Showing posts with tag "Level: Intermediate".

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Pixie Power Minute: Complete This Figure

Have you ever made a mistake with a custom cut or custom shape creation and decided that the only solution was to cancel and start over? Maybe you ended up with two distinct cuts on one image or needed to combine two custom shapes. This video will help get it done efficiently.

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The Heat Is On Crop Challenge 162: Wrinkled Photo Paper

Using a surface filter and the sepia color tool, create fun and quick challenge for a weathered page effect. This challenge is being featured in the Heat Is On virtual crop, August 14, 2021.

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Pixie Power Minute: Quick Page Hip Squares

Let your photos take center stage using simple shape editing techniques.  This highly repetitive technique makes it easy to add a little WOW impact without distracting from your photos.  The Grid Cutter also comes in handy when creating this page.  You can also start with any template in your content library.

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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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Bright Idea 204: Quick Borders - Strokes (Geo Series)

This border is super fast and easy to create and add a little decorative detail on your pages. Create a geometric border using lines and patterned strokes and then use the same lines over and over again for a infinite number of border styles.

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Tech Tip: Digital Art and Windows File Explorer

Do you have "a lot" of digital art? Well, there is not a right or wrong answer. It is all perspective. 100 kits or 1,000 kits can be "a lot." When you have a lot of digital art, there comes a time when you need to manage that art. Nothing is truly stored in Artisan software. Artisan operates by looking at various windows folders on your computer. This tip will review several ways you can use Windows Explorer to manage your digital art.

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Bright Idea 196: Pinched Pleat and Photo Cluster

Using the Straight Edge Cutter you can create a stunning backdrop for your pages.  Simple angle adjustments creates a pinched design perfect for showcasing your favorite patterned papers. Cluster your photos on the decorative detail or put one stunning photo across the beautiful backdrop.

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