Category Archives: Project Life 2013

LiT Ep2: Printing Project Life digi files

Hopefully you are back for week 2!   This week I spent alot of time printing Project Life goodies.  There are many bloggers making, gifting, selling digital files for Project Life & you can also buy the digital kits that match the Becky Higgins designs on AC Digitals.

My approach last year was to buy the full Cobalt Edition (paper & digital).  I haven’t finished my year (whoops), but I did notice as the year went on I was creating more, using less.   So this year I bought the album & page protectors but nothing else.   And I have already populated much of my first 3 weeks with Clementine that I printed myself using the digital edition. The great thing here – I can tweak the files, only print those I want & use a different edition or my own stash or another designer’s journal cards next week!

So – would you like to know how to quickly & EASILY print multiple journal or title cards on one 8.5×11 sheet?  Then tune in – I walk through both Photoshop Elements 11 as well as Aperture.   I am using Elements because most new-to-digital scrapbookers start there.  If you have Photoshop the concepts are identical but the buttons/layout are slightly different.

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LiT Ep1: Project Life Organization

Hello and welcome to the first episode of Learn it Tuesday (LiT)! This is my first foray into creating a how-to video – thank you so much for watching!

Project Life Organization. First of all – there are alot of great posts out there on this topic. I wanted to go just a bit into how I organize my photos & then how I lay out a week before printing.

A few notes about technology. I have a Mac mini desktop & a Macbook Pro (ok that isn’t mine – it is my husband’s that I use alot). I use Aperture to organize, crop & do some quick retouching of photos. I also use Photoshop CS4 or Photoshop Elements 11 to edit photos farther & to make use of RadLab to add fun effects. This video focuses on Aperture 3, but the concepts can be used in Lightroom, iPhoto, any other photo organizing software or even your file structure on your computer.

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