Tagged: Bootcamp Memories
January 20, 2021 at 10:23 am #51809Ann SeeberParticipant
Annie: What beautiful colors! What interesting plants! What a terrific layout! It may be I need new glasses but I can’t read the text on the right in the tan circular tag. If that’s the Harriman system font, I had trouble with it when reduced so I had to go in and add a raster layer version and then I could read it when scaled down to 600.January 20, 2021 at 11:21 am #51812
Annie: Wow, beautiful!!
Mary: I feel your pain. I am right there with you in the same boat. But, every project gets easier and it looks like you are getting the hang of it. Your project turned out beautifully. GOOD JOB!!!
What I learned from Bootcamp: EVERYTHING!!! I am getting used to the shortcuts. That helps. But I am having issues with it. When I do ctrl+c then go to the photo I need to paste it on and hit ctrl+L many times it does not paste. I find myself hitting the ctrl+L several times and all that does is add another raster layer of the last layer I did. I basically have to delete the extra layers, go back to the pic I wanted to copy and start again. I should only have to do the ctrl+c one time and then click on the photo I want to paste it to and then hit ctrl+L one time. What am I doing wrong that it doesn’t cooperate on the first try?
The other thing I appreciated learning that was major for me is the whole layer thing. I didn’t know a thing about it. Now I do. (huge smiley face!!)
Bootcamp has been frustrating, overwhelming, satisfying, exciting, and wonderful. I am truly enjoying it!!
Today is a baby day. I get to hang out with my newest grandson. Have a peaceful day everyone.January 20, 2021 at 12:04 pm #51814
Clarine, the Copy and Paste function normally works fine, however, if you copy and it seems to only add a “blank” layer, it is possibly because there is a selection that is copied. Sometimes, that selection is tiny and you don’t see it (it has happened to me too). In that case, you need to Deselect where you copy, to make sure any tiny selection is gone. You can do that by going to Selections > Select None or use the keyboard shortcut of Ctrl-D.
Another oddity of the copying function is that if the vector shape tool is active, it does not seem to copy to the clipboard, and when you paste, you get nothing at all. Just activate a different tool and it will work. This is an old “bug”.January 20, 2021 at 2:12 pm #51817JacquesParticipant
Hello Cassel For over 20 years I have been a volunteer in the internet cafe for people over 55 on Friday mornings. It started with slow computers and modems but nowadays everyone has a fast laptop top. But they now also bring tablets, e-readers and smartphones. The middle photo is from a holiday in Bali where I also gave some explanation on a Friday morning. The third photo is at my daughter’s home where I am sitting at the table with grandson Guide. I changed the title with a wink. JacquesJanuary 20, 2021 at 4:36 pm #51821
Catching up on Cassel’s comments from earlier posts.
1 – Adventure – I’ve added greater drop shadow to the house element. Also put it on a separate layer in case I need to make further adjustments. See below.
2 – Project 3 – Butterfly Garden – Since I found the History palette I was able to make the changes to the drop shadow without putting them on a separate layer. Going back in I don’t have the option to view/change the shadows now so I will use “separate layer” in the future. Also, a Butterfly Garden is one that is intended to attract Butterflies so it has flowers they like such as Butterfly Weed (Milkweed); Echinacea (Cone Flower) and Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan). In my husband’s case, he is also trying to find plants/flowers that are deer resistant. Finally, I mislabelled the flower on the left, it should read Hyacinth, not Iris.January 20, 2021 at 4:41 pm #51823
Here is my Project 4 – His and Her Flowers
Just to be clear, the two on the left are from my husband’s garden (black bees), the intarsia on the right is my kind of flower (yellow bees).
I think I’m finally getting the hang of the Text tool and I learned a lot about the Magic wand in making the white frames. I had the tolerance set too high in the beginning and I was getting a blotchy edge. Once I lowered it to zero, it covered all of the picture in a nice crisp white edge.January 20, 2021 at 8:44 pm #51842gramie791Participant
I accidently did not upload the 600 pixel Project 4. I will upload the correct size, sorry.
I could only Crop a photo and work on the color by hue and saturation before this Bootcamp. I have learned so much!
My favorite things I learned were the shortcuts: Ctrl C, Ctrl L, Crtl Y plus using Layers – Vector and Raster.January 20, 2021 at 9:16 pm #51845
Thanks dear Ann, very much appreciated my friend. I hear what you are saying about the circle tag, which I did add after I had reduced the size of the overall page and then I had to fiddle endlessly with the shadow, lol! The tag says … a beautiful eucalypt endemic to south-west of Western Australia. Sometimes I get determined to use a particular element … a bit of a stubborn trait I’m afraid. I should have just used Arial font instead of trying to be so fancy … duh! You should have seen what it looked like on the 3600×3600 … a pinhead no less, lol! As Cassel has pointed out to us endlessly sizing down is fine but increasing can be disastrous! We are all learning and even those of us who have been psping for many, many years can/and do make rookie mistakes … and that was one of them, lol!
Your work is coming ahead in leaps and bounds dear Ann and you bring a sense of humour to everything you do … if not in the actual page then in your commentary … I love that. Hugs……Annie T ;DJanuary 20, 2021 at 9:25 pm #51846
Thanks very much Clarine, greatly appreciated. I am very pleased that you are enjoying bootcamp even if it is a little frustrating for you now and then … we have all been there. I hope you enjoy baby day and who wouldn’t with such a gorgeous little man and he sure looks a healthy one to boot. My grandmother always used to say that the mottling of the skin was a sign of very good health in a baby … probably just one of those old folk lores but they were pretty wise all the same, ;DJanuary 20, 2021 at 9:27 pm #51847
Jacques, Leslie and Mary … I am still enjoying perusing your posts of a morning … a treat with my morning cup of coffee. Well done boot campers! 😉January 20, 2021 at 9:39 pm #51849Julia de Bary
Jan 20, 2021
Hello everyone: I do enjoy seeing all the projects that each of you are posting…as Cassel told me I am learning from others and get more inspire to do mine., I thank you all for that!
Here is my project # 4; Ballon Ride Adventure. Pictures are mine, I took them doing the balloon ride! is really a fantastic adventure. I created the color papers in PSP.
Cassel when I try to do the white frame for whatever reason when I did select one picture, the system tend to select more than the one that I was trying….so what I did is try the selection on each picture till I saw that PSP selected only one, and finally in this way I did all of them, this is new for me, thanks for show us this way to create “frames”January 20, 2021 at 9:56 pm #51852
How did you load your project images. I have my 3 projects to up load but I don’t see where to load up my project images.January 20, 2021 at 10:18 pm #51853
Mike, when you typed your text, at the very bottom, on the left, there is a grey button “Upload images”. Click on it and you can navigate to your computer files.
You can edit your own post and that button will also be available.January 20, 2021 at 11:48 pm #51857
Annie T., I had never seen those flowers. Very interesting. It is fun to learn things through scrapbooking!
Clarine, I am glad to hear that you feel more comfortable with all those techniques, shortcuts and ideas.
Jacques, and so many people say that older people have no interest in technology! I know that the Campus says otherwise. This layout is a fun story for you to tell: then and now!
Leslie, last summer, we were given milkweed plants from town to put in our gardens. We planted them, but no idea what it would attract. Will it populate or will we have to split the plant or what? Maybe I’ll have to connect with you on the topic. That deeper shadow, although unusual in general, is very appropriate for that particular element. And adding shadows on a separate layer is always a good idea as it does add the flexibility to tweak it.
Mary, layers are SO important in working with graphics that it is the reason why the sandwich exercise is the first one to do. Without an understanding of layers, one would struggle endlessly with PSP. You definitely seem more comfortable now. And to say there is still so much to learn and practice! Great layout on the bugs.
Julia, to address your Magic Wand issue, is it possible that the Contiguous box was unchecked? This would select ALL pixels that would match the mode. If you keep playing with PSP and follow various challenges in the forum, you will find other ways to add frames.January 21, 2021 at 1:05 am #51859
A dark and glittery Day 7 “Friendship” layout – I was thinking about the little things I have missed doing during the pandemic.January 21, 2021 at 12:17 pm #51869
I don’t know if I am upload this in the correct location however I cannot find any other place to up load.
My project one is a photo of my wife and daughter on a dog sled in Alaska. I cannot say I achieve my goal of showing the both on a dog sled. I enjoyed working with different layers I see lots of potential in mastering layers.January 21, 2021 at 12:19 pm #51871
I lost my project several times, just did more practice than I wanted. I don’t know the reason however by accident I hit some key and everything went bye bye. Good exercise.January 21, 2021 at 12:25 pm #51873
In my project 3 I was not able to get the materials pallet uploaded. When I went to bring in the “glitter” everything came in. I see that the exercise in moving the glitter via the materials has lot and mean lots of potential. I made 2 trips to indochina and wrote a book about it. The image in the middle is of a very nice man in Tibet. The image on the left was taken in a city of 33 million people. The image on the right was taken in Shanghai China. I went outside and took a picture of a plant because I could not find paper that I liked but I found the plant. I wish I had given the flowers a deeper drop shadow.January 21, 2021 at 12:54 pm #51875Jennifer LeightonParticipant
created with The Bygone Baby Heritage Bundle by Adb DesignsJanuary 21, 2021 at 2:05 pm #51880January 21, 2021 at 2:07 pm #51881Ann SeeberParticipant
I’ve had this in the back of my mind to do for awhile: a tribute to my granddaughter Anna Lee who is On the Front Lines in the fight against Covid-19. Though she’s a Speech Language Pathologist, she’s also doing double duty in the Intensive Care division because her hospital in California is overwhelmed. Anna is married to a software engineer who works for Google.
I got a kit called BC-Emergency Hospital and though a lot of the pieces were pretty lame (the papers are only 800px) I don’t think I would have been able to do this without it. I got the White Ribbon Thank You graphic from Google. The main title font is Stencil.January 21, 2021 at 3:40 pm #51883January 21, 2021 at 5:30 pm #51887
Here is my 5th project. It was lots of fun because it seemed to bring a lot of features together. I did struggle with it because my laptop seemed to have slowed down quite a bit. I thought I had figured out why, but I’m not sure. In the end it just took longer to finish the project. I did not copy my text into the text selection box I typed it and it created only a Vector layer so when I saved it as a jpg the text was tiny and up in the corner. Once I copied the layer and converted it I was able to resize it and put it back in the white area beside the picture of the woodpecker. Easy fix once you know what is happening.
Cassel – In answer to your question above regarding milkweed – I had to check with my husband, but it should propagate by spreading seeds. As long as they didn’t all fly away to another’s garden you should see them come back this year.January 21, 2021 at 6:19 pm #51892
Congrats everyone for finishing up Bootcamp. I know I have learned tons and no doubt so did all of you. I have enjoyed immensely everyone’s creations. And I want to give all of you a big thank you for the encouraging words and helpful hints. And to Miss Carole, I bow down to you for all that you have taught us in just a few days. It’s so exciting to finally know how to use some functions in PSP. And guess what? I finally got a kit to download and as you can see I had fun using it. (A different web browser did the trick.)
I decided to do this last project in honor of my sister Nettie. Knowing I love to take pics of eagles, she took me on one last road trip to a park known for eagle watching. Several months later, during her last breaths on this earth I told her “Soar with the eagles Baby Sister.” So now, whenever I see an eagle, of course my dear sweet Nettie pops into my mind and my heart.January 21, 2021 at 11:58 pm #51903cindy harris
I know its busy but you don’t know how I controlled myself, I love tubes. I love You guys super love our TeacherJanuary 22, 2021 at 12:07 am #51905
Connie, it is nice to use scrapbooking to tell the stories as simple as those little things that you miss. And by the way, where did you get those fancy enamel elements? They are beautiful. Are painted rocks a thing in your area? I thought it was local here only!
Mike, you posted the images at the correct location! On your sleigh projects, if you were to add shadows, it would likely define the different elements and photos even more. For the Glitters pattern, did you have the pattern image open in your workspace? If so, it was probably in the list of patterns among all the other images but it does not necessarily show as glitters in the thumbnail. Just notice the image name to retrieve it in the Materials palette.
Jennifer, beautiful page. Is that the same girl on all three photos? In the fifth project, it is a great idea to alternate solid and striped squares!
Ann S, say hi to your granddaughter, from a fellow S-LP 🙂 I love how you replaced the i by a needle!
Leslie, you did a great job in using a larger shadow on the leaves. About the milkweed, what about the attract the butterflies? Do they feed on them? Do they cocoon on them?
Clarine, I am glad you are getting more comfortable with the many functions of PaintShop Pro. There is so much more we can do than “just” fix and crop photos! Sorry for the loss of your baby sister.
Cindy, yeah, you love to use those scripts! If i could give you a suggestion, maybe try to avoid placing “thick” elements (like that big paper clip) close to the edge and have it cut. You would not cut that kind of element in a traditional paper project, would you?January 22, 2021 at 12:55 am #51906
Cassel, I’m terrible with attributions! I thought I found it on Pixel Scrapper. but I haven’t been able to relocate it.
Yes, we had lovely rocks show up everywhere in my area, especially around the community mailboxes. They were so sweet.January 22, 2021 at 1:12 am #51907cindy harris
I love your suggestions: I always forget you are teaching us to be accurate in our Scrapbooking. I am to often caught up in having fun. I see an understand.
Connie No one is as bad as me D/l all the offers on kits from this lesson. Thank you Pixelscrappers and Eyeinspire and SoniaScraps. Thank you Web thank you All.January 22, 2021 at 7:25 am #51912
Hi Bootcampers … project concentration now completed. Scrap kit is Kumbaya by Gina Jones from Pixel Scrappers. Thanks for takin a peek!January 22, 2021 at 11:04 am #51915
Carole, I still had trouble with the Ctrl+c and Ctrl+L. I tried your hints but I still had issues. I would say that 90% of the time using those short cuts did not work on the first time. I must have something else holding up the commands. Any other idea on what I can try? I appreciate you. Thanks much!
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