Making a Graphic Style page in
Digital Image Pro 7.
Open your program> File>New>resize to
whatever format you plan to use. Here I used 8x10>select resolution>200
On the side bar you will see buttons with different
pictures. Chose the 5th button down, with the A, this means Add.
Click A>Shape or Line>square. Pull this
to cover your entire layout.
Right click on the box you just created>Change
shape or line>line thickness>None
This box now becomes your background.
Right click again>change shape or line>Fill
color. Chose the color that you want your background to be.
Go to the A button again>Picture from my computer>Go
to where you have your pictures stored on your computer>double
click the one you want to use>Strech picture to fill entire
On the top bar you will see several words:File,
edit, view, etc. Click Effects>Transparent Fade>Even. Pull
the slide up to achieve the effect that you want. Here I used
Go to A again>picture from my computer. Add
this picture on top of the background picture.
Go to A>text>chose your font and size- don't
be afraid to use a large font size. Here I used 216 for ART. If
you cannot find the perfect size font>text on the top tool
bar>strech to fit text box>then pull from the corner of
the text box to achieve the perfect size.
I use several text boxes to get the look I am
trying to get
For the word Art, I used a shadow. Go to Effects
on the top tool bar>shadow>drop left>customize the shadow>here
I pulled the slider all the way up so there was no transparency
for the really harsh shadow.
To strech the text, like I did on "bring
to finish">go to text on the top tool bar>font>click
the character spacing tab and move the slider to expand the text.
You can expand up to 200% and condense 4%. Here I expanded 20.8
For the "layered" Art> Add text>go
to effects>transparent fade>even> pull slider to effect
you want- here I faded 74%.
Go to the A>Add shape or line>line>move
lines to the size and direction you want. I added sevearl here.
Go to file>Save as> name your file, save
as a png plus (this will save in a layered template so you can
edit anything, should you need to.
Then go to file>save as> name your file>.jpg>options>for
good printing, save at "current size" and do not compress
the file>click save! you are done!!!!! Congratulations!