February 11, 2021 at 9:35 pm #52967February 11, 2021 at 9:56 pm #52969
Nice work on both Laurie, well done. 🙂February 11, 2021 at 9:59 pm #52971
Day 4. I had forgotten about this way of masking … so much to learn and keep in the head, refreshers are the way to go. Went with bits and pieces for this one, most of which I have had forever! The photo is from Unsplash. Thanks for takin a peek my friends. 😉February 11, 2021 at 10:10 pm #52972
Wonderful job on the masking Annie, you can barely see where the photo merges with the background. I use masks a lot, even for extractions of images.
Thank you for your kind comment on my girls page, they are my pride and joy. Meg is now 21, I’ve had her since she was a 2yr old. Nell is 11, I bought her as a yearling.February 11, 2021 at 11:09 pm #52980
So many beautiful designs! I especially love itsanewdawn, Londyn, and love-2-resized! You guys inspire me!February 11, 2021 at 11:32 pm #52982
Hi here is my day 2, my daughters baptism day.
I usually and like to work in psp 2020but have had to compromise this time. I have lost the row with the working options on it and for the love of my it just doesn’t want to return. If anyone else has this problem and can help, it is the row that has the icons to, open page, save as, undo, etc. It is very annoying. Usually I can fix it but I have tried all I can think of and it is not budging.February 11, 2021 at 11:39 pm #52983
Nice to see you back Annie and I see you have a new profile. Super work too lovely lady.February 12, 2021 at 12:25 am #52985Anita Wyatt
Here is my try at Love Story Challenge Day 2. I could not quite get the 2 pictures on the bottom to work as masks. I will keep trying, though.February 12, 2021 at 12:38 am #52986CasselKeymaster
Annie T., glad you are getting more comfortable with the masks. They can be so useful and so versatile. And then, it will also help you use templates if you ever need to complete some projects quickly. I would have one suggestion on your Backyard Romance: the element on the bottom left is under the mask. As the photo ends up with edges that are not as sharp as a regular paper photo, it might be more realistic to have it on a layer above the photo. The last page has such perfectly matching elements for that photo! Subtle colors.
Shirley, did you use a regular gradient to create your background? I find the colors very happy and great with black and white photos. Check your email to help with the toolbar issue.
Sue, simple is often better (and easier) than trying to overload a page. With fewer elements, we have more time to look at everything. I always love your wordarts!
Lynda, such a great way to showcase that important day. Images, words, and feelings. All in a page. Great page 4. You are having fun with those masks and the white frames.
Jnet, you are bringing a great question for saving the mask. I should make a tutorial. But in short, here are some steps:
- copy the mask group
- paste it as a new image
- replace the photo by a black layer (you should now see something that looks like a black mask shape)
- Right-click > Merge > Merge all (Flatten)
Ann S., your background has such a rich color to match the softness of Magic’s photo. I am not sure I would want to get too close to that skunk love!!! 🙂
Barbara, sometimes, if you want to use a plaid that is subtle, just choose a segment of the photo that does not have many colors or color variations. But making it tiny is also another way to get a different result. Are you going to make this a double page?
Wanda, beautiful love page!!! You have an amazing way to showcase black and white photos.
Jennifer, great way to tell their story. Simple and elegant.
Minka, that sunset (or sunrise?) is beautifully framed. You made a great mask for it.
Linda, you can always create a new plaid if that one is not making you 100% happy. Pick a different area of the photo for a completely different result. If you kee the page in layers, you can replace it later, when you find a plaid that you like better.
Mary, that tag is perfect for a date! The photos are beautifully showcased. I am glad you experimented. Interesting how you left the plaid without an angle. Again, it makes a different effect.
Corrie, breath-taking images you are sharing with us. You make us travel while nobody can do it in real life.
Donna, that is a great photo, and I am glad you displayed it that way. You made a really interesting frame with the snowflakes.
Anne L., that is a funny story to tell in picture!!
Gerry, a black and white photo with a black and white background creates a stunning effect!
Laurie, more comfort with masks means more use. And then, you will have fun exploring even more tools. Was the Happy Birthday written on the plate itself?
Anita, for the bottom images, it would be the exact same steps as for the top one and you did it correctly. Just make sure you work on the correct layer, and not the frame or the shadow. You did it once, so you can do it again.
For those who never posted anything, are you having difficulties? If so, don’t hesitate to post your questions.February 12, 2021 at 1:18 am #52988Barbara HallParticipant
Day 3: I remember the first time I tried the kaleidoscope effect a couple of years ago. I had no idea what I was doing and it was hard. This time I understood which felt really good (though I still don’t like the way it looks). Also, I’ve just begun to use the “paste as a new image” command in the last couple of days. Wow-that makes saving bits and pieces that I’ve made and like so easy and it’s only taken two years for me to discover it. What will I know in 2022 I wonder?
So my dress is sitting by a pond. I thought it would be fun to add a little interest by inserting the alligator. (My grandson and I went hunting alligators to photograph when he was about 8, and this is taken from one of his shots.)February 12, 2021 at 2:48 am #52990
Carole, I am not sure if you are referring to Day 1 or day 2 backgrounds, but they both were papers from my collection. I did have quite a play around to choose the backgrounds, it is a bit different when you have black and whites. I thought I would use the bootcamp to start my No 2 daughters scrapbook. Just trying to get the old black and whites presentable is quite a mission on its own. You know we didn’t take as many photos in the day and the quality left a lot to be desired.February 12, 2021 at 4:23 am #52995MinkaParticipant
Carole warned us that making our own masks might become addictive. But it might be healthy, too! LOL I had a little fun using one of her puzzle scripts. I bet I am not alone in thinking throughout this long pandemic — that I thank goodness for having a lot of hobbies and interests. When you are alone, time passes pretty slowly without “busyness” to keep you occupied. Cooking and baking used to be included in that list of interests … but I quickly found I sure didn’t need those extra trips to the refrigerator! I almost always have a puzzle going somewhere in the house. Carole’s puzzle scripts are as much fun to play with as the actual puzzles themselves. No extra calories involved!February 12, 2021 at 5:10 am #52996
Thanks Carole, I can see that now. It just goes to prove there is always room for improvement … much appreciated. 😉February 12, 2021 at 5:16 am #52997
Thanks Sue, always appreciated my friend. Wow, you have had Meg for 19yrs! What a wonderful relationship you must have with both Meg and Nell. They both look so fit and healthy and that is a sure sign that love is behind their care. 🙂February 12, 2021 at 5:47 am #52999Susan CaronParticipant
My maternal Grandmother when she was in her late teens, early 20’s. Isn’t she beautiful?
I didn’t put any shadow on the flowers because they have an illustrative look to them, not real.
I just wanted it to look very soft and ethereal.February 12, 2021 at 7:35 am #53001February 12, 2021 at 8:37 am #53002
Yes Susan, she is quite beautiful . Isn’t it nice to have these old photos of our family. Even though we didn’t know them when the photos bring us closer and we realize they actually had a life before us.
LyndaFebruary 12, 2021 at 8:43 am #53003
Funny you should say that about Selleck and Loren. That has actually been said before. Not so much anymore. 🙂
LyndaFebruary 12, 2021 at 8:46 am #53004
Love your puzzle layout. Very clever and well done. I am thinking you used Carole’s puzzle script. It’s a good one.
LyndaFebruary 12, 2021 at 11:02 am #53006MinkaParticipant
A fun way to play “outside the lines” which I have NEVER in my life had a problem with. LOL Or the sentiment on the piece, either. We all walk in our own shoes and for the most part make the decisions that form us. Obviously there are exceptions and we can accept those as well. I tried to use a brush that looked a little fuzzy like fur. I also had to change the size of the brush for the “out-of-bounds” part due to the size of the picture below.February 12, 2021 at 11:05 am #53007Jennifer LeightonParticipant
Thanks for the kind words. There are so many beautiful pages on here.February 12, 2021 at 11:22 am #53009Jnet AllardParticipant
Another day with lots of new layouts! Well done everyone! I too had forgotten a lot of things about the masks. I’m going to have to get to work making my own masks now.
Thanks Carole for the backup instructions and thanks for those who highlighted my work. It’s very appreciated!February 12, 2021 at 12:10 pm #53018
My subject here are two of my grandchildren. Tony is in college now and Haley, the only girl of 5, is in high school. These photos were taken on a visit to Texas, where they live, at the Shawnee Trail. They have a baby brother , Max, who is 10 now.
I’m going to use Carole’s instructions on how to save masks.February 12, 2021 at 12:37 pm #53024
I tried Carole’s instructions for saving a mask and it worked perfectly. Thanks CaroleFebruary 12, 2021 at 12:39 pm #53025
Here is my day 5. My big boy Tomi will be 14yrs old this year, on the 7th September in fact. I forgot to mention Carole, that the corner font is called Decorazo. I used a different design in this page.February 12, 2021 at 2:13 pm #53030
Wow, beautiful, beautiful layouts have been posted here. Great work, Everyone!
I am getting behind, and only today I could finish my Day 3 layout. I was playing with the mask and couldn’t stop.
Last year, there were not many places my husband and I felt comfortable going, as we wanted to avoid crowds as much as possible. So for this challenge, I am only using photos from two places.
The butterflies are brushes with the kaleidoscope pattern.
Melo Vrijhof: Template with a few tweaks —
KAagard: pattern2 paper “Great Outdoors” kit / Jul17CCM Border Stitches1
Belly Gypsy: Alpha “Frontier”
Fonts: Decomart FF 4F – TypewriterFebruary 12, 2021 at 2:19 pm #53031
Annie, thank you so much, my friend, for your kind and supportive comment. <3
Carole, to answer your question: yes I am! : )February 12, 2021 at 2:38 pm #53033
Beautiful pages Cristina, I particularly like this last one, with the hessian fabric. Hessian sacks used to be used to store fleeces of wool, at sheering time, and I used to get my horses feed in those sacks too when I was a child. Of course these days they have all been replaced by plastic ones. Wonderful to see you back participating in this challenge.February 12, 2021 at 2:48 pm #53034
Sue, thank you so much for your kind and supportive comment, dear friend. <3 … I am also happy to participate again in the challenges. : )
I love this hessian fabric look, and I guess I have used this paper a dozen times… I look at different outdoors/adventure kits I have, and in the end, I almost always end up choosing this one. : DFebruary 12, 2021 at 4:02 pm #53041
Day 4- It was fun to create my own mask. The projects always take me a while because I have so much to learn about the whole program. Carole thank you for the extra tutorial on how to install brushes. It was very helpful because I did not have a clue! I look forward to taking the basic scrapbook class. P.S.- On my Day 3 challenge the words were actually written on the plate by our server at the restaurant. I just had to take a picture, because it was so beautifully done!
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