Sometimes you are short on time, but you still want to make progress on your projects.   The quickest way to complete a page is to start with a Blueprint, template or pre-designed page, but sometimes you want to satisfy a creative itch. Here we pulled together some of our simplest offerings that are big on design, but require little time to create.  This selection of offerings is meant to help Artisan users of all levels create beautiful pages in minimal time.

Most of the layouts featured in this section of the Resource Guide are Bright Ideas or videos and are considered Creative Know How.  They are broken up into several categories. Some of the offerings will be listed in more than one category, as people search for things in different ways.  We have tried to cross-reference as much as possible.

Note: Offerings that are available to the public are marked accordingly.  Most of the offerings featured below require a pixels2Pages Membership.   Members should log in to their membership before clicking any membership links.  CLICK HERE to become a pixels2Pages member and gain access to all of the offerings featured below.Clicking on the links without being logged in to a valid membership will result in an error message.

 

Table of Contents

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FUNDAMENTALS

Core Training | Technical use of tools and functions in the software.


APPLICATIONS

Creative Know How | Creative Design and Practical Applications

User Frequently Asked Questions


Blueprints:

Blueprints are pixels2Pages branded live templates which take the guess work out of your page design.  The pixels2Pages Team does all of the design work for you.   Simple add your favorite content, photos and your story.  You will have page layouts that are uniquely yours in a matter of minutes when you use Blueprints.  Your pixels2Pages membership gives you 18 Blueprints every month.  When you take into account Virtual Crop Blueprints and other crop freebies, that count goes up.  CLICK HERE to access all of the Blueprints you are entitled to as part of your membership.   (You must be logged in to your membership in order to see all Blueprints available to you.)

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Power Layouts

The Power Layouts method allows you to create and complete a book efficiently.   We will show you how to strategically organize your photos and pick page designs as you power through your pages.

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Backgrounds

The offerings featured below will show you how to make great backgrounds for your pages.  All you need is some well-designed photo placement – start with a Blueprint or clean template (photo holders with little to no decorative detail) and then use one of these offerings to enhance the background.  You will have a completed page in minutes.

Tip: The Simply Elegant Pre-designed Book by pixels2Pages is a perfect place to get your photo arrangement, as it includes 99 different photo arrangements with clean designs.   You can also use the Basic White Pre-designed Templates that are built in to the software.   Click Collage Templates are also helpful choices, and you can use most membership Blueprints (be sure to delete the decorative detail) for pre-done photo arrangement.

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Borders

A border can dress up a page quickly without distracting from your photos.  Start with a Blueprint, template or pre-designed page and see how quickly the completed pages pile up.

Tip: The Simply Elegant Pre-designed Book by pixels2Pages is a perfect place to get your photo arrangement, as it includes 99 different photo arrangements with clean designs.   You can also use the Basic White Pre-designed Templates that are built in to the software.   Click Collage Templates are also helpful choices, and you can use most membership Blueprints (be sure to delete the decorative detail) for pre-done photo arrangement.

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One Photo

When you are short on photos or you just want to highlight one special photo, these offerings are perfect for you.

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Collage

Collages make it easy to showcase a large number of photos on a page.  Here are some simple collage techniques with lots of wow impact.

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Shapes

These techniques use shapes in unique ways to enhance the style of the page.

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Grid Cutter

The Grid cutter is an extremely versatile tool and is useful in creating many different looks for your pages.

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Frequently Asked Questions

COMING SOON: Over the upcoming weeks, we will be watching our social media pages and emails for your frequently asked questions as they relate to text.  We will then add those questions here along with a link to the corresponding answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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