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Instructional Videos


Making Pix B/W With A Little Color

Clicking on the demo photos will enlarge them in a separate window so you can see more clearly

With you picture already chosen:

Click on the black ad white circle in the layers menu and choose hue/saturation

In the pop-up box, slide saturation all the way to the left. This will turn your picture black and white. Click OK.

Choose the brush tool.

Make sure your fore ground color is black. Click OK.

While holding down the left mouse button brush over the part of your pic you want to be colorized. The color will return.

Now, if you don’t want the original color to come back quite as bright, click on the opacity button and adjust it down to your liking. Brush over the area and see the difference.

If you happen to accidentally brush over an area you don't want colorized, you can do one of two things. You can go up to edit and click on undo. Or, you make your fore ground color white and brush over that area and it will return to black and white.

When you’re done, save your pic using "save as: so you don’t save over your original picture.

Directions provided by: Scrapbook Memories

Give this technique a try and send me your completed works of art. I will be happy to show them off here. Don't forget to include a link to your blog/website!

Enjoy and have fun!!

Wild Card Sizing

One of my gal pals, Robin from Have Your Way With Paper, played around with the Cricut Wild Card cartridge. She came up with a great way to get the card to fit the envelope. Check this out!

I was playing with it last evening and I figured out a trick for sizing. Cause it is hard to just guess the sizes. you start with the envelope cut and a 12x12 paper and push fit to paper button. It will then size it automatically to the paper and a number will flash on the screen (3 3/4" for instance ). Then you know what size to make the rest of the parts of the card. They will all cut and fit to that size envelope if you set it at 3 3/4". Each shape card will ideally be a different size number.