May 21, 2010

Another Small Tutorial: Turning a Template into a Double Pager

I know some of you already know how to do this but I thought I would share with the rest of you a quick, easy way that you can turn a one page template into a double page layout.

I thought my new Block Templates would look good as a double layout so I'm going to show you how. Seriously it only takes 1 step!

First you'll open the template and save it with a new name so that you don't save over the original template. Then all you have to do is go to Image>Rotate Canvas>Flip Canvas Horizontal. That's pretty much it. You will have to remove the journaling and title layer since they will be backwords but you'll have the basic template and you can easily copy the journaling and title layers (from the original template) on to the new template and place them where you would like. This way flips/rotates the whole canvas. Keep reading to see how to flip/rotate individual layers.

Here's another way to do it if you only want to flip a couple of layers. (Select the layers you want to flip (hold down ctrl + click on all the layers you want to flip/rotate) then go to edit>transform> and then you can either go to rotate 180, rotate 90, rotate90, flip horizontal, or flip vertical. Sometimes it's fun to play around with the different layers so that you can get a similar but not completely flipped layout.

Here's the original template:

Here's the modified double layout:
I used the Rotate 180 to get this look.

Hope this is useful and that you can get a little bit more out of my templates with this tutorial.


TheOkieToothfairy said...

I've learned something new! I didn't know you could rotate one layer, I thought you could only rotate the canvas! Thanks Liz!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [22 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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