Bootcamp – November 2019

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  • #35958
    Andrew Guest
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    This is me with my guide riding on an elephant in 2007

    I keep wondering if I should remove the flower to give it a cleaner look

    #35960
    Lynn Young
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    My sandwich got eaten. So onto Day 3 Bootcamp.

    A friend of mine raises cows and so I decided to go with it. Only problem is they are all off her phone and then compressed again on FB posting. But  I have found an online enlarger program that is so simple and FREE. I used it double the size of this image. https://www.photoenlarger.com/

    I am very happy camper now.

    #35964
    C Vandenberg
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    Hi

    I am Carole from Colorado

    Geneally I use PS but want to learn PSP

    This is the project from day 3

     

    #35966
    C Vandenberg
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    Back again

    With the exercise from day 4

     

    #35968
    Peggy Jentoft
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    I had done about  80 percent when I changed my mind about the photo and replaced the dog with my grandson at age one .I also forgot to make sure I could see the whole page  so some off my placements ended up being a tad off. . I had more difficulty with the text than I expected . the ribbon and flower are from a  kit called wild things from 2004 and the papers are mine the base paper was from a hummie tutorial called tea stains  if I recall correctly. I wanted to ask a bout current usable  font viewers too as I have thousands of fonts,  especially dingbats, but don’t want to load them all into windows fonts.

    #35973
    Jerri Conrad
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    Hi everyone.  I am very much enjoying our classes.  This is my try with Day 4.  Since we will soon be celebrating Thanksgiving I used some embellishments related to the holiday.

    #35975
    Cassel
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    Welcome, Ann. For a first scrapbook layout, you did great, and I love the photo and the story of your cats. You might want to even add that story on your layout, in the future. It is a really cool one!

    Gwen, that is interesting that you put the spoon on top of the plate. I remember putting spoons there, when I was a kid. But not sure where or when I lost that habit!

    Andrew, I don’t think that the flower is too much. In fact, I think it adds balance to that corner.

    Lynn, I agree that the pictures taken from Facebook are of very low quality, but for this exercise and posting a sized down version, it does not cause any issue. If you keep the full size page in pspimage format, maybe you can ask your friend for the “original” from her phone directly?

    Welcome Carole! What size did you resize your image? it is very small. Do you think you can size down the original to 600 pixels so we can appreciate it more? a bit larger images will give you an opportunity to see more of the details.

    Peggy, is it possible that you resized the photo more in one direction than the other? It looks like you resized it vertically more than horizontally, which distorts a bit that lovely baby! You said you had problems with the text. Did you fix the problem or are you still struggling? For font viewers, there is an article HERE about TheFontThing, which is the best font viewer, in my opinion.

    Jerri, your layout is very much in that Thanksgiving theme. Good job. Did you add the darker edges on the pieces of papers yourself or was it already done? It certainly gives a great effect.

    Looking forward to more of your work.

    And for the dozens of other “silent” participants, don’t be shy to show us what you are doing. We are all here to encourage you.

    #35980
    Jerri Conrad
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    I can’t take credit for adding the darker edges. The papers were like that.  I like that look.

    I love doing scraps and want to learn more things to make them look better.  I need to learn more about how to place

    the scraps so they look original.  Thanks for these opportunities to see what others do and learn from it all.

    #35982
    trish williams
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    I am Trish from the UK, this is my 3rd time in Bootcamp,  everytime there is something you missed the first time or  something you cant seem to master.

    #35992
    Peggy Jentoft
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    Yes I’m pretty sure I did mess up.The resizing  though I could claim.The kid looks weird I’m astigmatic enough that I don’t always catch distortions and unlike paintings you can’t pass off a photo club as artistic license , Thanks for telling me about font thing. I’m still working on issues with text but  pretty sure I’ll get the hang of it eventually. Do you have tuts on.making elements ,?  I’m very short on cute and decorative motifs such as those birds, though I could probably create some from shapes  or ding bats or, if I were not still.having my weird issue with brushes , brushes.

    #35998
    Henry Schellenberg
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    Hello, finally Day 3  Scrapbook Page done. Had several setbacks. Henry

    #36015
    Barb Tucker
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    Here is my Table and sandwich.  Nice refresher on layers.  Been doing PSP since JASC  version 7 and still learning.

    #36016
    Cassel
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    Jerri, the way to arrange a layout is often a matter of personal taste. Some people like busy pages, others like the minimal approach. Some like large photos, others like small ones. Some like a single photo, others like a lot. One way to help would be to scraplift (using another page as an arrangement you can replicate) or use a layered template as a starting point. In the Campus, part of the membership includes The Lab that offers a new template every month.

    Trish, it is always fun to see returning participants!

    Peggy, resizing “accidents” are extremely common, and I have seen that even from “experienced” scrapbookers. As for learning to create new elements and effects, there are hundreds of tutorials in the vault. That is accessible to DIAMOND members only. If you are curious to see what is behind that wall, register and join us for a tour, scheduled for Sunday, Nov 24th. The tour is free.

    Henry, what kind of setbacks did you experience? Do you need help with some tools or techniques? We are here to help.

    Barb, how did you customize your sandwich? I always curious to know: what is one thing you learned (or re-learned) this time around?

    Watch out for the next project tutorial tomorrow!

    Anyone who has not posted projects yet, don’t worry, you still have time!

    #36017
    Barb Tucker
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    Did not get link for days 3/4.  Thanks.  Barb

    #36018
    Cassel
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    Barb, it looks like they were sent a few minutes ago (no idea why they were so late).

    #36030
    Henry Schellenberg
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    Hello Carole, You asked what kind of setbacks I had. Mostly for some reason I got big duplicate files, of an element that I was working on and could not seem to get out of it and my computer would lock up. I ended up restarting the project several times because I could not find where to go to correct the situation. Note; I also realized after I sent my project that I had not re-sized it, sorry. Henry

    #36041
    Lynn Young
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    I purchased the the PSP 2020. For me the copy layers styles was my most missed function from Adobe.

    #36043
    Andrew Guest
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    My day 5 project.

    Because I had taken a photo of the cable care below me, there were obviously strangers sat inside it.  So as not to show who they were I decided to blur their faces.

    Forgot to add my drop shadows so uploaded the image again ( Doh!! )

    #36046
    Connie Collier
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    Hi – I’m Cussot and I’m way behind! Here’s my Day 3 effort.

    #36048
    Peggy Jentoft
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    tHIS  WAS A CHALLENGE  miy middle childs wedding  in Sept  very dark  my laptop is out of battery so I will end now

    #36057
    Connie Collier
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    Catching up on my homework! Here’s my Day 4 result.

    #36064
    Connie Collier
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    Not much to look at, but here’s my Day 5 homework … I’ve learned some handy shortcuts to deal with copying in these lessons.

    #36070
    Peggy Jentoft
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    My difficulties were not related to the actual tutorial,  I made my papers on the fly with layer s and blends and then got unexpected effects when adding the drop shadows, plus the photos were so dark that there was not much detail to bring out  I did use a glitter but added an overlay to modify the color so.it may not be obvious.  Base paper was.made from a digital.painting called unicorn barf, plus a pink .tile  and a plain  violet textured paper .my daughter is  often called purple girl which explains the color choices.. I used a smudge painted flower, a buttonized  dingbat for the flourish and a gold peacock motif I had previously made with a preset shape ,The peacock is the motif of the Goddess Hera and as such  an ancient emblem .of marriage

    #36071
    Cassel
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    • Superfan

    Henry, if you are ever stuck on something, don’t hesitate to post a question or drop me an email!

    Lynn, I had to enlarge the image to realize why you called it Peek-a-boo! Good one!

    Andrew, that is a good idea to blur the faces of people you don’t have permission to use. That is very thoughtful. I am glad to see that you noticed the absence of shadows and I am glad you added it to the same post. It makes the comparison even more obvious. Doesn’t it make a big difference?

    Connie, no problem in being “behind”. You are catching up already. On your last layout, is it possible that the left-side picture was slightly distorted?

    Peggy, your layout is great. Since you kept the layered version, once you have your computer battery charged back, you can try to improve the photos with Adjust > Brightness and Contrast > Levels. You might be surprised by what could be achieved. If not, let me know and I’ll send you the ebook on 8 tips to improve your photos. You can often save photos like that.

     

    #36074
    Ann Ladouceur
    Participant
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    • Rookie

    Here’s my Day 4 page. I enjoyed experimenting with the dandelion layers from the demo kit. I had a bit of trouble with the text. It was tricky getting back to my title to edit it but I eventually figured it out. The hardest part of scrapbooking for me is deciding what elements to include. I want to use them all haha. I’m really, really enjoying seeing everyone’s fantastic creativity!

    #36076
    Jerri Conrad
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    Here is my Friendship Challenge. I think they are more than just friends however.

    #36082
    Henry Schellenberg
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    Hello, Here is my day 4 project, I did not get it all as I wanted it, but I guess that will come with more experience. My wife knits and crochets for “Angels for Warmth”. She has done hundreds of scarves, blankets, mitts and other to help keep homeless or others warm.

    #36083
    Julie Magerka
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    The more I watch, the more impressed I am. Thank you for taking such a hands-on, simple approach. I really enjoy watching! Learning so much I wasn’t able to pick up in other videos. Thanks.

    #36085
    C Vandenberg
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    Here is what I came up with for Day 5

    #36087
    C Vandenberg
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    … and for Day 6

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