September 21, 2022 at 4:02 am #83272AprilDawnParticipant
Hello Cindy, Thank you for your greeting. .. like you i know what it is like to have health issues all the time. I hope you find joy in each day doing something that makes your heart happy.
Thank you Cristina…. not sure all the worries have gone, however the heaviness in my thoughts has lifted. Hope you are keeping well my friend.
Hello Corrie, hoping all goes well for you in your surgery and then recovery.
Dawn.September 21, 2022 at 4:25 am #83273
Carole: You asked: “Ann (#83186), what will be the theme? Where do you bring up for a visit?”
The photos are from my daughters’ trip to Washington, DC, last week. (#83156)September 21, 2022 at 9:03 am #83278
I love your memorial theme to our fighting men and women. Job well done.
LyndaSeptember 21, 2022 at 9:09 am #83279
To answer your question, yes all places we’ve been since retirement and some before. All the photos are mine. We got home from Nevada around November of last year and have not ventured out due to the corona virus but we will be on the road again in the near future.
LyndaSeptember 21, 2022 at 9:59 am #83281
Thanks for your kind words, Lynda. Both my husbands served in Korea after the conflict. My daughters were impressed with the memorial. There will be other sites from DC in coming calendar pages. I already changed April from Lincoln because I found another KWVM photo that I forgot about.September 21, 2022 at 10:18 am #83284Gerry LandrethParticipant
Here are a couple of my works in progress. The pictures are of the people who have a birthday that month.
Corrie – Good luck with the surgery tomorrow. You will be uncomfortable at first, but each day gets better. I look forward to seeing you back in action soon.September 21, 2022 at 11:55 am #83287
Here is the March page.
I used a freebie overlay from Design Cuts.
The font is Soffia Slant.September 21, 2022 at 11:57 am #83288
Dawn, I am sending my best wishes and hoping you feel better soon, my friend. I’d love to see your pages!September 21, 2022 at 3:24 pm #83294
Looking forward to seeing more of your memorials
LyndaSeptember 21, 2022 at 3:31 pm #83295
Love that photo you used and your BG choice. Looking forward to seeing more of Germany. It’s a place I haven’t been yet. Love to know the name of the castle.
LyndaSeptember 21, 2022 at 3:33 pm #83298
This is May and June. I decided to add days to the calendar as I’m lost without them. The BG on May is an aerial photo of San Antonio (not mine) and the BG on June is a photo of part of the Biosphere. The photo is mine.
September 21, 2022 at 3:47 pm #83300
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I like how you were able to use the background to frame the grouse. Very clever and it looks great. I like the birds too.
LyndaSeptember 21, 2022 at 3:50 pm #83301
Will be thinking of you and wishing you the best for tomorrow. I’m sure all will be well. Take care of yourself and give time to heal.
LyndaSeptember 21, 2022 at 4:28 pm #83304
Decided to make another change. I put the days and dates together and made the lines longer to give more space to write stuff.September 21, 2022 at 5:04 pm #83309MoniqueN.Participant
September 21, 2022 at 5:15 pm #83310
Very nice Monique, Where did the photo come from? Looks like a re-enactment.
LyndaSeptember 21, 2022 at 5:34 pm #83312MoniqueN.Participant
Lynda, it’s from the tv series Outlander, adaptation from the books written by Diana Gabaldon. 🙂September 21, 2022 at 5:49 pm #83317
Here’s May & June, featuring the women who have made our country great. For May, featuring a sculpture of the original Suffragettes, I used a gradient on the background and then hit it with Kaleidoscope. For June, featuring an oil painting of four of our female Supreme Court justices, I also used a gradient and then used the Blinds texture.September 21, 2022 at 5:52 pm #83318
I haven’t watched that show so I know nothing. 🙂 I’ll have to check it out.
LyndaSeptember 21, 2022 at 5:53 pm #83319
Who says you cant put a circle (flower) in a square (glass) in a circle (mask)….or a circle in a star in a circle? 😂
All kidding aside. First off, Dawn, thank goodness for your result. The “C’ word is scary.
Here is my March and April works in progress. I am playing with each month with colors, fonts. April’s front is nice but ugh, the color looks like bad bruise, so it will change, thought you’d get a laugh over it. I will keep experimenting with color, font, texture and after the workshop I will choose what I liked the best.
Carole, I had something weird happen with using the glyphs. Not sure if it’s the font program (Font Base, subscription version) or just how some fonts are. I copied and pasted the glyph and some of it is cut off. Have you seen it before? Is that just something that happens? I did choose another font.
I like the masks, they are interesting. At first I thought I shouldn’t have the white space around images that were shot that way (I have other photos of the star one, shot on different colored backgrounds that I made sub in later), but now I like that white space.
Oops, forgot to add the fonts. April is Prida02Calt. March is PridaEmCooper. I’m not sure where I got them.
September 21, 2022 at 5:59 pm #83320CasselKeymaster
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Susan, I have had something like that happen, and it seems to be font related. It seems to happen only with SOME fonts. Can you try a different one?September 21, 2022 at 6:23 pm #83328fiona cookParticipant
All the best to Corrie and Dawn.
I love the circular frames used for the templates Carole. It makes a change and surprisingly photos composed in a rectangular format seem to easily fit.
Lynda, how did you add the days to the dates? I agree, it makes it more concise.
I have created the first 6 pages but have been contemplating adding quotes to match my photos. The photos are mine but the quotes that I would match to them are other people’s. Not sure where to put the quotation text though.
I dragged the text layer for the month name across from one file to the new one. I was thinking I would save myself a bit of bother but when I drag it in, the text does not slip into the same position on the new page. I had to put guidelines on each new page.September 21, 2022 at 7:31 pm #83334
Thank you Carole. I did use a different font that worked. It’s good to know that happens and it’s not something I did. My computer was working slow because I had been looking at 100’s of photo and the cache was full. Did a re-boot and it was all happy again. My husband works from home and uses the computer too, with very big files, and said after I use PSP he has to dump the cache as his program works slow. It’s good to know what to do when that happens.
Fiona! Wow! I lOVE your layouts.
Off to work now….I’ve decided I dont like working any day that ends in a “y”….hahahahaSeptember 21, 2022 at 8:32 pm #83336
Wow, Fiona, I just looked at your calendar pages and your photos are beautiful
LyndaSeptember 21, 2022 at 10:34 pm #83338
Thank you Lynda. I like your your January page showing the Mitchel Corn Palace too, it is beautiful. The castle is called Neuschwanstein and it is one of King Ludwig’s Castles. It is nestled in the Bavarian Alps, south of Munich and inspired Walt Disney to create the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disney World.September 21, 2022 at 10:40 pm #83339
I love Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books.September 21, 2022 at 11:10 pm #83340CasselKeymaster
Cindy (#83262), it looks like you fixed the issue of the black and white image.
Susan (#83266), sometimes, going out of your comfort zone is a way to experiment and maybe find something new you will like. What font did you use for the months?
Anita (#83270), drop shadows on a new layer have always been linked to the layer it is shadowing. Wasn’t it doing that in other versions for you?
Ann (#83273), it is great when the theme of the calendar has a particular meaning. (#83317) Have you considered straightening the painting image? Based on the mirror in the back seems obviously angled.
Gerry (#83284), do you have enough people with birthdays in each month?
Cristina (#83287), is that an overlay on the background layer? I like that font. Maybe one I’ll have to go grab!
Lynda (#83298), that is a good idea to add the days of the week. Since the templates were generic, I could not offer that, but you certainly have a great idea and executed it well too.
Monique (#83309) I am glad to see you tweak the template to make it vertical AND with boxes. A great example of how one can customize a given template to suit their preferences.
Fiona (#83328), yeah, when you copy and paste, it will always be centered in the project. If you want to add a quote, you can easily place it at the bottom if you want. Did you try different locations?
If you have not posted yet, is it because you want to wait until the end? Or are you having any difficulty? Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions. We are all here to help (24/7, there is someone around!)September 22, 2022 at 12:22 am #83341
Carole, you are right about the shadow and the link. The text in my PSP X9 was so small so when I started with PSP23 last week I was able to increase the text and the link icon on the shadow layer was so much more visible now. I should have double checked my old PSP one more time. It just looked strange to me when I saw it. I will try to get my February page up soon. You mentioned the UWP character map, where can I get one of those. The character map I have on Windows 10 is hard to read the letters are very small. I may be behind a bit with my calendar pages as I just started a course in Criminal Justice at work, but I will do the best I can. I love looking at everyone’s beautiful calendar pages.September 22, 2022 at 1:09 am #83343
Carole, I added the font names to my March/April post. thanks for the reminder.September 22, 2022 at 5:15 am #83346
Carole, you have an eagle eye! 😀
I checked the file again and remembered I didn’t use the Overlay in the end.
I tried it (halftone 05 overlay), but I decided to go the same route you showed in the video.
New Layer > Flood Fill with a lighter shade of the background color + Grass Texture.
I thought the result was a bit too dark, so I duplicated the Texture Layer and changed the Blend Mode to SCREEN.
I loved your tip: Flood Fill Active, hold the Ctrl Key, and it changes to Dropper Tool.
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