It is possible to use the Quick Click templates with FotoFusion.
You just need to do a little prep work first in a graphics program.
The screenshots are from Photoshop CS, but the theory should work
in any program that has a magic wand for color selection.
What we need to do is recolor all the shapes pure black, so that
we can use them as Mattes in FotoFusion.
I'm using Lauren's Torn Corner QuickClick Template for my sample.
First, make a copy of the entire folder in case you want to use
these in another program someday. I added -FF to the folder name
so I know what I'm using it for.
Open the png files in your graphics program. Make sure your foreground
color is pure black.
Using your magic wand, select the blank space around the
shape, Invert the Selection, and fill with black. (This makes sure
we select any almost-black pixels there might be around the edges,
that would show up as a dark line in FotoFusion.)
Do this with all the shapes - in this case two torn corners, one
photo matte, and one photo shape.
Now, this template has torn edges included as separate files. Leave
these as is - we'll layer them on in FotoFusion.
There's one last adjustment we need to make. These Mattes will
be 12"x12" in FotoFusion, which isn't a problem when we're
working with background papers which are also 12"x12".
But the photo shape needs to be trimmed, or your photo will stretch
itself to fit the 12"x12" Matte and that is generally
not the effect we want.
Use the magic wand to select the shape, then copy it. Go to File>New
and the program should create a file just large enough to hold the
photo shape. Save this new file as a png - either save over the
Layer4_photo.png or give it a similar Layer name so it'll show up
in FotoFusion with the others.
And that's it for prep work - you won't need to go through this
again for this kit! Go ahead and close your graphics program.
Using the Quick Click Files in FotoFusion
Open the folder holding your altered files. Select
the two corners, the photo matte, and the photo shape, and click
the "Copy the selected items" option in the sidebar. (You
can also do this by going to Edit>Copy to Folder...) Use the
window that pops up to copy the files into the Mattes folder. The
path is probably C:\Program Files\LumaPix\FotoFusion\Mattes
Don't copy the torn edges, they're not mattes.
Start FotoFusion. Choose a Free-Form Collage, make
the page 12"x12" and set the Size dropped images at 200DPI.
Start by adding your background paper, and setting
it as the Canvas Background.
Then start placing the layers in order -1 through
6 in this case. You want to make sure you make all the adjustments
you want as you go along. It's difficult to go back and make changes
after you've layered other parts on top.
The first layer is a torn edge. I use the Add Pictures...
method under the File menu. It may be scary and black until you
drop it on the Canvas. It should fit exactly. Turn off the Shadow.
Next, we'll add the background paper you want for
the upper right corner. To do this, hold down the F key and draw
out a small box.
Turn off the shadow and border.
Use the blue handles on the sides to resize the gray
box until it covers the layout. (Here I've pulled it to the top
edge and I'm working my way around the square.)
Choose your paper for the upper left and drop it on
the grey box. It will fill the page.
Next, click once on your paper to call up the Frame
popup, and click on the red Border to call up the Frame pallet.
We want the Matte controls.
Check the Matte checkbox, and use the drop-down menu
to find your matte - in this case, Layer2_corner.png
You should have something similar to this.
Repeat the same steps of drawing and resizing the
grey photo frame, adding the paper, and then the matte for Layer3_mat.png.
I left the drop-shadow on for this layer.
The next step, with the photo, is a little different.
Choose your photo, and drop it off the left edge of the canvas.
(If you try to drop it on the canvas, it will switch places with
the mat.) Now drag it to the center of the layout. Choose the matte
as you did for the last two layers - Layer4_photo.png. (You may
need to check the Hole box under the drop-down menu.) Resize the
photo until you're happy with it. Adding the photo is the one step
where you have to make your own judgment call about size. My photo
is smaller than the one Lauren used in her sample. Adjust the shadow
to your liking.
Repeat the steps for adding the torn edge and corner
to finish the lower left. What you should have now is something
similar to this.
Save It before you do anything else! Then add your
title, journaling, other embellishments as you like! Here's my final
Quick Click: Torn
Corners Quick Click template - Lauren Bavin
Days AOP1, Dragonfly
Breeze AOP3, Doodlicious
Set 2 - Kim Liddiard