Thursday, May 5, 2011

MDS Thursday: Photo Box Circles

My next MDS class will focus on Photo Boxes, so I have been playing around with it to learn as much as I can.

The original purpose of photo boxes is to allow the user to insert photos easily in to the program, so I am going to start with some of the basic functions of photo boxes.

When you insert a photo Box into your layout it always starts out as a square.  You can enlarge the square and turn it into a rectangle.

Check out this super simple way to add pizazz to your page.

Here is my initial scrapbook layout.

I like it the way it is, but I started to play with the tabs and discovered that I can turn the rectangles into ovals (if you have a square it will turn into a circle)

In the Design Center on the right of your screen is an option called Photo Shape (see red circle).
Click it once.

Finished Project

And Ta Da !!!!!!!  it will change the shape from rectangle to oval or square to circle.

 I like the ovals.  I think it gives it a more "handmade" look.

Give it a try!!  Thanks for looking.


  1. Love the look that the ovals give it. I haven't tried the digital yet, although I have several free downloads I haven't used. I think I will follow your blog to learn more, before I jump in! lol - Micki (Following now.)
    Visit my "Avenue of Art" when you get a chance!

  2. Great job on this page. I LOVE the pictures! Thanks for blessing my day. :)

  3. Wow Jessica, really appreciate your MDS posts. You really know how to simplify and take the mystery out of some of these techniques. Much appreciated. I really like the softer look of your page with the pics turned into ovals. Great job!

  4. Great page and layout. I haven't played with MDS in a while. I like the ovals. Didn't know you could do that so thanks for passing that on.

  5. Love your MDS shares. I didn't know you could do this. It really changed up your page. Love the photos and journaling.


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