This week, we are continuing our series on using
layered templates more efficiently by mixing and matching parts of templates to
come up with a new design.
Begin by opening a digital project or a new document.
Then open a template that contains an element, text path or title you’d like to
You’ll want to see both documents at once in the
editing window. To do this in Elements, choose: Window > Images > Float all in Windows. In Photoshop choose: Window > Arrange > Float all in
Windows. (For older versions, choose Cascade
instead of Float all in windows.)
Get the Move
tool and drag the two documents by their title bars until they are side by
Select the template and find the layer you want to
use on your project. Click and drag the layer from the Layers Panel onto your
project document. Release when it is directly over the second document window.
Holding the Shift
key as you click and drag will deposit the layer in the same position as it
was on the template.
By mixing up your template pieces and parts, you’ll
be able to create pages that coordinate and stretch your scrapbooking dollars a