Monday, July 14, 2014

MDSM74 Put it in a box!!

Hi Eveyone! Beth here with today's Challenge for MDS Monday # 74.  For this weeks challenge, I would like you to give the sketch a try and also incorporate the "Grouped Photo boxes technique" but with a twist.  We've done the grouped boxes before, and there are some fun videos about this.  Here is one from

Once you have your photo on the page in the grouped photo boxes, I want you to try my twist.  Un-group your photo boxes and click on the boxes individually.  You can now change them to black and white.  Leave your focal point in color and change the others.  Then find a way to make it stand out by bumping it up or down, left or right, depending on how you've arranged your grouped photo boxes.  One thing I want to point out about this technique is that unlike regular photo boxes, once you've added a photo to a grouped photo box, you can not zoom in or crop, so you need to do this step before adding it to your grouping.

For example, on my page below I wanted to highlight my son David and he wasn't quite where I wanted him on the page, and he was a little too far back.  So, I edited my photo on my computer to zoom in a bit and crop the photo so that he was centered.  Then I added it to my MDS page.  You can take a close look at your photo to help you decide how to arrange your boxes.  Maybe your photo would work best with horizontal boxes, or in a grouping similar to that in the video.  Any way is great so long as the group forms a rectangle and then you bump out  a box to highlight your color photo box. I can'twait to see what you come up with!

Challenge Guidelines:
  • Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
  • Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the Challenge Graphic above within your post.
  • Link directly to your Post for this challenge, not your entire blog. (So we can find your project)
  • You can create a Card, Scrap Page or 3-D Object with the Sketch.
  • The Challenge will end on Saturday @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 




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