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  • #43124
    Jose Marquez
    Participant
    • 6
    • Rookie

    Well, thought I would ask for forgiveness….LOL……..as the last scrapbook assignment of boot camp. It is Memorial Day in a few days here in America.  I wanted to honor those who have fought for the freedom we have had for years. The pictures are all taken by me as I paid my respect at all the locations. Pic of the flag and pole was taken at Normandy American Memorial in France and same for the burial site with all the crosses.  The lower left pic is from Hawaii in Pearl Harbor (The Arizona Memorial). The lone Rifle/Helmet came from the WWII American Museum. The fighter jets are from a few days ago when the Thunderbirds flew in my city where I live to honor all those who are the first line of CODV-19 virus.

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    #43128
    DawnG
    Participant
    • 8
    • Rookie

    Here’s my day 9 layout I am so glad I was able to finish this I used a kit from Farrahs Designer Scraps called Enchanted Garden I made the striped paper myself and the photos are of the park in the city I live in taken earlier this spring

    #43129
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1193
    • Superfan

    Mireille, très jolies fleurs. Puis-je suggérer de déplacer la fleurs qui est en bas à droite juste pour éviter de la couper sur le bord de la page? Je crois qu’il manque une ombre sur le papier à pois en bas des photos.

    Tami, I am glad you jumped in, even if only today. On the first project, is that a photo of your family? If so, you might want to add a date! You look already comfortable with the shadows. That is good!

    Shirley, glad to see those pinking edges! I think you might have forgotten some shadows, like on the photos, on the ricrac on top and the little bees. If those flowers are in your garden, why not say so on the project??

    Krystyna, I think you have learned that this new hobby might become addictive! That photo of your granddaughter is adorable and beautifully showcased!

    Sue, that last project is so delicate. That lace frame is great!

    Dawn, those are great family photos. Is it possible that you slightly squished the middle photo a little bit? On your last project, I think that some of the shadows are inconsistent with others. I see the shadows of the photos toward the bottom left, while the papers have a shadow toward the bottom right. Another tip is about the shadow on your title. Although it is ok to add a shadow on titles (as if the letters are cut from papers for example), it mostly works on simple fonts; you are using a curly and thin font, so the shadow makes a double line which affects the legibility. I think that in this case, the shadow would not be necessary.

    Mary, I see what you mean about wanting the eye to go to the top too. Maybe you can find a different single flower that is a bit larger? Would that balance to your liking? I think in the rainbow project, one boot has a double shadow. Is that possible? I love reading about all the things you learned in this Bootcamp. That was the whole goal!

    Fiona, the text not resizing is a particular annoyance of the Wrapped text: in fact, the selection you created to enclose your text is still there but that didn’t resize either, so your text is in the selection which is outside of your image. That is another reason to have a duplicate of the Text layer and rasterize it. That will resize as expected.

    Joy, I am glad that you are getting more comfortable with the Text tool. It has so much potential to create interesting effects. One suggestion I would offer for your project is to move up the AK a little bit. The eye sees how it is just cut off a tiny bit on the edge. Or maybe it is just me being picky?

    Darcy, you are playing well with the shadows. Your explanation that the arrow was made of a thicker material would definitely be associated with a larger shadow BUT you can at the same time, lower the opacity and increase the blur. Not by much, but a little bit more than for papers for example.

    Jose, you don’t need to ask for forgiveness as it is ok to create this layout. The only reason I suggest following the tutorials a bit closer is to help me determine which project each participant submitted, but also to ensure that you practice the various techniques shown in the videos. But maybe you are already familiar with them?

    Keep your projects coming. Remember that if you post 4 of the 5 projects, your name will be entered into our random draw on Monday night.

    Although you have received your last project, you still have a couple of emails coming your way.

    #43135
    Euka Euka
    Participant
    • 18
    • Rookie

    A change of colour for me this time and I  think I will go back and make the frame wider and perhaps another colour  .

    It was great to see all the talent and imagination displayed on the pages during this Boot Camp and there is always something new to learn in the Paintshop Pro program.

    Thanks Carole for running this course and sharing your knowledge.

    #43140
    Cristina
    Participant
    • 970
    • Superfan

    Beautiful and creative layouts posted here. 🙂

    Here is my Project #4

    Papers: Sheila Reid “Vintage Paper” – Palvinka “WeLoveSummer”

    Elements: dededsmith “AllThingsBrightBeautiful”.

    I used Cassel’s “DistressedEdge” script and created the flair following her tutorial.

    Fonts: Abraham – Ligurino – KGArrows

    #43142
    Glenson Jones
    Participant
    • 20
    • Rookie

    Day 11 Project 5

    The photo was taken in Bulgaria during our river cruise in September 2009.

    I don’t know if we will ever go on another cruise!!!!!

    The paper and elements were from Rush River kits.

     

    WOOPS!

    When I resize the image the text disappears!!!

    I did it twice with different fonts.

    #43145
    Mary Solaas
    Participant
    • 18
    • Rookie

    Last project.  I had not looked before to see that there are several different shapes – not just rectangle.  Many possibilities here.  I did not bevel a frame that came in a kit, but I copied a frame and took out just the center of it by using the rectangle selection.  I didn’t have a flower that fit, but the birds I thought would be good looking at the picture and I did use the Image>Mirror to put the birds in the direction I wanted them to be.  So I learned that this time too.  The button I used and the leaves in the bottom left corner were from the kit “gina jones pretty bird kit”.  I have used color changer for some of the background papers and just retitled them when I saved them because I couldn’t find just the color I wanted for the squares.  When I got them on the pspimage, I still wasn’t happy so I changed the color again until I was happy.  I agree that putting notes down help to keep the things learned in the head.  I have decided that I will learn the effects and filters in PSP as there are many possibilities there and you can double and triple them so that you get just the effect you desire.  So I played around with that too, but not on these projects – just playing around!! Thanks so much for all you do, Cassel, and thanks to all the participants for their great creativity.

    #43146
    Mary Solaas
    Participant
    • 18
    • Rookie

    I am not sure why, but the color of the papers in the kits are not the same when I put them into PSP.  Why???  The background showing in PSP of Travel Buddies in actually a cream color, not white!

    #43149
    Janice Etherton
    Participant
    • 5
    • Rookie

    Day 10 – I’m posting two different backgrounds for our Valentine Lobby party pictures,  Trying to decide which one looks better.  I’m leaning towards the one with the lighter background.

    #43152
    Janice Etherton
    Participant
    • 5
    • Rookie

    Day 11 – May 22  I didn’t have anything to write about for this pictured, so I added the tree with the blackbirds. I thought the prairie dogs were the ones with things to say.  The picture was taken in the Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.

    #43154
    Isabel Vasquez
    Participant
    • 32
    • Rookie

    Day 11 – 5th Project
    Hi Carole, I used regular layers and  painted most of them. The baby is my great grandson, another baby with the name of Samuel LOL. I learned how to use the paper as a pattern today. I have learned a lot from your  classes and tomorrow if I have a chance I will come and take note of the projects (what I learned). Thank yo so much for taking your time to help s learn. Have a blessed weekend.

    #43156
    Janice Etherton
    Participant
    • 5
    • Rookie

    Because Monday is Memorial Day, this is an ad that PA Senior Center put in our Memorial Day insert of our local paper.  When I was putting together this tribute I wanted the message to read across and the beginning of each sentence to reflect a message reading down.  After participating in the Bootcamp I thought it would look nice for our Historical Album to make a scrapbook page.  Thank you Cassel for making this possible.

    #43163
    Isabel Vasquez
    Participant
    • 32
    • Rookie

    Day 11- Project 5 I did this other one just now. I just did it without the video. She’s my granddaughter and her baby girl. I forgot to write down that I also learned about the “merge down” for the squares made. This is awesome.

    #43171
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1193
    • Superfan

    Euka, I like the fact that you are already thinking of changes to your layout. That is something you can do all day long: changing the elements, changing the papers, changing the colors, etc. Glad you liked this Bootcamp.

    Cristina, have you been using photos of the same people throughout? As you keep hiding their faces, I guess it is. If so, it will make a nice album for them!

    Glenson, a wrapped text will not resize like the rest of a project. That is a bit of an annoyance with that function. The reason is that the selection you made to keep the text inside, does not resize (although it is still there) so the text is stuck in that selection that ends up outside of the image. That is one reason why it is important to make a duplicate of that Text layer and rasterize it. Then, it will resize and be visible. On your project, did you forget the shadows on your papers?

    Mary, your frame is great! Isn’t it fun to explore the tools in PSP? Although there are filters that can give more effects, I tend to focus on the native tools of PSP as they are already so powerful! As for the color, I’ll dig it up but there is one setting that seems to affect the colors of the display. I’ll let you know what it is.

    Janice, personally, I find that the pink background shows up the details a bit more while the red background seems a bit overpowering. That is just my opinion. It is so cute to add that text bubble to the prairie dogs! Very clever. I noticed that your shadows are a little large for your elements. It does give a bit of the impression they papers and photos and titles are floating off the paper. For elements that are supposed to be “glued” to the paper, a thinner, and more opaque shadow would be more realistic.

    Isabel, that is a cutie!!! I would suggest removing the shadows on the text as it makes it a little harder to read. Making a second layout without the video means that you are getting used to some tools! Good work.

     

    #43185
    Shirley
    Participant
    • 124
    • Junior

    Thanks for your remarks on my project.  Uploaded again with corrections and complete shadowing, I think as I went up the layers I didn’t catch the hidden layers on the layers palette. These flowers were photographed  from a visit to Western Australia as listed in my original.  Not mine.

    #43186
    Marica Law
    Participant
    • 8
    • Rookie

    Well, better late than never. Here’s the fourth project and I will start the 5th tomorrow. I am having a lot of problems with the text tool. I get confused with where the words show up since I can’t seem to find them on a layer. Then when you are supposed to copy and hide one layer (the copy I believe) and save the other as a raster layer, I couldn’t go back and find the two separate words. So I shadowed both words together. I enjoyed working with the photos as I was able to choose some earthy tones to match the fir tree. I keep going on the Internet to find Clip Art for embellishments to add to the project. Hopefully I will be able to make some sense of my notes when I go back to look at things in a week or two. Some really awesome projects with tons of creativity out there.

    #43187
    JOY CALDWELL
    Participant
    • 7
    • Rookie

    Day 11 Project 5

    I had so much fun with this project. I found a great kit from Rush Ranch that had ideal elements. The only elements I had to search for was the gingerbread girl and boy and it wouldn’t have been complete without them. The subject was the gingerbread house that is built every Christmas at the Grand Floridian Resort since 1999. I chose the papers for the background, blue paper which I trimmed with the eraser, and green paper with the rounded rectangle. I selected a rectangle and pasted the gingerbread recipe text. I enclosed the area in a frame and adjusted the font size accordingly. I overlaid the flower on the frame with one that I liked better. I used 2 separate elements to make the ornament on the top of the frame. I duplicated and mirrored the holly berries and merged them into one raster layer with the bells. I found some journal cards for the jingle bell theme. I pulled in three wrapped packages, duplicated and resized them and arranged in a pile.

    The only shortcut I couldn’t remember was the CTRL Y  to repeat the settings on the drop shadow. I feel much more at ease now with the rasters, vectors and layering. And text input and modification no longer baffles me.

    I have enjoyed the boot camp. I have learned a lot from the projects and even more from reading all the boot campers posts, questions, issues  and your comments. I am looking forward to tackling the Basic Scrap Course next.

    Thank You.

    #43191
    cindy harris
    Participant
    • 100
    • Junior

    I love Everyone’s work you all so cool.

    Hi Carole, I got all my projects in still shooting for the drawing. I cant work my scripts tried so hard. I just cant do it alone yet. Some things have got so MUCHo easy and some well the tubvector I cannot for the life of me hours of tryng make that following the text with rope grrr… but I am not giving UP. When It worked on that project it was so exciting to me, I was so happy. Thank you for Helping me

    On my lesson This is my bruce and Thor, Hes a super big dog hes my daughters and is like 16 yrs old, and starting to have problems walk but hes the sweetest guy. My Granddaughter is 18 now shes always said hes her brother, all the animals Love Thor cats dogs don’t matter.

    THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE AND Helping us all, I APPRECIATE YOU.

    #43193
    Ruth Seibert
    Participant
    • 4
    • Rookie

    After a lot of strange happenings (and a lot of help from a patient tutor), this project was finished.  Not sure how it evolved and whether all instructions were followed, but it is done!!

    #43196
    Shirley
    Participant
    • 124
    • Junior

    Last day. Concentration. Duck shooting activities commenced this weekend in NZ I thought when I found this black and white photo of us plucking the game catch, why not do a black and white theme. Yes that’s me on the left.

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    #43199
    Glenson Jones
    Participant
    • 20
    • Rookie

    Thanks for the solution to my disappearing text. I’ve learned something else!!

    And yes, I had forgotten to add the shadows that time.

    You would think that, as I have been retired for a long time, I would have lots of free time……. but the reverse is true.

    I am doing things now which I would never have considered while I was working. In addition to gardening and other household chores, yesterday I spend a couple of hours playing bridge on-line with some friends and then watched a two and a half hour opera and also about an hour facetimeing with a grandchild. He was playing some of his classical violin pieces he was learning for his university.

    Thanks for your time. I learned quite a few things about PSP during this bootcamp. I have used PSP for quite a few years but primarily to process photographs prior to printing or paining (I also use Corel Painter to do digital fine art).

    #43201
    fiona cook
    Participant
    • 12
    • Rookie

    Project 5 redo. Thanks Carole for pointing me in the right direction as far as keeping a vector copy of text as well as rasterising the text. I was having trouble saving my PSP file so I decided to redo it. My first file was 722MB. My redo is down to 53MB. I think the smaller file size has helped with the processing as I had no trouble saving or converting to jpg. The jpg now contains the body text that had previously not appeared. Happy bunny. I have reuploaded file below.

    In the process I have come across some useful buttons in the option bar for spacing out objects evenly. I could select all the object layers of my squares at once (in shift) and click on the button ‘Distribute Horizontal Left’. Voila! I came across these buttons because I was trying to rescale all the squares at once using the handles. I could see the handles surrounding the multiple collection of squares but it wouldn’t let me drag a corner square to rescale. Don’t know why.

    In Day 12 you asked for tips and tricks of ours that we could share. One tip of my own I can share with those who haven’t yet approached the projects in this way, is to prepare the exercises first by gathering the elements and doing a draft sketch of intentions for the design. In support of that method, a collection of papers, elements and photos etc, arranged into folders has helped with organisation. When I joined the Bootcamp in March I was not prepared in this way and everything took a lot longer than for the May Bootcamp.

    Yes the subject and the software does grab you so you can’t put the projects down. I now understand what some of you have been saying all along. Thank you again for a good introduction.

    #43214
    Lynda DiGregor
    Participant
    • 287
    • Enthusiast

    Day 11- Project 5

    I used elements from Rush Ranch That were provided with the lesson

    #43219
    Joan White
    Participant
    • 10
    • Rookie

    I am posting the 4th project with the bow the proper color and the final project. I learned a lot from this bootcamp. I wasn’t a scrapbooking person before so it took a little time to change my thinking. Most of my experience with PSP was in attempting to edit photos and I am just a beginner. Thanks for all the video tutorials, I watched them many times. I appreciate being able to see other people’s work and learn from them
    Thanks again
    Joan.

    #43221
    Tami Skarin
    Participant
    • 2
    • Rookie

    This class has been great!!  I am doing a marathon this weekend to catch up!

    #43227
    Mireille Beaudet
    Participant
    • 7
    • Rookie

    Projet #4

    #43229
    Mireille Beaudet
    Participant
    • 7
    • Rookie

    Juste pour le fun

    #43232
    Mireille Beaudet
    Participant
    • 7
    • Rookie

    Projet #5

    #43237
    Mireille Beaudet
    Participant
    • 7
    • Rookie

    Merci beaucoup Carole pour tes commentaires, surtout en français, c’est très apprécié et plus facile pour moi hihihi

    Ça fait déjà quelques années que je travail avec le logiciel, mais je n’avais jamais pris le temps de l’apprendre.  Ça me sera aussi utile au travail qu’à la maison.

    Tu expliques très bien.

    Merci pour tout.

    Mireille

    #43252
    Cristina
    Participant
    • 970
    • Superfan

    Thanks, Carole! About your question, yes, it has been about the same people, my husband, and I. 🙂 And I learned from you to hide the faces on a post years ago (Effects>Distortion Effects>Pixelate).

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