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  • #45551
    cindy harris
    Participant
      • 449
      • Enthusiast

      Hi Carole, 🙂

      I am just treading water without these,  bootcamps.   I got thru Basic scrap course  once and completed it.  Diamond a few times and no completed anythings 🙁  But boot camps I am getting better at 🙂  Still cant do that last rope trick around words.  Still trying have lots of pictures, just haven’t pulled them out till I can do some things.  But I know I am learning, these people are good I think.  If I could be as good as them Ild be happy.   As good as you is a dream.

      I love the babies, layouts they are great.  Course look at the subject 🙂

      I submitted a picture in the scavenger hunt I put dots around my findings I don’t know how to draw or highlight them.

      #45564
      simon kidd
      Participant
        • 14
        • Rookie

        Sadly my PC completely misbehaved on me this evening (a windows update started …)
        I was going so well, but my PSP completely locked up and I couldn’t save anything – file menu broken. Although I thought I had saved 2 previous versions, they seem to have vanished and no temporary file on reloading either  either). The best I could manage was a screen grab at the last minute – so here it is.

        I got the pattern for the text and played with the word wrap and tilted the pictures. The frame I used seemed to have a bit of a bevel on it already and so adding more bevel didnt change it much. I found a free star themed kit on ‘scrapvine’ called all the stars

        I had just added the wrapping text and was about to add some details and some shadows.
        This was a special present as a kit of lots of bits for a special (Im not telling) birthday.

        Replying to myself here – I have got to exactly the same point 6 times now and both PSP2019 and PSP2020 crash on me. If I add a vector layer at the stop of the stack of raster layers and put some text in that is using a pattern from another picture and then add another vector layer and then try to save (with or without text), the file menu does not respond.

         

        #45572
        sandra jones
        Participant
          • 107
          • Junior

          Carole:  Thank you so much for all the work you put in to give us Boot Camp.  I have learned so many things and have enjoyed myself immensely.  I think every one has pretty much listed the things I have learned and there has been many but my favorite would have to be the text with the selection.  What a cool thing to learn! No more struggling to resize text and put text where I want it to go.    I still have lots to learn on fixing photos, colors to use and how to arrange my layout.  Some days I have a real hard time with it but this course has definitely made it easier.

          To every one else:  The layouts that I have seen are just gorgeous.   Great job every one!

          Here is my Boot camp #11 or project # 5.  I struggled for some reason with my title and text connecting so I couldn’t put a drop shadow without it going on the text also.  It gave me a run time error and shut my program down after that I had to restart my project which was a pain.  Taught me the hard way to save my project a couple of times while creating it.

           

          #45576
          simon kidd
          Participant
            • 14
            • Rookie

            Here is project 5 again after a re-start.
            I seem to have issues every time I try and fill text with a pattern from another picture/paper file. (It seems to work fine with a ‘built in’ pattern but not another image), so Ive left that out for now and will return to that another day.

            Ive have really enjoyed this. Scrapbooking is new to me and so I think its a good way to compose small collections of themes and present a picture or topic. Much more interesting than a picture album. Ive learned alot more about PSP. Until recently my use had been pretty limited.
            So thank you.

            #45580
            Cassel
            Keymaster
              • 2522
              • Superfan

              Brad, I watched your long Loom video and sent you my comments. The reason you have to resize all the time is that you are starting with a blank image that is 600×600 instead of 3600×3600. It is like trying to put a poster board onto a post-it. Keep the Rulers active all the time, so you can see the number of pixels for each paper, photo or element. As for adding the frame, check whether the Fill tool has a Match mode set to RGB or to None. Ideally, it should be set to None, otherwise, it gives some odd results.

              Monique, that is so creative to use the @ in the title! I might have to steal that idea! To empty the cache, I’ll have to check as I only know how to empty the cache for specific tools but not for the whole program. The merging is not always necessary, but in some situations, it can be very convenient!

              Amy, those are lovely pictures and they are very well showcased. Yes, the Guides can be so helpful when you want something sized the same, or aligned. The pinking shear trick can also be used for many other types of edges when you use different shapes of tips, different sizes, and there is even a complete other palette that has a dozen more settings to play with. Those brush tips can be used in soooo many ways. I have whole classes just on that inside the membership!

              Cindy, I see that you definitely work better when you have a complete project to finish and have tutorials from start to finish. Inside the membership, you have the individual tutorials but you still have to put them together. For the Scavenger hunt, you can go inside the membership, and find the tutorials to create some of those elements yourself, and then, once you have gathered them, you can put them together into one project.

              Simon, you are correct in noticing the existing bevel on the frame. That shows a good sense of observation, and it will be very useful when you will want to use some particular elements. Eventually, you might even find that some elements are in the wrong direction or something like that. Good work. The filling of the text is a bit tricky. In older versions of PSP, you could select the materials and then apply the text. Now, it is like it will ignore what you have in the Materials palette, but will use the colors/patterns in the toolbar instead, or will want you to change it after. It is very picky and I might actually choose to complain about it to the development team.

              Sandra, I hope that you will be able to read the text on the full-size project (#5). On the resized version, it is too small to read but it is ok. That is not the important version. I am curious if you used a font that was purposefully spacing the letters or if you might have changed the kerning yourself? Just curious.

              #45598
              Amparo Cheng
              Participant
                • 7
                • Rookie

                Cassel that class sounds very interesting. I will look into it 🙂 Here is my last project. This was my first time using Inner Bevel. I enjoyed this class very much. I love scrapbooking with real paper and pictures. This was my first time doing it digitally. The possibilities are endless! I found this bootcamp very useful. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your time.

                #45600
                Fay Burnett
                Participant
                  • 30
                  • Rookie

                  Well I’ve finally finished all the Projects.  I’m still having a little trouble using the Text tool but I know it’s because I forget to use the “Apply” action.  I know it was present in PSP 15 but I never used it and never had problems.  I took this Bootcamp to help me switch from PSP 15 to PSP 19 and I will be able now to do just that so it has been a great success for me.  I got tired of scrapping the scenic photos so did something different for Project 5.  All the papers and elements are from my kit “Brand New” which I’m still working on.  The fonts I used are Heartland Regular and Lucida.

                  I see a lot of beautiful layouts have been created, especially for this last project which just proves how much we have all learned.  Thank you Carole.

                  #45606
                  Cassel
                  Keymaster
                    • 2522
                    • Superfan

                    Amy, yes, digital scrapbooking has options that are impossible in traditional paper scrapbooking. That is one reason some people do convert to digital although you don’t have to give up your paper tools! Your photo is so well showcased. I bet your family is proud of what you did!

                    Fay, for the Text tool, if you happen to activate a different layer or a different tool, it will usually apply automatically. It is mostly if you want to change something in the Materials palette that it can mess up things. I am glad to hear that you are more comfortable with your more recent version of PSP.

                    #45608
                    Brad Jones
                    Participant
                      • 16
                      • Rookie

                      Weirdly #4 went really easily after I figured out that one thing (shift, not 6).  I had to try a number of the steps over many times, but at least the whole program (PSP) didn’t come crashing down around my ears or freeze up.  I didn’t get too creative and pretty much followed your design and I did all the text on one layer, but it worked and I may never understand that.  Maybe it is starting to make some kind of sense and that is very frightening.

                      #45609
                      Brad Jones
                      Participant
                        • 16
                        • Rookie

                        To Cindy Harris,
                        Believe me, you are as good as anybody else in here. Everyone has gone thru what you are going thru and worse. Ask Carole questions and she will give you so much help. Look in your heart and just fly with it. don’t worry about copying, but let yourself feel it when you do things. Ask anybody else in here and I bet most of them will pour out their hearts to you. Keep going over Carole’s videos and watch carefully for little tiny things she does that you might miss and make notes. Live by the F word….Flexibility and be persistent. There will be ups and downs but eventually the ups are more frequent and higher. Every woman I know is so strong she won’t let a little thing like this defeat her. Go, Go Go!

                        #45617
                        Ben Vienerius
                        Participant
                          • 19
                          • Rookie

                          Simon Kidd, be aware to search each 15th of the month for updates of Windows. Only this can help you breaking down a program you are working with.

                          To get there: Start>Settings>Update

                          At this moment the update goes as far as 2004 version 19041.388 To this is a update to the new logo of Edge.

                          In the coming year the 32 bits version will end and buttons you have now get more simpel. There will be no Windows 11 or 12 but update after update.

                          Ben

                          #45621
                          Brad Jones
                          Participant
                            • 16
                            • Rookie

                            Looks like you just turned off the lesson area. I was just trying to start the 5th lesson. Now, I have to take it all over, again, I suppose.

                            #45622
                            Cassel
                            Keymaster
                              • 2522
                              • Superfan

                              Brad, I didn’t turn anything off. The lessons should still be there. Did you use the correct password?

                              #45635
                              Ben Vienerius
                              Participant
                                • 19
                                • Rookie

                                Fay Burnett,

                                I love your scrapbook made with your granddaughter Lillian Elaine. Everything inside that scrap fits beautiful together.

                                #45639
                                Fay Burnett
                                Participant
                                  • 30
                                  • Rookie

                                  Thank you, Brad.  ?

                                  #45616
                                  Ben Vienerius
                                  Participant
                                    • 19
                                    • Rookie

                                    Simon Kidd you wrote: “Sadly my PC completely misbehaved on me this evening (a windows update started …)”

                                    This month Windows has a big update and that is why the problems came to people working with huge files. I would advise to search for a update each 16th of the month. Maybe you missed even the 1903 update and Windows is catching up.

                                    How can you see this all. Go to START and right click your mouse> go to system> Look what version of Microsoft is running. You need to have 2004 and 19041.388. It is a big update for the rollout of May this year. Keep in mind to update in time. I do this each week, so that an update does not slow my machines.

                                    To see if there are updates Go to START> left click go to settings (the little flower)> scroll down and push the button update.

                                    Be aware that Windows is going to change in the coming time. For people running the 32 bits version it is going to be the end for Windows. The visualisation of pictograms is going to be more simple. Windows Edge will get his own logo. For those who have not seen it. this is the Dutch site: https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/edge

                                    For people using PSP there will be not much change to use it, but programs like Office pro, Adobe Photoshop and 3D programs a videocart with power is needed (basic cart Nvidia RTX 2060)  Dont worry but if you buy a second hand machine, look that it is a quad core. Best is with DDR4 memory, because DDR3 memory is running out. 2021/2022 will DDR 5 memory come to the market.

                                    Please don’t worry with all this information and have fun as long as you can.

                                    Ben

                                    #45646
                                    Cassel
                                    Keymaster
                                      • 2522
                                      • Superfan

                                      Brad, I love that you took the tutorial of the different colors for individual letters and you went further by changing the fonts too! Following the design is totally ok. If you spend less time figuring out a “creative” change, you get more energy to learn and practice the technique. Did you manage to get the tutorial for project #5?

                                      Ben, thanks for your information about Windows update. We should keep an eye on that I guess.

                                      #45650
                                      Cassel
                                      Keymaster
                                        • 2522
                                        • Superfan

                                        And the winners of the Random Draw will be announced in the newsletter, in a few minutes!

                                        Whether you were one of the winners picked at random, you all won through this Bootcamp. Everyone learned something. Everyone created wonderful projects. Everyone shared interesting stories. Everyone was supportive of each other. This Bootcamp was a success!

                                        #45657
                                        Cathy Anderson
                                          • 17
                                          • Rookie

                                          Wow, just discovered I was randomly selected to win 1st prize for the Scrap Bootcamp.  I’m absolutely thrilled.   I loved the Bootcamp and learnt so much as well as enjoying seeing all the other fabulous layouts.  Hopefully, we’ll see more of each other in the other Forums.  Congratulations also to Allen and Monique.  To Carole (Cassel) a huge thank you for all your input and encouragement – I would strongly recommend this course to anyone starting out in Digital Scrapbooking or using Paintshop Pro.

                                          #45659
                                          Ben Vienerius
                                          Participant
                                            • 19
                                            • Rookie

                                            Congratulations to the prize winners. I hope you get addicted as I am. When I started in 2002 with PSP and Jasq I followed some lessons to get the in and outs. A nice thing I found was that a mistake always could be wiped out by the back button. Although many programs came and are gone, PSP kept its feet on the market. I try to take the newest version each time for that little extra. The time is coming for me where the expositions come and nice to know is that you can make a flyer with PSP in a professional way. When people send me their work to show, I resize their work to 15x10cm and go in PSP to Edit>Copy special>Copy for special printingwork and save it as PNG file. Try it yourself if you print your scrapbook work to a cart.  It was fun to see what you made out of nothing and gave your own twist using the expertise of Carole. I am not gone and will going to come inside and look what new bootcampers are able to.

                                            Thank you for having me around,

                                            Ben

                                            #45660
                                            Brad Jones
                                            Participant
                                              • 16
                                              • Rookie

                                              Whew! Pant, pant. I am uploading the last one and didn’t do a couple of the things you suggested and probably screwed up or found another “creative” way to do them. A million thanks for all this and might do this all over, again, but this really cut into my sleep time, especially since my son or one of my friends would call and want to talk 4 hours. I learned many things about just doing the most basic things and what I learned about layers will keep me busy for a long time. Still confused when it comes to text on vector or raster layers for text and certain actions to take with text. Text color is still hit or miss and often jumps back to the prior settings and colors. You definitely got me started and I am grateful for all that.
                                              Information about the picture. It was one of the zombie movies I was in and while waiting in the tent between scenes, we were all fooling around and made a zombie last dinner. That might explain the hanging rope. I was out of crosses. I haven’t been in church much since my preacher threw me out of the church when I was in high school. Some of my other pics in other projects were on other movie sets.
                                              BTW, I just clicked on one of my pspimage files and PSP opened up, but complained it couldn’t open the file. I have opened them from inside the PSP program, but not this particular one.

                                              #45853
                                              MoniqueN.
                                              Participant
                                                • 387
                                                • Enthusiast

                                                Project#4

                                                I thought, as I mentioned earlier, the kit was a bit to bright for me.

                                                Finally got the time to change it a bit. Thanks for the tip, Carole. Used the hue/satuaration.

                                                I don’t think you can see it very well. I changed the yellow strip.

                                                #45855
                                                Cassel
                                                Keymaster
                                                  • 2522
                                                  • Superfan

                                                  Monique, that definitely make a difference. Isn’t it amazing how you can tweak an existing kit and almost make it a different one with various tools in PSP!

                                                  #45857
                                                  MoniqueN.
                                                  Participant
                                                    • 387
                                                    • Enthusiast

                                                    Yes, PSP is like a box of tricks like a magician has 🙂

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