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October 27, 2015

Scattering Scatters

Hi Everyone! This is Jenn, jk703. I hope you are all doing well. It's October, and the beginning of fall here - leaves are changing, some cooler temperatures have arrived, and there seems to be pumpkin everywhere! I am not a huge pumpkin fan, but we do head out to the pumpkin patch every year.

While working on a layout from our pumpkin patch visit, I found a fun tidbit that I find myself doing when creating layouts, and using scatters. So, I'm here to share!

Liz has some perfect scatters that you can use for any kit you are working with - and they will match perfectly! LOL! Especially since it is a template! Check out the Scatter Starters - perfect and fun shaped. For my layout, I used these - in the arrow shape. For my example images, I've also used the Forever Joy Hello Fall kit.

Here is my layout... with some scatters under the image. Liz's scatters came with three layers, I just turned off one layer.


I have my green arrows selected in the layers palette, and I'm going to use the Rectangular Marquee tool. 

Note that if your scatter is really close to other pieces of the scatter, or you want to move multiple parts of the scatter, your best bet tool wise is the Polygonal Lasso Tool (the one right below the Rectangular  Marquee Tool on the Left Tool Menu).


Here, you can see I used the Marquee Tool to make a square around the one green arrow. All you have to do is click, drag your box, and then let go.

My box of marching ants overlaps the yellow arrow, but I only have the green layers arrows selected in my layers palette - this means the yellow  arrow will not move.


Next, choose the Move Tool. Here are my settings:


After clicking the move too, you will get transform controls around your box, then once you use the mouse or keyboard arrows to move the scatter, the box will become smaller - to the bounds of the shape it is moving.

I moved my green arrow down to the bottom. I you wanted to, you could also remove it altogether, by pressing delete. So, if there is ever a pesky scatter too far out or in the way, just surround the area, and then delete. Be careful of surrounding scatters! :)


I decided to move some of the yellow scatters as well, and here is what I have after moving them around a little bit.


And my final layout. I also decided to delete some of the arrows of the scatters that were peeking out from under the photo. You might not notice it, but I did with a smidgen of corners, or darker shadows. This version is just a bit cleaner.


Hope you learned something new! Have a great time scrapping!
Jenn Marione | jk703

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