Quick-Page Workshop – May 2022

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  • #76788
    cindy harris
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    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.

    #76790
    Pirkko
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    here is  my extra for QP2-May

    #76800
    Ann Seeber
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    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.

    #76804
    Susan Ewart
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    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.

    #76806
    Linda J Walker
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    Day 2, I guess I will use another photo of my tulips today! They seem to match the colorful quick pages.

     

    #76808
    matsugirl
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    Day 1  Photo taken July 2008.  My son and grandma in her garden.

    #76810
    Ann Seeber
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    QP-3 – Spring Outside My Windows in Middletown, NY, USA

    Tricky devils to keep them from overlapping … one thing about Quick Pages — no shadows required! 😉

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by Ann Seeber.
    #76814
    Mary Solaas
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    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?

    #76821
    Mary Solaas
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    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.

    #76822
    Sue Thomas
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    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.

    #76823
    Cassel
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    Mary, I am not sure what you are referring to. Can you clarify?

    #76824
    Linda J Walker
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    Or you could change the color before you add the photo?

     

    #76826
    matsugirl
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    Our Cockatiel, Birdie  1990 – 2008   He was cute, entertaining, a member of our family and so smart!  Miss him lots!

    #76827
    Sue Thomas
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    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!

    #76829
    Linda J Walker
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    Day 3, some more of my spring flowers.

     

     

    #76831
    Pirkko
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    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

     

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Pirkko.
    #76834
    Anne Lamp
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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.

    #76837
    Mary Solaas
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    Sue – I tried what you said but it still didn’t work.  This is a sample of what it looks like if I put the pic below the qp.  Also the screenshot of my pspimage.

    #76838
    Sue Thomas
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    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.

    #76841
    Mary Solaas
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    Sue – 76827 – finally got the message! thank you.  Now here is the new qp extra 2 and a screenshot of what you said to do. Thanks.

    #76842
    Sue Thomas
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    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.

    #76843
    Sue Thomas
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    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!

    #76845
    Mary Solaas
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    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.

    #76847
    Pirkko
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    here is my QP3-May – the flowers are very
    natural flowers from Lohja

    #76848
    Sue Thomas
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    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.

    #76851
    Mary Solaas
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    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)

    #76853
    Pirkko
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    here is my Extra for QP3-May
    the duck is from here:

    https://unsplash.com/photos/gjMZh3qBNKs

    #76856
    cindy harris
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    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 lol

    #76858
    matsugirl
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    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”.  🙂

     

    #76864
    Cassel
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    • 2266
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    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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