapes, the grid cutter and the outliner tool to design a custom photo collage. Depending on the letter shape used, there might be some editing needed.  Please view the video listed below, Formatting Options - Shape, for additional information.

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Video Tidbit: Embellished Carve Out

This versatile technique can be used on one or more photos and allows your embellishments to stand out without distracting from your photo and story.

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Video Tidbit: Pop Out Photos

Add a fun look to your pages using this technique. Your photos come to life on your page with the help of the cutting tools in Artisan. This is an advanced technique.

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Video Tidbit: Framed Alphas

Let your text showcase your photos with style.  Installed font kits and the wand tool  work together for this timeless look.

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Bright Idea 92: Cascading Photo Frames

This is a fun way to feature layered photo frames.  By layering shapes with a stroke, you can create a custom margin between all the layers.  This Bright Idea features the Wand tool.

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Video Tidbit: Color Split Titles

This title technique uses text shapes along with the Wand and Paint tools to create a cleverly cut out shadow for stylish titles on your pages.

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Video Tidbit: Make It Your Own - Colors and Textures

Here is another installment in the "Make it Your Own" series of videos.  In this video, we will show you how to use the wand tool to strategically select and edit areas of an element or embellishment.  This technique will open a new world of possibility when working with your digital art papers and embellishments.

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Video Tidbit: Word Overlap Part 2 - Text and Photos

The word overlap technique is a simple way to spruce up the titles of your pages.   In this video, we will show you how easy it is to create decorative text cut outs from your live photo holders.

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