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Create your own spray brushes in CraftArtist

Posted: 29th April 2016   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: jess serif

Afternoon all!

The bank holiday is soon upon us so I thought I'd share a little tip & technique with you to give a whirl over the bank holiday weekend!

If you're a self confessed CraftArtist addict you'll be more than aware about the amazing effects you can create with the spray brushes (if you haven't used them before - give them a go! They're fantastic!) but did you know you could create your own spray brushes quickly and easily?

We've whipped up a quick tip tutorial to show you exactly how you can do it!

Enjoy!

Jess x

 

 

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Quick Tip Tuesday: Using rulers in CraftArtist 2

Posted: 16th February 2016   Category: How to's, Tools & Techniques   By: jogaskin

Morning everyone,

Here's a quick tutorial for you all about using rulers in CraftArtist 2 Professional.

We'll show you how to:
- change your units
- move your rulers
- snap your rulers to an item on your page for accurate measuring
- lock your rulers

We hope you learn some new tips & it inspires you to get playing with your CraftArtist!

Thanks,

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Quick Tip Tuesday: Changing part of an image's colour

Posted: 17th November 2015   Category: How to's, Tools & Techniques   By: jogaskin

Morning everyone!

It's time for a Quick Tip Tuesday.

Today's will show you how to change the colour of embellishments, papers, photos - pretty much anything that's an image in CraftArtist. It also shows you how to change just one section of an image's colour (for example, just changing the colour of a jumper, but not the whole person).

Hope you like it! 

More videos to come in the next few weeks!

Thanks,

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Quick Tip Tuesday: Using the frames in CraftArtist

Posted: 14th October 2015   Category: How to's, Tools & Techniques   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We have got another Quick Tip Tuesday video for you to enjoy - this time it's how to use the frames in CraftArtist. Apologies for putting this up on the blog on Thursday - the video was released on Tuesday but we haven't had a chance to update the blog yet Smile

So here it is:

This video is aimed at beginners to CraftArtist, so we know some of the more advanced users will already know these tricks.

More videos to come in the next few weeks!

Thanks,

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Quick Tip Tuesday: How to write text around a shape

Posted: 1st September 2015   Category: How to's, Tools & Techniques   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

We know how helpful you all find the video tutorials, so we've decided to try and bring you 'Quick Tips' on at least one Tuesday of the month.

Here's our first one - how to write text around the edge of a shape. Hope you like it!

If you have any suggestions of what you'd like us to cover in these videos, please comment below.

Thanks!

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Video Tutorial: How to use Digistamps

Posted: 15th May 2015   Category: How to's, Tools & Techniques   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

Since we made the Parchment Crafts techniques video, we've had a few requests for a similar style video for DigiStamps. So here you go!

This video will show you 8 techniques:

- simple colour technique
- using Styles
- using different colours
- using the gradient colour picker
- crop to a piece of material
- use the brush tool to fill in a DigiStamp
- paper piecing with the eraser tool
- paper piecing with the Cutout Studio

We hope you like it! Please leave us some feedback below.

Thanks,

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Parchment Craft kits: Tips & Tricks

Posted: 29th January 2015   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

I've made a quick video this afternoon to show you some tips and tricks for using the Parchment Craft digikits. If you like this type of video please let me know and I'll try and fit some more in to my schedule.

Thanks!

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New video: The Scissor Tool in CraftArtist 2

Posted: 12th August 2014   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

A new video for you today: How to use the Scissor Tool in CraftArtist 2 Professional.

Hope you like it!

Thanks,
Jo

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New Video: The 3D Decoupage Tool

Posted: 22nd January 2013   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: jogaskin

Hi guys,

New video for you today - this time, it will show you how to use the 3D Decoupage Tool in CraftArtist 2 Professional.

We'll show you everything you need to know about this amazing new tool - from adding a 3D Decoupage effect, to tweaking it with the toolbar options and also how to use the on-page adjustable handles. We hope you like it!

 

Thanks,

 

 

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How to download a free kit and ideas to use it!

Posted: 28th December 2011   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone!

We hope you have all enjoyed the Christmas period and are now looking forward to the New Year!

Here is a brand new tutorial for you all to watch!

In this tutorial we will show you how to download a free kit from DaisyTrail, using the New Year 2012 kit as an example, and show you how to use it by making a fun pinwheel card!

Hope you enjoy!




Thanks!
Jess 

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7 tips for using masks and frames in CraftArtist

Posted: 9th December 2011   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: jess serif

Hi everyone,

Here is a new video tutorial for you. It's quite long, so be prepared!
In it, we show you seven different tips and tricks for using masks and frames in CraftArtist. We've used the Professional version of the software, although many of the techniques can be replicated in CraftArtist Compact.

Enjoy!

Thanks!
Jo

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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.

Thanks!

Jo

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Video: Using shapes in CraftArtist

Posted: 12th August 2011   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: pwarnes

Hi everyone,

I've made a quick video to show you some tips & tricks when using shapes in CraftArtist. You can use any version of the software (including the free version) to follow this tutorial.

Thanks,

Jo

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CraftArtist video: The Startup Wizard

Posted: 2nd February 2011   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

Hey everyone,

Here is the first video to show you some of the new features of CraftArtist. This one focuses on the Startup Wizard and will show you everything you need to know.

Thanks,
Jo

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NEW Video: The colour tab in DSA

Posted: 5th November 2010   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: Claire S

The final new video for you this week - this time showing you all the features of the Colour tab in DSA2.

Thanks,

Jo


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Video: The Line Tab in DSA2

Posted: 1st November 2010   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

Ever wondered what all the buttons on the Line tab are for? Well watch this short video and you'll be an expert in no time!

 

Thanks,

Jo


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Video: The Main Toolbar in DSA2 (PART 1)

Posted: 1st November 2010   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

Part 1 of the Main Toolbar videos. This will show you all the features from the Save button to the Pen Tool.

Thanks,

Jo


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Video: The Main Toolbar in DSA2 (PART 2)

Posted: 1st November 2010   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

A set of three videos for you this morning. This one will show you the main features of the toolbar in DSA2, everything from the pencil tool onwards.

 

Enjoy!

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New video by Melinda: Blend Modes

Posted: 3rd August 2010   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

Hey everyone,

Here's a new video tutorial for you, this time it covers the basics of Blend Modes in DSA 2.

 

 

Hope you like it!

Thanks,

Jo

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New video tutorial: The PhotoLab

Posted: 23rd June 2010   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

Hey everyone,

 

Melinda has been working hard to create you a new video, this time it covers the basics of the PhotoLab.

 

 

Hope you like it!

 

Thanks,

Jo

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The Cutout Studio in DSA 2

Posted: 30th April 2010   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

This video will show you all the tips and techniques for using the cutout studio.

 

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The brush tool in DSA 2

Posted: 6th April 2010   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

This video will show you how to make the most out of the brush tool:

 

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The Color Palette Designer

Posted: 1st April 2010   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

How to use the Color Palette Designer in Digital Scrapbook Artist 2:

 

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Stencils tutorial by Melinda

Posted: 2nd February 2010   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

Another fab tutorial by Melinda, this time showing off the stencils in DSA 2.

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Fun with words in DSA - 4 parts

Posted: 18th January 2010   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

A series of videos by Melinda (lovemyzombie):

 

Part 1:

 

Part 2:

 

Part 3:

 

Part 4:

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Fun with Dingbats in DSA

Posted: 18th January 2010   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

Another fantastic video tutorial by Melinda (lovemyzombie):

 

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Using Photoshop brushes in DSA

Posted: 18th January 2010   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

The DaisyTrail team have been really impressed by Melinda (Love My Zombie)'s video tutorials, so we asked her if we could link to them on our blog.

 

Here's the first one: Using Photoshop brushes in DSA

 

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Tutorial - Advanced Text Controls

Posted: 4th September 2009   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

Hi All,

 

You'll need to be using 1.5 for this one - some more advanced ways for you to edit text - including wrapping text onto multiple lines and adjusting the leading and kerning of text.

Thanks,

Ash

 

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Tutorial - Double Page Spread Tips

Posted: 1st August 2009   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

This is my last tutorial today.  I realise that DSA doesn't have a specific function to help with creating double page spreads, but there are a few techniques you can use to get perfect results which I thought I'd share with you.

 

Apologies for having to use a calculator!

 

Thanks,
Ash

 

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Tutorial - Reflection Effect

Posted: 1st August 2009   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

Hi Everyone,

 

Following on from the tutorial about shadows, here I show how you can also add a reflection effect to photos.  Bear in mind you can use the same technique to any objects in DSA and it works particularly well with text as well.

 

Thanks,

Ash

 

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Tutorial - Advanced Shadows

Posted: 1st August 2009   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

Hi Everyone,

 

I thought what better way to spend a Saturday morning than do a few more tutorials for you.  On this one I thought I'd show a few more options that the shadow tool has available other than applying a simple drop shadow.

 

Thanks,

Ash

 

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Tutorial - Masks and Stencils

Posted: 17th July 2009   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

Hi everyone,

 

Take a deep breath - this is a bit of a tricky technique, but wanted to show how mask layers work generally, and also how you can use them to create stencil effects with brushes.

I should point out that again I'm using the beta version of the upgrade so there are some differences to how things look compared with the version you have.

Also, importantly, you will find with the current version that spray brushes wont work with stencils (for example glitter) - but will work when you get the free upgrade.

 

Thanks,

Ash

 

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Fill Tool Tutorial

Posted: 6th May 2009   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

Hello again,

Here is a tutorial on creating various graduated fill effects using the fill tool.

Thanks,

Ash

 

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Page Curl Tutorial

Posted: 5th May 2009   Category: Tools & Techniques   By: joprior

Hi Everyone,

Having seen Deeley's Tutorial on how to create a page curl effect it inspired me to do a video tutorial of it.

This is the most complex demo I have done and also uses tools I haven't shown before - in particular the fill and transparency tools.  I will be doing seperate tutorials on both of those tools in due course, so if you do struggle to pick up what I'm doing here, these other tutorials will definitely help.

Both the fill and transparency tools are fantastic and great to play around with.  Please let me know how you get on and if there's anything you need further explanation on.

Thanks,

Ash

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