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A W A R D S & C U S T O M I Z AT I O N 8 4 G R A P H I C S P R O F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M S U B L I M A T I O N B A S I C S A N D B E Y O N D Step One: Lay your substrate flat down on the glass. Note: If the substrate is too bulky for the lid to come down flat, grab some heavy white card- board or several sheets of paper to cover the whole scanning area completely. If light gets in while scanning, it will cause your image to be dark. Step Two: In your scanner window, be sure to name the file and save it where you have easy ac- cess to it. Step Three: Open up Photoshop and bring in your file. Go to File>Open, then click on your file. Step Four: Go up to Images, then rotate the im- age clockwise. Step Five: Choose the Quick Selection Tool. Click on the heart, be sure the heart has the marching ants, and press the delete key. You now have a workable template. Step Six: Choose New Layer from the Lay- ers panel menu, then click OK. Note: The new layer is automatically selected and appears in the panel above the last selected layer. On the sepa- rate layer, go to File, then Place Linked to bring in your file. Step seven: To preview how your design will look, follow these steps: Create a clipping mask • In the Layers panel, select the top layer. • Hold down Alt (Option in Mac OS), po- sition the pointer over the line dividing two layers in the Layers panel (the pointer changes to two overlapping circles), and then click on the dividing line to create the clipping mask. Step six when creating and using a template. Step six when creating and using a template. Previewing the design. The materials needed to sublimate the slate.

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