Monday, January 24, 2011

My Digital Studio to the rescue!

So today I wanted to participate in MaryJo’s Sketch challenge but since I’m under the weather, I spent all afternoon in bed trying to get better. But once my hubby came home and fed me (what a good soul!) I asked him for my laptop Smile   I decided I could still play, I would stay in bed and use “My Digital Studio”. For all you digital crafters, read all the way down for a nifty tip!

OK. Here is the sketch:

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And this is what I came up with:

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Now I want you to focus on the DSP in the background from Elegant Soiree. If you were to use it as a background, the 12x12 pattern would be too large for a card. See here:

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Even if I just use a punch shape and fill it with the DSP it would be too large:

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BUT wait! You can manipulate that!!!! All you need to do is double click now onto that DSP filled shape, and you’ll get this box:

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If you look at the bottom left, you’ll see “zoom” with a “-“ and a “=”. Now you just need click on the “-“ several times to adjust to the size feel is right for your project! Once you click OK, it’ll be smaller:

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Now it’s your turn, go and play!

Make sure to check out MaryJo's Blog to see what the other participants came up with...

3 comments:

  1. Claudia, sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. It is that time of year. Your MDS card is adorable, I bought it and have never used it. I am awful at hunting and pecking around to find how things work, I need a tutorial or class. Thanks for explaining how to manipulate the size. I've gotta make myself fidget with it and do something. I love all the things I see. Hope you are up and at it tomorrow. Thanks for sharing on your sick bed!

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  2. Thanks for the great tip, didn't know that. I love your card too. Thanks so much for playing along, I hope you are feeling better soon.

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  3. What a great tip and hope you feel better soon! I will be using this idea and showing my customers!

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