Follow the Cards Wizard in your Home Edition software (available as a free download) and you are guaranteed a quick, simple and gorgeous card. For those of us who are more adventurous, however, Home Edition offers a lot more. this is a neat little layout program that gives a huge range of creative possibilities.
Step 1: Open the Design Program
Step 2: Add and Position Your Pictures
At the bottom of the screen is your photo tray. Don’t be shy about adding photos – the tray is a working space for you to access images you might want to use. You can add as many photos as you like – some you will use, some not.
The Card Design program assumes you would like one large photo on the front.
If you want to add more photos to the front of the card, you first must decrease the size of your first image.
Now drag and drop other photos onto the card. You can rearrange them and resize them anyway you like.
Don’t like a picture? You have two options:
Step 3: Add Clipart and Text
To add text, you must first create a text box.
To add clipart, take a look at the right-hand menu.
Step 4: Create your card’s inside and back
When you are happy with the front of your card, build the inside and back the same way. The top tray contains each layout view.
Step 5: Proof your work and send it to London Drugs
When you are happy with your card, Home Edition will analyze your card for resolution, empty text boxes, and other layout errors.
Once you know the basics of layout design, have fun creating your cards. Experiment with different borders, artwork, layout and photos. Here is a completely different look using the same photos.
If you ever need help, come into your nearest London Drugs Photolab with your file. Our Photolab specialists know Home Edition well, and we would be pleased to help.
Written by Angela Ford, Amateur Photographer