I have to say I really, really thought doing project life digitally would be so quick and I would have no trouble keeping up but... because I am a bit of a ditherer when it comes to scrapping, most pages take 2 -3 days to complete :( and I just don't want to spend that much time on them. So I decided that I need to speed up my scrapping process.
Bright idea no.1 - place all templates and digital element into one Photoshop .psd file, grouped according to type or size.
Bright idea no.2 - open all photos I want to use, add these to the .psd file and then choose a template based on the photo places holders and journal spots required. I was able to see immediately where I could change the template to suit my needs instead of trying to make what I had fit a standard template. A little more creative freedom...YAY!!!
This process is a definite improvement, these two pages came together so much quicker in terms of which background paper would look best with the template arrangement. Being able to turn element groups on and off was just brilliant. No more opening one file placing it on the layout, decide I didn't like it or it wasn't the right size, delete the layer and start again. I was able to choose all elements quickly and see where I could add a few of my own...way less dithering.
I LOVE THESE TWO PAGES!!!
and the freebie... the flower and tape strips I added to my page 1 for this week!
DOWNLOAD HERE! Enjoy and don't forget I'd love you to leave me a link to your creation when you use the freebie :)(Downloads available for a short time only)