Monday, September 6, 2010

Fun things with MDS Designer Papers

I've been playing with My Digital Studio and have found some easy things you can do with the Designer Papers. All of these start with the DSP added as a "page layer". This option puts it as just a square on the page - you will need to double click on it and then re-size it to the desired size in the crop area that comes up. After you do that then you can follow the instructions below to make these changes.

Color change (top) - add a square punch - enlarge it to the same size as your DSP layer and place it directly on top of the DSP. Lower the "opacity" to achieve the color that you want - this one is at 20%. You will see the DSP through the color which will give the illusion that the DSP is colored. (right side is original DSP)

Plaid (middle) - start with the stripe of your choice and size it as desired. Add an additional "page layer" (I haven't tried it with a different color here yet) - lower the opacity of the second one to 50% and rotate it 90%. Place the second one on top of the first one. Double click and re-size the second one as needed to fit. (right side is original DSP)

Negatives - (bottom) This is from the Night and Day DSP which is all black & white images. Take one of the black images - click on it - this opens the "photo" options on the right side. Click on "photo effects" - choose "negative". (left side is original DSP)

I can't wait to try these on some actual projects.

Have fun and keep playing with your MDS to see what all you can do with it.