I have a new digital product at Designer Digitals called Tiny Templates.
The idea is very simple. Seven 3 x 4 layered digital templates that allow you to create tiny little cards containing photos and a story. I created them for use in my Project Life album, and I'll be posting about my Week 3 of Project Life later in the week, but today the Tiny Templates are on sale and I thought I'd show you exactly how to use them, and how to size them to fit exactly into the Project Life Design A small pockets.
I put together a 20-minute video walking you through working with one of the templates, including how to size the templates down. Just a word of caution: you may see Tiny Elvis at some point during the clip.
You can watch the clip at Vimeo by clicking here.
I wanted to include the written instructions for resizing a 3 x 4 file to fit perfectly into the Project Life Design A page pockets. You can always trim them down after printing them at full size, but heck, why not just print them at the exact size and employ the use of crop marks for easy trimming? It's your choice!
SIZING DOWN 3 x 4 CARDS STEP-BY-STEP in PSE
1. To change the width of the card to 2-7/8 wide (the actual width of Project Life cards), or 2.875, go to Image > Resize > Image Size. In the Width field, type in 2.875. Make sure that Scale Styles, Constrain Proportions and Resample Image are all checked. Click OK.
2. To change the height of the card to 3-15/15 (the actual height of Project Life cards), or 3.9375, go to Image > Resize > Canvas Size.
3. Click on the top Anchor Point. Change the height to 3.9375.
4. This will add a small amount of extra space to the bottom of your page. You will need to adjust your elements to fit the space, including moving the Background layer clipping mask down to fit, or moving your photos or type layers down to fit.
FRACTION CONVERSION CHART
I have this nifty little chart I use all the time when working on digital and hybrid scrapbooking projects. It converts fractions to decimals and millimeters which is very handy when converting for sizing in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Download, print and enjoy!
Questions? Comments? Post in the comments and I'll do my best to answer. And look for my full Project Life post on Thursday.