You’ve got questions? I’ve got answers.
I purchased some of your beautiful templates. After working with them for a short while I had a thought. When it comes to printing them, especially pages with a border or a letfy-righty how do you account for the crease/binding if printed into a book? Is that taken care of by the printer or is that something I have to incorporate? I had fully intended to have the pages printed as a book. Do you use a print company that works well for scrapbooking?
Aww, shucks. Thanks! In an album, the margins, gutter, and bleed do come into play. Most print houses offer a set of page guides with designated “live areas” or visible areas. Important parts of the design should fit comfortably within those areas. Each printer has different guides.
Templates, Inspiration, and Critiques
Do you have a gallery of your fans scrapbook pages? I find myself questioning my choices of colors, elements, fonts in the middle of a layout. Do you have a place to post pages to get some critique?
You’re interested in the Tiffany’s Templates flickr pool. Most of my team and a few extra friends post their layouts there.
I’m not able to provide critiques of layouts outside of my classes at this time. However every student receives two, one-on-one written critiques through my Scraphic Design series. Start with Foundations.
I wanted to check with you if it was ok to use your templates as part of my CT responsibilities with (insert designer name here). I read your terms but wasn’t 100% sure whether this was ok so I thought it was better to ask than get it wrong.
Yes, my TOU does allow for page creations for digital product designers as long as proper credit is ALWAYS given.
Software and Hardware
I’m interested in some of your classes but need some advice. Right now I have Photoshop Elements 7. I’m trying to decide whether to upgrade to Elements 10 or purchase Adobe CS5. Can you impart some wisdom? I primarily do digital scrapbooking.
- Is price a factor? If it is I’d recommend PSE 10 over CS5. Elements has improved many of their tools like the inclusion of a mask button, curves, and text on a path. So you aren’t missing some of the most important bells and whistles by sticking with Elements.
- Do you plan to produce commercial kits? If you plan to move into design work, CS5 is the way to go.
- Do you use photo-editing only for digital scrapbooking? If you’re not interested in professional photography, graphic design, etc. stay within the PSE family.
How do you create your video lessons?
Using fairy dust I glean off of Peter Pan during dates. Actually, I use ScreenFlow for Mac and it’s the best thing since slide bread. It records my screen steps perfectly. I also use it to add voiceovers and various media components like music, images, transitions, and special effects.
What is your current digital setup?
Scrapbooking & Design Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Illustrator CS6, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10
Documentation & Handouts: Adobe InDesign CS6
Photo-Editing: Adobe Camera Raw (free plug-in), Totally Rad Actions
Tablets: Wacom Bamboo Create and Wacom Intuos4
Camera: Canon 30D and iPhone 4S
Computer: MacBook Pro OS X 2.8 GHz Dual Core
Game: Angry Birds; seriously