Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy DSD | a Pixels & Company Bloghop

Do you use templates? I use them all the time! Here are my top 10 tips for using templates.

  1. File>Save As  | don't lose your original template rename the file for your new project
  2. Name the Background layer | I rename the background layer with the designer's name and the name of the template, this helps me remember when I am writing out my credits
  3. Create a Workflow | always work from the top down or the bottom up, this way you don't miss anything
  4. Use the shapes as guides | if it is a star, you don't have to replace it with a star, it can be any element that fits your theme. 
  5. Hide or delete layers you don't want | this is your page, you don't have to keep anything you don't like.
  6. Rotate or flip | this is a great way to stretch your stash and create coordinating pages.
  7. Replace photo spots with journal cards or patterned paper
  8. Shrink or Enlarge everything on the page | create white space or a big focal point.
  9. Straighten or skew everything on the page | rotate and go crazy or line everything up 
  10. Pair a template with a full page photo for an easy 2-page spread.
Thanks for stopping by! All the designers have out-done themselves in this fantastic new collab.

Collect all the letters in order and use the phrase as a coupon code to get North of Ordinary for free!
Your letter here is D. Here's what you are going to get at the end of the hop.

You should have arrived here from KimB's Designs, now you'll be off to Jen Allyson's blog Here is a complete list in case you get lost!

Pixels & Company
Scooty’s Designs
Amanda Yi Designs
Mari Koegelenberg
Dawn by Design
Digital Scrapbook Ingredients
Sabrina’s Creations
Scotty Girl Design
KimB’s Designs
Celeste Knight <--You are here!
Jen Allyson
Sugarplum Paperie
Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs
Robyn Meierotto
Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage
Anita Designs
Deena Rutter
Karla Dudley
Gennifer Bursett


Tammy said...

Thank you so much for your part in the hop!

eveline said...

thank you for the letter!

kaly said...

Thank you for your tips! I actually audibly went, "Ah!" for the tip about renaming the background layer. What a great idea.