Tagged: QP Day 7
May 18, 2022 at 3:49 pm #76788cindy harrisParticipant
Finally I got back here with H e l p Ty all
My 1 QP wanted to show how long my hair is now HI Everyone I am sad about Annie T, she was nice to me
All you all are Awesome.May 18, 2022 at 3:57 pm #76790May 18, 2022 at 4:54 pm #76800Ann SeeberParticipant
QP-3-EXTRA: I had this nice sunrise from last year at Rye Play Land Beach that seems to work well with this QP design.May 18, 2022 at 5:12 pm #76804Susan EwartParticipant
Wow! Very creative takes on the pages. I love the photo’s everyone is using. Thank you Sharla. Filter Forge can get addicting for sure and I like that you can still edit further with PSP. thank you Pirkko and Sue for helping me to achieve better results and being braver in experimenting with PSP…when I know better, I’ll do better, right? I started watching Blending Through, it’s quite fascinating so far. And Ann, that sunset is outstanding! Welcome back Cindy, nice to see you again.
here are my two pages today. This is Squirrely White Tail. At first I called him Betty White Tail but then I saw (things humans shouldn’t see 😋 ) that “she” was in fact a “he”. He first came to the feeder as a youngster in June of 2021 (bottom photo is his baby pict ) and he was in the feeder several times a day throughout summer and winter. the snow scene the last shots I got of him. Most were shot through the window so they aren’t great. We haven’t seen him since the end of 2021. We are hoping he’s moved on to spread his glorious white tail, feet and belly to other squirrels, and not that the neighbour cat got him like he did “Spider Squirrely”…another of our favorites who was fascinated with my husband. that’s a story for another time.
The Xtra page is one of my favorite summer shots of him.May 18, 2022 at 5:14 pm #76806
Day 2, I guess I will use another photo of my tulips today! They seem to match the colorful quick pages.May 18, 2022 at 5:39 pm #76808
Day 1 Photo taken July 2008. My son and grandma in her garden.May 18, 2022 at 5:53 pm #76810Ann SeeberParticipant
May 18, 2022 at 6:01 pm #76814
Yes, Ann. That was one thing I noticed and was so glad of. Cause, sometimes I forget!
Love everyone’s postings. I’m still on QP2. This is of 2 of my great grands when they were young. I only changed the background paper with the color changer (one of my favorite coloring tools).
Pirkko, I did download that Master Class. It does take some study and playing with. I noticed that you showed your pspimage for the one with the ducks and it looks like you only colored the element on the bottom right blue and put it on a separate layer and used that layer to color your page blue. Is that correct?May 18, 2022 at 7:28 pm #76821
Well. This is QP-2 Extra. Yes, I was playing with the Master Class method of changing color. This time I used a solid color to change the papers and elements. Used the Hue layer. I also had to put the picture on top of the layout since it colored the picture too. How do you keep from doing that????
Carole?? Pirkko?? – I noticed that your picture is in the proper location (below the QP) but it is not colored. How did you do that????
And so, I copied one of the stars from the top and put it on the ribbon below the picture and erased the wording on it since it didn’t work with the picture on top. Anyway. This method of coloring is interesting but takes much studying to make it work the way you want it to.May 18, 2022 at 7:37 pm #76822
Mary, in order to keep where the photo goes blank, using the magic wand click in the blank area, to select it and invert. Now you can edit that area.May 18, 2022 at 7:43 pm #76823CasselKeymaster
Mary, I am not sure what you are referring to. Can you clarify?May 18, 2022 at 7:58 pm #76824
Or you could change the color before you add the photo?May 18, 2022 at 8:34 pm #76826
Our Cockatiel, Birdie 1990 – 2008 He was cute, entertaining, a member of our family and so smart! Miss him lots!May 18, 2022 at 9:04 pm #76827
I see now, looking at the quick page, and Pirkko’s screen shot, although changing the colours of the quick page is a nice touch, it will no longer become a “quick page”. As to change the colour, it will involve using the magic wand to select the space where the photo is to go, and then using the edit tool, to remove or add any overlapping elements, then invert, and flood fill with the colour you want to change the QP too. Placing that layer above the QP, then apply the blend mode on the top layer. If it was a straight forward rectangle selection, it would be so much easier. Also, if my memory serves me correctly, if you were to place a photo below the QP, in the blank area, the blend mode would also effect the photo if you didn’t remove where the photo is to go from the top colour layer, which the blend mode would be applied too. This a bit long winded, sorry!May 18, 2022 at 9:40 pm #76829May 18, 2022 at 10:07 pm #76831
Sue – It took two minutes to complete the page (76761) – I think it’s pretty fast 🙂
Once you learn the technology – it takes even less time. Sometimes the colors on the quick pages just don’t match the image correctly and a small correction gives a new perspective
May 18, 2022 at 10:16 pm #76834Anne LampParticipant
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QP2 extra. The only thing I did to the page was add the eclipse in the same color of the background minus the flowers, and add the Title.May 18, 2022 at 10:35 pm #76837May 18, 2022 at 10:44 pm #76838
Pirkko, I agree with you, I could do it in a couple of minutes too, but the technique does involve several steps. As I said, it does add a nice touch to the overall page, to compliment the photo being used.May 18, 2022 at 10:49 pm #76841May 18, 2022 at 10:50 pm #76842
Mary I see what you have done. What you need to do is select the QP layer, using the magic wand select the blank area, and edit if need be, then on the top layer, delete. Then you can apply the blend mode to that layer.May 18, 2022 at 10:59 pm #76843
Mary, your last post came through while I was replying to you. You beat me to it. Perhaps I could have explained the technique a bit better, but you now know how to do it. Well done!May 18, 2022 at 11:02 pm #76845
Thanks, Sue. It was a great help. An interesting way to change the color of a layout. Using a gradient produces interesting results too, but not always what you would expect. This has been fun playing around. Not quite as much fun as the Kaleidoscope, but fun. Now I know a number of different ways to change the color.
So now, I chose a photo that matches the qp colors. This is from Grants Farm in St. Louis – an old farm which has different animals, flowers, birds, and a beer garden. We have visited it several times.May 18, 2022 at 11:18 pm #76847
here is my QP3-May – the flowers are very
natural flowers from LohjaMay 18, 2022 at 11:21 pm #76848
Mary, for more interesting colours to change the QP, is to use colourize, or Hue saturation lightness. To use those tools, you don’t need to select the blank area, or create a new layer. As always there is more than one way to do anything in PSP. I don’t use QP. You have to be careful when editing them though, as you have to be careful in retaining their shadows.May 18, 2022 at 11:55 pm #76851
IT’s interesting – more fun! I didn’t change anything in the QP3, except add a title using Cass Fire & Ice Font she gave us in one of the 2020 or 2021 workshops/challenges. This is a really neat place in St. Louis. It was the Brown Shoe Company Warehouse which was transformed into the children’s museum. So many places to crawl through up and down the several floors in the building; and you can see some of them climbing in the airplane outside the building in the first picture. Even some grownups (my adult kids) love to go there and PLAY! (I stay on the ground floor and let them play)May 18, 2022 at 11:58 pm #76853May 19, 2022 at 1:09 am #76856cindy harrisParticipant
I Love Every ones work
Got mine done I used the erase and some other tools our Teacher has showed us. Some coudlnt find 🙁 that I wanted
to but I like it and had so much fun. And bought the New 22 only used 2021 a few times, I am so crazy lol
But wanted to be like you guys, High hopes 🙂 Going to be a Diamond soon it wouldn’t let me 🙁 but when I go home
my daughter will help me again, I give her the money she uses her card fine. Thank you all LOl all my hair looks lolMay 19, 2022 at 2:23 am #76858
Kitchen totally rebuilt and the final product. It only took two years to get done! lol! Pictures were taken in 2000 and 2002. My husband did an excellent job and our son loved “helping”. 🙂May 19, 2022 at 9:35 am #76864CasselKeymaster
I got a weird message when I was saving about losing vector data. I absolutely had it on save as PSPimage. I duplicated the layout as back up insurance and then clicked okay on the original layout and it saved okay. Two things I did was used the script “open as a copy” for the Quick Page and used the eraser tool on the vector (that I turned into a raster).
I am not sure what vector feature is “at risk” when that popup appears, but it is often coming up. If you already saved as a .pspimage, don’t worry about it.
Tricky devils to keep them from overlapping
The tutorial should explain how to avoid the overlap of the images behind the quick-page.
As some have mentioned, Quick-pages SHOULD be quick, and that is their basic appeal. However, with PSP in hand, a creative user will find ways to make changes and get something quite different. It might no longer be the QUICK page, it was initially intended but with practice, as Pirkko mentioned, you can get very interesting results.
Keep them coming!
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