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  • #36903
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1334
    • Superfan

    First of all, come and say HI once you register for this bootcamp.

    We want to know who else will be there, on our side to cheer everyone up.

    Everyone started as a beginner, so don’t ever compare yourself to others. You will learn one tool at the time, one concept at the time and you will create one project at the time. Everyone will have different photos and possibly different supplies so every project will be different.

    Once the Bootcamp is started, on January 13th, you can post your pages in here.

    Remember to resize your image to about 600 pixels before uploading it so it won’t slow down the site when we have lots of your masterpieces. Try to follow the tutorials at least enough that we can recognize what lesson you completed.

    Now, let’s get ready !

    If you missed the registration link or if you found this thread before I announce it (some people are very observant), HERE it is. Share it around if you want.

    Although this bootcamp is mostly meant to help beginners, we won’t exclude anyone for “excess experience”. Some participants are back for a second round. You are always welcome. Remember that it will be the exact same tutorials so don’t be surprised. I am sure you will now do something slightly different than the previous time.

    Since anyone can follow the whole bootcamp using the trial version of PaintShop Pro, this is a perfect opportunity for anyone to give it a try and see how they like the program, so share with your friends who MIGHT consider using PaintShop Pro.

    This time around, instead of cramping the 7 tutorials in 7 consecutive days, they will be spaced out over almost 2 weeks. I am making this change based on some feedback I have received so hopefully, it will be easier for participants to follow without feeling stressed (it should never be stressful!).

    #37173
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1334
    • Superfan

    I think everyone is a little shy. I have SOOOO MANY registrations for the Bootcamp this month!!! I think a lot of people have taken on some new year resolution related to showcasing their photos instead of keeping them gathering dust on their computer or their phone or their camera.

    I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s project. Be patient: you still have a few days to wait.

    #37267
    Leslie Gifford Cook
    Participant
    • 25
    • Rookie

    Hi Cassel,

    Looks like I may be the first for the Jan 2020 Bootcamp.  I’m new to PSP, although I’ve had the software since 2016.  Until I retired I didn’t have, (couldn’t find) the time to learn to use it.  I’m now doing quite a bit of Woodturning in the warmer months and am looking for ways to best display my works online.  I’m not sure scrapbooking will be the answer but I’m sure the techniques will be very useful.  I’ve included a picture of one of my class projects for use in then next few days.  I have quite a few more pictures when the time comes.

    Leslie

    PS – I have now played with the background settings for my workspace.  Changed from Dark to Medium.  As for the workspaces themselves, I think I’ll keep most open as reminders that they are there.  I’ll likely close the Learning Centre and the Organizer in a few days.

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by Cassel.
    • This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by Leslie Gifford Cook.
    #37271
    Diana Craft
    Participant
    • 34
    • Rookie

    That is just lovely Leslie, from another newbie, have fun.

    Hugs, Diana

    #37272
    Aletha Shafer
    Participant
    • 19
    • Rookie

    Hello, just getting on, been busy got the email Thanks for the reminder, I’ll check em’ out, I’ll be slow, in & out, doing stuff.

    #37275
    Trudie Jackson
    Participant
    • 8
    • Rookie

    Hi… I am excited to start bootcamp, I have been away from psping for a while and have decided to come back into it… get refreshed and get to know a newer version and learn how to scrap book properly. Looking forward to starting.

    Warm wishes

    Trudie

    #37276
    Aletha Shafer
    Participant
    • 19
    • Rookie

    I’m confused, I am following the email sent, it said go here to say Hi every email does say 2019 do I do those lessons ?

    Am I in the right place now?

    #37277
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1334
    • Superfan

    Aletha, it is either a glitch or an error on my end. This Bootcamp also took place in November, and for some unknown reasons, some people have received the one for November. I am investigating, but you are now in the right place!

    It seems that those many registrants were sent the emails to the November Bootcamp before I changed them to January. It was just a few seconds!! The system was simply faster than I was. It is fixed now so you should no longer receive those “out of order” emails.

    Sorry for this. Technology is there to keep us on our toes, right?

    #37279
    Aletha Shafer
    Participant
    • 19
    • Rookie

    OK, So it hasn’t started yet, so I’ll wait for the email to the 2020 lessons where to go, for them, Thanks for letting me know, I’ll delete all those emails. 🙂

    #37281
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1334
    • Superfan

    Today is just the “Get ready” part of it.

    Day 1 should be tomorrow, January 13th.

    Day 2 should be Tuesday, January 14th.

    Then, we will give you more time and the following emails should be every other day.

    We don’t want to rush you!

    #37282
    Jnet Allard
    Participant
    • 123
    • Junior

    Bonjour, je reprend ce bootcamp car il me semble ne pas l’avoir terminé

    Pour les nouveaux(elles) vous devriez aimer ces tutos

    Au plaisir de voir vos créations

     

    #37284
    Liese Strupp
    Participant
    • 20
    • Rookie

    Looking forward to learning how to use PSP and get my scrap booking done at the same time.

    Soooo glad to get started.  Just recently stepped over in grandmahood so the timing is perfect!

     

    Liese Strupp

     

    #37287
    Dorothy Donn
    Participant
    • 163
    • Junior

    Howdy Ya’ll!

    I am looking forward to tomorrow and jumping to PSP2020 Ultimate and Windows 10 all in the same week. Honestly I am only slightly confused. lol

    #37289
    Diana Craft
    Participant
    • 34
    • Rookie

    I am so excited about starting, I have been using PSP 7 and I received this pic from my daughter this week, my grand-great-daughter Paisley, she loves pretty clothes, high-heel shoes and ANYONE’S shoes or boots, so I thought they might appreciate this layout. LOL She reminds me of a little “Campbell Kid!” (S)

    Fashionista

    #37301
    Peggy Jentoft
    Participant
    • 45
    • Rookie

    Hi I am  repeating the boot camp  to fine tune parts I missed last time.  had about  a ten year break from scrapbooking before starting again in Sept . was confused by getting all the posts in one day  I  did the first layout today and   used my own  paper  and ad libbed elements on the fly hope its ok if I post it now

    #37320
    Henry Schellenberg
    Participant
    • 25
    • Rookie

    Hello, this is my second time on this. I did not do too well on my first time, so I hope to  learn at least the basics of Scrap-booking. Ready to get started.

    #37322
    Colleen
    Participant
    • 47
    • Rookie

    Hi,

    I hope this is the right place to post the homework for Day 1. I did a long introduction in an introduction topic somewhere else, so I won’t go into it all of it again. 🙂  But I will make a long story short. I used PSP 7 many yrs ago, to make graphics, but stopped using it. I decided to get back into it and focus on designing for products and scrapbook papers, etc. I had no idea how popular digital scrapbooking is, so I may also start doing that and this bootcamp is perfect for that. But it’s also perfect for me learning how to use PSP again (I now have version 2020), since many yrs ago I never really learned the ins and outs of the program, just followed tutorials. I want the knowledge now!

    So anyway, here is my homework for Day 1 of the bootcamp:

    1. My preferences are: dark gray for the workspace and light gray for the background. I find the dark workspace is easier for me to see the text on the workspace. That leads me to a question….is there a way to change the text color & boldness of the entire workspace?

    The toolbars I’m using are the standard toolbars. The palettes I’m keeping open are the Materials, Layers, and Learning Center.

    2. Here is one of the photos I will be using for this bootcamp. This is my dog, Penny, and I just love her expression in this pic.  🙂

     

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by Colleen.
    • This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by Colleen. Reason: found the answer to the thread question
    #37325
    Colleen
    Participant
    • 47
    • Rookie

    I am very confused right now. Does anyone see my previous comment in here?

    I posted a small intro and also my homework for Day 1 of the bootcamp. I then edited the post a couple times to ask a question and then to remove the question when I found my answer. But now I don’t see my post at all. However, it is still showing in the post #count and my name too.

    Please let me know if you can see my previous post and if so, I’ll just chalk it up to a glitch on my end. If not, I’ll re-post my homework.

    Thanks!

    ____________________

    Here is the recovered message from Colleen from a few minutes ago (I just don’t have the image):

    I hope this is the right place to post the homework for Day 1. I did a long introduction in an introduction topic somewhere else, so I won’t go into it all of it again. 🙂  But I will make a long story short. I used PSP 7 many yrs ago, to make graphics, but stopped using it. I decided to get back into it and focus on designing for products and scrapbook papers, etc. I had no idea how popular digital scrapbooking is, so I may also start doing that and this bootcamp is perfect for that. But it’s also perfect for me learning how to use PSP again (I now have version 2020), since many yrs ago I never really learned the ins and outs of the program, just followed tutorials. I want the knowledge now!

    So anyway, here is my homework for Day 1 of the bootcamp:

    1. My preferences are: dark gray for the workspace and light gray for the background. I find the dark workspace is easier for me to see the text on the workspace. That leads me to a question….is there a way to change the text color & boldness of the entire workspace?

    The toolbars I’m using are the standard toolbars. The palettes I’m keeping open are the Materials, Layers, and Learning Center.

    2. Here is one of the photos I will be using for this bootcamp. This is my dog, Penny, and I just love her expression in this pic.  🙂

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    #37326
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1334
    • Superfan

    Colleen, I am not sure where it went. I did see it and you mentioned that you liked the dark gray for the workspace and light gray for the background. But it is gone now. I have no clue. I’ll see if I can retrieve it and add it to the thread.

    #37329
    Henry Schellenberg
    Participant
    • 25
    • Rookie

    Hello, I expected my Day 1 today but so far it has not shown up. I still have the emails sent earlier, but I understood that they were sent in error. Do I start on the Day 1 I received earlier or do I wait. It appears some are already working on it. Thanks

     

    #37334
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1334
    • Superfan

    Henry, Day 1 (the right one) was sent just a few minutes ago. It might still be in transit 🙂

    #37338
    Liese Strupp
    Participant
    • 20
    • Rookie

    I am using Paint Shop Pro 2019 Ultimate and it looks like you are doing this tutorial in the same program.  Mine looks different and I am going to play with it now and see if I can find a similar start up page as what I saw on the video.

    Thanks for the lesson today,

    #37339
    Liese Strupp
    Participant
    • 20
    • Rookie

    Found it!  I am so glad you are taking it easy and slow…. I am such a beginner!  I do prefer the light grey workspace and white background to my photos.  I was able to mess around with the palettes,and uncheck the tabbed windows.

    Thanks!

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by Liese Strupp.
    #37345
    Claire Kaye
    Participant
    • 1
    • Rookie

    Hi everyone.

    I’m looking forward to this bootcamp.  I’ve been using PSP on and off for several years now but I just don’t feel I use it to the best of its potential and that it can do a lot more than I realise.  I love doing memory books and the idea of now doing them as digital scrapbooks instead sounds great.  So here’s one of the pictures I want to use

    #37347
    Henry Schellenberg
    Participant
    • 25
    • Rookie

    Hello Cassel, I purchased PSP 2020 Ultimate and have set it up as follows, Workspace-dark grey and the background – light grey. I have the Materials, Layers and Organizer palettes. Ileft the toolbars as they came in default.

    I am planning (when I know how) to make a scrapbook on Anne’s (my wife) work with wool. She has made hundreds of items for an organization called, “Angels for Warmth”.

    #37349
    Inam Majid
    Participant
    • 16
    • Rookie

    Hello Cassel,

    I am Inam Majid and I live in Ottawa. I have been using, not seriously but just for fun, PSP for some time. I have never done any scrapbooking. I am currently using PSP 2018.

    Here’s my picture for the day.

    #37351
    Aletha Shafer
    Participant
    • 19
    • Rookie

    Just got on, when I do resize to 600 pixels, it makes the people look skinny.

    My work space set up

     

    #37354
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1334
    • Superfan

    Aletha, whenever you resize to 600 pixels, you have to make sure that the image stays proportional, so it might be 600 pixels in width, and it might be a different height. There is no need to make it 600×600, unless you start with a square image (like a scrapbook page for example).

    Inam, next time I have a chance to go to Corel, I’ll try to remember that you are also in Ottawa!

    Henry, that would be a great album to create to showcase all that work of hers! Looking forward to read more about it.

    Claire, welcome! Who is that beauty?

    Liese, yes, the tutorial was recorded using PSP2019, so it should look familiar to you! And who is that baby? Is this going to be the star of your projects?

    Colleen, I hope you saw that I was able to retrieve your initial post from the email notification I got. I added it to oa previous post of yours. It must have been a glitch (oh the technology!)

    Peggy, happy to see you back!

    Dorothy, you will see that even if you have PSP2020, it is almost identical to PSP2019 in the videos. You won’t feel lost.

    Diana, are you using the old JASC PSP7 or a newer Corel PSPX7?

    Leslie, looking forward to seeing you showcasing that woodworking. So many hobbies and topics can be the theme of a scrapbook album as there are always stories to tell.

    Trudie, what version are you using?

    Jnet, bon retour!

    I know we have MANY lurkers. Come and say hi. If you don’t have time to do the lesson, you can still just say so. If you start late, it is ok too!

    #37355
    Sally Finan
    Participant
    • 18
    • Rookie

    Hi There,

    I am looking forward to relearning PSP. I started with PSP 7.  I took classes then and I felt like I could edit photos pretty well.  Time goes by and even though I have downloaded the newer versions every year but I did not keep up with the classes. PSP has changed over the years, of course. I have PSP 2020 and hope to start at the beginning to learn how to use it. I am trying to learn how to correct photos again. My grandson has a reddish color that I would like to correct. I would love to learn how to fix this problem. Hi All

    Sally

    #37357
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1334
    • Superfan

    Sally, we won’t go over correcting photos as it is a bit more of a customized task, but I’ll see if I can make either a tutorial or a class for that.

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