Showing posts with tag "Topic: Photos".

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Photography Tip: Keep Your Distance

Photography classes often teach photographers to get close to their subjects. While this can result in great shots, photos taken too close to their subjects don’t always work well with the techniques you might want to use in digital scrapbooking. Sometimes it pays to keep your distance.

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Artisan 6 Tip: Photo Cleanup

Artisan projects can take up considerable space on a computer. The size of the project depends on the number of pages and photos added. With the introduction of the Cleanup tool, the software can remove unused photos from the files of the project – effectively reducing the overall size of the project.

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Bright Idea 248: Blend A Photo Into Draw Edges

In this Bright Idea, different effects will be applied to three copies of the same photo to create an artistic transition from the Draw Edges filter to the full picture.

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Video Tidbit: Photos and Stacked Frames

I love pre-built stacked (or layered) frames. You can’t always just add photo holders to the page and have them fill the frames correctly. The photo holder shape needs to be modified. In this video I’ll show you how to modify your photo holders (edit their shape) to fill the frames just right.

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Artisan Tip: Manual Rearrange

Did you know that you can manually re-arrange your photos within your Artisan project? If you are familiar with the Album Planner in Historian, you know the flexibility of being able to arrange your photos in any order you want. Historian is great to use on larger scale when you are arranging photos to create an entire project. Having the flexibility to organize your photos in Artisan is a great option if you do not have Historian and are working on a project in small sections.

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Video Tidbit: Pop Out Photos 3 - Template Fit

Using this technique you can take advantage of the ease and increased productivity of using a Blueprint, template or pre-designed page and combine it with this technique to really make a special photo stand out from your page.

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Bright Idea 133: Lines of Detail

Let your photos do all of the design work on this double page spread. Highlight special photos, but also zoom in on the details.

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Tech Tip: Finding Messaged Photos

If you receive photos via text message, this tip will show you a quick way to find those images. If you are like me, you may be saying, 'Well, I can just go to the text message thread and scroll back through all of the messages until I find the image I want', and you'd be right. I'm about to show you an easier way!

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Tech Tip: HEIC Format Issues and Answers

If you are an iPhone user, you may have noticed that there is a new photo file format in town. It's called .heif, (or .heic, which is the file format used by Apple) and it stands for High Efficiency Image File Format. The developers of this file format claim that twice as much information can be stored in a .heif image as compared to a .jpg image of the same size, and that the quality is better than that of a .jpg. That all sounds great, until you try to upload .heic photos into computers or programs that don't recognize that file format, like pre-Windows 10 and pre-iOS 11 operating systems.

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Tool Tip: Blending Elements

The title of this tip may be a little misleading. You may think it is all about using the Blended Edge straight cutter, but it is not. This tip is about blending two elements together to achieve a desired look

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