Paper Scrap

The paper scrap object allows you to add a piece of paper to the page that can be moved, resized and rotated, but not stretched. The pattern on a paper scrap object is tiled, so when you resize the object, the pattern is simply replicated instead of being distorted. This allows you to create a matte for photos or embellishments providing a nice layering effect.

The paper scrap object also allows you to apply a custom shape to the selected paper scrap pattern. This allows you to incorporate irregular effects to the paper scrap such as torn edges and cut out shapes. Another effect that can be applied to the object is setting its transparency. Adjusting the transparency of the object allows you to achieve a translucent (see-through) effect.  If you want to add some depth to your scrapbook, try enabling the shadow for a three dimensional effect.

The paper scrap object is compatible with the following image formats:

.bmp, .jpg, .pcx, .png, .tga, .tif, .wmf, .apm, .emf, .psd, .pcd, .gif (not animated)

Tip: You can add a paper scrap object to the page by choosing Object > Paper Scrap from the menu, or by selecting the object type from the right-click context menu.

Tip: Paper Scrap objects don't maintain their aspect ratio while resizing them. To maintain their aspect, hold down the Shift key while resizing.

 

Settings

Preview

An image preview of the selected paper scrap image.

Tip: The object preview window supports zooming and moving.

Tip: Paper scrap images can also be rotated.

Change Picture...

Opens the Select Paper Scrap dialog where you can select the paper scrap image file that you want to display in the object.

Note: The paper scrap object has a wide range of supported file types.

Transparency

The slider controls how transparent the paper scrap image will be. When the slider is moved to the far left (Opaque - 0) the paper scrap is made completely opaque (fully visible). Moving the slider to the far right (Transparent - 100) will make the paper scrap completely transparent (invisible). Adjusting the slider in between can be used to make the it translucent (see-through).

Options

Custom shape

Apply a custom shape to the selected paper scrap. This allows you to achieve effects such as torn edges, or a variety of cut out shapes.

Select...

Opens the Select Shape dialog where you can browse for the custom shape to apply to the paper scrap object.

Invert shape

Select invert shape to "cut out" the shape from the interior of your object rather than around the perimeter of your object.

Shadow

Show a drop shadow on the page for the paper scrap. This feature allows you to add a three dimensional effect to the object.

Settings...

You can make specific adjustments to the appearance of your shadow.

Advanced

Preview

An image preview of the selected paper scrap image.

Tip: The object preview window supports zooming and moving.

Tip: Paper scrap images can also be rotated.

Color/Tint

Adjust color

Select Adjust color to adjust the color of your object.

Tip: You can also select a color from somewhere within the Scrapbook MAX! application window using an eyedropper. To enable this feature, uncheck the Hue's Relative checkbox (for best results, also uncheck the Saturation's Relative checkbox) and move the mouse cursor off of the properties dialog. When the cursor changes to an eyedropper, you can click on a color you want the object to change to.

Hue:

To change the color of your object, adjust the Hue slider to the desired color.

Select Relative to keep the same relative distinctions between the hues in your object. Deselect Relative to apply the same change of hue to the entire object.

Saturation:

To change the depth of the color of your object, adjust the Saturation slider.

Select Relative to keep the same relative distinctions between the existing color saturations in your object. Deselect Relative to apply the same change of saturation to the entire object.

Lightness:

To change the brightness of your object (i.e., to make it brighter or darker) adjust the Lightness slider.