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Looking for some Heritage Makers Studio tips and tricks? Keep these ideas in mind when working on your storybooks.
First of all, what is a photo rubber band and what does it have to do with Studio? Actually, a photo rubber band is very important to Studio. It is the colored border around a photo that has been applied to a project. You’ll notice that when you place a photo on a page of your project, the photo has a green border. And the rubber band appears each time you select the photo.
Basically, the rubber band is a reference for increasing the size of your photos. Knowing how the rubber band works will help you print good quality projects.
There are four important colors you will want to keep in mind as you size and resize your pictures: green, yellow, orange and red. The green color indicates the best size for your picture to print in. As the picture’s size increases and the rubber band changes from yellow to orange to red the more likely the picture will not print well. You’ll want to stay away from red as that is the worst quality.
Another important tool to help you create the best quality photos for printing is the box that pops up when you click on a photo in the My Albums tab. The box gives you information about the photo and how it will best print. It may say something like, “In an 11×8.5 calendar, this image prints best at 14.08 inches x 10.56 inches or smaller.” Pay close attention to these dimensions when you place and resize a photo.
This May is National Photo Month; which means Heritage Makers is having a photo contest. That’s right; its time to go wild with your camera. Get out there and take pictures of you and your family. Capture all your great moments on film. Then send us your photos…
Send us pictures you will use in a book or other heritage project. Send us pictures of your child’s dance recital, soccer game, spelling bee contest, or science fair. Send us pictures of your family vacations, family dinners, family game nights, or family barbeques.
The top three winners will receive the following prizes:
- 1st place – Free 8×8 storybook credit
- 2nd place – Free 5 pk. 12×12 scrap pages.
- 3rd place – Free 10 pk. 5×7 greeting cards
The deadline for getting in all your photos is May 31, 2009. The winners will be announced the following week. Include “Photo Contest” in the subject line.
By participating in the photo contest you give Heritage Makers permission to use your photos in marketing materials. Even pictures outside the top three may appear in ads, on the website, or in other Heritage Makers marketing.
Capture the stories in your life and send in your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include “Photo Contest” in the subject line.
Saturday, May 2nd is National Scrapbooking Day! This year, celebrate digi style!
Send your husband and children out for the day, turn on your creativity, grab some chocolate, and spend some quality time with your Heritage Makers Studio. You can create a beautiful storybook for Mother’s Day, make a stunning 12×12 page about your daughter’s dance recital, or design a poster celebrating your family. You’ve got all day (at least until midnight) to digi-scrap.
Celebrate the day with Heritage Makers! Check out the May Pick of the Month for a great deal. Happy scrapping!