Bootcamp – November 2019

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  • #35613
    Cassel
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    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 November 14th, 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!).

    #35844
    Peggy Jentoft
    Participant
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    • Rookie

    Hi I am Peggy Im trying to relearn digital scrapbooking after about a decade off with mostly no access to computers . Ive forgotten a lot and am dealing with a vastly changed technology.  for now I’m sticking to dark grey work space and lighter image background, brush variances is my favorite palette but I have not yet firmed up the best set up for me. I miss the materials rainbow picker as shown in the demo mine does not have the outer rainbow  edge. one issue im having is that  this particular computer  has a high resoloution and everything is quite small for my  old eyes.

    #35846
    Peggy Jentoft
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    ok I’ve done the

    I did the sandwich and table and it did cover a couple of things I don’t think id done before. I added a slice of cheese to my sandwich

    #35847
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 920
    • Superfan

    Welcome Peggy. That is a great idea to add cheese!

    To answer your concern about missing the “old” materials palette, you can still get it. I still use it. You can set it under File > Preferences > General Program Preferences and under the Palette tab on the left, click on it and you will see a checkbox for “Use Classic Material Properties”. You can find other “old” settings listed in this article:

    The old ways of using Paintshop Pro

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. We are all here to help.

    #35853
    Henry Schellenberg
    Participant
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    • Rookie

    Hi, I’m Henry. I have had several versions of PSP over the years, but never really got to know how to use it. Maybe I am too old, 84, but I will give it a go and see what I can learn. I have set my workspace as you have set it, for now. I am working in version 2019.

     

    #35855
    Cassel
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    • 920
    • Superfan

    Welcome Henry. First of all, you are NOT too old (we have members that are older than you!) and whatever age, you just have fun with the program, enjoy the learning, and create things that YOU are proud of. There is so much you can do with it! Check out the other sections of the forum to see!

    #35859
    Julie Magerka
    Participant
    • 4
    • Rookie

    I have been digitally scrapbooking for 10 years on a Mac using a program called iScrapbook. However, last year I decided to buy PSP Pro 2018 and learn it on my own. Yikes, what a learning curve it has been. I use it for all my various projects, not just scrapbooking. I thought I would sign up for your online course and see what I can learn. It appears that you are going just where I need to go. Thank you so much for covering the very basics with layers. The sandwich analogy was perfect!

    #35860
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 920
    • Superfan

    Welcome to the Campus, Julie. We are all here to help and encourage you. PSP is a very powerful program (more than many users would even know) but this power also comes with a fair amount of complexity, which is why I try to be as detailed as possible. Yet, if at any point, you are unsure of something or you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask in the forum.  🙂

    #35863
    trish williams
    Participant
    • 276
    • Enthusiast

    I changed the Sandwich to a BLT and added a side salad

    #35864
    Henry Schellenberg
    Participant
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    Hello Trish, that is a great job, obviously I have a long way to go. I have been fumbling around with my project, but I’m sure I’ll get there. Henry

    #35873
    Barb Tucker
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    I registered a few days late but never got the link to the tutorials.  Where can I find them?  Thanks.  Barb

    #35874
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 920
    • Superfan

    Barb, the emails were sent to you, and two of them were sent earlier today. Can you check in your spam folder if they didn’t land there?

    #35875
    trish williams
    Participant
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    • Enthusiast

    Hi Henry, Thank you, but this is my 3rd time thru Boot Camp, there is always something to learn, and each time you get better.  Look forward to seeing your projects.   Check out the Forum, see what others are working on.

    Carole, should we have got 2 today, I only got one-Day 3  and it didnt come thru till late afternoon.  Nothing in the trash.

    #35876
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 920
    • Superfan

    Trish, some got some emails sooner than others. Another glitch in the system. Project 1 (Day 3), should be sent one or two days after the Sandwich, to give time for participants. You should get it today unless you registered late. Didn’t you get Day 1 and Day 2?

    #35882
    Stanis Faye
    Participant
    • 2
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    Hi!  I am Stanis from a small town in the USA.. have been playing with PSP for many years but never did scrapbook

    pages.  I use PSP X9.   I am on a veryy sloww satellite connection and was not able to view the video so I looked at your example and

    made my first page.  Thanks for all that you share.

    #35883
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 920
    • Superfan

    Welcome, Stanis. Glad to see you still managed to create that first page without the video. Are you going to be able to view any of the videos? Many tips and tricks might not be obvious if you only look at the finished results of others.

    #35885
    Jerri Conrad
    Participant
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    • Rookie

    Hi, I am trying bootcamp again as I missed some of the lessons the last time. Here is my Day 3 scrap.

    #35886
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 920
    • Superfan

    Welcome back Jerri. This time around, the tutorials will be spread apart a bit more, giving you more time, if anything interrupts your work!

    #35887
    Stanis Faye
    Participant
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    • Rookie

    I’m not sure if I’ll be able to view them or not.  We are on a satellite with limited broadband (that is the downside

    of living in the country) and often times the weather plays a part in how things upload/download.  Will have to wait and see I guess.

    #35889
    Jerri Conrad
    Participant
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    • Rookie

    I am working backwards. This is my table.

    #35890
    Barb Tucker
    Participant
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    • Rookie

    Didn’t receive the links.  Checked spam.  Nothing there either.  Barb

    #35897
    Henry Schellenberg
    Participant
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    • Rookie

    Hi, I did not think of converting to .jpg. So here it is, I think. I put black coffee in the cup, I needed it. Henry

    #35899
    Peggy Jentoft
    Participant
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    • Rookie

    I started out with a completely different photo then just kind of improvised the papers and elements and even a tube mostly from stuff id made about a decade ago , but I tried not to stray so far from the tutorial that it would be unrecognizable. me my two oldest girls and two kids who  borrowed us a parents for a while

    #35904
    trish williams
    Participant
    • 276
    • Enthusiast

    Hi Carole, yes I think I was late in registering, I did recieve 1 & 2 , 3 arrived a bit late.

    I haven’t recieved one today, but then I havent recieved any today which is amazing , seems this happens at weekends for some odd reason, so that might be just me.

    Carole am I saving this right, as it seems to have blurred , psp -jpeg-reduce-png.

     

    #35906
    trish williams
    Participant
    • 276
    • Enthusiast

    Just recieve  a email from scrapbook and creation cassel, but none for day 4. x

     

    #35907
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 920
    • Superfan

    Don’t worry, Trish. In order to make it longer than 7 days, and give more time to work on the layouts, no email is planned for today, unless someone registered later, in which case, a few emails will be closer together to “catch up” with the others.

    As for the blur, it is common when you size down any image since you have fewer pixels to show the details. At least, you keep YOUR full-size version, right?

    Peggy, that is a good idea not to change TOO MUCH. It will make it easier for me to track which project was done, when, later, there will be the draw.

    Barb, did you get the emails by now?

    #35914
    Andrew Guest
    Participant
    • 5
    • Rookie

    Hi I am Andrew from Nottingham in the UK

    Here is my first try at scrapbooking.

    It is a photo I had taken when I first visited Old Tuscon Studios before there was the big fire at the Studios about a year later.

    It used to be 2 streets but is now only one street and does not look as good as before the fire.

    #35923
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 920
    • Superfan

    Welcome, Andrew. You are starting very well with scrapbooking. You will see that if you have any photos (or stories) to share, scrapbooking makes it so much more fun than a plain album! Looking forward to your next projects.

    #35933
    Ann Ladouceur
    Participant
    • 5
    • Rookie

    Hi everyone! My name is Ann and I’m from the prairies in Canada. I love doing home videos and photo books but I’ve never done any scrapbooking before. I’ve had my PaintShop program for a few years but didn’t really know how to use it so this Bootcamp, as well as your other tutorials Cassel, are a really fun and easy way for me to finally learn how to use the software. I love the projects that the other students have posted. They’re all great! I picked a picture of some of my kitties. I enjoy lots of flowers on the deck in the summer but this year the cats decided that the containers had a much more practical use haha.

     

    #35943
    Gwen Norris
    Participant
    • 5
    • Rookie

    Hi Cassel

    I was looking at the top of page instead of bottom.

    Thanks for video.

    Here is my Bootcamp 2

    Thanks

    Gwen

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