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Holiday Gift Tags

Make your gifts stand out from all the rest with personalized gift tags! You'll need heavy weight paper, like cardstock.
Step 1: Choosing a Project
Launch Photo Explosion and select Create Project on the opening screen. In the Get Project menu select Crafts and choose Gift Tags.


Step 2: Selecting a Template
Choose a template you like by double-clicking on it. Template themes include birthdays, new baby, weddings, graduation, Father's Day, and occasions. Note that you can customize any template by changing the background, text, and photo.


Step 3: Inserting a Photograph
The template comes with a placeholder picture. Replace it with your own image by clicking on the placeholder to select it and then clicking on the rectangular icon below it. Then get your image from your digital camera, scanner, video capture or computer files. Once it's in the template, you can move it by dragging and dropping to the desired location. To resize it, go to the Edit menu, choose Adjust and select Rotate & Resize. Then click and pull any of the square nodes surrounding the image.


Step 4: Customizing the Text
Double-click the template's text. The text tools will automatically appear on the left allowing you to write your own message and change the font by choosing a color, texture or a gradient effect. Select Apply when done. Add pizzazz to your text with a shadow, special effects, reshaping or transformation. These options are in the Edit menu under Text.


To move your text, simply drag and drop it in the desired location. To resize it, click and pull any of the square nodes surrounding the text.



Step 5: Creating and Managing Multiple Gift Tags
Follow the steps above to create additional gift tags, and be sure to save each one in the same folder on your computer. This will come in handy when it comes time to print.


Step 6: Printing
Go to Browse mode and select the folder containing your gift tags by double-clicking it. Select the files you wish to print by highlighting them. Then choose Multiple in the Print menu.


On the left choose paper types and layouts. If you're printing just a few gift tags try Avery 5388. For multiple gift tags try Avery 8373. Click Apply when done.

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