It’s fun to share your creations with others! Everyone loves to see others’ creativity and gain inspiration from others’ work, whether it’s scrapbook layouts, cards, hybrid projects, etc. Also, it’s a big part of participating in online scrapbook sites, sharing in galleries and playing along with challenges.
I can honestly say that the best pages I’ve ever done are a result of participation in online forums and stretching my boundaries with challenges. Challenges make you get out of your comfort zone, and you also see how others’ interpret them and their resulting pages. Lots of great inspiration can be found in online scrapbook galleries; they make a wonderful scrapbooking resource!!
In order to post your pages in the galleries, you’ll need to resize them. Most galleries prefer a 600 x
600 pixels size. The following is how to resize your page.
1. Click FILE–OPEN–select the file you want–OPEN.
2. Click on the Layer Styles palette and under Drop Shadows click on the shadow of your choice.
The shadow will appear under your layer.
3. Click SELECT–ALL–EDIT–COPY to create another layer on top. There are now two layers,
a top unshadowed layer and a bottom shadowed layer.
4. Double click on the Layers palette–see photo below–and select the shadowed layer, the layer
on bottom which is shadowed. Click on the round icon to the right (Indicates layer styles) to bring
up the Style Settings pop-up window. Here you can adjust the lighting angle and the Shadow
Distance. After you’ve made any needed adjustments, click OK, then adjust the Opacity as needed.
5. The shadow has added width and/or height to the element, so the canvas size needs to be
adjusted so the shadow won’t be cut off. To do this, select IMAGE–RESIZE–REVEAL ALL.
6. The last step is to merge the shadow to the element. LAYER–MERGE VISIBLE.
Now the element is ready to move onto your page.