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06-26-2009, 10:12 AM #1GDS Dabbler
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How does everyone do a 2 page layout digitally?
I am a newbie to DS and traditionally I use 2 pagers all the time. I was just wondering if people do them as seperate pages or all in one work space? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
06-26-2009, 09:40 PM #2
Good question. I have wondered the same thing. Anyone got any hints for us?
06-27-2009, 02:43 AM #3
I do both. If I am creating something that has elements that crosses the page I will do it together as a 12x24. Then if I want to print it I just save each 12x12 side individually. You just have to watch out for the middle because you can lose some of it in printing. I usually don't put anything I'm not willing to lose in the last 1/4 inch, or if you have the grid on, in the last square along the middle.
I also do pages individually if the pages are more blocked because it's easier for me to see the elements. I don't have a big monitor so I really have to zoom in sometimes and I can't get the over all picture with the zoom all the way in.
Hope that helps
06-27-2009, 04:59 AM #4
06-27-2009, 05:38 AM #5
You can get some templates that are 24 x 12
Or you can put two pages side by side to get the feel of what it will be as a two pager, by creating a new document that is 24 x12, and then drag and drop each side of the page on opposite sides of the new document.
Sometimes I do this just to get the web sized image to upload.
I dont usually save two pagers this way, since I would need to print them individually anyway.
06-27-2009, 06:47 AM #6
Thanks ladies for your input. Guess I will have to give this a try. I have never done as 2 pg. lo before.
06-27-2009, 08:56 AM #7
I like Liz's suggestion of doing the two layouts separately, then dragging them onto the double-size canvas for the preview. But, like Erica says, if you've got an element that overlaps, you need to create the LO double-wide. Question: do any of the scrapbook printing sites or other sites (Costco, etc.) print the 24x12 size?
06-27-2009, 09:17 AM #8Supreme Team Alumni
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I always do my 2 pagers as side by side pages (two pages). The grid helps to line everything up b/c you can use it to "see" were things that stretch across the two pages should be to line up right. I ususally post them as two separate pages as well. It's just easier for me.
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06-27-2009, 04:01 PM #9Banned
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Usually I do two seperate pages 12x12. Save them as a *.tiff files. Then create a blank page that is 12x24 and drag both pages into it and arrange them to fit.
However, I bought a two page template a few weeks ago and am off to try that method.
I don't really print anything anymore. I just use my computer monitor with a screensaver of all my layouts for viewing.
06-27-2009, 06:59 PM #10