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Easy photobooks with CraftArtist

Posted: 28th September 2011   Category: Create your own projects   By: jogaskin

Hey everyone,

Why not use all those photos from weddings, birthday parties and holidays by making a photobook? It's so easy with CraftArtist - this quick video will show you how to use the templates.



Video tutorial: Layers

Posted: 21st September 2011   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: jogaskin

Hi guys,

A new video tutorial for you today, this time tackling the subject of Layers. We mention the word 'layers' quite a lot in the video - you'll be saying it for the rest of the day!

We briefly talk about masks - if you'd like to know a bit more, watch this video.




Scrap your summer!

Posted: 7th September 2011   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Sometimes it’s really difficult to get inspiration, so we thought we’d help you…
We’ve had a look through the gallery on DaisyTrail and picked a few of our favourite summer scrapbooks. The designers have also told us how they made their gorgeous creations. Why not try scrapping your summer?

ChrissieW: “Beach Baby

“I used text on a path to circle Ollie, and changed the text colour to blue to match the bucket. I then used the Cutout Studio to cut out the bucket and place it over the original. This makes the text appear to go behind the bucket. I then placed embellishments on the left and added shadows. I cut the small photos out with the scissor tool square punch, and used the sliders to round the corners. I then added shadows. I created a square shape with rounded corners and coloured it white for my journalling. I added a second square and faded it with the transparency tool to give the faded edging around the journalling. Finally, I changed the text colour to blue to match the bucket.”

Kfuttner: “Porpar1

“I used only the contents from DT "Fun at the Fete" digikit. I used two different backgrounds, then blended them with subtle insertion of several embellishments between photos. When adding photo corners and text boxes, I highlighted almost everything with drop shadows to add depth.”



GracieR: “Faraway Summers

“I wanted to give the page an aged feel, so used an 'older' looking background, creased and rumpled in a neutral colour. The two smaller photographs were placed one on top of the other at slightly different angles and shadowed to give depth. I then chose embellishments from the kit I liked and arranged them in between at the back and on the front of the photos to give a layered effect. The large image was positioned and I used a radial transparency on it for quick blending. Finished with 2 swirl elements and word art I'd made.”

Lulu1965: “Sea of Galilee

“I placed my photo on the background, and then used the blend tool. Next I imported paper as a material and used the blend tool again. I cropped my photos with circle cutter. The embellishments are from the Menorahs Digikit. I used a True Type font called ‘Conformist’ for some of my text, and the round text path around the star. I applied the ‘Sea’ filter effect to my text. For the edge, I used the ‘Cracks’ grunge brush tool.”

Angie Bailey: “On the Beach

“I used two of my own photos - the sea & sky, and my granddaughter Fiona on the beach, and added the sandcastle embellishment. Used cutout studio, layered them and then selected them all and converted them to bitmap. Then exported it as a jpeg so that I could bring it back in and use the comic book effect. Small photo is the one I started with.”