The other day I told you that I figured out how to use a mask on a photo in the MyMemoriesSuite program. For some of you this might not sound like a big deal, but MyMemoriesSuite does not have a blending tool to "soften" the edges of your photos. It took some research . . . and I found comments on a forum that said that there was no way to "blend" or "soften" the edges of your pictures, but I was DETERMINED that there MUST be a way to do it.
I ended up having to apply the mask in Photoshop, and then save the photo and make it almost like a digital sticker. There are two parts to this process and here are two sites that had some good step by step instructions that I used for this process
I will mention them in the video. I know this video is probably not that great . . . I did some stumbling around . . . but I wanted to get it out to you instead of re-recording it several times. I have only done videos a few times, so I am new to making them.
If you want to view the video full screen, here is the link . . . http://youtu.be/2PZfkWDhq5s
Okay . . . between that video and the links I posted above, you should be able to mask your photo and turn it into an element you can place into a digital scrapbook with the My Memories Suite software. But now how do you actually place that image? Here comes video number 2 . . . and the link for full screen
Figuring out how to do this process really opened up a LOT of options for me with my digital scrapbooking. I could now take free clip art images I found online and use the Making Backgrounds Transparent info from this link . . .
which I talked about in the first video, and then make my OWN digital scrapbooking elements! Give it a try! It is really pretty easy! The MAIN thing I have to remember is to save those digital images as png files.