Saving Kits in PSE Organizer
I hope someone can help me.
I have just started putting my thousands of digi elements into my PSE10 organizer. I have learned about the categories and tags but I am wondering what the trick is to put all elements of a kit together so you can search for them all to come up when you need them?
SO far I have just tagged a few as kits but they will still be in with all other kits.
Please help as I can't continue until I learn this.
Thank you to anyone with a solution.
I dont use elements, but can you add a tag with the name of the kit. Which should then pull up everything tagged with that?
Brenda, I have been using PSE 10/11 for the past two years. I started out trying to tag everything - but got lost and spend way too much time of that. So... now I keep the kits together under Designer name/kit name and other identifying words [like DD for daily download, Prog, ST-Rd1,2,or3]. I would rather tag an element inside a kit rather than separate the kit.
Others prefer to use StoreName/DesignerName/KitName - but as I have designers who sell at several stores, I prefer to use the designer name.
This is especially helpful when I am working on things like progressive challenges - if the items are not supplied - as I like to use the same designer or kit for them.
A lot of designers have labeled their elements by what they are [flower, flag, clock, etc] so I can do a search of all my kits by searching for the word. I really appreciate it when they do that - rather than element 1,2,3, etc.
Good luck on how you decide to organize your kits. To me, I want to scrap not spend hours and hours [if not days and weeks] organizing.
I guess I am lazy as I didn't do any 'smart albums' at all. Discovered that my Windows8 will do a search if I click on my folder 'digiscrap' [main folder where all my kits go] and type in the word of a kit name or element, etc. Under the main folder I have it arranged in other sub-catagories [#00 Waiting to be copied]- denoting which kits have been copied to DVDs, which are waiting to be copied to DVDs. Once they are copied I move them from the sub-category to the main folder. I use the ## at the beginning of the subcategory to keep it at the top of the main category folder so it is easy to find.
I also use subcategory folders for special challenges or contest - like "GDS Nov 13 Progressive" or "Nov Template challenge", etc. Discovered that it is good to include the year [I use 13 for 2013] so if you do the same challenge in different years you can tell which one is which.
Well I didn't do a smart album because I'm smart :-) I was watching a You-tube video on the PSE organizer for scrapbooking and she told us to make a smart album. I just don't know if I have to add to it or if it does it automatically.
Thanks for the other tips, the year thing makes sense. Thanks for the input.
Have a great day, now back to inputting!
I think when we all start this 'addictive' craft that we want to download and file everything then have bits and pieces all over the place with a lots of elements/papers with many of poor quality or that we would never use in a hundred years. I have deleted so much as I know now what I like and can use.
Like Designers, I found that Scrappers develop a certain style too. I love elegance/vintage but I love fun pages that tells a story as well.
I sort most of my kits into designer's names especially those designers that match my style and make high quality kits and..........
I really make myself stop and think if I really need to download a 'freebie'. If then the 'Freebie' is of high quality I always visit that designer to see what they have to offer -it is very hard for designers so give them a chance too.