Friday, October 15, 2010

I'm in...

The time has come when you join a forum, completed a challenge, but what do you do now? Well before we actually get into uploading, credits and leaving some comments, it might be a good idea to set up a few things on our computer to make it a whole lot easier.

The first thing you are going to have to do is resize your layout to 432 pixels (6") at 72 dpi. This will not be a request but a requirement before you can upload. But we don't want to lose our full-size image.

For me, I made a new folder naming it Upload to Gallery. This is where I will place the reduced layouts.

Also to help in not overwriting my original, I will name the "thumbnail" according to the challenge I am doing, i.e. "20091031 [1k] Haunted Yard" becomes "2010-10 adspiration". I also place a text document in this folder for writing down the info I will need when uploading the layout.

While each forum is set up a little differently, once you have done one, you can usually figure out the others. They all ask for the same information (albeit, in different terminology sometimes):

1. A title to your layout.
2. Keywords (I normally put the sku of the kit I purchased or the challenge name here.)
3. Credits (kit/template designers, name of person you scraplifted from, etc.)
4. Program used (PSP, PS, GIMP, etc.)
5. Fonts
6. Link to kit(s) (If you purchased a kit from their store, this is where you will put the direct link. DO NOT link to blogs or websites, only to the product page)
I also put the new layout name at the top of the info, just in case (like now) I end up with several layouts in the folder.

After the layout has been uploaded to the gallery, I delete it from the folder and from the credits document to help ensure I do not accidentally upload it again to the wrong challenge.

Next time we will go over actually uploading, placing the information and the etiquette you should use.

Template by Isabel Mendez; Spooky Fun Halloween
(c)LorieM Designs; Font: Arial

1 comment:

  1. That is a really cute halloween layout sis!


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