Monday, February 28, 2011

COOL FEATURE #4: a huge time-saver!

This is a feature that everyone is VERY IMPRESSED with.  It is a HUGE time-saver!  Huge!  I LOVE this feature!

Okay, here you are in Studio making a Mothers Day book.

Say you want to make your picture black and white.  So you do this:

Then you want to put a white border around your picture.  So you do this:

Then you want to round the corners.  So you do this:

Then you want to put a drop shadow behind it.  So you do this:

Then you love it.  You decide you want to do that very same thing to ALL 117 pictures in your book.  Want a shortcut?  Here's what you do:

At the top left, you'll see the edit button.  Click it and this drop-down menu appears:

You'll be using the "copy" and "paste special" options.

First, go to the picture you've already finished--the one you made black and white, put a border around, rounded the corners, and added the drop shadow to.  Click on it.  Then click "copy."

If you want to paste this picture on another page, you can.  BUT if you just want to paste what you've done to the picture, here's what you do.  Click on another one of your picture--one that hasn't been touched/changed yet--one you want to change.  

Then select "paste special."  An option of "paste format" will show up.  Click that.  It will apply all the formatting from your first selection to your new selection!

EASY!!!!  And a huge time-saver!  You don't have to go and make all those same changes to each photo in your project!

Stay tuned for Cool Feature # 5 to learn how to do all those neat features I just showed you!