BOOTCAMP March 2021

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  • #54615
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1748
    • 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 March 15, 2021, you can post your projects in here.

    Remember to resize your image to about 600 pixels AND saving in jpg format, 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.

    The 7 tutorials will be spaced out over almost 2 weeks. This should make it easier for participants to follow without feeling stressed (it should never be stressful!).

    • This topic was modified 6 months ago by Cassel.
    #54649
    Fran Walton
    Participant
    • 15
    • Rookie

    Hi, I have taken the BootCamp before but never keep up, I’m really going to try and keep up this time and do all the pages.  It is a great little course to get started with digital scrapping and we do have a really good teacher.

    We are going to have to encourage each other!!!!

    #54651
    Ann Seeber
    Participant
    • 592
    • Enthusiast

    I keep taking Bootcamp over and over again.. are you sure this is not the Groundhog Day movie? 😉

    Here’s a new photo of my great grand Sonya that I’ll be using in one of the layouts.

    #54701
    Anita Wyatt
    • 51
    • Junior

    I am new to Boot camp and am looking forward to learn more about PSP. Here is one of the photos I will use.

    #54720
    Fran Walton
    Participant
    • 15
    • Rookie

    I think I’m going to use pictures of Tip our cat.  I may change my mine.

    #54723
    Anita Wyatt
    • 51
    • Junior

    My Preferences for the Edit Work space are: Color: Black

     

    By the way in my PSP X9,  I do not have an option for User Interface, I have to go to View – Workspace Color.

    Toolbars: Standard, Status and Tools

    Palettes: Layer: Floating

    Material Palette: Docked

    Organizer: Closed

    Tool option palette is viewed underneath Standard bar

    Learning Center: Closed

    #54732
    Randy Nixon
    • 7
    • Rookie

    Hi everyone this is my first Bootcamp.

    Layer – Docked, Material – Docked, Organizer – Auto hide. Colours – Dark grey

    This is one of the pictures I hope to be using.

    Hoping everyone enjoys the camp . Haven’t been to camp for sixty years

    #54733
    Wendy R
    Participant
    • 16
    • Rookie

    Granddaughter

    My grandaughter. First day at bootcamp. lookin forward to this.

    My preferences: Docked, dark grey

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by Wendy R.
    • This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by Wendy R.
    #54737
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1748
    • Superfan

    Fran, welcome back. Take it one day at a time. The Bootcamp should be slow enough if you don’t get caught in other life events! Is Tip actually laying on the plant???

    Ann, maybe it is Groundhog Day! 🙂 That is a cutie and she will be a star on your pages!

    Anita, welcome to the Bootcamp. I had to take a double look at the photo as I thought Mr Mooch had a sibling in the photo! I love cats (as you might have seen in my newsletters). You are correct that version X9 does not have User Interface in the menu, but I am glad you found where to set it anyways.

    Randy, welcome to the camp. Although there is not singing around the campfire or canoeing, it is still a lot of fun.

    Wendy, will your granddaughter be the star of your pages? Grandkids are popular and beautiful subjects.

    Now that five participants have broken the ice, the others can join in. Don’t be shy!

    #54738
    Wendy R
    Participant
    • 16
    • Rookie

    Yes Cassel, my granddaughter will be the Star. I have a couple of other pics of her but she is always lookin downward.

    this is the best so far. I’m lost here as a beginner. I tried to click on beginner -Module 4 but it keeps telling me to login when I am already logged in.  Help?

    #54739
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1748
    • Superfan

    I tried to click on beginner -Module 4 but it keeps telling me to log in when I am already logged in.  Help?

    Wendy, the Modules are part of a paid course. That is not the same as the Bootcamp. That might be why you cannot access it?

    #54743
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 1110
    • Superfan

    Hello  boot campers, I’m not shy, just a bit late introducing myself.  I did the very first boot camp in 2019.  These are some of the first  photos I’ve taken this year of returning migratory birds. Native American Tree Sparrows. I will show case them along with  some bee shots,  I took last summer.

    #54744
    Wendy R
    Participant
    • 16
    • Rookie

    Makes sense now. thank you.

    #54769
    Wendy R
    Participant
    • 16
    • Rookie

    A little about me, i’ve been PSPing for many years so I did at little more with my sandwich. I got hungry …

     

     

    #54775
    Paul Donati
    Participant
    • 9
    • Rookie

    Hello my name is Paul, this is the first time I’ve posted here so I don’t know if I’m doing this right. I’ve used PSP since the days of Jasc, started with version 7 and fairly recently invested in Corel 2021. I hope to use some photos of my garden in this workshop like the one I hope I manage to post with this message. I set my workspace to dark grey, untabbed documents, classic materials palette and layers palette.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by Paul Donati.
    #54780
    Mary Solaas
    Participant
    • 226
    • Enthusiast

    OK. I changed my workspace to medium grey whereas before I had been using dark grey. I think I will try this change to see how I deal with it as we work on the Bootcamp project. I always use a ruler on my images and projects as it helps me get things in perspective. I changed the layers palette to floating – I had always used as docked but sometimes it gets in the way and this way I will be able to move it around. I am not sure what pictures I will use for the Bootcamp, but I had reserved quite a few when I was doing the Love Challenge and so I will probably use some of them that were not used in the Love Challenge. I am uploading 2 that I will possibly use. One is a view of the Route home to Memphis on a trip we took in 2007 and he other one is of Joe, Laurie & Lucy on a snowy day in 2019.

    #54791
    Anita Wyatt
    • 51
    • Junior

    I had a lot of fun with the layers. When I moved the layers over to the plate in my PSP X9, they moved there easily and then I noticed they were all titled raster layer 1, 2…. So, I renamed them, bread, lettuce, etc. as on the original. It made it easier to find the layer I wanted when editing. Of course, I also got hungry for just such a sandwich. Thank you for a great tutorial about layers., one can really do a lot with them.

    #54794
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1748
    • Superfan

    Welcome again, Sue! I knew we would see some beautiful bird photos!

    Wendy, you took a break from eating that sandwich? 🙂 Good idea.

    Paul, that looks like a large garden, is it? And yes, you posted the image correctly in your post.

    Mary, that will be cool if you can “continue” an album with pages on the same topic. Why not?

    Anita, that is a good trick to rename your layers. Did you end up getting yourself a real sandwich after?

     

    #54797
    cindy harris
    • 242
    • Enthusiast

    Hi All,     What is this most Beautiful lil ones, I think so    Teacher oh mylanta, that babys so big sitting by himself thats a strong baby boy.   So Beautiful

     

    #54808
    Paul Donati
    Participant
    • 9
    • Rookie

    Yep I like pickles and onions. Even better is pickled onion! I added a little coffee.

    #54812
    Ann Seeber
    Participant
    • 592
    • Enthusiast

    I served this lunch last “semester” and liked it so much I’m having it again! 😉

    As you can see, I don’t like my pickles on my sandwich, so I put them on the side. The silverware was colored with a gradient and I can’t eat a sandwich that isn’t cut. The bread and the tablecloth fill patterns shown are all from PSP. I added the red color to the plates and cup and got creative and added toothpicks.

    #54819
    Ann Seeber
    Participant
    • 592
    • Enthusiast

    AND here is my lesson for today: New Kid on the Block. I did our newest, a boy, Logan, who was born Feb 6. The two girls each have their own New Kid scrap page. Maybe I’ll post all 3.

    This kit is called Sweet Baby Boy. (I’ve been collecting baby kits, obviously.) The title font is Baby Oliva. So here are all my great grands in one post.

    EDIT: Geez, I just found another one I did for my daughter’s new dog. LOL Guess I like this layout! So here’s New Dane in Town.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by Ann Seeber. Reason: added 4th image
    #54834
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 1110
    • Superfan

    Thank you Carole, I’m so predictable,  🙂 and  again I hope I wont disappoint. Many  of you in campus will know me and my style of creativity.  Mainly, I think for my photos, which I showcase.  I’ve been psping for many years, I found  the campus almost 6 yrs ago. Which is an absolute gem of a site for anyone who uses PSP. Which helped me  no end in improving the  greeting cards for every occasion, and calendars, using my photos. We had a fall of snow  on the 12th, the same day some of the Migratory birds arrived.  I bet they were thinking to themselves,  🙂   ‘we should have  waited a little longer before leaving the warmer climes.  I followed the  layout from the tutorial,  framed the photo, used an overlay on the background gradient paper. The green strip of paper is also a gradient. I have very few kits, so tend to create my own papers, but I did find the elements on the web.

    #54837
    Mary Solaas
    Participant
    • 226
    • Enthusiast

    Well, OK. Looks like we are all getting creative with the sandwich and the plate. I did also. Ann Seeber – how did you color the plate white and the edge red? I haven’t learned that trick yet!
    I changed everything up: No meat or onions as I chose a cheese sandwich on toast with Miracle Whip (I like it better than mayo). I put coffee in the cup and changed the cutlery to silver (grey from the Cool Neutral color palette and adjusted it with hue 0, saturation 25 & lightness 15 and saved that setting as a preset); I changed the dinnerware to white porcelain (but note my msg to Ann Seeber – would have liked to change the rims to silver but I don’t know how to do that!)
    The table cloth is white damask – pattern Corel 08-018 (I think it was called floral) and put a white layer underneath and changed the opacity to 46. Oh, the cheese was created on a vector layer – rectangle.

    #54840
    Ann Seeber
    Participant
    • 592
    • Enthusiast

    Mary Solaas: I used the Magic Wand tool and then flood-filled with color. The hard part was cutting the sandwich and those toothpicks were also difficult! LOL

    #54854
    Randy Nixon
    • 7
    • Rookie

    Just horsing around

    #54856
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1748
    • Superfan

    Cindy, it looks like you had fun with the sandwich, and what a nice table. Am I invited for dinner?

    Paul,  if you like pickles and onions, maybe we can find someone who will share theirs with you if they don’t like them!

    Ann, that is a fun display for your lunch. If you don’t want your pickles, maybe Paul will take them? I guess you DO like that simple layout of Project 1. I guess it is a nice way to showcase a single photo.

    Sue, thanks for your kind words about the Campus. I share the compliments with the whole community who is so supportive of every member.

    Mary, that is a great table. You found a great and creative way to change the color of the dishes.

    Randy, that is a great first layout! Your shadows are consistent, which is something I am picky about :). One detail I would suggest is to rotate the bale of hey. Looking at it, it looks angled, and it makes its own shadow look in the wrong direction. Did you happen to rotate it after you added the shadow?

    #54863
    cindy harris
    • 242
    • Enthusiast

    Dear Teacher,

    ya its fun now I don’t sweat or say bad words or have to walk away.    And yes anywhere I am your welcome 24/7

    #54883
    Anita Wyatt
    • 51
    • Junior

    Here is my finished project for Day 3. I do not have any kits yet, so I made my own backgrounds. I downloaded some free graphics like the hearts and some scatters from PixelScrapper.  Luckily I do have some great little helpers who pose for pictures and like to keep me company while I play with PSP. I am enjoying Bootcamp a lot and learn something new every day. Thank you Carole for making this possible for all of us.

    #54896
    Fran Walton
    Participant
    • 15
    • Rookie

    I had a very flustering lunch.  Everything that can go wrong with PSP, did and it was all operator error.  I got something done and I’m not proud of it but it will have to do for now.  On to bigger and better things, I hope.

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