you are a rectangular scrapper but the quick click you love isn't
available that way? Easy fix in minutes.
all the layers of the quick click into one canvas and center them
as they were created for use.
Now resize the entire set of layers to
10 x 10 inches at the same resolution. The screenshot was taken
in Paint Shop Pro but the idea is the same for all programs that
resize all layers at one time.
Decide if your finished template needs
to be 8 x 10 or 10 x 8. Where are most of the pieces? Go with
the area you won't have to adjust much.
Now, use your crop tool to set the template
to the size you want. DON'T crop yet - just get an idea of where
you need to have all your bits in, by setting the potential crop
size to 8 x 10.
Click away from the crop tool without
cropping, and move all the pieces into the area that will remain
once you crop. Check your crop again. If it's all there, go ahead
and perform the crop. Anything outside the crop area will be gone
- such as the little tendrils on the flourish in this case. Make
sure you are comfortable with anything lost; it can't be moved
back in afterwards.
Make any final adjustments to your
layers and save as a layered file for your program, such as .psd
or .psp, etc. Don't try to "center" anything again;
that feature of the quick click is gone, but you still have a
very usable template.
Sometimes you will have to do a little
When this is the case, you will want to
select NOT the entire layer to resize, but just the piece itself
- like the parentheses mark here. Draw a selection around it,
CUT it out of your template and add it back in as a new layer.
Then resize and arrange it before cropping. Do the same with any
other pieces that need resizing.
After cutting, pasting, resizing and moving
both the parentheses and the piece behind it, this one is ready
to crop. Save as your native layered file format to use again