I have started my aA Project 2022. It is not my first year, so I feel like an old hand. One thing I know is that I will review these pages for errors and constantly find them. So, if you see something amiss, please let me know. The steps I list here are pretty much what I do for every page but if I so something different I will adjust my description for that page.
Start – I always start with the template
Photos – I add my photos to the frames and the mask using Layer>Create Clipping Mask.
Transfers – I added Transfer 2 to one of the frames after adding color to the mask using Edit>Fill.
Paper – I added Solid Paper 2 from Wellspring over the background layer.
Stains and other layers – I color these layers using Edit>Fill so they match what is nearby or if foliage I color to try to resemble foliage.
Elements – I put Multimedia Leaves 4.1 on the right-hand edge of my focal photo. I copy the ribbon twice and recolor so I can create a virtual triangle.
Journaling – Added a Nursery Rhyme and journaled about the colors of autumn
Title – Typed “Live in Color” for the title.
To finish up I made sure I didn’t have and edges of my photos showing that the font was consistent (I use 12 PT because I will print at 10x10. I have adjusted or added drop shadows where necessary. Make sure nothing is beyond the Guidelines. I will remember as the days go one other thing I want to check.