The globe is pixels2Pages signature video, and it was time for an update! Making a photo globe is much easier than you’d think, and creates a striking page for any album project. Watch this video to learn how to create a photo globe using a grid of photos, tracking lines and the spherize tool. 

Going Global with Artisan 5 [10:25 mins]



For more information about some of the topics covered in this video:

Here are lots of examples and variations on the globe to give you some ideas.


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25 Responses to Start2Finish: Going Global with Artisan 5

  1. Karen Pritchard says:

    Hi Shelley, could you use the grid cutter to get the right number of photo frames and then convert back to photo drop points.?

  2. Linda Warren says:

    Hi Shelly, I love the global however, I really need the notes. I am new to all of this and want to learn everything but I find the video goes too fast and I have to continually rewind. Hope you can help me with this. Love everything about Artisan 5 and all of your help.

  3. Ann Marie says:

    I just had an opportunity to read the latest edition of Pages and my mouth dropped open when I saw my globe featured on page 47. I am honored! You Pixies are the best and I love this globe. I have been a member of P2P since its inception (I created a globe page the very first time you introduced it too.) I learn something new every time I log on. Thank you to all you wonderful Pixies.

  4. Heather says:

    Wow! I love it. I’ve made several globes in the past and they are always fun and amazing. I particularly like the way you made the border around the page at the end. Thanks again, Shelley!

  5. ks_snowangel says:

    Loved revisiting this technique … AND how much easier so MANY things are with Artisan 5!! I have a question about the optimize button pictured in the video which seems to be missing on my Home ribbon. I think I’ve missed something important …

    • Shelley says:

      The optimize button should be there. It’s the last button on the home ribbon, on the far right. If you really can’t find it, send a screenshot to and I’ll see if I can see what the problem is.

      • ks_snowangel says:

        Hi, Shelley – Wonder if you received the screenshot I sent to the address you gave me on July 11th … I welcome your ideas!!

        • Shelley says:

          I did receive it. Sorry for the delay in responding. I’m hoping that reinstalling Artisan will fix your issue. I think you may still be using an earlier version. Download the very recent update and install that & if it still isn’t there, you’ll need to contact and get their technical people to have a look. You’ll find the update link here.

          • ks_snowangel says:

            Thanks so MUCH, Shelley! I downloaded an update (even though the software indicated mine was up-to-date) … and that FIXED it!! So thankful for your help!

          • Shelley says:

            Yay! Glad that worked. Sounds like you still had the original version of Artisan 5, so you’ll find a lot of other improvements in the latest version too.

  6. Linda DeLaughter says:

    Thanks for this great update, Shelley! It actually seems easier with A5!

  7. Lori Morris says:

    Thanks Shelley for that updated version of the Globe. Love it.

  8. Patricia Lewis says:

    Thankyou. An oldie but a goodie. Love to have notes on this. I remember there were a set of notes with the original. Is there many changes to them. Regards Patricia

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