A little tip for repeating elements! :)

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  1. chickypow

    chickypow All I need is my gun, and my blankie

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    Hey all!!

    I just wanted to share one of my little "things" I do when I use the same element several times on a LO. Sometimes I make my own scatter kinda thing or just repeat a flower or what have you.

    If you rotate the element a tiny bit each time you use it, you make them all look a little different. Seems like a small thing but it makes a big difference on LO's!

    Just something that popped into my mind today and I thought I'd share :)
     
  2. HeatherB

    HeatherB Ain't nothin wrong with a few dust bunnies!

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    I do the same thing (rotate them a tiny bit). I make sure each is rotated slightly differently. You are right, it does make a big difference!
     
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  3. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    And i'll add a tidbit as well - if you change the shadow, tweak it a bit so it's different from the original flower or element as well, it can make a world of difference ;)
     
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  4. Tree City

    Tree City Get a stepladder, I'm busy

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    So true! Or if you're able to in your program, it'll look quite different if you recolor it, especially if rotated like you suggest! I try not to rotate too much if there's a very noticeable shadow on the element. Sequins, for example, are easy to recolor to coordinate with the page but can look ridic if you rotate it so the shaded side is facing your light source.
    But that's hard for some elements (and some programs), so I don't recommend this for everyone. :)
     
  5. gracielou

    gracielou Well-Known Member

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    Great tip. Will give it a go on my layouts. I am always repeating elements but usually don't take the time to rotate. Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Iowan

    Iowan Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa

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    Oh so true, repetition-definitely one of the design principles and a must for we clusterers. TFS
     
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  7. gonewiththewind

    gonewiththewind I choose joy.

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  8. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    yes, and varying the size a little too! :)
     
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  9. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    yes! and if you have cs5 or above a little tweak to the shape of a edge and burn a bit on the shadowed side, really helps too
     
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  10. LoveItScrapIt

    LoveItScrapIt I'm a poet, and everyone knows it!

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    Yup I do the same!!!! Great tip!
     
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  11. bbymks5

    bbymks5 Where oh where can it be?!?

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    I need to try this more often! Sometimes I'll try and flip something horizontally if I can remember!
     

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