Quick Clicks are pre-made templates for digital scrapbook layouts. When you purchase a Quick Click template, the zipped file will include both individual png layers (for those of you who don't use Photoshop), as well as a PSD file containing all the layers pre-stacked and ready to go. This makes it super quick and easy for those of you who do use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. The beauty of the Quick Click template is that all the planning is already done, you simply clip your photos and background papers to the layers provided, add your journaling and embellishments, and voila, a super fast and easy layout.
There are a set of instructions included with each Quick Click, and you can also find excellent tutorials for using them on the tutorials page at HERE at DSP. (just scroll about halfway down the page and look in the "Using DSP Products" section).
Here's a what a basic template looks like. You'll notice that each template layer has it's own drop shadow. Because these layers are separate from the layers you clip your papers and photos to, you can get realistic looking shadows that just aren't possible any other way. The following two layouts are both made using this same template.
You're welcome to join me for my Quick Click Inspiration Chat every other Monday night (8pm Eastern time) in the DSP chat room, for a little fun, a little inspiration, and a Quick Click freebie for you to enjoy. Please check the forum for times and dates. I'll look forward to seeing you there!
Here are a few examples of Quick Click templates and layouts made using them:
|Beautiful 12x12 Quick Click template|
Varying the photos, papers, and elements you use, can give you two dramatically different looks using the same template.
|Mom's Noteboard 12x12 Quick Click template|
In this second Quick Click, I've included a crossed ribbon. To color the ribbon, simply clip a layer using the color or paper of your choice to the ribbon layer and set the blend mode to "overlay." This template is great for tucking in ticket stubs, awards, school photos, and lots of embellishments!
You can see how easy it is to get several different looks from each template just by varying the papers and elements you choose!
|Sensational Circles 12x12 Quick Click template|
Now I'm going to show you how you can get even more versatility out of your Quick Clicks. In the original template the circles are aligned to the left of the main photo, as seen in the first example. In the second example I've flipped the template horizontally. This is great for two page layouts!
Here's another great tip, you can move the individual elements around on the page if they aren't exactly the where you need them. You can even use bits and pieces of your template on other layouts!
|Fabulous Film Strip 12x12 Quick Click template|
In my first example, I've used the template exactly as it is. In the second layout, I've rotated the entire page 90 degrees counter-clockwise, and repositioned the "tucked in" photo frame to better fit the horizontal photo I used and also leave certain areas of the background image uncovered for journaling. In the final layout, I've used only the frame that I "borrowed" from the Quick Click.
I hope you'll be inspired to try using these wonderful time-saving tools!