Friday, November 30, 2012

tutorial: october journaling spot

Tonight at 11:59 pm the My Memories Suite giveaway ends. Here is the tutorial for a journaling spot that I mention before Thanksgiving. The tutorial is photo heavy.


I first chose a 4 x 6 inch layout and then selected my background paper. First click the paper icon in the menu on the right.



A window will open for you to select the color and pattern of the paper. I chose a Tangerine polka dot



Then I added a square with rounded corners from the shape menu on the left and placed that to the right side of my paper.


Then I added a scalloped circle which is also in the shapes menu.  I changed the color to grey by clicking the change color icon in the Control Panel on the right.


I sent the scalloped circle to the back of the square. Next, I added a calendar. The calendar is also listed in the Control Panel on the right. The calendar is sized to fit the scalloped circle.


To fit the calendar, I moved the scalloped circle over to the left a bit. At this time I also changed the scalloped circle to purple.


You can change the look of your calendar by changing the settings. I changed the font on the Month and Year to a font from my library.


The journal spot still needs something. How about a border? I like the rick rack. The rick rack can be found in the Shapes menu on the right side and it is grouped with the ribbon.


Instead of just changing the color, I added a pattern paper to my rick rack. This time Turquoise Stripes. I also sent the rick rack to the back to the calendar and scalloped circle are in front of it.

The scalloped circle is too flat, let''s add a mat. In the Control Panel on the right, click Shapes then click Mat. I added a black mat.


The rick rack needs a mat too. You can select a color of your choice. I chose the darker turquoise stripe to be my mat.


So here is my finished journal spot. Not to bad!


For those who like to journal on the computer, you can add a text box too. You can select any font from your library. Just select Text from the Control Panel.


Now it is time to save. I'm going to save it as a jpg file. Find Share Album in the top menu and click on Export Pages.


A new window will pop up. Here you can save the file as a jpg, png or pdf. When you are done click Finish. Now you can print you journal spot when you are ready.


If you are interested in entering the My Memories Software giveaway, you have until tonight at 11:59 pm.


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