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Welcome to another docrafts Digital Designer tutorial. I'm going to show you how to use our new Paper Maker tool.
I've gone into my library and selected one of the character images.
If you do not have a paper that co-ordinates with what you want to create, you can make it really easily.
I've moved the character image onto my Digi Mat and resized it.
I then go into my options tab and here, in the Digi Tool box, is your Paper Maker tool.
Click on this and you'll be given a selection tool which you move over your chosen icon or image that you want to make the paper out of.
You can have more than one icon or image, you can use photos, elements from patterned papers, etc, which I'm also going to show you how to do.
Resize the selection tool then choose to have your pattern in grid form or offset, change the paper size and orientation to suit then click on 'capture'.
This will preview the paper that you're creating.
You can still change to grid or offset and the paper size and orientation.
You can also choose a different background colour or have it transparent.
Create the paper by simply clicking on 'add to project'. Your completed paper will then appear on the Digi Mat.
You can then make further changes to your paper and keep adding them to the Digi Mat.
The original images that you used to create the paper will still be on the Digi Mat for you to use or delete.
You can then print the paper out as it is or add to it onscreen.
You can also use an existing paper to creating different co-ordinating papers.
Drag a paper onto the Digi Mat from your library.
Click on the Paper Maker tool and resize around one part of the paper.
Click on 'capture' to preview the paper and then fine tune to suit your needs.
Then simply 'Add to Project'. The new paper will be added to the Digi Mat as the bottom layer.
This is a great way of making personalised papers that will co-ordinate beautifully with existing papers and images.
You can colourise the paper you've made using the Colourise tool or even recolour existing papers in your library, plus use the Acetate tool to layer up papers for a whole new dimension.
We hope you enjoy this tool as well as the other tools we'll be bringing you and look forward to showing you more in the next tutorial.