Tagged: QP Day 7
May 19, 2022 at 11:51 am #76867Nel KempersParticipant
Alle foto’s uit mijn archief toen ik nog de Brits Korthaar fokteMay 19, 2022 at 12:54 pm #76868Mary SolaasParticipant
Ann Seeber: I really like your sunrise on the QP 3 Extra. The colors are absolutely right for that qp.May 19, 2022 at 1:11 pm #76870Ann SeeberParticipant
Mary Solaas: Thank you! I achieved my goal of finding the perfect photo to match the layout.
Here is my QP#4 – Introducing Mr. Chip. I took these this morning in the rain outside my patio door. This chipmunk has been very elusive, and this is the first time in the four years that I’ve lived here that he’s stayed still long enough to photograph.
Edit: I realized this time I needed a drop shadow above the large photo.
May 19, 2022 at 1:14 pm #76872Mary SolaasParticipant
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And this is my QP 3 Extra. I tried to also find the colors that would fit the layout. This was the recreation room of a marvelous old motel that our caravan stopped at in St. Louis on our way to South Dakota Family Reunion. Lots of fun here for the kids and the grownups.May 19, 2022 at 2:18 pm #76881Jnet AllardParticipant
Congratulations on everything that has been done so far. I liked the little squares added by Marie-Claire on the QP-2. The nice cockatiel brought back many nice memories of my Picolo. I found my computer yesterday afternoon. So I started late. Here is what I have done so far without making any changes except the title and the date. These are pictures of a trip – Quebec – Mexico by motorhomeMay 19, 2022 at 2:57 pm #76883May 19, 2022 at 3:05 pm #76886Anne LampParticipant
QP 3 extra I only added a little text besides the picture. That is me in 2012. (Penny is my nickname)May 19, 2022 at 3:05 pm #76887SharlaParticipant
I tried to change colours as some of have so successfully done but I simply made a mess – many times! So, in the spirit of a quick page, I have simply added photos of bluebells which in the North of England are at their very best at the moment.May 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm #76888Marie-ClaireParticipant
(#76784) Thank you Pirrko, to change the color of the extra QP 1, I used the color changer tool, I chose a green color from the photo, and clicked with the color changer in the blue area, and that was the result !
(#76881) Thank you Jnet Allard for your nice comment about my QP 2May 19, 2022 at 4:10 pm #76890May 19, 2022 at 4:47 pm #76894
Sharla, (76887) Here are the instructions in point form to change the colour using an overlay colour and the blend mode, which should make it much easier for you, and other rookies to follow.
1 Open a new layer, flood fill with a gradient or colour of your choice. Hide the layer.
2 Select the QP layer
3 Using the magic wand select the checker board, which is the blank area. Using the settings, add, opacity, contiguous NOT checked. Use the edit tool to make any adjustments.
4 Select the top coloured layer, unhide it, and hit delete. Deselect the selection.
5 Using the blend mode, change the setting from normal to Hue. You can now add your photo, moving it below your QP.
And there you have it. You will find the blend mode and the edit selection tools in the material palette, just above the layers.May 19, 2022 at 5:24 pm #76898James DurrantParticipant
May 19, 2022 at 6:12 pm #76904Nancy McNamaraParticipant
QP-4 The Artist’s Bridge in Bethel Maine, a fun spot near my home to visit and Explore!May 19, 2022 at 6:18 pm #76908Ann SeeberParticipant
QP-4-EXTRA – Who knew? I was totally surprised when all these different birds AND a squirrel were spotted eating the grape jelly and oranges I put out for the Orioles. I used the Hue/Saturation/Lightness on the layout before adding the photos, merging the adjustment layer first.May 19, 2022 at 6:20 pm #76909
Here’s my Day 4 layouts. I didn’t change anything. But I did come at the one Quick Page from a different angle. I should have changed the top and bottom small pictures in Sumi’s layout (black cat girl).
Pirkko, we are on the same wavelength today (along with Nel) with our cat kiddos.
Ann, I love Mr. Chip, so lucky you have chipmunks, it’s a rare sighting for me, only when I go to Jasper or Banff.
Thank you Sue, I am going to try that. I didn’t do that when I changed my colors and would have liked to do it that way. I must admit I am a sucker for point by point instructions, that’s how I roll so I really appreciate them.May 19, 2022 at 6:48 pm #76910
Susan, you are most welcome. May I make a suggestion, that when you orientate a QP, you need to take into account that the shadowing isn’t going to be consistent with the light source coming from the top left.
Ann Seeber, I suggested different options to the blend mode, including the Hue sat lightness, which I actually prefer in some cases, as it retains some variation in colours. It depends on what the creator is looking for, to showcase their photos.May 19, 2022 at 7:06 pm #76911
I didnt get the Day 4 email link layout plz send, Thank youMay 19, 2022 at 7:25 pm #76912CasselKeymaster
Cindy, I sent you my copy.May 19, 2022 at 9:09 pm #76915matsugirlParticipant
Pictures were taken April 2003. My husband got on the roof of our house to take these pictures. Knik Glacier, Pioneer Peak, Matanuska Peak and Two Sisters. Chugach Range.May 19, 2022 at 10:56 pm #76920
Oh man🤦♀️ , and I was thinking, why was it black there? hahaha. Good catch and thanks for noticing, I really need to study everything much better than I do. Since I watch a ton of Lindsay Adler’s lighting tutorials here is my sweet fix. I did Mirror>horizontal on the large photo so the window light is now mostly coming in on the right side (camera right). Sumi cat is being my light modifier (GOBO or flag) and subject (is that even possible) and casting a shadow onto the other 3 photo’s. the direction of the shadow at her feet are now more correct, shame on me for not seeing that part. Going forward I will be looking at shadows more closely.
You are going to make a designer out of me yet, and it makes my heart sing that you take the time to really look and help me. Looking at the two, the second one makes quite a difference in the feel of it.
May 19, 2022 at 11:02 pm #76922
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Forgot to add Sue. YES! You may always make suggestions, it can only make me better for having them.May 19, 2022 at 11:36 pm #76933
Susan, I can see why you would want to rotate the page. Creating a portrait view, and not a landscape, in order to accommodate the very upright, very proud handsome cat. I’m going to ask you to try this, using the QP as it is supposed to be used, and before adding the photos, free rotate left 90 degrees, and then flip, flip vertical. By taking these two steps, you will then have the light source of the shadows coming from the top left. Shadows can be tricky sometimes, and quite often I have to take a good second look. Although typically the light source comes from the left, it can also come from the right.
May 20, 2022 at 12:38 am #76939
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Whew, Sue you have much finer brain than me to have figured out that orientation. I did try them all when I first started and I just went with what I found pleasing completely missing the shadows. Thanks for the instructions, my head was spinning a bit with all the spinning we did with this layout. I got there in the end! And boy was it worth it and I’ve learned a lot tonight.
I also followed your tutorial on the QP color change. It was the first time editing a selection so I’m glad I gave this a try. It was picky going around the plant and I tried one without doing that and saw that it really does make a difference. Watching a video recently with Carole doing extractions really helped to know that I needed to zoom in and use different sizes of the eraser and had to unerase with right click too. I did miss some bits but I was wanting to see if I could do it, I would take more time normaly. I feel on top the of world after a pretty blah day. Thank you!May 20, 2022 at 12:54 am #76941
Susan, you most certainly did get there in the end. It wasn’t my intension to have you spinning like a top, but it was worth it. 🙂 You have every right to be very proud of yourself, with what you have achieved this evening. Creating two lovely pages, with what you have learnt this evening. I don’t think you will be forgetting those techniques in a hurry. :-). Yes, when doing extractions it is very important to zoom right in, in order to capture every pixel, for the best result.
Everyone has been submitting beautiful pages.
Using only one extra step, the Hue Saturation lightness tool, to change the colour of the QP, to match the colours in the photos. Text.May 20, 2022 at 2:07 am #76944
HI just got done but couldn’t find a big picture so copied the freebee from d/l and put it in the top. I bought the new
2022 so used it, never used the 2021 a couple times. Anywho that was fun Thank you Love alls QPs so cool
IDK how to open any scripts but used some tubes love those. Have to learn how to use this 2022, 🙂May 20, 2022 at 2:09 am #76945
Thank You Teacher got the email and did the QP4 so much fun but have to learn this 2022
I dont know how to get to any of your Scripts but will learn I hope. 🙂May 20, 2022 at 4:14 am #76946
Sue – (76941) Lovely page and delicate colors – I like it very muchMay 20, 2022 at 5:20 am #76947SharlaParticipant
May 20, 2022 at 10:36 am #76956
Pirkko, thank you for your kind words.
Ann, I see that we used, coincidently, almost used the same colouring for layout 4, using HSL tool. Although mine is a tad more yellow, as I wanted to pick up the dandelion yellow, and the mustardy colouring on the bands of the butterfly’s underwings. You have a lovely selection of birds coming to your feeders. I now have 3 pairs of Oriole, they are currently going through 2 oranges a day, as insects are still scarce at present. Orioles are the only birds, that are known to feed on Tent caterpillars, thankfully we don’t get to many of those.May 20, 2022 at 10:42 am #76957
Sharla, Well done, I’m pleased that you were able to follow and execute the instruction.
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