Double Take Challenge 2019

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  • #33138
    Cassel
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    Our newest challenge will soon start. Are you in?

    What do you plan to feature in your double-pages project?

    The challenge will start on August 26th, so there is plenty of time for you to find your photos and invite friends to join.

    And this challenge will be FREE for everyone, so spread the word.

    Here is the link again: https://scrapbookcampus.com/promo/double-take-challenge/

    Let us know if when you are registered, and in order to help and inspire others, tell us what you plan on showcasing. Don’t worry, you can always change your mind, but I am sure other participants will love to get ideas.

    #33158
    shutterpixi
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    I’ve signed up.  Not sure yet what I will be showcasing, but am pretty sure it will be something from nature.  Thanks, Carole, for another opportunity to participate in one of your fun challenges!

    #33231
    libera
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    Hello Carole and shutterpixi, I registered too for this challenge. Will it be a challenge like “publish-it”?

    It will not be difficult to find photos but rather to make a clear choice! I think about the many flower close-ups I have or photos of art objects I did during museum visits from different countries or sculpture curiosities I discovered during several walks :-)!

     

    #33232
    Cassel
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    Yes, it will be a bit like the previous challenge, Publish it. But in this case, you would create double-pages so get those photos ready!

    #33233
    libera
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    Thanks for the quick answer, Carole, I will make a selection this time of the different subjects before. That will surely help, otherwise I’m going to run out of time! That happened last time when I tried to go on with Publish it.

    #33246
    Cristina
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    Hi Everyone! I’ve also registered for this challenge, and as always, it will be another great opportunity for me to practice and learn.

    #33250
    Annie Tobin
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    Hi Scrapbook Campers! I’m registered and really looking forward to this challenge … never been disappointed yet! <3

    #33368
    Cassel
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    Invite your friends too. They might just wait for an opportunity to try digital scrapbooking, and don’t worry, there will be very little fluff so you won’t need extra supplies (although you can always use them if you have some).

    Do you know photographers? It might be a great way for them to showcase all those thousands of photos they take (ok they might not fit a thousand photo in the 7 layouts but they can get a lot of ideas).

    Remember, the more participants we have, the more ideas and inspiration we each get!

    #33370
    Sue Thomas
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    I have registered too.  I’m looking forward to taking part. Is it the same double take challenge we did last year Carole?  I used some macro shots of insects last time, including the 4 stages of the life cycle of the ladybird. I have already chosen photos for this challenge.  Birds of Sask 2018.

    #33371
    Cassel
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    Yes Sue, it will be the same as last year. I am always hoping to get new people to join so I would not have to make brand new challenges every time (which is a lot of work, as you can imagine!). But of course, repeat participants, although it will be the same technique for them, will have a chance to also include anything else they might have learned in the past year.

    #33436
    Sharon Wilke
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    I’m looking forward to this challenge! I always learn so many new things when I participate in them. Now I just have to figure out what I want to feature in my pages. I need to take some photos, lots of them it sounds like!

    #33437
    Cassel
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    Yes, lots of photos. In my demos, I used a total of 61 photos! If you don’t have enough photos to have a single theme for all of them, you can choose a different theme for each. The number of photos ranges from 4 to 14 in my examples. You could use more, you could use less.

    #33465
    James DURRANT
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    Hi Carole and Scrapbookers. I have registered for this challenge. Hope I can find suitable photos from my summer travels and visits to a country show. May bea late starter as 26th is a Bank Holiday here in the UK and hope to visit another Country Show on that day (weather permitting)

     

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by James DURRANT.
    #33535
    Cassel
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    James, it is not a problem if you start later. The tutorials will stay there.

    To everyone else, don’t scramble to find 60+ photos of the same theme. If you have them and you want to create 7 double-pages on that theme, it is fine but you can also choose different themes for each day. It is ok too!

    There is less than 2 days before the start. All lurkers are encouraged to come and say “hi”. If you are shy to be alone, bring a friend along. We are very welcoming whether you are an experienced scrapbooker, a beginner or someone who has never even considered scrapbooking but has some photos to show off.

    #33633
    Annie Tobin
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    Hello Scrapbook Campers.  Here is my first double page for the double take challenge.  I used the template provided by Cassel and I must say that I really do love the way the masks work … it was a great refresher.  The photos used are all courtesy of Unsplash.  The kit used is by MarisaL from PixelScrappers “A Mug A Book”.  The alpha is Cassel’s “Old Book Alphabet”.  Thanks for takin a peek!

    #33640
    Cristina
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    Annie, this is a lovely layout! Cassel’s alpha is so nice, and I find it great the uneven way you arranged it.

    I registered for this challenge, but as I will be away for this week, I will not be able to post anything…maybe later.

    #33642
    libera
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    Hi Annie, a wonderful layout! As a bookworm I like the topic you have chosen and the alpha fits absolutey well to the whole!

    #33659
    Sue Thomas
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    Day 1 of the Double take challenge.  I usually post on facebook. Day one of the Double take challenge. I must confess I did this same challenge last year, but I used photos of insects. This year I’m going with birds. The word bird, which has head and eyes of birds in each letter, was from no kit 2, masterclass, a technique I use a great deal. Each bird photo is on a flash card, so that I don’t forget what little birds they are.(very unlikely 🙂 )
    The fledged bird at the very top is a juvenile house sparrow.

    Lovely layout Annie, good use of the old book alphabet.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by Sue Thomas.
    #33667
    Sharon Wilke
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    • 133
    • Junior

    Annie and Sue, you both are off to a great start!! Very impressive indeed.

    I am a little confused though. I registered for this challenge but I didn’t get any email indicating the start like I did with the Publish It Challenge. I wonder if I should register again? I wasn’t at the Campus when ya’ll created last years Double Take so I’m clueless how to start.

    #33668
    Sue Thomas
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    Don’t panic Sharon, some of us was  sent  the wrong email by mistake.  Might be  because we did the challenge last year. If you have registered you’ll get  an email  very soon.  In fact imminent  I’d say depending on where you live. The Challenge  doesn’t start until the 26th.  Thank you for you for your very kind comment.

    Sue

    #33669
    David Specht
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    • Rookie

    How do you save a PSD file in PSP.  PSP indicates that some features are not supported.  I tried saving as a RIF file but lost all my layers.  I am unable to use the TIFF format because there are no layers – or how do go about creating the layers in the TIFF format?

    #33670
    Sue Thomas
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    David Specht.  You will always get that notification, saying the  PSP doesn’t support some  aspects of the PSD file.  All you have to do is  save the  file as a PSP.  When you open it in PSP, you’ll be able to  use the layers, elements and whatever else as you would  any other PSP file.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by Sue Thomas.
    #33672
    Cassel
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    • 913
    • Superfan

    Sharon, there was a (human) glitch in the emails, and the “get ready” email that should have been sent on Sunday night was not, but the Day 1 email was sent instead of being sent this morning. Quite a confusion. You should have received yours through that glitch, yesterday. If not, drop me an email and I’ll send it to you manually.

    #33673
    Cassel
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    • 913
    • Superfan

    David, do you need to open or save in PSD?

    In PSP, you can open PSD files in layers but it will not maintain the vector layers and those will be rasterized. Also, layer styles and such will not be maintained.

    If you want to save in PSD, you can do so just like you would save any other file.

    As for TIFF files, there is no chance in PSP. It does not open them with the layers and cannot save in that format.

    #33688
    shutterpixi
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    Annie and Sue – Great job on your Day 1 images!!!

    #33691
    shutterpixi
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    Here’s my Day 1.  Photos are mine.  We’ve had a number of nesting cardinals this year, and had the amazing opportunity to watch them and their young through the various stages.  We’ve also had successful hatches of Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Mockingbirds and Loggerhead Shrikes.  To be able to watch and photograph them as the young fledge is a gift I greatly enjoy and appreciate!

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by shutterpixi.
    #33694
    libera
    Participant
    • 548
    • Enthusiast

    Hi David, to save your PSP-Work as a RIF is the wrong way and as Sue already said you always get this notification in PSP. First you save your layout as a PSP-Image and then as a JPG. Once it is a JPG you resize your image 600×600 and save it again. May this help?!

    Look for a file folder “Corel Auto-Preserve”, may be a part of your work is still saved there.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by libera.
    #33697
    libera
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    That’s my first day. I did the template by myself because I liked to “torture” myself a little bit, LOL. No, I just wanted to exercise with rulers and guides as I did for the pop art.

    A few photos I took in my garden, the others I took in the garden of a museum I use to visit.

    #33700
    Cassel
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    • 913
    • Superfan

    Sue, you are more than welcome to show off the layout you did last year. It surely will inspire others.

    Sharon, I hope you got the Day 1 now?

    Shutterpixi, I love how you tweaked the original template. That is exactly the spirit. Although one can use a template, the template does not have to limit us. Your extending some areas for larger photos is perfect. You could even reuse the same template many times, always with some changes and they will always look different (yet, quite consistent).

    Libera, of course, why make it easy when you can work harder! 😉 I am glad you are finding additional ways to “practice” with your PSP and you also end up with a great project. Personally, because you are using a green gradient for the background, I would have used a different color than the green. Maybe a pink from one of your flowers?

    David, were you able to address your PSD issue?

    If anyone reads this and has NOT received their Day 1, make sure you send me an email by clicking on the yellow rectangle on the right of this page. I will send you a copy manually.

    #33705
    Sue Thomas
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    • 277
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    This what I created for last year’s Double Take Challenge.

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