There are many things that I do to improve the appearance o my photos. Sometimes I edit them to improve the color and others to remove blemishes. In this particular photo I loved the otherworldly feel of the Galaxy's Edge area of Disney's Hollywood Studios Park. I didn't really love seeing all the people in their brightly colored summer wear. So, my goal was to remove them as a distraction without having to clone them all out. I went to the Adjust Ribbon in the Historian image editor. I used the Lasso selection tool to select the bottom of the photo. I applied the rough painting filter and blur to the selected area. Then I went to the Touch Up Ribbon and applied the Decrease Color brush. Finally, I did some additional blurring using the Blur brush on the Touch Up Ribbon. When I get to adding this to a page, the bottom of the photo won't be pulling attention away from the cool atmosphere of Galaxy's Edge.
Last night during my Virtual Café I was asked what are my favorite fonts for journaling. I have LOTS of fonts. 1000's. So, my list of journaling fonts is quite long. I ended up taking screen shots of the fonts I put in the journaling group in the Font Manager in Artisan.
But, let's back up a minute. Did you know that you can organize your fonts in Artisan? First, go to the Content Manager and then in the Manage section of the Content Ribbon, click on "Fonts."
Next, your font catalog will pop up. It comes pre-loaded with some suggested groups. You can add additional groups and remove any of their suggested groups that you won't use. Then, just select one of the font groups from the drop down list, select the font(s) you want to add to it, and then click add.
You will see these font groups at the top of your list of fonts whenever you are choosing the font for a text box or text shape.
My Journaling Fonts
There are sites where you can get fonts for FREE and others that you can get bundles of them inexpensively. Here are some sites I have used before.
fontbundles.net: For purchase & some FREE
CreativeMarket.com: For purchase & some FREE
There are many more, of course, but this will give you access to many to play with.
Did you know that you can apply color wash in multiple layers to create a deeper cover of one color?
Here is the process I went through to plan out the wall of canvases.
My Canvases :)
You can see from the pages below what it looked like before and after I added the overlay to all layers of the page layout.
Before overlay has been added to the right side.
After overlay applied to right side.
Do you have a wall you want to create canvases for? Do you have a hard time envisioning how it will all look? Well, me too! I hope that this video will help give you tips in your planning process.
Recently I was working on a project in Artisan 6 and I noticed that my work wasn't displaying correctly in the workspace. I could see the preview in the Pages tab on the right of the workspace and it looked correct, but on the page itself it was wrong.
This is the completed page.
The messed up page
Notice in the pages panel on the right that it looks different (how it should look).
I contacted support and they sent me a link for troubleshooting tips and one of the suggestions was to make sure your graphics driver was up to date as well as Windows. So, it was the graphics card for me that was not up to date. However, I hadn't taken the time to read the email and address the issue and the page got messed up again. Grrr...
Messed up again
Luckily I have been using the tip shared by Pixie Jan McCallum to keep a notepad file for my project and I upload all my pages as jpgs as well as two page snips. So, I could just check my notes and fix the page. But I am glad to have my driver up to date so I don't have to do that again.
I've loved photography all my life. Have been making photo albums since high school. I love helping people do something memorable with their photos. Have so much fun planning workshops for people to get together and work on their photo projects, share stories and fellowship. Looking forward to making this even easier with new products that will make it a snap to finish.