Tagged: Day 3 Templates Workshop
March 2, 2022 at 12:20 am #73042
(#72973) thank you Sue. I love reading your comments to everyone (and me of course). I learn a lot from them. And I vow to become friends with the paint brush tool. It will take some practice to use it proficiently, I confess I might have a death grip on my poor mouse so the movement isn’t smooth yet. This is also my favorite workshop so far. It feels empowering when I actually get through the lesson and have a completed layout. I respond well to the teaching style of the bootcamps and workshops.March 2, 2022 at 3:03 am #73050Anita WyattParticipant
Masks Workshop-Day 6. For this lesson I used one of my hometown’s pictures showing City Hall and the Cathedral. A good friend had painted the picture for me years ago and I took a photograph of it to use for this project. I used the macbad watercolor brush and then Cassel’ s swirl brush. For the background I selected the monochrome version. The Font is Vivaldi. Thank you Carole! I liked the tip of adding a blur at the end which I did. I did not try the soft light blend mode. Will play with that another time.March 2, 2022 at 3:11 am #73054Anita WyattParticipant
Sorry , it would not let me post my project and when I tried again it did not accept it because it was a duplicate. So I will just see if I can post my project for Day 6.March 2, 2022 at 2:23 pm #73066March 2, 2022 at 2:25 pm #73068MoniqueN.Participant
Marie-Claire, #72997 are you ok now?March 2, 2022 at 2:25 pm #73069
help, I’m trying to use the mask from lesson 6. How do I get a less greyed image on top. I see the mask layer is grey. I’ve tried to make it white (window), but cant seem to do it. It makes the bottom white. Ugh. I clearly need another year worth of mask training. Now that my brain is frazzled, what do I do with the bottom part. maybe this is not the day to try to be creative, hitting the iron will have to suffice…cant build the brain might as well build the body.March 2, 2022 at 2:35 pm #73070
Susan, use the Brightness/Contrast and adjust the Contrast, NOT the Brightness.March 2, 2022 at 5:41 pm #73076
Thank you Carole(#73070). That worked perfectly (and I just wrote notes about that last night – LATE last night). Some days I soar with the eagles and other days I’m just a turkey-brain.March 2, 2022 at 6:04 pm #73078Julie MagerkaParticipant
From Lesson 5 (Masks). The photo is one by Bobbi Goodyear (US). This is a lesson I could do with few glitches! So no doubt I will be using the technique ‘way too often. I wanted to add a frame, but I thought it might be overkill.March 2, 2022 at 7:54 pm #73080March 2, 2022 at 8:26 pm #73081Joyce NeaseParticipant
Hi, Marvin Fojtasek (#73080)
Love your page!
Joyce N.March 2, 2022 at 11:46 pm #73083
Day 6-finally got to the linoleum.
I think I need to create a document with links to ALL the lessons, because I find I need to go back one or two lessons to complete a lesson. And it is becoming difficult to find them in my email folder. I finally got the watercolor brushes to work, and that was another lesson…it just is not too often that I can work on this early in the day. By evening, my brain is tired.March 2, 2022 at 11:48 pm #73084
Susan, (#73042) you’ll get there. Most tools are nice. None of them bite!
Anita, (#73054) I guess we can’t see much of the swirl effect on the edges of the mask. It might be due to the busy background.
Monique, (#73066) that is a vibrant page. Those flowers are not about to bloom here: there are still fishing huts on the ice!
Julie, (#73078) did you try with a frame? Don’t assume something will or will not work. You have the flexibility to try things and undo if we don’t like it. I often have several hidden layers in a single project! That is the power of digital!
Marvin, (#73080) Good choice of background for that photo. The wood suits the violin very well.
Linda, (#73083) there will be an index for the DIAMOND members as those will be available permanently. I just have not yet created that index.March 3, 2022 at 1:29 am #73087
(#73084) Carole, I will not give up, but it helps to know the tools are the friendly non-biting variety 😂. I played around with image>negative image to adjust the mask. Here’s the two I’m working on; still not happy with the background layer, the stainless steel is busy because it reflects everything. It’s a work in progress and a good learning process to work through the challenges. I’m having fun with it, masks are very cool.March 3, 2022 at 3:20 am #73089PirkkoParticipant
Linda J Walker: You may want to make your own folder for Scrapbook Campus in your email. I did too 🙂 Really easy to find again. The different thing, then, is probably how long the link in the messages has been running.March 3, 2022 at 6:16 am #73091fiona cookParticipant
After the Masks course ended I have started to go through the lessons again and at Lesson 4 have created another image to share with you. I know how some of you like baby pictures. This one is of my Great Niece Lily, who was born last year in Cape Town and lives there with most of my family. I made the little crochet bear that she is quizzically looking at. It was one of the first signs of her exploring with her fingers apparently. I think she was really thinking ‘what on earth is this!’
The photo is of her on a black cover so that is why the faded mask area is black.
I had the same problem this time as Julie had with the transparent area showing through. I hadn’t seen Sue’s solution at the time but managed to amend by creating a new raster layer and pasting the photo to that.March 3, 2022 at 8:53 am #73092Mary SolaasParticipant
Susan Ewart – I love your dragon. Please tell us more about it. I really like the one you made with the length of the dragon at the top and the dark blue background for the 3 smaller pictures.March 3, 2022 at 12:17 pm #73099
Hi Mary. (#73092). Thank you for your comments, my heart is singing. I tried (hopefully successfully) to send a psp file to your FB account (I hope that was okay, I should have asked first🤦♀️ ). It is the artists words on the “Imperial Water Dragon”. I wouldn’t have been able to put it as beautifully as him. He is from Chilliwack BC Canada (where I lived at the time -2009). This was an unveiling of his latest art piece, only 5 minutes from my house. In one of the two images you can see how many people were there so it was really hard to shoot any full length shots, I mostly did close up shots. He also had two other previous eagle sculptures there (one for repair as it had been stolen and fell off the truck or something like that). The second photo is the artist being interviewed by local media, it gives you some perspective of the size of this beautiful piece. It was for sale for 1 million dollars (Canadian – that’s about $4 American, right?😂). It didn’t sell right away and I could always see it when I was driving on the highway.March 3, 2022 at 12:26 pm #73100
Mary, (#73092). check Kevin’s website at metalanimation.com and click on “projects” and you will see more photo’s.March 3, 2022 at 12:34 pm #73102
Trying to work on lesson 7 this morning….when I click once with the round brush, I get a whole slew of random dots-not just one! I assume I have a setting wrong, what setting do I need to change?
Maybe my idea to work earlier in the day was not such a good idea…lol.March 3, 2022 at 12:48 pm #73103Sue ThomasParticipant
Linda, you need to go into palettes, brush variance, and put it back to default, if pressure is selected, change it to normal. That should resolve your issue. I always change that palette back to default as soon as I have finished using it.March 3, 2022 at 12:49 pm #73104
Linda, check the Brush Variance palette. Reset everything to default. You might have used a script that changed those. F11 is for accessing that palette.March 3, 2022 at 12:52 pm #73105Theresa Di CesareParticipant
I seem to have run into a problem. I’m on the Lesson 4 on Masks, and have downloaded and installed the watercolour .abr from the tutorial page. I used the Import – Custom Brush etc, and the watercolour brushes all went into the brushes options when I clicked on it in the tool bar. So far so good – I was very pleased that I managed to do it….
I was following the brush variance options and clicked on my page with the watercolour brush I’d selected…. and then PSP 2022 closed on me. It has happened 3 times now. Any suggestions? Or has anyone else ran into this problem too?
Thanks in advance 🙂March 3, 2022 at 1:32 pm #73106
(#73102) Linda, that happened to me. For me it was that I was holding the button down too long(I have a heavy touch), even when I thought I was “just clicking once”. I had to click and lift my finger right away.
(#73103) thank you Sue, for the tip about changing the brush variance back to default. I be that’s what was going on with mine too
March 3, 2022 at 1:33 pm #73108fiona cookParticipant
- This reply was modified 4 months ago by Susan Ewart. Reason: forgot something
Thank you for all the tips and solutions from those in the know. I have experimented some more with the techniques from the Masks course in my revision. This image with my photo of a rose combines Carole’s Kaleidoscope effect background with the creation of my own mask using embellishment brushstrokes that we learned in Lesson 5.
It’s a hopeful image so as words fail me I would like to dedicate it to Pirkko whose life in Finland must be so worrying.March 3, 2022 at 1:37 pm #73110
(#73108) Fiona, that is so beautiful, both the design (love that kaleidoscope) and sentiment. Very sad world right now.March 3, 2022 at 1:47 pm #73111
Thank you Sue and Carole, it was the brush variance. I got it fixed now.
And Theresa-I have PSP X9, PSP2019 and PSP2020. Sometimes they will just shut down on me too. Sometimes I have opened one, and after it shut down opened the next version, until I had used all 3, and they all shut down as I tried to complete a project.
My ‘solution’ has been to save often! When I open a new file, I name it and save it immediately, and save every couple of steps. It takes more time, but starting over again takes even more time.March 3, 2022 at 2:18 pm #73112Theresa Di CesareParticipant
Linda – Thank you – Yes I have PSP 2018 and 2022 – occasionally they both crash on me, but I didn’t know if it was the .abr brushes that I imported over that were the problem. I’m sure I imported them as said in the tutorial and I’m guessing as they show up in my brushes that I’d done it properly and that they’d work. I’ll give them another go and see what happens.
And totally agree about saving, and saving often. I’ve lost countless designs where I’ve got carried away in doing them and not saving as I go….. Sometimes it’s like bashing your head against the keyboard!!!!!
How strange, I’ve just imported them over to 2018 and they work, hmmm!!!
March 3, 2022 at 2:46 pm #73114Louyse ToupinParticipant
- This reply was modified 4 months ago by Theresa Di Cesare. Reason: to add that I tried something else
Thank you Carole and Joyce.I effectively have great fun with scrapbooking. And I have done many pages and scrapkits on my blog!March 3, 2022 at 2:49 pm #73115Joyce NeaseParticipant
I visited your blog yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed your work! Looking forward to your next project postings!
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