mypictales magic

No tutorials this week – I’ve been planning and updating and creating and … and…

OK, between family events worthy of scrapbook pages (even photobooks) and website creation for my daughter’s business (plus tax day), my granddaughter got a camera for Easter!  She’s not quite 7 – so we (she & I) went on a nature walk and took photos.  I impressed upon her to keep the strap around her arm so she wouldn’t accidentally drop her new prize possession.

We spent today together and took more photos – I’m teaching her with each photo about focus and lighting — then we downloaded the photos and had a look.  What a delightful time for me — sharing these moments, and even shaping her photo-taking experiences.

Anyway, just to show that I have many reasons to appreciate MyPicTales, I am sharing this collage.

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Unique Pages

To create a unique background image for a photo, I researched baseball terms and typed them into a Rich Text Document, saving it to “Rich Text Format” — an RTF file.  I opened Taleweaver and selected the 8.5 x 11 portrait size for my book (you can recreate the following example in any size).

Insert > New Caption

Right-Click in the caption box and select “Edit Text”

Find the file you created for your background.

After your text is loaded into the caption box you can stretch the box to fit your page – then highlight the text and select the font you’d like to use and also the size of the font – watching so that your actions will actually fill the page for a background image.

Next, insert a picture frame for your photo, portrait or landscape (depending on your photo)

Import a photo, then drag it into the frame.  There are options to drag the photo to the position you prefer; also you can rotate the photo.  If desired, you could add more photos to the page.

You could use the same background for your entire book, or create different text files for varied backgrounds — or just have one unique page with this treatment.  The choice is yours — and it’s fun creating pages and photobooks using Taleweaver software.  Enjoy!

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