February 20, 2021 at 9:54 am #53535CasselKeymaster
The Campus is the perfect place to learn more about photo editing, various techniques, or PSP in general.
This challenge will give you an opportunity to practice some of those techniques or use some tools.
This month’s Tut/Tech Challenge is to use a paperclip. There are different types of paperclips but the idea is to practice modifying the paperclip to show part of it on top and part of it under the papers or other elements you want to fasten.
HERE is the tutorial on how to do it.
If you want some paperclips, you can find some on PixelScrappers, and some on the blog too.
You can also grab these paperclips on the store blog HERE.February 21, 2021 at 6:55 pm #53615
The paper clips are my own, which I created a long time ago using Carole’s tutorial in the creative scrap. I colourise them and add motifs to them to suite the project. Looking forward to Spring and summer, as winters are always long here. I used water colour brushes to create the background paper. The frames and folded edge paper, also created using tutorials in the creative scrap, a long time ago. I save then as png’s. I’ve created quite a few labels, usually seasonal ones, this is an old one too, which I colourised. The pin is mine, and I added an element to the top. Carole, I don’t know if you can see from the image, as it’s been greatly reduced, but I noticed that when I move the promoted layer below layers, there’s a very thin white line (gap). Now then it never used to do that. To hide it on the heart, I cloned the white line out. All the settings are what I always use.February 21, 2021 at 7:22 pm #53618Sheila HoggParticipant
Lovely work as always Sue. We are over a really cold snap for the UK, nothing like you get but I looked around the garden today and the Violets are out and the bulbs are coming up so, won’t be long now till Spring.February 21, 2021 at 7:26 pm #53619CasselKeymaster
Cristina, I have noticed that and it seems to be a bit more obvious when you resize the image. How is it on the full-size?February 21, 2021 at 7:43 pm #53620
It’s barely noticeable, but there. It never used to do that. Of course when I zoom right in, it’s very noticeable. Noone other than myself would see it.February 21, 2021 at 7:53 pm #53622
Sheila, I’m green with envy, my daughter in Haverfordwest has had snowdrops in flower for a while, all the bulbs are through, looks like she’ll have Daffs in flower for St David’s Day.
Thank you for your kind words on the page, it always means a great deal. It’s more of a scrapbook layout, than my usual LOs. I enjoy doing the odd scrapbook page, particularly the scavenger hunt challenges, creating elements.February 24, 2021 at 1:59 pm #53862
You asked to create a page to include a paperclip Carole! Well here are some paperclips (6 of them lol ). I used the same paperclip I created and used in the previous project. I colourised it. I should have used a little shadowing and feathering on the shadows on the ribbon, where I threaded the paperclips through. I used the push tool.I can always go back at a later date to finish the job properly. I was focusing on the challenge in hand. In my opinion, the techniques used are fundamental in creating otherwise flat looking pages. There are also other techniques, but these really do create a 3D effect.February 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm #53883
Beautiful page Sue … beautiful flowers and terrific paper clips, well done my friend. I do love the Wordsworth quote. <3February 24, 2021 at 7:34 pm #53884
Lovely finches Sue, I never get tired of seeing your bird projects … truly delightful. Great work on the paperclips my friend. <3February 24, 2021 at 8:42 pm #53888
Thank you so much Annie for you kind words. I’ve been a bit quiet this past week or so, the weather has improved, between zero and plus 4, which is a welcome break in the long winter. I’ve been outside more than in. I’ve noticed that the birds have been very vocal, and the sparrows are cleaning out old nests, I wonder if they know something I don’t, like an early Spring. You are going into Autumn. Take care, and thank you my friend.February 25, 2021 at 3:29 pm #53898Anne Lamp
I have been thinking about doing this challenge and finally finished it. The frame and paperclips are all from Pixel Scrappers. The background color is from the Tarnished Trumpet colors. The pictures including the frosty window are mine.
February 25, 2021 at 6:06 pm #53903
- This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Anne Lamp.
Here is my Paperclip Challenge. We have had a cold spell with a lot of snow for Dutch circumstances. It has been many years ago that we had so much snow. The whole country came to a stand still for a couple of days, no newspapers, no deliveries, no trains, no bus services, the garbage was not collected! I know for many of you this sounds ridicules!!! So I made this impression of our winter with paperclips added.February 25, 2021 at 6:16 pm #53904
Sorry I forgot to mention the font is Snow Bold which was a free one from Creative Fabrica some time ago. The 2 bottom paperclips are from Pixelscrappers and the Sunday one is from Carole as is the blue matt. The background I made using the Kaleidoscope. The little watercolor snowflakes are picturetubes.February 25, 2021 at 6:38 pm #53907
My Red Poll Finches have left, I haven’t seen them all day. I suspect that they have started their journey north to their nesting grounds. I’m sad to see them go, but those that migrated south for the winter, many have already started their long flight back. A simple layout using one of the paper clips I made some time ago, I colourised it Tarnished trumpet. The background paper is the main photo, overlay, the laced paper is the main photo, radial blur, and twirl. I made the mask which I used, using one of Carole’s lace fonts. I’ve included it for anyone who would like to download it and use. All you have to do is go to layers, new mask layer, from image. Make sure you open it in psp first. The page isn’t very sharp, as the main photo was large, and by the time I got it down around 600 pixels to post, the quality diminished greatly.February 25, 2021 at 6:45 pm #53908
Corrie, what a lovely snow page. You can keep the snow, I have more than enough here.
Anne, lovely photos. I can’t wait for winter to give way to Spring, but I know for a fact, I’m going to have to wait quite a while before I see any green grass.February 25, 2021 at 7:21 pm #53912
I haven’t seen the Red Poll Finches today, I suspect that they have left for their breeding ground up north. I created the mask, if anyone would like to download it to use. I used one of Carole’s lace fonts. Open it in psp, then go to layers, new mask layer, from image. I used the original photo in the background paper, overlay, the laced paper radial blur, twirl. The paperclip, it another one I made some time ago. Colourised it added text. For the outer frame, I used the original photo, paste into selection, blur, inner bevel.February 25, 2021 at 7:55 pm #53916Lynda DiGregorParticipant
Finally, here it is. Not elaborate but it is what it is.February 25, 2021 at 8:11 pm #53928Lynda DiGregorParticipant
Your red finch layout is very pretty. Great job!
LyndaFebruary 25, 2021 at 8:50 pm #53934
Thank you, it’s kind of you to say so. There are so many wonderfully inspirational pages posted. I love your page, with the lifted samples. I love that script. Great job on the perspective effect on room. The skirtin board is a great addition.February 26, 2021 at 8:31 am #53946MinkaParticipant
A while back I bought a new box of paperclips for my desk. I believe it had 250 or so in it. I poured them into a decorative bowl and put them on my desk. Then I started to sew and needed better light, so moved the machine to my desk. Not thinking, I reached for a pin (they were also poured into a decorative bowl) I hit the paper clip bowl by accident and it flew off my desk and proceeded to scatter those paper clip seven ways to Sunday. I never knew paper clips could fly all around a room like that!
Took me forever to pick them up. Have never put them on my desk since. You want a paper clip now, you have to go to the bottom drawer and open the box! LOLFebruary 26, 2021 at 11:09 am #53949MicheleParticipant
You made me laugh, Minka. At least you didn’t knock over the bowl with the pins or you would still be picking them up!February 26, 2021 at 5:02 pm #53953Sheila HoggParticipant
My paperclip result. Two lovely dogs who are no longer here, brother and sister Eric and Maisie who belonged to a very good friend of mine. Both bonkers which Boxers can be but very affectionate. The paperclips I made, not sure abbout the pin, think that came with PSP. I used all my own created background papers and the trick with the paperclips but the real challenge was the shadowing with them. Not perfect but not too bad either. The font was DreamOrphans-Bold Italic but not sure whose. TFL.
SheilaFebruary 26, 2021 at 5:46 pm #53955
Lovely paperclips ladies. Minka you made me laugh. In the past I have done something similar but with pins, we found some of them month later!February 26, 2021 at 8:19 pm #53957
Anne, Corrie, Sue, Lynda, Minka and Sheila … lovely work on the paper clips ladies, well done. As I said in a previous post I am really loving the edit selection tool … one of my favourites with PSP. You Go Girls! ;DFebruary 26, 2021 at 10:48 pm #53958Mary SolaasParticipant
Sue, I just wanted to say that I really loved your project with the red finch – really beautiful. Thank you for your offer of your lace-edged mask. I am working on birthday and anniversary cards and it can really come in handy. Also, thanks for your description of how you did your mask. Can’t thank you enough.
Thanks to all of your for your beautiful layouts – I am really glad to belong to this group. I wanted to comment last night on each of your projects, but when I went to a previous page, my post had been deleted. Just want to tell each of you that you have some lovely designs. I remember Lynda’s Fresh Market which was wonderful bulletin board. I believe Minka had something also that i really liked before I lost my post.
March starts this Monday. What are you doing in February really brought a lot of people in including some of the Tut/Tech Challenge. I believe this post really belongs in that forum, but here I am just before going to sleep. Supposed to get my second Covid vaccine tomorrow morning early and i sure don’t want to miss it. So, Good Night, Ladies!February 27, 2021 at 12:54 am #53960
The paperclips are all from PixelScrapper. The photos courtesy of Australian Geographic. The background paper, note paper, cut-out title and butterfly word cloud are my own. The proverb I snitched from the net. I did play around with the lightness and darkness to imitate the impressions made from the paper clips … I think there is a lot of room for improvement with that particular technique! Thanks for takin a peek. ;DFebruary 27, 2021 at 12:58 am #53961
Mary, thank you for your lovely comments and with your enthusiasm and respect you will be greatly appreciated on this forum. Sleep tight sweet cheeks! ;DFebruary 27, 2021 at 11:31 am #53965
Beautiful butterfly layout Annie, we have the tiger swallowtail, same shape but no where near as colourful as these.February 27, 2021 at 12:09 pm #53973MinkaParticipant
I am not a “scrapbook-er” as you all have probably deduced by now … LOL … but I do so love to try stuff and also to SEE where everyone else went with it. Some of you long time folks on here are, quite frankly, fun to watch – as you often generously tell how you got your result. Also because you are all so gracious in handing out complimentary remarks even when improvement could be made. I think that is what I like so much about being here. The learning process is ALWAYS filled with improvements needed. That’s all throughout life, I think. Nobody is ever perfect and one should never quit learning. But to find a place that’s rich in talent and long in compliment is a joy and well worth the price of admission! There are tons of uses for PSP besides scrapbook or tags, and I have a little niche in that where I plunk myself. This has been a great way to learn in a fun environment. I must admit, I also tune in to loads of the YouYube webinars on tv. Great thing about that, too, is the ability to go back and watch something over and over again … or even watch on the computer and have the ability to do a quick screenshot of the settings so you can log them with a technique. You can even see our Carole there. 🙂 I truly enjoy all of you and it’s always a treat to come online and as Annie T says … “take a peek!”.
I love castles … and if I ever get to Europe I want to see as many as I can! Europe has so much more “history” than we do. Not that we don’t have some of our own … but theirs is so much more documented and visible. I am envious of that. 🙂 Who wouldn’t want to see that?February 28, 2021 at 6:22 am #53997MicheleParticipant
Minka, you have expressed so very well how I, and many of us, I’m sure, feel about the Campus. <3
I love your page. The window is fabulous and the colors are wonderful.
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