I'm back with another little video tutorial using my favourite crafting software, Serif Craft Artist Professional. As usual, I have also provided the accompanying PDF version, which you can download - click here.
Watching a recording I
had made of Michelle Jackson-Mogford demonstrating Serif Craft Artist on Create &
Craft recently, she had an enquiry from a viewer asking if it was
possible to make a heart shape embellishment, from the DaisyTrail
“Cupid” kit, into a gold frame.
Michelle tried it out on
air by using the usual quick and simple way to convert an image to a
frame: dragging the embellishment into the Frames Tab, and then back
out on to the workspace. Because the heart is slightly more intricate
in shape, this didn't work.
demonstrated how you can make your own gold heart frame from Quick
Shapes, and adding one of the Metallic Effects.
A thread was raised in
the DaisyTrail Forum about Michelle's alternative: Making
gold heart frame demo, and one of the responses mentioned that
you can indeed convert this embellishment to a frame and linked to
the Creating smart photo frames in Digital Scrapbook Artist tutorial, one of
I knew as well, from
making the Word
Art Frames tutorial last year, that it should be possible to
convert this embellishment into a frame; it follows a similar
approach to that mentioned in the tutorial. It just takes a bit more
time and fiddling around than Michelle had on air.
As I gave it a try, I realised that there is yet another alternative - using the "Convert to Curves" feature so that I could really fine tune things.
So here is the video:
Here is a card I produced using the new frame and the kit, for my sister's wedding anniversary. The church is St Lukes, in Cannock, Staffordshire, where they got married.
I do hope you enjoy the videos and the pdf tutorials and find them useful. I'd be interested in any feedback so that future ventures can be tweaked if needs be. If you have any problems or queries then please do leave a note in the comments.
When watching the video, if you find the view looks blurry, go to the "Change Quality" setting, the little cog at the lower right of the screen, at the opposite end to where you maximise / minimise the screen, and push it up to 1080p HD. That sharpens things up.
Other tutorials for Craft Artist, and DSA2, can be found on the Serif You Tube Channel, and also on the Daisytrail website here.