Good morning! Today we have a tutorial that our Creative Team member Pat Dadisman wrote up for us.
Pat is sharing with us how to make a digital snow globe using MS Word. She uses a MAC, so most of the included screen shots are from that, but a PC is close enough that for those whom have PC's should be able to also succeed by these directions, or by looking closely on your PC Word and finding the command that represents what is being done.
2. Drag the shapes, pictured below, from the drop down menu to your Word document (MAC). Or click on the shape and then click-drag on your document for the shape to create (PC).
3. Next format the circle and base with your choice of fill, shadow, and line color. (For my sample I used white fill, no shadow and black line.)
- First select either shape by clicking on it. Format will then appear in the toolbar (MAC and PC). Click on Format in the toolbar to bring up this menu:
Click on Fill -- then click on solid --choose white from color selections -- click okay.Click on Line -- then click on solid -- choose black from color selections -- click okay.Click on Shadow -- just click on check mark in box next to ‘shadow’ to delete shadow.
4. Before formatting the snow globe’s base, rotate base left 90 degrees, then resize to 2.0” high by 0.75” wide. Then follow the directions, listed above, to format the base just like you did for the circle (white fill, black line, no shadow).
5. Then resize the shapes just like you would resize a digital image to the measurements shown below. To resize, select a shape and then type the sizes you need in the drawing tools toolbar, circled in red below for a PC.
- Circle -- 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches
- Base -- 2 inches high by 0.75 inches high
6. Now insert and resize your favorite Doodle Pantry PNG image to fit inside the globe.
8. So that you can move everything around together, you will need to use the “merge” function (on MAC) to merge all 3 images together. Or on a PC, left click select all the objects while holding the shift key and then right click and select "group".
9. Here’s what the finished snow globe looks resized and formatted (not including your image inside):
Quirky Snowmen set.
Pat additionally used and masked some digital PNG papers for the globe inside and the base.