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  • Layout and tips/tricks V2

    Love all of these layouts and tips so far!

    Well I was able to do something for the challenge, here it is:



    Another Font tip/trick. (I Used Version 2)

    Tip 1. I manipulated the text as described in other previous tips. And I also added a pattern to the font with an outline. But what I did different was I added a second pattern over top.

    After the text was in place on the layout, I copied and pasted a duplicate layer. Then I double clicked on it to go back to change the pattern. Once I selected the new pattern, I lowered the opacity so that the layer underneath would show through a litte bit. Then clicked ok. You need to move the second layer a little to align it with the layer underneath.

    Tip 2. I also used this method on the darker flower, but just added a color instead of a pattern. Then lowered the opacity. It is a different way of changing the color of the item. (Does this count for a second tip?)

    PUMPKIN

    Tip 3. The pumpkin was made entirely in Version 2. It may not be the best pumpkin, be it shows what you can do with the software.

    I just used two different colors of paper. Used a circle shape on each.
    Adjusted the circle to an oval shape. Then layered alternating colors making each one slightly smaller than the previous one.

    Then using a darker paper I shrunk it down to make a stem. I used another paper of the same color, but adjusted the color slightly darker. Used the cirle shape again. Stretched it to an oval shape again. Then made it smaller and placed it under the stem of the pumpkin. I also added a slight shadow under a couple of the layers of the pumpkin.


    Defineately not a perfect pumpkin, but you can tell what it is!
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    • Here are the two papers I made for the layout.
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      • Gorgeous Sue !! And priceless tips, haven't thought of doing that.
        The other tips & tricks are very helpfull, thanks so much ladies...,
        CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER KPIERCE AND NANWU!!

        My buddies: Nanwu, Moonlightpearl

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        • I would love to have V2

          I would love to win V2 all I hear is wonderful things about it!

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          • Tips & Tricks

            Making embies;
            Many of free Fonts, like 'Dafont' has beautiful embies. download the one you like, extract then Copy and Paste to your Fonts Folder of your computer. You can open the Font Folder, by clicking Start > Control Panel > Fonts.
            Now you can used that in Srapbookmax and with v2, we can make beautiful embies, by using the Text features. Publish it as .png

            At the moment I only give a preview in .jpg, because the .png is too big and I cann't upload it here.
            I will give the link to download it later !
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            My buddies: Nanwu, Moonlightpearl

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            • Great Tip Omajo!
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              • template to share sbm2

                sbm2 template for sharing. background paper was from baby scraps, but I lightened it, other than that the rest is all mine, so go for it ladies and gents. just click on the pics and change to your own, scribble some journalling and all done.
                I just realized I should have done this in sbm1 first then saved as 2, so could be used by both programs. Will try to remember this for the future.
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                Last edited by nannybernie; 10-08-2009, 10:51 PM. Reason: forgot to add something
                All the best from Nanny Bernie.
                Friends with Wolvsie35, Carena, TheFreeSpirit, Omajo & Sylvia Esther

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                • Why..you all are wonderfully BUsY!! GOoSebumps seeing all the new goodies!!

                  Sue..glad to see computer up and running again..and WOW..LOVE the tips and tricks...That pumpkin tip knocks my socks off!! Shows we can do our own embies now..at some embies to share using these fantastic tips!!

                  BEAUTIFUL templates Ladies!!

                  Great tip Omajo on font use for embies!!

                  Yeah Nannybernie!! LOVE the template!

                  ibmiles..we have you as participant this week!! you could win the 2.0 version!!

                  Mortmomof2..great template donation!! Very generous!

                  Valerie Elaine..AWESOME job using the goodies from this challenge to make your templates and beautiful WREATH..VERY OK!! Highly recommended!! When I say make your own..it doesn't mean you can't use our Challenge donations..sorry..I should have clarified that..

                  LADIES...Could you please put your initials with each item you give out so we don't accidently name items the same as some one else and take the chance of overwriting another item!! Many thanks...sEveral are doing a great job with initials..

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                  • Everything is so pretty. Great job everyone.

                    Autumn colors are so beautiful.
                    My buddy is GrannyWin.
                    My sister, my friend, Laurie016. My daughter, mortonmomof2.

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                    • Lots og beautiful layouts so far
                      Be Happy

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                      • Tips for Paper Scraps

                        Here's a couple more tips for you to try! Did you know you can use your any of your embies for shapes? Check it out!

                        Tip 1: Using Embies to make shapes
                        1. Open your paper scrap folder CTRL + 3
                        2. Choose your scrap, I used my own Autumn Leaves
                        3. Now go to Custom Shape, Select, Browse
                        4. Now go to the Embie folder and choose an Embellishment you like, I used my own Faerie desig (remember it must be a transparent .png file if you're using other artwork)
                        5. Now say ok and you have a lovely new shape. If you don't like it with the scrap you chose you can click on it and change it endlessly, as with any other shape!
                        Tip 2: Using Embies to make frames
                        1. Open your paper scrap folder again CTRL + 3
                        2. Choose your paper scrap
                        3. Now go to Custom Shape, Select, Browse as before
                        4. Go to the Embie folder and choose an Embellishment with a nice clear outline, I chose my own Fiery Star
                        5. Now click Invert Shape, OK
                        6. Now using your embellishment has created a perfect frame, which you can lay over a photo to create a frame.
                        Don't forget with both of these tricks, you can save them as individual embellishments, by going to Page and Save as Image - you'll find details earlier in this thread I think.

                        I have included the Faery and the Frame, plus the paper scrap that I created for the tip. I hope they are not too small to use, I had some trouble getting them small enough to post and I had no idea how to get the perfect 512 kb allowed!

                        Blessings - FS xx
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                        Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I will try again tomorrow.

                        I walk on a rainbow trail
                        I walk on a trail of song
                        And all around me is beauty ~ Navajo Song

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                        • Etiquette for template making for newbies

                          It's been brought to my attention we need to clear up some confusion for our newbies as to what we can use to make a template for sharing on this challenge...I forget sometimes..sorry..

                          ON Max..the general rule for SHARING any of your templates is that you don't put off site items for personal use ( basically ALL freebies are considered PERSONAL use unless otherwise stated for general use, commercial use) in your templates. That means you can take Max items in program and on site to mix and match and give as TEMPLATES. But you can't give individual items in Max like papers and embellishments as freebies on site.

                          So the idea in these CHALLENGES is to use all the items folks are giving from day to day and use them in your templates for sharing. So that would include all items you wish to use from Max and Max site..Again ..All templates you share are considered personal use for your Max program. That does not mean you can go share your templates (displays totally OK) with other sites unless they have the SBM program to use it. You can make QUICK Pages but not take them outside the site unless you make all the items yourself.

                          So when I say you must make your own items for sharing I am referring to individual pieces..embellishments and papers you share. If you recolor a max paper to share for a TEMPLATE you are sharing..that is OK!! but you can not give out Max program items out individually. Even if you recolor it..That item then is subject for others to take and then is no longer exclusive to the Max program. Many folks belong to Max but don't own the program..They are here for the freebies..

                          So REMEMBER the GOLDEN rule of giving..ALWAYS assume freebies are for personal use. Keep MAX items in the family..Not for outsiders to have.

                          Folks have generously donated and CREATED their own items for this Challenge so you can make all the templates you wish with them for sharing. AWESOME stuff too!! Mine included. But if I were to see all my items taken to another site for freebies and commercial use..I'd have a FIT!! That is not what these items are for.

                          Hope that helps clarify what is meant by making the items yourself!

                          EXCELLENT work ALL of you!! Keep em coming!!

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                          • WOWZERS!!!!! This thread just keeps getting better and better...Can you believe there were actually a couple of tips on here that I didn't know? LOL...and here I thought I knew most of them..hehe...Thanks!

                            and all the freebies....just awesome...You guys are ROCKIN' in here!
                            I am a Designer 4 ScrapbookMax! Check out my STORE...Thanks!

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                            • One to share

                              OK guys, its not brilliant, but we really need a toffee apple for Trick or Treating! So here's my first attempt to share with you.

                              Blessings - FS xx
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                              Last edited by TheFreeSpirit; 10-09-2009, 12:04 PM.
                              Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I will try again tomorrow.

                              I walk on a rainbow trail
                              I walk on a trail of song
                              And all around me is beauty ~ Navajo Song

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                              • Another embie to share

                                I thought we should have also have a cauldron for Trick or Treating!

                                As you can tell, I get very excited around about now!

                                Blessings - FS xx
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                                Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I will try again tomorrow.

                                I walk on a rainbow trail
                                I walk on a trail of song
                                And all around me is beauty ~ Navajo Song

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