Showing posts with tag "Tool: Opacity".

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Start2Finish: Family Love

Create a standout page using the Custom Cutter, Fractal Map Filter, Erase, and Paint tools.

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Tip: Opacity vs Normal Blend Layer

Want to mute or tone down the a paper, embellishment, or photo, but do not want to see behind that element? Using a blend layer will achieve the results vs reducing the opacity of these elements. This tip will show you how to apply both a blend layer and reduce the opacity of an element. And, when to use each of the tools.

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Start2Finish: My Story

Are you using pre-designed templates on a project and wish you had more to choose from? Watch this Start2Finish video and learn how to make templates fit your needs.

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Bright Idea 257: Say it Again

This simple design has great impact, It uses text as design. Text Shapes and hue variations can add a bit of drama to your border or full page.

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Video Tidbit: Edge It

Ever wonder what an “Edger” is? This video will show you a few ways to use the decorative elements the digital designers call Edgers, Edges, or Readymade Borders.

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Bright Idea 202: As Time Goes By

In this Bright Idea, you’ll be using before and after photos to show how familiar places have changed over the years.

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Video Tidbit: Paper Mache

Using shapes to create a pattern is a quick way to design an interesting background. By lowering the opacity of the shapes, you will create a paper mache effect. And, it is so easy to change the shape too!

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Pixie Power Minute: See Thru Mats

Super easy and simple way to enjoy a mat on your photo and enjoy the background paper that is under the mat by changing the opacity! Subtle but effective in showcasing your photos.

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Pixie Power Minute: Vellum Borders

This quick and easy technique will have you adding elegant border detail to your pages.  All you need is your favorite overlay to create this vellum border.

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Bright Idea 181: Fabulous Threes

Ever heard that saying “Three time’s a charm”? Well it won’t take three times to do this fun Bright Idea, Fabulous Three, using the insert ribbon and arrange tools!

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Start2Finish: Spotlight

You, your children, friends, family, and/or fur-family will be the center of attention with this layout.  As a matter of fact, just about anything and anyone you can imagine can have the spotlight.  All you need is Artisan, photos and your mouse.  In this video the Grid Cutter, Custom Shapes, Shapes and Custom Shadows come together in harmony.

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Video Tidbit: Squares and Washi

Washi tape is all the rage and it adds fun detail to your page. It is also hip to be square. In just a few moments, you can have a stylish page waiting for you to tell your story.

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