I’d like to interrupt your regularly schedule weekly download post with a special MDS 2 technique. I know everyone wants to see the new downloads. They are great and you will love them when I show them a little later in this post. But I’d like to show you how to use a new MDS 2 feature in a way I think is just as awesome as getting new artwork. The best part is that it is sooooooo easy, but you may not have thought about it.
Open up MDS2.
Go ahead, I’ll wait.
No really, open up and follow along.
Okay, now on the new project options screen you’ll notice the custom option right there in the bottom right. Click on that.
Now we are going to use this custom canvas size to create a phone or tablet wallpaper for your mobile device. They key here is that we can define our canvas size to match our device screen size exactly. Then, once done designing, we simply Project>Share>Export Pages, choose where to save the file and click finish.
For simplicity, I used Spring Shades Designer Series Paper–Pattern 1 to illustrate this on my phone. Once exported, just upload the image file to your device and select it as your wallpaper. I’m sure you’ll have tons of fun designing yours.
Just as an FYI, I have collected some dimensions to use on some currently popular devices. You may see your device here or have to look up the specs to find the perfect size. If you feel like sharing, let other know your device and what size fits.
Samsung Galaxy S3 - 720 x 1280
Mototola Droid Razr Maxx - 540 x 960
Apple iPhone 4, 4s - 640 x 960
HTC one - 540 x 960
Apple iPad (3rd Gen) - 1536 x 2048
Google Nexus 7 - 1280 x 800
Amazon Kindle Fire - 1024 x 600
Asus Transformer Prime - 1280 x 800
Oh, and don’t forget those new downloads. They contain some items that will be perfect in the upcoming months.
CHEVRON CHRISTMAS GREETING CARD TEMPLATE – Digital Exclusive. Show off your style with this holiday card done with trendy chevron patterns. Double-sided postcard designer template, 3 embellishments.
FRIENDSHIP PRESERVES KIT – 4-piece stamp brush set, 1 punch.
TEXTURED IN COLOR CARDSTOCK – Your favorite new In Colors in textured card stock. 5 DSP patterns.
PENCIL IT IN 2013 CALENDAR TEMPLATE – Digital Exclusive. Be the talk of the town with this gorgeous calendar you can keep or give as a gift. All elements included for use on coordinating projects. 26-page calendar designer template, 9-piece stamp brush set, 8 DSP patterns, 30 embellishments, 6 punches.
PROVIDENCE OF PROVINCES KIT – Digital Exclusive. Great for making your own tracker for places you've been or want to go. Use for save the date announcements. 27-piece stamp brush set, 13-punches.
SNOWFLAKE WISHES GREETING CARD TEMPLATE – Digital Exclusive. Super cute card. Designed and ready to go! Postcard designer template, 1-piece stamp brush, 1 embellishment.
TRICKY TREATS STAMP BRUSH SET – 4-piece stamp brush set.
Guest Blogger: Phil Porter, Stampin’ Up Web Products Manager