Sunday, December 23, 2012

One picture...multiple photo boxes

A very cool new functionality as part of My Memories Suite version 4 is inserting a single photo into multiple photo boxes.   If you've ever tried this before v4, you'll know how challenging it was to line up the images just right.   With v4 you can pull this off in just a few short clicks!   Here is a page I made using this technique.

Kits used are Yuletide Treasures (Retired) - by Becca, Snow is Falling - PrelestnayaP, and a freebie word art.

Here are the steps to achieve this look:

1.  Select a multi-photo layout from the photo layout button.  Or you can add several photo boxes and place them how you'd like them to display on your page.

2.  Select all of the photo boxes.  You can do this by clicking on each photo box while holding down the Ctrl key.

3.  Once all of the photo boxes are selected group them together (Ctrl+g)

4.  In the Resource Gallery, click on the camera (Photo Gallery) to open the photo folder

5.  Browse to the folder with your preferred photo

6.  Drag the photo to the grouped photo boxes

Your picture will appear in the grouped photo boxes as if it were a single picture.

TIP:  If you want to add photo effects the photo (I did mine in black and white) you'll want to ungroup the photos (Ctrl+Shift+G) and edit each photo individually.  If you do it still grouped, the effect will not stay after the album is saved.

This is a super fun effect for your photos that really brings some added interest and creativity to your pages!

1 comment:

  1. It's such a cool feature. Great post Jonyce. Have a Merry Christmas with your family. (Hope you were able to get that Swedish kit. I had sent you the link via PM on FB)