Mean Mom Page Tutorial
Step One and Two Only
Basic Paint and Downloading
Step one (depending on your experience level this may take a few hours to a week):
Part A: Download Tia Bennett’s Family Ink from the $4.00 digital kit section. Save it to your hard drive. Be sure to open the mom and the rose image to a separate folder. This will need to be done now as it will save you time in the end.
Part B: Photo Extractions using basic paint program.
Open the program up. Click on the file section in the tool bar of the program. Then choose open (file) option. Pick your photo you wish to extract.
I normally use the pencil function to draw an outline to help me extract the majority of the picture before fine tuning around the subject.
Once the outline has been drawn then use the free form select option to delete major parts of the photo. Repeat action until the subject only remains.
Then use the eraser function to fine tune the boundary around the subject. When done with the photo extraction save photo in a modified picture folder or a clip art folder.
Don’t worry about the remaining white background. We will remove this upon inserting photo in the power point later on in the layering process. Repeat steps for remaining four pictures.
Part C: Making your own email icon envelope.
Open the paint for new project. Then choose the rectangle shape option. Click and drag the star/dot cursor until you have created a rectangle similar to the one shown on the www.poisonweb.com
site. Change the icon in the tool bar from rectangle to straight line. Draw a straight diagonal line from the top left corner of the rectangle to the middle of the rectangle. Repeat from top corner to the end of the other straight diagonal line. Then go to the bottom left corner, draw a line from the left corner to the left of center. Repeat from the bottom right corner.
You will need to click the color option at the top of the tool bar, and click on the edit color box. You will need to click on black box, then select define custom color box. Then select a very light grey in the color scheme, click on add to custom colors. Then click on the light grey box, click on okay. Then click on the paint bucket icon on the left hand tool bar. Then move mouse over to envelope and click mouse. The shape should fill in with color.
Step Two (This may take a few hours to a week depending on experience level):
Access the website for rock band Poison. www.poisonweb.com
You will need to keep the window open in order to make the rectangle and square shown on their website.
Part B: Open the basic paint program.
Click the rectangle shape icon in the tool box on the left side of screen. Then choose the option with a black outline.
Click and drag the mouse to the empty paint screen.
Then drag and click the mouse dot/star until you have made a rectangle similar in shape and size to their website. Don’t get frustrated. It can be done. It does not have to exact in measurement. My was not exact just similar in size.
Then choose the eraser option to create a torn look at the top. Do not erase too much or it may not be “similar”.
If you mess up use the control z option to bring back what you tried to erase.
Once you have created the torn affect on the rectangle box, and then click on the color option in the tool bar selection at the top of the page. It should give an option to edit colors.
Click on edit option. You should have a color palette come open.
Click on the black color box, then click define option, in custom color option. You will need a darker grey option for this box. Once you have chosen the darker grey color, click on add to custom colors. Then click on the custom color box and click okay.
You will want to use both the paint bucket and the airbrush option to color this. Paint bucket seemed to only color the primary shape but left the torn edges looking weird. I used the airbrush with a wide spray to give a better torn look.
Then click on the color option in the tool bar section at the top.
Click on the edit option, again. You will need to change to a fluorescent or bright green. Click on it, then hit okay.
Still using the airbrush option, slightly click the icon to spray a space and move to the left or the right to get the green affect seen on the website for the grey box. Once done save file either in your clip art folder or in a folder designated for work in progress.
Again, you will see a white background around shape. It will be removed in the layer part in power point.
Part C: When finished saving the grey rectangle box, click the file section at the top of the tool bar. Then click new. This will remove the rectangle shape, allowing you to create the black square as seen on the website.
Again click the rectangle option on the left side of the screen in that tool box area. Don’t forget to choose the black outline option. Click and drag the star/dot mouse icon until you have created a square similar in shape to the website.
Once the shape is in place then click the color option at the top of the page in the tool box section. It should open up again to the edit color section.
Click on it, then a color palette. Choose the black color then click the okay button.
Click on the paint bucket option. It should color the square black.
Once done save file either in your clip art folder or in a folder designated for work in progress. Again you will see a white background around the shape. It will be removed in the layer part in power point.
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Steps Three and Four
Step 3 (Background for matt and main page):
Part A: 16 x 16 green matte, be sure to have the website www.poisonweb.com up for referral purposes.
Open power point, choose design option at the top of the tool bar, and click on it. Choose page setup then change the size to 16 x 16, don’t forget to change the page orientation to portrait and hit okay button.
You must choose the background Style option to the right of the tool bar in the design section of power point. You should be given two options, you want to click on format background.
At this point you need to choose the gradient option for the custom background. You must choose your present colors, direction, and then additional color until you have matched the style of the matte. I choose linear, with dark green at the bottom of the page, and play with the green until it matches; you may have to save it as a custom background. Then click the close option on the box.
Part B: 12 x 12/14 x 14 Main page Continue using the website as a reference page.
Choose the insert option on the left of the tool bar section at the top. It should open a new section of different options.
Click the shapes options in this section. You should see a long box of different shape option. You will want a rectangle option because this works both for the rectangle and square shape.
Once you have chosen the rectangle shape, cursor will change into a plus sign. Click and drag this on the page until you see a square. The square should be small. You will need to use the “squares” on the side of the square to make it larger though the image will appear distorted.
After making the shape to the correct size, you will need to choose the format option to the right of the tool bar at the top of the page. It should show an assortment of options. You will need to click the box with different colored boxes in it. It should show an option for other theme fills. Click on the other theme fills box.
Once in other theme fill box, click the gray box with dark on one side and light grey section on the other. It should be the farthest box on the right in the second row.
Then click on the shape effect box. You will need to choose the shadow option at the bottom of the shadow option box. You need to choose the inner shadow option with color changed to the darkest grey available. It will appear almost black but it is not.
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Steps Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, and Ten
Step Five: Inserting the Four Boxes
In Power Point, click on the Insert option in the tool bar at the top of the page, it should open up several options. You should choose picture. It should give you options from a picture folder, to documents, to shared folders. You will want to choose documents, then choose the folder you saved the four boxes image. Click on it to open it up into the power point page. You should have the image up with an opaque white background.
At the top right in the tool bar, click on Format option. You should see a new tool bar selection. On the left hand side of this format tool bar, you will see a recolor option, click on it. Select set transparency option. Then drag mouse curser over to the white background. Click on it with your mouse icon. It should make the white background transparent.
Now drag the box image to the top middle of the page. Distort the image using the squares on the side of the image. Then slightly enlarge image using the circles on the corners of the image until it is similar to the web page from www.poisonweb.com
. (Tip: Hold down the Shift button while dragging on a corner of the object to resize. This will resize it proportionally.)
Step Six: Torn Background section
Click on the insert option in the tool bar at the top of the page in power point. It will open up a new tool bar for insertion. You will need to select shape. Look in the lines section of the next box. There is an option next to last that will allow you to draw a torn look. Click on this option. You should have a cross looking cursor. Click and drag this until you have created a similar torn shape from one side of the grey section to the other like on the web page at www.poisonweb.com
. Then you should have the format option appear in the right corner of the tool bar. Click this to format the color of the shape. Click the option fill shape. Choose the color block that is second in line. Choose a grey that is toward the middle to the bottom. Then click on the box for themes, click other themes. Click the second or first box on the second row for the blended affect closest to the webpage. You will have to rotate the image either using rotate image or the circle option above the image you are formatting. This should put the lighter part on the right hand of the page and the darker on the left hand of the page.
Step Seven: Inserting the mail icon
Click on the insert option in the tool bar at the top of the page in power point. Then choose picture option. Open up the file folder in which you save the email icon in. Once open you should have the image up in power point. You will need to click on format image again. Select the option recolor, choose set transparency. Then take the mouse icon, click on the opaque white background. The image background should disappear. Drag the image to the right corner until it is similar to the webpage. Remember you must leave room for contact information. You may have to shrink and distort image using the circles and squares around the image.
Step Eight: Inserting the grey box with grey spray
Click on the insert option in the tool bar at the top of the page in power point. Choose the picture option. Open the file folder in which you saved this image. Once open you should have the image up in power point. You will need to click format image again. Select the option recolor, chose set transparency. Then take the mouse icon, click on the opaque white background. The image background should disappear. Drag the image to the left bottom corner as shown in the web page by www.poisonweb.com
. The image may have to be enlarged and distorted by using the circles and squares shown around the image to get a similar placement and size.
Step Nine: Inserting Tia Bennett’s Ink Images
Click on the option insert, choose the file folder you saved the Mom Ink image in. Open it. It should appear in the power point. Arrange the size using the circles at the corners of the image. Click and drag it to the torn paper section on the left hand side of the page as shown in the webpage at www.poisonweb.com
Click on the option insert at the top in the tool bar section of power point. Choose the option picture, and then click on the file folder in which you saved the family ink rose in. Open it. Repeat previous actions (I couldn’t get the copy/paste option to work). Then you should have two of the image appear in power point. Rotate the image, so, that instead of having identical roses in the same position you have them opposite. The images may have to be enlarged and distorted the images slightly by using the circles and squares around the image. Now, click on format in the tool bar section of power point. You will need to again choose recolor followed by set transparency. Drag and click the mouse icon to the rose. You want both roses to be as a transparency as the skulls shown in the web page by Poison.
Step 10: Inserting the black square
Choose the insert option in the tool bar at the top of page in power point. Then choose picture option. Then click the folder to which you saved e black box image. Open It. Then use the circles and squares to slightly enlarge and distort the image to make it appear to be similar to the web page at www.poisonweb.com
. Then place the image to just over the end of the rose.
Step 11: Inserting another family ink rose into the black box
Choose the insert option in the tool bar at the top the page in power point. The choose picture option. Again open the file folder to which you save the family ink rose too. Open it. Then use the circles and squares around the image to shrink and distort it into the black box. Choose the format option in the tool bar section of power point. The choose recolor option, followed by set transparency. It will give the appearance of a thick outline.
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Steps 12, 13, 14, and 15
Power Point and MS Word 2007
Step 12: Font for email icon
Click on the insert option in the tool bar at the top of the page in power point. Choose test box and click on it. It should open up a mouse icon. Click on it, a small box should appear somewhere in the power point presentation. You will need to drag out the corners of this box to make it fit in the space to the right of the email icon in the top right corner of the grey background. Then type in the box only at two peas. Then go back and highlight. I know you could change the style of text before typing but I have discovered it’s easier to type then highlight and change the type of text with power point. Choose the font style called Corbel. The size should be between 11 and 8 in size and the color should be white. Not sure which one it is, my hand written notes are not clear.
Step 13: Mean mom, what’s New and Tour Dates text title
Open up MS Word 2007 or your version of ms word, I’m pretty sure they are similar with functions but the layout of the tool bar is different. Once opened to a new document, select the insert option in the tool bar at the top of the page. Then choose word art option. Choose word art style 25. This is what my version calls it. When the word art option is open is the first one on the bottom row on the left side of the box. Yours may be different so just move your mouse curser over it until you find it. A box should open up for you to type in. Type the word “MEAN” in it. Then change the font to Edward Script ITC. I don’t remember the size I choose. Hit okay once you found the size that seems similar. Then click fill shape color. Play around with color scheme by choosing more fill colors. Once a close color is found, then choose 3-d effects. Then choose the 3-d colors for more colors. I choose a grey spectrum color not sure which one though. Then choose 3-d lighting affect. Choose the light source in the middle. This is where the light source is from within (geez, remind myself of yoda for a minute. I believe I choose a 3-d style 6 for my font as well. Like I said my hand written notes are not that clear. Once you have gotten it to a similar style, switch windows back your power point presentation.
Click on the insert option in the tool bar at the top of the page in power point. Click on insert text box not word art. Expand the text box to fit the word art from ms word 2007. Depending on your version on power point, you may want to change the text in the home box and size as well, so, the power point doesn’t change your font, from what is in ms word. Then switch back to ms word 2007, click on the word art. Then double click on the right mouse button. It should bring up an option to cut/copy/paste. You must choose to copy. Cutting option does not work.
Then switch back to power point. Click on the empty text box, right click for paste. If it does not take, it may take a couple of tries to get it to paste from ms word. It will do it.
Once the word is in place, you will need to place the text box over and the torn paper section. Click the mouse to place it where you want it. You may need to enlarge or distort it by using the circles and squares around the text box.
Go back to MS Word, click on edit text option for word art. Back space the old word art out. Then type What’s New, change font to Tandelle, change the word art style to 13, and change size. I believe it’s between 24-14. Not sure which one, my hand written notes did not get the size used. Then click fill shape color, one of the standard red options should work. Then click on gradient option, and then choose the box with light source coming down from the top. It will give you the light affect you want for this part. Then click shadow affect , choose the additional style box first one on the bottom row, and change the shadow color to the second column last box when you open it up.
Go back to power point, then click on insert, and choose text box. Repeat extending the box out. Again, you may want to change the text font and size to what is in ms word before copying and pasting. Once, the box is ready, return to ms word. Highlight your word art, and then double click the right mouse button. Then click copy. Switch windows to power point. The click on the empty text box, and click right mouse button. Remember it may take a few attempts for the copy paste to work. It did on mine. Once a successful copy/paste has taken place, drag the text box into the grey text box where the green spray is at. Get in a similar position to the website and click it in place.
Go back to Ms Word, again click on edit text or you may have to choose insert option in the tool bar, and click word art. It just depends on your version of Ms Word. You want word art style art 10, you need to have font style Arial Unicode MS and size not sure which one. Just play around with the size and refer to the webpage until you get something that is similar. Then click fill shape color. You will need to choose a medium grey then staying in that box click gradient. You need to choose more gradient options. You want the light source from the center. Then click on shape outline color I believe. Choose a grey that is slightly darker than the main color.
Go back to power point; again click on insert option in the tool bar section. Then click on text box. Again, stretch the text box out to fit the word art from ms word. Again you may need to click on home and then on text box to change the font style. Once that is done switch windows, to Ms Word. Highlight on the word art, and then double click on the right mouse button for copy/paste option. Choose copy option. Then switch windows back to power point. Then click on empty text box. Double click on the right mouse button for the copy/paste feature to appear. Choose paste the option. The drag the text box to the space just right of the grey journaling box; and click it in place. You may need to refer to the www.poinsonweb.com
to get idea of a similar placement.
Go back to Ms Word, click on either edit text or insert option then word art. Choose word art style 7, font style Mufferaw and font size 24. You will need four separate word art boxes for this. This is so you can make each word art a different color. The first word art box will have the word “live” typed in it. Then click the fill shape color choose a off lime green color. The second word art box will have the same word art style, font style, and font size as the first. You will need to type the word “raw”. Then click the fill shape color and choose red. Click on the third word art box, same as the first two for word art style, font style and font size. You will need to type the “&” sign. Then click the fill shape color and choose a bright lime or neon green color. The fourth word art box same as the first three boxes for word art style, font style, and font size. You will need to type the word “uncut”. Click on the fill shape color option. Click on the second column and the second to last color of the grey spectrum color.
Now switch back to the power point window. Click the insert option and click on text box. Expand it out, change the font to match the font in ms word and font size as well. Then return to the ms word document. High light the word Live and double click on the right mouse button. Then click the copy option. Then switch to power point. Then click on the text box. Then double click on the right mouse button for the paste option. It should transfer the word art for you. If it does not just repeat the copy paste feature from ms word to power point and it will eventually do it. Drag the text box into place at the top of the black box. Click on the insert option in tool bar at the top of the page in power point; click text box. Expand the text box out. Click on it, you should have short cut box for changing the font style and font size to what is in ms word again. Now switch back to the ms word . High light the word “raw”; then, double click on the right mouse button. It should give the copy/paste feature. Choose the copy feature. Now, switch back to the power point program. Click on the open text box, use the right mouse button to get it to paste the word art into the box. Drag the text box just under the first text box. Click on the insert option in the tool bar section at the top of the page in power point. Choose the text box option; expand the text box. The click on the text box using the short cut to change font style and font size before copying and pasting. Now, switch back to ms word. High light the “&” sign, click on the right button of the mouse; click copy. Now switch back to power point. Click on the text box, double click on the right button on the mouse. Click paste in the short cut. Drag the text box to the side of the word raw, place there. Now, choose insert option in the tool bar at the top of the page for power point; click the text box. Expand the box, click the text box to access short cut for the font style and size change option. Change the size and font. Switch back to ms word; high light the “uncut” word art. Then double click the right button on the mouse. Choose the copy feature. Switch back to power point, click on the empty text box. Double click on the right button on the mouse, choose the paste feature. Then drag the text box to bottom of the black box, click in to place.
You can close out ms word at this point. It’s no longer needed.
Step 14: Text for the four boxes at the top
You will need to click on the insert option in the tool bar at the top of the page in power point. You will need to repeat this process for the remaining three boxes. Stretch the text box out to fit the green box width. Then type the word Magnificent. Then hit your enter key and type the word moving. Then highlight text. Then choose the home option in the tool bar section at the top page in power point. Click the font change box; I used tandelle and one of the very small sizes that is between 8-11. Repeat for the second box but type Excellent then hit enter key. Then type Original. Repeat instruction for changing font and size for second box. For the third box after getting the text set up type Angelic, then hit the enter key, and then type magnetism. Again change the font type to Tandelle and size too. For the fourth box, once the text box has been select and set up type Noble.
Step 15: Text journaling for the grey box, tour date section, and the bottom of matt journaling.
Click on the insert option in the tool bar section at the top of the page in power point. Then click on text box option. Expand the text box to a similar shape to what’s left of the grey box. Then click inside the text to pull up the short cut to change fonts and size. The size is 24; then change the font style to Tandelle. The color should be changed to white so you change see what you are typing over the dark grey box. Once, you have that done you will need to type what’s shown below.
“December 2007/January 2008 (enter key)
Learning how to deal with the new title “Mean Mom”. My children decided I was no longer a cool rockin’ mom but a mean mom (enter key)
February 2008 (enter key)
I heard about a mom that put an ad in a paper to sell son's car due to alcohol. Her ad read something like mean mom selling son’s car low miles....
June 2008 Made an acronym for MEAN MOM. It is listed in the four boxes at the top. Announce to family, I'm proud to be a MEAN MOM.
Each date has a different font color. Change December 2008/January 2008 through the associated text to white. Change February 2008 through its associated text; to a light grey. Change June 2008 through its associated text to the next grey in the color scheme. Once in place in the grey box, move your mouse cursor to the blue area of the screen. Click on it. This will clear themouse to work on the next journaling section.
Click on insert option in the tool bar section at the top of the page in power point. The choose the text box option. Expand the text box out to fit in the area between the tour date title and the black box. Make sure there is a slight space between the grey box and your journaling. See www.poisonweb.com for reference. Then click inside the text box to open the short cut for font style and size change to the 30’s. You will need to type what’s shown below.
June-July 2008 sold out for summer camp
August 2008-May 2009 currently being booked
Thanksgiving 2008- Turkey Trot
December 2008 no dates available
June-July 2009 under planning now
The color is either white or a very light grey for the journaling section.
Now for the journaling text boxes for down at the bottom in the grey area of the matte . You will need three text boxes for this. Go ahead and open three and expand them separately. The first one will have the following text typed in it; produced by mean mom copyright 2008. The font should be Corbel and the size 18 for each of the text boxes. The next box should have the following typed in it; Magnificent/Excellent/Angelic/Noble. The third box should have moving/original/magnetism.
Now click the windows icon button at the top left corner. Choose save option, click other format option. Save as a jpg or png file.