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Artisan Tip: The ABCs of Tagging

This tip is primarily for those who are new to tagging content, although even expert taggers may glean an idea or two. If you're just considering tagging, it can seem like quite a daunting project, especially if you have lots of content! I'm not gonna lie to you - it is a big project, but it's one that is easily broken down into small steps that can be completed over time, and the payoff is great!

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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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Artisan Tip: Refining Tags

If you are in the habit of tagging your content, you may come to a point where you would like to tweak the tags that you've chosen. Maybe you realize the system you are using isn't working for you, or maybe you don't have a system, or you have multiple systems and they are fighting with each other! It may be that you want all of your tags to start with an upper case (or a lower case) letter or you want them to all be either singular or plural. Perhaps you have one tag that has lots of one particular item in there - enough that that item needs its own tag - so that the other items become hard to find. Whatever the reason, there are some very simple ways to refine your tagging system without having to start over.

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Artisan Tip: Saving Creations to a Personal Art Kit (PAK)

If you try many of the p2P Bright Ideas or you experiment with techniques you learned from p2P videos, you almost certainly have some papers, overlays, embellishments, clusters, or word art that you've created. The question is, what do you do with them, once you've made them? It may be that you use them on the page you're working on and forget about them, but every now and again, you may have something on your hands that you'd like to use again. When that happens, you'll want to add that creation to a Personal Art Kit, so that you can find it in the future.

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Workflow Tip: Tagging Alpha Sets

Have you ever spent time looking for the perfect Fancy Font (alpha set) only to learn that the rest of the letters aren't the same style or color as the 'A' that you could see when you made your selection? Or that the set you chose only had upper case letters, and you wanted both cases? Or that it didn't have numbers or punctuation marks? If so, this tip is for you!

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Artisan Tip: Benefits of Installed Fonts

Installed fonts make it easy to turn your favorite fonts into shapes that can be used with your favorite Artisan tools. There are several ways to create shaped text in Artisan. This tip will showcase some of the ways you can use installed fonts and why you will want to use them.

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Artisan Tip: Creating Preview Contact Sheets

Do you have trouble keeping track of your digital art? Would you like an easy way to see the contents of each kit? In Artisan, you can do that by creating “Preview Contact Sheets.” These are pdf documents with a small image of every element contained in a digital art kit. They can be viewed as desired, saved on your computer, or printed and stored in a file or folder for easy reference.

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