Monday, September 10, 2012

MDS Monday: Span Across Pages

I have another new feature of MDS2 to share with you today: spanning an item across a layout.  This is simple and easy to do so there won't be a lot of screen shots.

First, you need to be designing in two page spreads.  If you've forgotten how to do this, you click the little icon on the bottom, just left of where the thumbnail of your pages appear:
Now, add your stamp or embellishment and move it so it is hanging off teh edge of one of your pages.  You will not be able to see the portion that is hiding behind the other page.  To fix that, right click on the image and select Span Pages:
You can see from this spread that I've used that function on two stamps and the stitching.  I've added a page guide to the center of the spread so you can see where the page break would be:
Now another word of warning on this one.  I have had success doing this with embellishments and stamps.  I haven't tried it with text, but I'm sure that works as well. But I tried it with a punch and resizing it and moving it around was difficult.  So I would not recommend using this feature on a punch just yet.  Hoping that is another fix in a coming update.

Here is the competed two page spread:
Colors: Basic Gray and Basic Black.  My Digital Studio Brush Stamps: Toxic Frameable, Bulletin Alphabet.  Digital Designer Series Paper: Howlstooth and Scaringbone.  Digital Embellishments: Mis-stitched and Delightful Digital Tape.
This Friday, September 14 is the final day to order print projects at 31% off.  I ordered two albums last week and I'm hoping to finish up this Disneyland album this week.  Next MDS Monday, I will take a break from showing you MDS2 features and will share how I used My Digital Studio to create a Disney album without any licensed Disney materials.  See you then!


Yapha said...

This is such a great new feature! Thanks for the detailed tutorial. Super cute page, too!

Mickey Roberts said...

How cool is that??!!?? Thanks for the great tutorial!

Tanya Boser said...

Thanks for the tut! And that is an adorable spread!