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How to Use Artsy Templates in Artisan Software

By Thursday, August 24, 2017 (MDT) 2 Comments
How to Use Artsy Templates in Artisan Software

Today we’re sharing guidance on How to Use Artsy Templates in Artisan Software.

Michelle James, an Anna Aspnes Design enthusiast and customer, creates digital artistry and artsy digital scrapbooking pages in both Adobe Photoshop and the Artisan software.

She has kindly provided us with 5 tips for using the Templates in the Artisan category of the Anna Aspnes Designs store at Oscraps.

How to Use Artsy Templates in Artisan Software

I have been using Artisan (and its predecessor) for about six years and love the simplicity and artistry of digital scrapping.

Lately, I’ve been challenging myself, to step out of my comfort zone, and this has meant working on making artsy layouts.

The Artsy Layered Templates by Anna Aspnes Designs look a bit overwhelming at first glance.

They are actually not nearly as difficult as they look.

As I have played with them, I’ve realized they’re just the same as any other template.

Here are my top 5 tips for using these templates in the Artisan program.

How to Use Artsy Templates in Artisan Software

1. Create with Ease

The simplest way to use an Artsy Layered Template is just as delivered and intended.

The Artsy Layered Template is designed to take the work out of creating an artsy digital scrapbooking page.

It is a blueprint of sorts that guides you in the placement of your photos, DigitalART supplies and journaling.

Add your images and elements to the designated areas in the template  to complete your layout.

2. Vary Mask Usage

There are different ways you can use the masks.

Artsy Layered Templates include a variety of masks such as FotoBlendz, framed and paint-style masks.

Often you will apply photos to these masks, but you can also fill them with digital papers, or recolor them as preferred.

3. Curb Layer Overwhelm

Don’t let the number of layers in a template intimidate you.

Layers are just layer no matter what type of element accommodates each one of them.

You can hide or remove the layers that do not fit your digital scrapbooking layout or style.

4. Experiment

Don’t be afraid to experiment with DigitalART supplies and the Artisan tools.

Anna’s Templates are great for developing your skills and learning what works for you in your digital scrapbooking.

Deviate from your normal repertoire of techniques.

Perhaps try a new color, use an element in an unconventional way, or try a new technique.

5. Color Co-ordinate

Choose ArtPlay Palettes or Digital Scrapbooking kits according to the colors in your photos.

Artsy Papers are abstract mixed media style canvas that have been designed to drag and drop into the background of a template to create a dramatic and instant impact.

How to Use Artsy Templates in Artisan Software?

Templates provide guidance in the design so you can have fun with the process.

Try something new and you might be surprised just how easy a page can come together.

Happy creating!

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