Welcome to Getting Started with Artisan 5. This course includes everything you need to know to get started using Artisan 5, the best ever digital scrapbooking software. Your pixels2Pages team will put the FUN in the fundamentals of digital scrapbooking.  This course will build your confidence so you can begin exploring all of what Artisan has to offer.  Before you know it, you’ll be creating pages like a pro!

The components of the course are as follows:

  • Short videos which show you the essentials of using Artisan 5.
  • PDF handouts with detailed  instructions that you can print for easy reference.
  • Some special edition p2P Bright Ideas giving you step-by-step guides for creating  pages.
  • Sample Blueprints (page templates) to give you a head start with your pages.
  • Bonus Pixie Power Minute videos (under 2 minutes each) that answer basic questions about using Artisan 5.

The lessons are grouped according to the topics as listed. You can, of course, work through them in any order you like, but if you prefer a systematic, step-by-step learning process, follow the lessons in the order shown. Click the buttons below (Projects, Blueprints, Photos, Text & Content) to view videos and printable tutorials on each topic. Click the Bonus button to see very short videos (we call them Pixie Power Minutes) on a variety of topics. These are normally part of a pixels2Pages membership but we have made them available free to help you quickly master some of the particularly useful tools and functions of Artisan 5.

A good place to start is with our Getting Started with Artisan 5 e-book. Feel free to print it, and use it as a handy reference.

Below the buttons you will see links to all the lessons included in the Getting Started with Artisan 5 course. Click on any of those titles to go directly to the lesson. Navigate between lessons by clicking the Previous and  Next buttons at the bottom of each post in this series . You’ll be able to get back to this page at any time by clicking the Home Icon.

 

 

Starting a Project

Are you ready to start a project in Artisan 5? These step-by-step instructions will walk you through the process of getting a project ready so you […]
Jan 31, 2016 /

Opening a Project

After you have created and started work on a project, saved the project and closed the software, you'll need to know how to find and […]
Jan 31, 2016 /

Two Page Spreads

This video covers: viewing a bound book as two page spreads or page prints, making sure your elements are not too close to the edge […]
Jan 31, 2016 /

Ordering a Project

Welcome to Getting Started with Artisan 5: Ordering a Project Now your project is complete.  You are excited to order your book!  Your photos and stories […]
Jan 31, 2016 /

Downloading Blueprints

pixels2Pages members receive a collection of 18 Blueprints every month as part of their membership. A sample collection of Blueprints is provided free - the […]
Jan 30, 2016 /

Unzipping The Easy Way

All Blueprints download in zipped or compressed folders. This makes it easier and safer to download the Blueprints, but they must be unzipped or extracted […]
Jan 30, 2016 /

Anatomy of a Blueprint

This tutorial gives you a quick overview of the different parts that make up a pixels2Pages Blueprint. To download your free Blueprints, click HERE. Blueprint filenames might […]
Jan 30, 2016 /

Importing a Blueprint

pixels2Pages members receive a collection of 18 Blueprints every month as part of their membership. A sample collection of Blueprints is provided free for everyone. […]
Jan 30, 2016 /

Importing a Page from an Art Kit

pixels2Pages Blueprint Collections are available to purchase in the Forever Store in kit form. These kits containing a number of Blueprints are installed in your […]
Jan 30, 2016 /

5 Steps to Filling Blueprints

Blueprints make page creation easy and fast. This tutorial summarises the 5 steps to filling Blueprints with photos, digital art and stories. To download your free […]
Jan 30, 2016 /

Filling Blueprints: Shapes

Blueprints are designed with shapes in shades of blue which are designed to be filled with paper or colour to make page design quick and […]
Jan 30, 2016 /

Previewing Blueprints

When choosing a Blueprint to use in your project, it is very helpful to be able to see a preview of that Blueprint before you […]
Jan 30, 2016 /

Adding Photos to Projects

Our scrapbook pages are all about the photos! So you need to know how to get your photos off your computer and into your projects, and […]
Jan 29, 2016 /

Adding Photos to a Page

Our scrapbook pages are all about the photos! So you need to know how to get your photos off your computer and into your projects, and […]
Jan 29, 2016 /

Resize, Position, Rotate and Zoom Photos

One of the great advantages of digital photo books, as compared to traditional photo albums, is the ability to easily resize, zoom and crop photos. […]
Jan 29, 2016 /

Applying Mats to Photos

Photo mats are borders that can surround images. They can vary in width and depth, and can be filled with colors or papers. They can […]
Jan 29, 2016 /

Adding Shadows

Give your pages some depth by adding shadows to your elements. This tutorial will show you how to add light and heavy pre-set shadows.  Here is […]
Jan 29, 2016 /

Pixie Power Minute: The Warning Triangle

Are you frequently seeing yellow warning triangles on your pages?  In Artisan 5 you can adjust where you see these triangles and how often. This video […]
Jan 29, 2016 /

Creating & Filling Text Boxes

Every photo has a story to tell, and we need to tell them in our projects! Follow the instructions in this tutorial to learn how […]
Jan 28, 2016 /

Formatting Text

Adding text to your page is an important part of telling your stories. This tutorial  will help you create just the look you want with […]
Jan 28, 2016 /

Text Shapes

Text shapes enable you to add a decorative element to a page with your words. Text shapes have some special features you will love. This […]
Jan 28, 2016 /

Check Your Spelling

Let Artisan 5 help you spell better! This video will introduce you to the spelling error warning in Artisan 5. Learn how to recognize and […]
Jan 28, 2016 /

Overview of Content Manager

The digital content you use on your pages lives in your Content Library. The Forever Store has an extensive range of kits containing papers, embellishments, alphasets, shapes, […]
Jan 27, 2016 /

Content Manager: The Library

The digital content you use on your pages lives in your Content Library. The Forever Store has an extensive range of kits containing papers, embellishments, alphasets, shapes, […]
Jan 27, 2016 /

Content Manager: Categories

If you have organized your digital art kits into categories, you can use those categories to help you select the perfect kits to enhance your […]
Jan 27, 2016 /

Content Manager: Tags

If you have organized your digital art kits using tags, you can use those tags to help you select the perfect kits to enhance your pages. […]
Jan 22, 2016 /

Bright Idea: Mosaic Magic

This sample Bright Idea will help you add an artistic touch to a page. Artisan 5 turns us all into artists at the click of […]
Dec 31, 2015 /

Bright Idea: Two-Toned Halves

This sample Bright Idea will help you use colors to make a layout that stands out from the crowd. Artisan 5 turns us all into […]
Dec 31, 2015 /

Bright Idea: Over and Under

This sample Bright Idea will help you create a layout with flair. Artisan 5 turns us all into artists at the click of a mouse. […]
Dec 30, 2015 /

Video Tidbit: Where's My Content

Have you ever been missing content that you knew was installed in the software? Everything has a place in Artisan. This video will give you […]
Mar 24, 2015 /

Pixie Power Minute: Content Panel Tour

The content panel is where you access all your digital art when working on projects - papers, embellishments, shapes and more. This video will take […]
Mar 24, 2015 /

Sample Blueprints

Blueprints make page creation so easy! Just drop in your photos, fill the blue color blocks with papers or colors, add journaling and embellishments (if […]
Feb 17, 2015 /

Back2Basics Blueprints

Blueprints make page creation so easy! Just drop in your photos, fill the blue color blocks with papers, add embellishments (if desired) and journaling and […]
Apr 1, 2014 /