Welcome to the Teach me that digi technique blog hop!
This is gonna be a fun hop everyone because we have a little bit of everything for you! Lissa at http://somanycrafts.com/2012/10/14/teach-me-that-digi-technique-blog-hop/ gathered a group of bloggersfor a week long hop just for you to learn those little things that you have always wanted to know but didn't know how to do.
Since we didn't want to bog you down with a full day of tutorials, we have broken this up into a week long hop. So if you're starting here be sure to go back to the start.
Lissa's tutorial is creating your own graphics, how to make a blog button. You can read her post here: http://somanycrafts.com/2012/10/14/teach-me-that-digi-technique-blog-hop/
Jennifer McLean on Monday the 15th & Tuesday the 16th at http://www.justaddwatersilly.com How to write the code to apply it to your blog, Jennifer has an extensive post so we are giving you two days to be able to go through it, and learn, she has two post as well so you can follow along without being overwhelmed. We know how busy mom's are and would love to have you come back to learn how to apply that code to your blog. http://www.justaddwatersilly.com/2012/10/teach-me-that-digi-technique-blog-hop.html
Now you're here at my post:
I make sketches for my sketch challenge group. I've used a couple of different methods to create sketches - and I'm going to share my favorites with you.
My all time favorite method is using my Silhouette Design Studio software. It is so easy - I just select the shapes I want, layer them appropriately, and when the sketch is to my liking, I zoom in on the sketch, turn off the grid lines and use the cool screenshot feature on my Mac to save it:
Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop
This gives me a file I can upload to my blog, to Facebook, or email.
Here's a sketch I created this way:
My on-the-go solution, when inspiration hits when I'm not by my computer is an iPad app called doodle buddy. I like this app the best because it has templates for shapes like circles and squares (I'll admit I can't draw freehand and it drives me nuts if they look goofy). That's why it's my favorite... It's also extremely user friendly (I find graphic software confusing so that says a lot)
So here's me creating a sketch. I apologize for the shaky camera. I held my iPhone with one hand as I did the ketch with the other hand.
A few things if you're new to my blog -
Be sure to become a follower, I have lots of great stuff here!
And some shameless self promotion....
Crafty Card Gallery, my first app, is a card gallery app for the iPhone and all idevices. It's available in the iTunes app store. Update out in the itunes store today! - over 900 cards!!! http://bit.ly/ITCCG
Challenges and Sketches by Crafty Card Gallery, my new iPhone app, with card sketches and challenges in it. http://bit.ly/ITCSCCG
And most excitingly, Creations by Crafty Card Gallery, a card making magazine with a lot of inspiration, great articles, and great cards. Available for sale here http://bit.ly/CBCCG
Be sure to come back tomorrow to see Ellen at www.cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com for Thursday the 18th - Ellen will be showing you all about digital stamps and copic markers.. then she will finally link you to.. Here's her post - http://www.cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com/2012/10/teach-me-that-digi-technique-week-all.html
Pam Lavertu will be finishing off the hop at www.mzlavr2.blogspot.com for Friday the 19th, teaching you about Cameo software and what that Cameo can do! Here's her post: http://www.mzlavr2.blogspot.com/2012/10/teach-me-that-digi-technique-blog-hop.html
I hope you have a fun filled week of fun and learning... some homework here huh? Lissa will make a page on her blog just for a tutorial section then you can come back as she posts new ones on the blog.
We also have a special sponsor by Shannon Leffew Keith in her Etsy Store at http://www.etsy.com/shop/shannleffew2 She will be giving out a $10.00 gift certificate for some of her beautiful handmade flowers . To qulaify to win you will need to be a follower and comment with the corrisponding email you followed with so I know how to get ahold of you. You can also make my day by telling me if I have taught you something in this tutorial! I love to hear your comments, critiques (if you are not to hard on me) and I do love questions! So please enjoy your week with us and I definately hope you have learned something new! I am very excited for this hop as I am look forward to each and every tutorial...
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Have a wonderful day!