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06-08-2005, 09:55 AM
I'm really starting to get the hang of my program (DIP10), and having lots of fun with it! Just (finally) got DSL connection and I'm a downloading fool!
Now the question: Ploppers...can these be resized? Or can they just be used as is? I'm currently doing 8X8 pages...and I'm not totally against the usual Plopper sizing, but would love to resize them if able...Is this do-able? If so I can buy a few I've had my eye on. Thanks so much! -Vicki
06-08-2005, 10:10 AM
If your scrapping 8 x 8, the 12 x 12 ploppers will size down just great for you! :) I love ploppers!! :)
06-08-2005, 10:16 AM
Thanks so much for the quick reply! Great! I can't wait to download some ploppers then! This is so much fun, esp. now with the quick downloads!
I do have one other quick question...How should I arrange my files? Once I unzip them...should I throw out the zipped folder? should I separate my different parts of the files then? I don't want my downloads to get out of hand and not know where to find things...and I can't seem to find any questions/answers about organization of downloads...
check this out
you'll likely change your system a time or two as you learn, so don't commit to anything to hard right now that you'll be reluctant to toss out later because it took so long to do.
Hopefully that article will give you some ideas, and you can ask questions about what would work best for you
welcome to DSP!
one more thought about thte 8x8 pages: have you considered scrapping 10x10 or 12x12 and just printing 8x8? That would make it easier to upsize in the future and still have good quality images.
06-08-2005, 10:47 AM
Well, I can tell you what I do.
I have an external hard drive for back-up plus I burn all of my things to DVD/CD periodically, so I do not keep my zipped files once they are opened. However, some people will unzip and then group all of the zipped files together and burn them to a CD/DVD.
Once you unzip, I highly recommend that you do not separate your kits - that instead, you keep them intact and group them by designer/site of purchase. You can get a program (some are free, some aren't but I've heard wonderful things about Picasa and that one is free) which will find any element for you, but first you have to go through each item and "tag" it with a key word so that the program knows what to search for. So, you can insert something like "red curled ribbon" and the program will bring up any element on your computer that matches that description. I think there's a tutorial for it around here somewhere?? This way, your kits remain intact but you can still find specific items. Makes it MUCH easier to give credit when you are posting layouts. Do you have DIP10 Suite? Did that come with something like this?
If you do separate kits into individual pieces (like backgrounds, ribbons, mattes, etc.) then before you do so, you should manually go into each kit and rename each individual item with the designer's name and site of purchase. Otherwise, you will most likely run into a problem where you are using an element (say, a ribbon for instance) from a kit but you don't know who made that ribbon or where it came from and it will be impossible to give credit for it.
Start organizing your elements/kits/etc., now - before you have so many downloaded that it will be a nightmare to go through all of them to organize them.
06-08-2005, 02:08 PM
I was going to say the same thing about not bothering to resize. I scrap at 12x12 and just print at 8x8. I printed my layouts at scrapbookpictures.com and just specified that I wanted 8x8 prints. You can do the same if you print at home.
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