Tagged: Love story challenge - Day 7
February 16, 2018 at 10:13 pm #17246
@Cheryl, that is a normal message when you open a .psd file. It only says that because the file contains some layers that are not handled by PSP like Photoshop would, but it SHOULD still open the file. What do you get when you click OK?
@Britt Marie, did you review the tutorial from Day 1? I added some screenshots to help. Maybe you are missing a tiny detail in the steps. Maybe with visuals, it would make more sense?
@Aus, if you find the pattern too busy, you can always reduce the scale and make the plaid smaller. Sometimes, it is enough to make the effect less busy.
@Jennifer, I am telling you, some of those tutorials are addictive! Beware! 🙂
@Wanda, that simple layout really allows to focus on the important part: the photo!
@Glenson, you seem to have a lot of fun with this challenge, and I am glad to see your pages!
@Sue, although I don’t expect everyone to time themselves like you did, I said that these layouts should be quick to complete (unlike other types of busy layouts).
@Marie-Claire, that is a lovely photo! I am glad that you are learning things. There is so much to PSP to discover!
@Jnet, j’aime bien le papier de couleur subtile, et très douce!
@Sandra, nice paper that just emphasise the color of the bird. If you want to take advantage of the whole “mask” effect, you can probably enlarge the photo; although it might get a bit blurred, it might be worth a try if you want.
Seeing how much fun you have had for the first 3 days, watch out for Day 4. It will be a treat!February 16, 2018 at 10:32 pm #17247
Hi Cassel, PSP will not let ‘mask and show all’. I can do everything else except that. Also, I just noticed that I did not receive Day 3’s info. I checked my spam folder. I feel like such a pest! Lol!February 16, 2018 at 10:44 pm #17248
@Cheryl, what version of PSP are you using? When you try to use the “mask and show all”, are you on the “mask” layer? Are you able to do it using the menu instead (Layers > New Mask Layer > Show all)? As for Day 3, it is possible that you get it at a different time than others based on when you registered. You SHOULD get it 24 hours after you got Day 2. Did you get it 24 hours ago?February 16, 2018 at 11:08 pm #17250
Hi Cassel, I have Paint Shop Pro 2018, 64 bit. I included a picture so you can see that under ‘Layers- New Mask Layer’- the ‘Show All’ is not highlighted. It worked fine on Day One’s template, however not on this one. Also, I received Day 2 on Feb 14th at 8pm.(my time)February 16, 2018 at 11:13 pm #17251
@Cheryl, I’ll try to send you the Day 3 manually (it was sent to you yesterday, so maybe it was eaten when it arrived!). For the Mask layer option not to be available, what layer is actually highlighted in the Layers Palette?February 16, 2018 at 11:19 pm #17252
Hi Cassel, The Floating Selection is highlighted in the Layer’s Palette.February 16, 2018 at 11:22 pm #17253
That is why. Highlight the layer that you used to create the floating layer (just below that floating selection layer). That should allow you to add a mask layer.
The reason it won’t work with the Floating selection layer is that this layer is only “temporary” and when you defloat, it will disappear so it is impossible to add a mask to such a layer.February 16, 2018 at 11:26 pm #17254
Cassel, I see now what’s wrong! (red face) I should be on the ‘fond’ layer? (background layer)February 16, 2018 at 11:33 pm #17255
I don’t know what template you are using, but start from the beginning: highlight the layer that has the “shape” that you want to turn into a mask (probably that one with uneven edges), select all and float. That will give you the floating selection layer with the correct “shape”. Then, go back to the layer just below the one that is currently active. That is the layer that should allow you to add a mask to. Would that work?February 17, 2018 at 12:01 am #17257
I could not get the irregular shape to be black or to clear so the pic would not be hazy. I am enjoying the challenge. I need to spend some time on the tutorials on creating papers. Thank you, Carol!
Also, I could not use a background paper…It covered the irregular photo.
February 17, 2018 at 12:06 am #17259
- This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by Bonnie Ballentine.
@ Bonnie, in order to turn the grey part as black, just increase the contrast on that mask layer. For the background paper, make sure it is UNDER the whole mask group. Sometimes, it tends to slip in the middle of the group. To help out, click on the tiny arrow to “close” all the layers in the group, so it is less likely to slide the paper inside the group.February 17, 2018 at 1:05 am #17260
The paper is definitely under the mask layer but appears to cover it. The 2 smaller pics are above the background.
I just followed your instructions above with a different photo and the paper is below the mask area…and does not cover the photo. I don’t know what I was doing incorrectly with the page above but it wasn’t working. It appears with the new page…it is working. Thank you, Carole.February 17, 2018 at 9:34 am #17262
Woo hoo! I had a blast with Day 4! Thank you, Carole!
BTW, can I set how often PSP auto saves? I am using X7 and it saves so frequently…I have to sit and wait all the time for it to save. I have searched in settings but cannot find anything.February 17, 2018 at 9:42 am #17263Sue ThomasParticipant
I downloaded the brushes, opened the file using winzip. I failed to open the abr file, in PSP to import them into brushes. I do have another folder all jpegs, of each brush. I’m using PSP2018.February 17, 2018 at 10:15 am #17264Sue ThomasParticipant
All done and installed. I’m not used to WinZip! 🙂February 17, 2018 at 10:32 am #17267MicheleParticipant
I finally got a chance to do Day 1. I don’t know if I’ll be doing any other days. For one thing, most of my photos are in storage because they weren’t digital. Two of the pics I used here were scanned a long time ago. Another thing, I was too emotional while doing this; it took me hours. I am such a sentimental mush. Just looking at everyone else’s pics got me a little teary-eyed. <3
~ MicheleFebruary 17, 2018 at 10:45 am #17269
Hi to all
I find the time today , to finish my day 1 page
it shows my 1st granddaughter and her father on Carneval last MondayFebruary 17, 2018 at 11:06 am #17272Jennifer KendrickParticipant
I am so enjoying this class! Loved learning how to do masks from scratch!! Definitely another addicting activity! Here is my page for today. It was taken at a fundraiser we attended for an organization that helps children through their grief process. The photo is of two battery operated candles that we wrote our granddaughter’s name on. She died at birth. The paper is called ateets sunporch. Unfortunately, I did not note who the creator was (before I realized you should do this). The frame is from Shabby Princess and is called Festival Swirly Frame.February 17, 2018 at 11:17 am #17274February 17, 2018 at 11:35 am #17276Britt Marie HalonenParticipant
Help, I have trouble with making the mask. When I use the brush, it is not under my Control, it makes many strokes in many places , not only where I want it.February 17, 2018 at 11:51 am #17277Jnet AllardParticipant
Merci Carole, j’ai adoré apprendre à travailler avec les brosses.
Tellement que j’ai fait mon papier de la même manière.
Je ne regrette pas de m’être inscrite car j’apprends beaucoup de choses.
Bravo pour toutes les belles pages ajoutées depuis ma dernière visite
February 17, 2018 at 11:58 am #17279
- This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by Jnet Allard.
@ micfin, I am sorry that it makes you so emotional. Maybe you can work with stock photos for now, practice the techniques, and then use your own photos when you have them scanned and when you are feeling more comfortable. No pressure here.
@ Anja, great start! looking forward to the other ones.
@ Bonnie, the autosave settings are under File > Preferences > autosave settings
@ Jennifer, yes, it can be addictive, for sure! May I offer a tiny suggestion on your last page? Add a TINY drop shadow on the text and it will make it stand out more from the background and easier to read. And also, ateets is for Amy Teets, a scrapbook designer who did a lot of kits. Her blog is here: http://amyteetsdesigns.blogspot.ca/ (but not been updated in a while so I suspect she retired.
@ Sandra, it sure is fun. Masks are often unused or underutilized but they can be sooooo useful.
@ Britt Marie, you just discovered the Brush Variance :). It is another palette that is normally hidden that has a ton of settings. Open that palette with F11. In there, check to make sure that the POSITION JITTER at the very bottom is set to 0 (it is probably set to about 100 from looking at your image).February 17, 2018 at 12:42 pm #17280February 17, 2018 at 12:44 pm #17284CristinaParticipant
I haven’t done anything yet and will try sometime later, but I am loving all the pages here. Well done, ladies.
I am loving the tutorials 🙂February 17, 2018 at 1:13 pm #17290
Remember that if you want to join our Scrapbooking with PSP Facebook group, it is free.
Just answer the three questions and I’ll open the door.
Some members are in that group who don’t know about the fun of this challenge. Share the love and inspiration there too!February 17, 2018 at 1:31 pm #17292Wanda (Sue) McGuireParticipant
This one is definitely my favorite so far. Such fun!
These two are sisters so I didn’t want to leave the other one out. Everything on the 2nd (Jessica) one is from scratch except the photo and the diamond that I framed with a heart. Not real please with my mask on the second one but I had fun playing with it. There is also a pattern that I made from the other tutorial but it hardly shows through.February 17, 2018 at 1:38 pm #17294February 17, 2018 at 3:52 pm #17296Britt Marie HalonenParticipant
Thanks for the help with the mask brush. Here is my try.February 17, 2018 at 4:11 pm #17297
Thank you, Carole. Changed my settings…it should make a difference.February 17, 2018 at 4:29 pm #17302Glenson JonesParticipant
Mauris in Rotarua New Zealand.
My wife and I cruised from Vancouver, to Hawaii, American Samoa, Figi, New Caledonia, Australia and around NZ. We were in Rotarua NZ on November 4, 2017. The four people are from a photo of us at a Mauri village. The small figure and the background are from the public domain Wikimedia Commons.
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