If you listened to last week’s Digi Show, you heard me talk about the Design Quality Guide. This is something the digital scrapbooking industry has needed for a long time. All of the industry standards and expectations in one place. If you have ever wondered what makes designs quality, save this to your computer and refer to it. If you are an established designer or just getting started, download it and take a look, I learned a thing or two and I’m sure you will too!
Supplies: template is Flight Plan #13 by One Little Bird; Flying High by Design by Dani; fonts are Smith, Century Gothic, and Fontologie Weathered.
When Jenn submitted the layout below for the May Playbook with a tip about angling the papers when working on a template, I thought it was pretty smart. I was sure there might be lots of new scrappers that don’t twist their papers a little to match up to the angle of a template shape. I remember a time when I was too new and hadn’t thought of it myself. I thought I would share today, how to twist your paper angle to match a template.
Supplies: Flight Plan #13 by One Little Bird; Love You More Than Ice Cream (included in May 2012 Digi Files); font is Just the Way You Are
Notice on the layout below how the stripes on the paper aren’t perpendicular with the edges of the paper strip:
By mousing over one of the corner handles and turning the paper until the box is perpendicular with the edges of the paper shape, that strip of paper looks more realistic:
I’ll do the same thing with the green paper strip behind the paper we just adjusted. Here is the before:
And after adjusing the green paper…
The changes are subtle, but make a big difference on the finished layout!