Showing posts with tag "Ribbon: Cut".

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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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Start2 Finish: 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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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 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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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 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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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 145: Banner Strip Photo

This layout has a clean look and lots of style. The photos take center stage, but you can still showcase your favorite digital art without distracting from the photos. The Blended Edge and Arrange Tools, along with some shape editing really make a stunning page.

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