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For this month’s Extreme Save the Date design, we used PrintingPress Extreme 6.0 to combine a simple line border with elegant damask images from our Illustrations Wedding collection to create a modern, elegant border. Read below for step-by-step instructions to learn a technique you can use to create your own totally new border designs using parts using pre-existing artwork.
First, we added a Double Line (Top & Bottom) custom border to the text box.
Next, we started creating our elegant custom border. We added the embroidered damask #5 (white) image and then cropped the image in half. You can see the original image on the left and the cropped image on the right.
We rotated the cropped image and placed it at the top of the line border.
Next, we copied the damask image and flipped it so that we would have the mirror image on the other side of the text box.
To center the design on the text box, we grouped the two damask images together so that they behave as a single object. We clicked on the first damask image, then pressed the Shift key on our keyboard and clicked on the second image. Then we clicked on the Group button on the Align palette in the Design palette group.
Once the objects are grouped, you can click on the Align Horizontal Center button to center them on the text box. You can always separate the objects again by clicking on the grouped objects and then clicking on the Ungroup button.
Repeat with the bottom damask and you’ve got a gorgeous totally unique border!
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