Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Template Freebie and Converting Rectangular Format to Square

{papers by Catherine Designs; ribbon by Summer Driggs}

Wow, I actually made a layout for my OWN scrapbook, LOL!  I have been so busy with client work that I have not done that in ages.  I used one of my own templates for the page; one that I have not posted yet, or given away as a freebie.  So I am doing that now.  Here it is, in its original 8.5 x 11 format:


I converted it to 8 x 8, since that is the size I use for my own layouts.  It is not hard.  I simply opened the template and a new 8 x 8 document.  I highlighted all the layers in the template except for the white background, then dragged them into my new document.  Did you know that if you hold down the Shift key while dragging the layer(s) will land smack in the middle of the document?  Try it; it's SO cool!

I then resized the text boxes just a bit, and moved the title to look more balanced.  That's it, really!  You could drag the whole shebang into a 12x12 document, too, and then while the layers are still highlighted, resize to fit.

Going from square format to rectangular is just as easy.  Experiment a little, and see just how versatile templates can be!

I decided to go ahead and include both the rectangular & square formats in the download file.  Be aware that the square one is not my usual 12x12, but 8x8. I also did not include the font names for 2 out of the 3 fonts  because I had created this template before I began doing that, and now I don't remember what the fonts were.

Download the template in PSD format from 4shared here.

Download the templates in TIF format from 4share here.


sdwrdt said...

thank you for another template I am looking forward to using!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Oct. 29, 2009. Thanks again.

Erin said...

thanks for the tip about holding down the shift key---how useful!!

No Reimer Reason said...

Thanks for the great tip about the shift key! And for the sweet comment you left me this afternoon. You are awesome. :)

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