Archive for December, 2007

Merry Christmas from Red Leaf DigiScrapping

December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.  I’ve created a little Christmas present, 4 vellum Christmas shapes outlined with glitter, that you can download here: Glittery Christmas Freebie (sorry, this link is no longer active)

Glittery Christmas Freebie

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New Paper Pack Available in the Store

December 21, 2007

My latest paper pack, All Natural, is now available in the Red Leaf DigiScrapping store.  With its neutral colors and softly distressed texture, this pack is the perfect background for any page.

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Video Tutorial – Saving Digital Scrapbook Pages

December 8, 2007

For anyone who is new to digital scrapbooking, learning how to save your page at a good resolution but keeping the file size small enough can be a bit of a challenge. This video tutorial (using Photoshop) will walk you through the steps you need to follow to get your files ready for uploading.   Enjoy!

Easy Font Management

December 7, 2007

If you are an avid font collector, like many digital scrapbookers, you’ve probably found that you very quickly have a list of fonts longer than your arm.  And if you install all these fonts, the result is that your software slows right down to a crawl.  So what’s the solution?  The Font Thing.

The Font Thing is a free software tool that lets you store fonts in a folder other than your installed folder, and see what they look like before using them.  You can type in your own sample text, assign a size, and the preview will appear in your window.  Then, to use the font without actually having to install it, you just right click on the font name, click Load, and the font will be available for use, until you shut down your software.  Keep in mind that if you use a loaded font on your scrapbook page, its a good idea to simplify the layer (if you are using Photoshop Elements, rasterize if you are using Photoshop) before saving file, otherwise when you open your page again, your text will convert to a default installed font.

 I discovered this little gem a couple years ago when I realized how my font collection was slowing my computer performance, and have found it invaluable.  I’m sure you will too! 

Click here to download The Font Thing.