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Adobe Digital Scrapbooking Tip – Mini Metal Frame
By Linda Sattgast

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To create a mini metal frame:



Select the Rectangle Shape tool.

Click and drag an outline around your photo that's slightly bigger than your photo.
When you let go of the mouse, your shape will fill with the Foreground color.
In the Options Bar, click on the Ellipse tool and click on the "Subtract from Shape" icon.
Click and drag an oval outline in the center of the rectangle. Press the space bar before you let go of the mouse if you need to reposition the outline. Release the space bar to continue to resize the oval.
When you let go of the mouse, the oval will be cut out of the rectangle.
Click on the middle icon at the top of the Artworks and Effect palette.
Choose Layer Styles from the menu on the left and Wow Chrome from the menu on the right.
Double click on the metal icon of your choice.
Hint: You can use these on digital pages, or you can print them on photo paper, cut them out, and put them on a traditional page. Pop them up slightly to give them more dimension.

Materials for "Sisters" page by Linda Sattgast & Mary Newman:
Choose Enhance > Adjust Color > Adjust Hue/Saturation.
When the dialog box comes up, click on the "Colorize" box and your photo will turn into shades of one color.
Move the Hue slider until you find the color you want.
Move the Saturation slider to the left to desaturate the color, or to the right to make the color brighter.
Move the Lightness slider to the right to lighten your page, if you wish.

Materials for My Little Angel by Linda Sattgast & Mary Newman:
Background: Worldwin Colormates, Pink paper: Sandylion Kelly, Velum: Chatterbox, Flowers: Olive Ranch Flowers, Ribbon, Brads (unknown), Flourish: Simply Elegant Albums by Michelle Shefveland, Fonts: Title, Beautiful ES, Journaling, Lucida Sans Unicode

Linda Sattgast

Sponsor: Adobe Systems Inc. and Scrapper’s Guide

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