No one can tell your story better than you!  The pixels2Pages team is here to help you tell it practically and creatively.  Text can be decorative and/or functional, and Artisan 5 has many ways for you to add text to your pages and to manipulate it until it looks the way you imagined it.  On this Resource page, we have organized the p2P offerings about using text in Artisan 5 into several groups and sections. 

First, you’ll see a section called Core Training.  We’ve grouped tips and videos that cover the fundamentals of adding text to pages in Artisan 5, and we’ve broken them down into several sections.  Once you have mastered these basics, you’ll be ready for ways to apply what you’ve learned by continuing to the Creative Know How section.  Here you’ll find videos, Bright Ideas, and a few tips that will illustrate creative design and practical applications of ways to use text on your pages.

NOTE: Some 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.

Table of Contents

 

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CORE TRAINING:

Technical use of tools and functions in the software.

 

 

CREATIVE KNOW HOW:

Creative Design and Practical Applications

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Basics

There is some basic information about text that all Artisan 5 users should know.  These offerings are the perfect starting place for new Artisan users or Artisan users requiring a refresher.  

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Readability

You put a lot of effort into telling your story, so don’t let anything hinder it from being read. These offerings will make it easier for your journaling and titles to be read.


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Fonts

Choosing the right fonts will elevate your pages from ordinary to special!  One of the beauties of digital scrapbooking is that you can use any True Type Font (TTF) that is on your computer in Artisan, so no need to limit yourself to one or two generic fonts!  This section will help you manage the fonts on your computer and give you suggestions for choosing the perfect fonts for your pages.



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Filling Text Boxes

In Artisan 5, text boxes are considered shapes, which means they can be filled with color or paper like other elements on your pages.

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Text Paths

In Artisan 5, you have an incredible amount of flexibility when positioning your text around elements or along a specific path.

CLICK HERE to see some creative uses for Text Paths.

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Formatting

Artisan 5 allows you to create and format text boxes in a way that gives the look of a table.

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Shapes

Text boxes are rectangular by default; hence the term text “box”.  There are times when you’d like text to be a shape other than a rectangle or square.  These offerings will help you transform your text boxes into other shapes.

Sometimes you need a shape that resembles text. These offerings will introduce you to the beauty of Installed Fonts.

CLICK HERE to see some creative uses for Text and Shapes.

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After you have reviewed the Core Training, you can explore these creative applications. Each offering reinforces or expands upon our core training and provides you with practical applications of many underused tools in Artisan.

Embellishments and Alpha Sets (Fancy Fonts)

Almost every kit you purchase contains some kind of word art, and many kits in the FOREVER Store contain Alpha Sets (also known as Fancy Fonts), which are decorative letters that you can use to create titles or to add interest to your pages.

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Text Boxes

It doesn’t take a lot to dress up your pages with a text box.  Check out these creative applications.

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Text and Cutting Tools

The tools available in Artisan 5 are robust, and combining the cutting tools with text allows you to create a wide variety of creative looks for your pages.

 

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Text and Shapes

Shapes in Artisan 5 have opened up a new world of flexibility, creativity and function, allowing us to change the look of text easily.

 

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Text and Clusters

Sometimes it is hard to master the art of clustering.  These offerings will demonstrate how to use text in clusters.

 

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Text and Color

Use color to help your titles pop! These offerings will illustrate how to make sure your title matches the mood of your page.

 

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Text and Photos

No story is complete without photos and journaling. Get the full picture using these offerings:

 

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Text Paths and Strokes

Text Paths are strokes with text attached to them. They can be used independently or together to create titles and journaling with flair.

 

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Text with Effects and/or Filters

Artisan 5 is jam-packed with a wide array of effects. These effects work nicely with titles and journaling.

 

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Text on Mats

Sometimes you use papers and embellishments to enhance the look of your text, and other times papers and embellishments serve a more practical purpose. Either way, your pages will look great when you try these!

 

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Embellished Text

Sometimes you want to have a little fun decorating your titles.  These offerings anchor embellishments to your text to enhance page style.

 

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Monograms

Monograms are the perfect design on wall art and on your pages.

 

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Miscellaneous Design

Here are some cool offerings that don’t fall in one category but make for beautiful pages in your project.

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Journaling Tips

At a loss for ways to tell your story?  There are some great ideas in these journaling tips.

 

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User Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I get my photos to wrap around multiple photos/objects when text wrapping doesn’t work as planned?

A: Video Tidbit: Photos and Text in Harmony

 

MORE 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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