After the recent update to Artisan 6, the Remember Tool is back. Watch the video below to see how to turn it on and some basic ways to use it.
With Costco shutting down it's photo services, many customers were directed to Shutterfly to print their photos. I have run into quite a few people who are not happy with the printing quality at Shutterfly and they are on the hunt for a new print provider. Right now is a great time to give FOREVER a try.
With FOREVER Photo Prints you get quality and value. Right now through the end of the month, photo prints are 50% off.
Looking at the chart below, if you ordered 200 photos, that would be $29 when they are 50% off.
If you are new to FOREVER, you will get a $20 coupon you can use toward your print order. So, you would pay $9 plus shipping.
This weekend, there is FREE shipping on orders of $139 or more ($99 for club members).
I have ordered sample prints in both lustre and glossy. Both are beautiful.
During week 2 of my Artisan 6 Beginner Class we discussed the process of print preview. During class we covered the warning screen that you see after preview and before upload.
The third point states: "I understand that if my monitor is not properly calibrated that the colors on the printed material may not match exactly what I see on my monitor."
I have actually had this happen. Back in May 2016 I ordered a hardbound storybook from FOREVER. I noticed that the blues were way off.
Above: What I saw in my screen. Below: The printed book.
Below: Side by side: my screen and the book.
This is when I understood the importance of monitor calibration. I found out from another FOREVER ambassador what they used to fix this. There is a product by Datacolor called Spyder. I ordered it and have loved it. I haven't had an issue since. Below is a link to check it out on Amazon and a screen shot showing the product in use during calibration.
At my Spring Weekend Crop, Julie and her friend Dawn attended together. They were both joining the crop to have time with friends and checking out different crafts to find out what was their "thing." Julie brought some coloring books and a latch hook kit. She wasn't really enjoying the latch hook kit. Another attendee, Joanie Knight, noticed her frustration. She offered to teach them how to make cards and they said yes. So, the next day they started their day with an impromptu card making class. Joanie was so gracious with her knowledge, supplies, and tools. Her students were ecstatic and Julie found her "thing." She had so much fun the rest of the retreat making cards. Yeah!!!
Thanks Joanie for your generous spirit!
Great job Julie on your very productive weekend!
Do you use Facebook to store your photos?
I love to share photos on Facebook, but it is not my photo storage solution. I have had entire albums of photos get deleted by Facebook.
Recently, I met two people who had their accounts hacked by someone & then the hackers started posting terrorist propaganda on the person's Facebook page. All of a sudden, they were banned from Facebook and their account was closed.
What does this mean? Well besides missing out on being connected with friends and family... it also meant that they lost all their photos stored in their account. Facebook wouldn't let them in to get their photos.
Please consider FOREVER permanent storage to back up your photos.
I am so proud of all of my clients who are uploading photos, movies, and more to their account, adding the story, and organizing. Here is a video and three handouts to help you get your family and friends connected.
Sometimes when you are working with group photos it is easier to just use manual face tagging. This way you don't have to reply to each face you want to ignore.
Open the group photo in Historian 6. On the Image Ribbon, in the Image Section, left click on Face. Move your mouse pointer in between the eyes of the face you want to tag and then drag your mouse to the right until the square covers the face. Pop up menu appears. Click "select to add a face." From the drop down menu, you can either add a new face tag or select from a list of existing face tags. Using this method, you can tag the few people you want and ignore the rest.
5 step handout and a 5 minute video to show you how to create the look below. Enjoy!
Puzzles are on sale right now and I wanted to make another one using Artisan 6 this time. Working with blank page in Artisan 6 can be pretty daunting. So, I decided I wanted to use a template with lots of photos openings.
I decided to use my template MOBOT Polaroid. I pulled the template into a 12x12 project. Then I selected all the elements on one side of the layout, grouped them, copied and then pasted into the puzzle project. I repeated those steps with the right side of the layout. Then I aligned the two sides, grouped together and resize to fill the space of puzzle.
Since I wanted more photos in the center of the layout, I resized the photos and created three rows. The top row had 6 (portrait) photo openings - approx. 4x6. The second row had square photo openings and when I resized them to fit inside polaroid frames which made them narrower than I initially wanted. They ended up measuring 2.558 W x 2.84. That row had 9 photo openings. The bottom row were 4 landscape photo openings - measuring approximately 6x4.
After I added the photos I realized I wanted some separation between the rows, so I created some trim pieces by adding a rectangle with a 3D bevel edge effect applied. It was a little over 24 inches wide and 1/2 inch in height. I put the title on top of the strips to make it more visible.
Completed puzzle design.
I am super excited to see how it turns out. I plan to create a video showing this process for those of you who learn better from a video. :)
I was looking through blueprints and found the one I wanted to play with. It is called Shrimp & Grits and was released in December 2019. I will use this template to create a puzzle when I do the video demo.
TIP: When getting ready to create a puzzle, I found it helpful to go through my photos and pick my favorites. Then, I only brought in those pictures to play with.
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.