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April 10, 2010

Gypsy Tip - Shadowing and layering

In case you decide later on in your design to do a shadow and the cartridge has a shadow feature then adding the shadow is very easy.  This method works for layering too
Just switch the actual dial size off and select the image - The cursor is then automatically  set to the height of the image. Here in lies the crux as the cursor height is the one which determines the shadow size. So now go to the keypad overlay and select the shadow. It will be grouped so you can ungroup. When you want to select to a different page or just don't want t mess with the original because it might be grouped or welded just select the image and go to new page (or same page) and  copy/paste . Then add the shadow (the image should be blue ie selected) and then delete the original.
This gets you a shadow without thinking much
Copy paste method is good as it does not mess with the original image.
Alternate way which is the way layering works is select the image and note the height. Tap out on empty area of the mat and then set the height (which is the cursor height) to the value noted and then add add the shadow or layers. This method is especially good for layering as  once you set the cursor you need not select all the layers in one row and then run about pulling the images which have gone outside the mat inside the mat. You can then select just 3 or 4 and then go to the mat tap on the next row and then select more images.


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Interesting, I didn't realize it would do that. I would go to the letter get the size and then change the letter size to match after it was typed. Thanks for saving me some time.

Dakota Bear said...

Thank you!

My Creative Time said...

Thanks for this tip!!

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