Hello and welcome! Whether you're very, moderately or only slightly interested in using your iphone or ipad to scrapbook or record your memories, I hope there might be something in here which piques your curiosity just a little! Today's post and pdf is all about Shapes: where to find them, how to style and use them, and how to do things with them which the originators of Keynote never dreamed of - my favourite part! And, as always, the shots you see here and the pdfs were created totally in Keynote on the iPad and iPhone.
Some of the quick uses to which Shapes can be put include ...
- making tabbed journalling blocks by combining two rounded rectangles of different sizes
- popping a photo onto a coloured background in a jiffy without needing complex layering skills
- creating shaped journalling spaces, with or without borders or fills, where the text adjusts itself as you type
- turning photos into a mini-layouts by adding text- or colour-filled shapes
- devising striped, dotted or squared 'papers' or 'borders' to suit your page in just a few taps
- adding fast-and-easy shadows and reflections for a graphic design look
And, of course, stretching your own creativity enjoyably as you find new ways of using the tools provided! Please help yourself to the detailed pdf of instructions; the previous ones are also included below. As always, the pdfs can be downloaded to your computer, then emailed to your iPad or iPhone; or downloaded directly to your iPad. You can also upload them to a cloud facility like Dropbox, and then download them to the iPad later.
Previous posts and files:
Creativity on the Move: The Map
Creativity on the Move: Managing your Photos
Download COTMManagingYourPhotos (pdf)
Creativity on the Move: KN01Photos
Download KNAlexa01Photos (pdf)
Download AlexaShapedMasks (key)
Creativity on the Move: KN02Text
Download KNAlexa02Text (pdf)
Download KNAlexa03Shapes (pdf)
Hoping you enjoy them (and all feedback and comments welcome!) :). Next week, it's exploiting colour to maximum effect in Keynote. Might you pop back?