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  • #65002
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    • Superfan

    Home…finally…with a computer that works…and PSP that works…

    Day 7

    #65005
    Anita Wyatt
    • 53
    • Junior

    Here is my Day 11 – Project 5. I have enjoyed my second Bootcamp  and  learned something new every week that I had forgotten from last time. I feel a lot more confident now to try new challenges with PSP. For this project I used Papers and elements from Digital Scrapbook. (Digi-Dewi Papers from The Good Life August 2021 Bundle, the flower is from Jessica Dun , frame is from R.Martin Celine at Digital Scrapbook. I filled part of the white frame with a green gradient that was close in color to the green paper for the tiles. Thank you Carole and everyone here for your tips and encouragement . You are all so talented and I enjoy looking at your projects. The photo  shows our handsome Smokey. He has crossed the Rainbow Bridge some years ago, but will always have a special place in our hearts

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 2 days ago by Anita Wyatt.
    #65006
    Wanda (Sue) McGuire
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    • 143
    • Junior

    I was ready to resize project 4 and upload, went to have dinner and left it open on my pc and it crashed.  Not sure it is going to restart or not.  If not there will be no way to get it back.  I got the message “No hard drive found”.  This has happened in the past right after an update but cleared with restart so hoping it will again.

    #65009
    Wanda (Sue) McGuire
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    My PC restarted so I am posting project 4 before anything else happens.  I had planned to add some pink scatters but decided not to take a chance on it going out again

    #65015
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1770
    • Superfan

    Cindy, thanks for the kind words. I would suggest you avoid shadows in your text because ink has no thickness. Also, if you adjust the size of the font, you will avoid writing outside of the mat and onto another surface. You would not do that with a pen, would you?

    Sue, isn’t it amazing how a tiny shadow (barely visible) still makes a meaningful difference!?

    Ann, that is so fun. It seems like more and more “flower girls” are replaced by “flower someone else”. My daughter had chosen her grandma to be the flower “girl”. Unfortunately, she passed a few months before the wedding so it was her youngest aunt who took her place. I can just smile imagining those guys throwing petals around!

    Susan, don’t you find it creepy when you start hearing my voice outside of tutorials!? LOL. As a quick answer to your question, kerning is the spacing between characters. If you highlight one word, the spacing will change only in that word. If you select only one letter, the spacing will be changed after that letter. So if you want more space between two letters, highlight the first one, and change the kerning value. I also see that you are getting comfy with shadows!

    Laurie, I wonder if you would not need to add SOMETHING to that layout? Maybe a decorative element to simply add some layers? a dried corn husk or other harvest element? There is a set of hay tubes in the blog HERE.

    Bonnie, I love how you used that gigantic plaid as a background and it is not overpowering because you added that blur. Very creative use.

    Anita, I see that you are using different shadows for different elements now. Good practice!

    Wanda, I hope your computer issues are not major or permanent! That would be so annoying!

    #65018
    laurie solaas
    • 133
    • Junior

    Thank you Carole! I looked at the blog and I love the hay bale! I scoured pixel scrapper looking for inspiration for this one. I tried a couple of elements from there and they just didn’t work. I think the hay bales will be awesome! I am going to rework the design today. One of the things I dislike about the current one is that my analogous colors make this one look very lifeless. So, I am going to use some complimentary colors in my design as well.

    #65039
    cindy harris
    • 242
    • Enthusiast

    I Love Bootcamp      My Teacher Rocks

    my classmates are  Awesome,   I love the Art and Everything    I will learn this because I really   it.    Ill have to get in storage and get pictures soon.  I am dreaming I get drawnen and win a membership.   The Prize I truly want so bad.

    Thank You Cassel, Truly Love You and so blessed you picked this up in a few mins you had spare time.   Hugs cindy

     

    #65042
    Wanda (Sue) McGuire
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    • 143
    • Junior

    Final project 5

    #65050
    laurie solaas
    • 133
    • Junior

    This is my second attempt at project 4. It is much better than the first time. Thanks for the suggestions and the picture tube Carole!

    #65052
    nadine
    Participant
    • 73
    • Junior

    I’m late, sorry !!! here’s my project4 with
    Blog train September 2021 PixelScrapper
    fonts “MixDimly” by (c)EkayasaMixJpg. & “RestoraExtraLight” by (c)NasirUdin
    Photos persos

    #65054
    Bonnie Ballentine
    Participant
    • 1132
    • Superfan
    #65056
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1770
    • Superfan

    Wanda, it is interesting to see you use shadows differently. It is obvious that the clip and the flowers are lifted away from the base, and it shows in your shadowing.

    Laurie, you surprised me because I didn’t think you would use the hay as a background, but it definitely adds volume. Have you tried adding a few with shadows on top to give even more volume? Another detail that might give a different look would be to move the image so they would not be as “flush”?

    Nadine, I hope you will put some details on that layout to identify that person and that context. You don’t have to post it as it might be personal, but if you share it with family, it might be interesting.

    Bonnie, that background that comes back will make a very good common thread in your album!

    #65057
    Wanda (Sue) McGuire
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    • 143
    • Junior

    Carole I was trying to remember what settings you used on that clip without going back to watch again.  Guess I got in a hurry.  That particular clip appears to be made from cardboard rather than a real metal clip.  To me it looks like it is floating and I think I went overboard a bit.  In spite of all the problems I had I enjoyed going over the classes again and appreciate you sharing your time and experience.

    #65059
    nadine
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    • 73
    • Junior

    oups @Cassel she’s my granddaughter Moïra LOL always my “model”. She still digs into the old costumes I made for my children when they were young. Here is his father’s costume, about the same age. While grandpa was starting to doze off on the sofa, Mademoiselle came at full speed, in zorro, to get out of there and play with her LOL

    #65084
    nadine
    Participant
    • 73
    • Junior

    here’s my project 5 🙂 with
    Kit “Here We Go” by Neia Digital Scrapbook
    Font “LaviossaMedium” by AnwarPatihan & “AmillinaItalic” by (c)AEN Creative Studio
    Photo perso of my granddaughter Moïra 😉
    text: “Each time we visit Rouen, impossible to forget to stop at the cafe for a tasty treat. And like each time, Moïra passes order for a beautiful chocolate waffle. Who said gourmandise was a a bad thing? Not Moïra.”

    Thanks Cassel, I still learned something today !!!! I had never used “benchmarks” for alignment or otherwise. Thank you so much 🙂

    #65102
    Ann Seeber
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    • 611
    • Enthusiast

    Carole/Cassel: I’ve been tweaking this so much I thought I’d post it again, especially since I have a question. I have tried to select an area where I want to flood fill with a different color but the flood fill does nothing. I had to resort to the paintbrush, which worked, so I don’t think there was something wrong with my selection. So, what gives with my flood-fill? It happened with 2 separate designs. Here’s the revised Flower Bros. – I had forgotten to put an element in the top corner of the photo frame. So here you go..

    #65103
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1770
    • Superfan

    Ann, there are a few possibilities to explain the Flood fill tool to “not work”>

    1. do you have the area selected? If not, maybe there is a tiny selection that prevents you from filling where you want. If that is the case, Deselect (Ctrl-D) and select that area
    2. what is the mode for the Flood fill tool? Set it to None for best results.
    3. what is the Blend mode? Occasionally, it could have changed to Paint Behind. Change it to Normal.
    4. do you have the correct layer active? If not, it might be filling somewhere else.

    My guess in your situation would be option #2.

    #65108
    Ann Seeber
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    • 611
    • Enthusiast

    Carole/Cassel: Thank you! It turned out to be the Blend Mode was set to Color. When I put it at None, then it worked! Hooray! 🙂

    #65109
    Anita Wyatt
    • 53
    • Junior

    When looking back at all the Bootcamp classes, I learned so many new ways of using the tools in PSP: Layer options,  applying different shadows, using guidelines, pinking shears effect, kerning, aligning text, wraparound text in a selection box, frames around photos, converting vector layers to rasters in order to use effects, etc.  Thank you Carole for all these very helpful lessons and tips. I loved everyone’s posted projects with their kind and helpful comments.

    #65111
    laurie solaas
    • 133
    • Junior

    My final Bootcamp Project.

    #65122
    Bonnie Ballentine
    Participant
    • 1132
    • Superfan

    Last lesson, Day 11, The Great American Pickleball Marathon. The text reads: ”

    Do you remember where you were 20 years ago?

    Most of you likely were not on a Pickleball court.. I certainly wasn’t. I was in my first grade class.. until about 10am when I was sent home.

    My 6 year old mind couldn’t quite comprehend the magnitude of what had happened. My life , directly at least, didn’t seem to change much.. but thousands of lives changed forever.

    What I did notice , were the years of patriotism, unity. For a time, it seemed (at least to my privileged eyes) that politics and divisiveness took a back seat to the Stars and Stripes .

    I grew up in a city and decade where I was proud to be an American . The past few years that sentiment has seemed to have faded a bit.

    Now, there are plenty of challenges facing our country: differing views of progress, social justice and equality , a pandemic , wealth inequality, distrust in our government, the list goes on.. but I’m optimistic and hope that tomorrow , WE (as Pickleball players) can set aside our differences , and focus on our similarities.

    Let’s remember that infamous day 20 years ago. Let’s use that memory and our love for Pickleball to unite us.

    Take a minute out of your day tomorrow and go to

    http://www.bmwopb.com

    and join us in our great American Pickleball Marathon supporting the Wounded Blue and First Responders .

    Paddles up , America !”

    Photo is of soldiers and firemen hanging a flag from the roof of the Pentagon. I found it on the web.

    #65129
    Marie Tomlinson
    Participant
    • 4
    • Rookie

    Bootcamp Day 11 – Project 5

    #65130
    Susan Ewart
    Participant
    • 156
    • Junior

    Marie, so cool to use paw prints.  Love your layout.

    #65132
    Marie Tomlinson
    Participant
    • 4
    • Rookie

    Bootcamp Day 3, Project 1

    #65133
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1770
    • Superfan

    Wanda, maybe what you can do is to move the shadow of the top “handle” of the clip a little to the right.

    Nadine, yes, guides can be very useful for many tasks. They are your friends. Good job on the shadows.

    Anita,  glad you learned something again, in this Bootcamp.

    Laurie, have you considered trying to use a lifted shadow on the butterfly?

    Bonnie, touching tribute. At first, when I read your text, I could not understand that 20 years ago you were only 6 years old, until I read the text on the page seeing it was quoted from someone else.

    Marie, did you use the guides to size the paw prints evenly? For your project 1, the frame might need some shadowing to stand out from the background. At the same time, the holly leaves on the top right will also need some. Having no shadows on the trees is perfect though as they look like they are painted.

    #65136
    Mary Solaas
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    • 239
    • Enthusiast

    Last project:  Project in 2020.  Picture’s frame is picture tube- sand; paper squares are mine midified with hue & saturation adjustment; star picture tube for the scatter, Title is Cooper Black Oul BT; narrative is Arial Black; wheelbarrow, gloves and bucket are from PS Gina Jones and Marisa Lerin.  Had fun – interesting trying to make a frame from a picture tube.

    #65139
    Marie Tomlinson
    Participant
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    • Rookie

    Day 5 – Project #2

    #65143
    Marie Tomlinson
    Participant
    • 4
    • Rookie

    Day 7 – Project #3

    #65145
    Susan Ewart
    Participant
    • 156
    • Junior

    Cassel, that’s funny you said creepy.  There is a Mr. Lube business I drive by that puts funny quotes on their sign each month.  One month it said:  “I was looking through the blinds at my neighbour….he’s so creepy”.  So I had a good laugh at your comment.

    Thank you for clearing up what kerning is and how to use it.

    #65311
    Susan Ewart
    Participant
    • 156
    • Junior

    Congratulations to Connie, Colin and Bonnie!

    Connie, would love to hear your thoughts on PSP 2022

    Colin, you will love this membership, the amount of tutorials is astounding

    Bonnie, cant wait to see the results of the goodies you pick up from the store.

    See you in in the forums.

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