The Groove April 2010 Monthly Freebie Challenge
Welcome to The Groove's Monthly Freebie Challenge!
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Each month, a featured designer offers a great freebie mini-kit and issues a challenge based on that kit.
All you need to do is download the freebie, save it, and double-click on it to import the elements into Scrapbook MAX!. Then, create a layout that steps up to the challenge, upload it to the Groove Newsletter Challenges gallery and post a link to your layout in a reply to this thread!
Details about this month's freebie and challenge are below!
This month, designer Deanne Gow-Smith has shared an elegant freebie that she is inviting you to have some "color fun" with!
- Take the items in this kit and change the colours of everything (double-click on your item in the Scrapbook MAX! design space, click on the Advanced tab and use the adjust colour / hue settings in Scrapbook MAX! 2.0)
- Make a color co-ordinated layout (with your new "colour scheme")
Import a background paper from this kit into the design space as a "Background". Double-click on the Background to call up its Settings. On the Settings dialog, keep Background Image selected, but at the same time choose a colour from the color selector. Then, use the transparency slider. Your chosen hue will shine through your background image! (click on the images attached to post #2 in this thread - the very next post - for a step-by-step tutorial)
- Be sure to re-colour your background image. Here's how:
- Add text, making sure to use the colour blend or image/pattern buttons.
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Be sure to check out the April 2010 issue of The Groove. You'll find heritage layouts made by Scrapbook MAX! community members, a discount coupon code on featured kits, **free Scrapbook MAX! banners and blinkies**, and learn all about the all-new Family Heritage Mega Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0.
from The Groove
Colorize a Background Image - Tutorial
The always-creative Deanne Gow-Smith has discovered a super amazing way to colorize a background image and is challenging you to use it for this month's challenge!
Instructions are below. Plus, we've attached screenshots of the steps for a visual demo. Just click on the images in the order of 1, 2, 3 to follow along!
How to Colorize a Background Image:
Import a background paper from this kit into the design space as a "Background". Double-click on the Background to call up its Settings. On the Settings dialog, keep Background Image selected, but at the same time choose a colour from the color selector. Then, use the transparency slider. Your chosen hue will shine through your background image!