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  • #84201
    Cassel
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    • 2497
    • Superfan

    First of all, come and say HI once you register for this bootcamp.

    We want to know who else will be there, on our side to cheer everyone up.

    Everyone started as a beginner, so don’t ever compare yourself to others. You will learn one tool at the time, one concept at the time and you will create one project at the time. Everyone will have different photos and possibly different supplies so every project will be different.

    Once the Bootcamp is started, on October 10th, 2022, you can post your projects in here.

    Remember to resize your images to about 600 pixels AND saving in jpg format, before uploading them to the gallery (check this tutorial to upload to the gallery) so it won’t slow down the site when we have lots of your masterpieces. Try to follow the tutorials at least enough so that we can recognize what lesson you completed.

    Now, let’s get ready !

    If you missed the registration link or if you found this thread before I announce it (some people are very observant), HERE it is. Share it around if you want.

    Although this Bootcamp is mostly meant to help beginners, we won’t exclude anyone for “excess experience”. Some participants are back for a second (or third) round. You are always welcome. Remember that it will be the exact same tutorials so don’t be surprised. I am sure you will now do something slightly different than the previous time.

    Since anyone can follow the whole Bootcamp using the trial version of PaintShop Pro, this is a perfect opportunity for anyone to give it a try and see how they like the program, so share with your friends who MIGHT consider using PaintShop Pro.

    The 7 tutorials will be spaced out over almost 2 weeks. This should make it easier for participants to follow without feeling stressed (it should never be stressful!).

    #84214
    Ann Seeber
    Participant
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    I’m here, Carole’s perpetual beginner! 😉

    #84220
    Susan Ewart
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    I’m a follower…I’m following Ann (but I’m not stalking her, although Ann, you have nice yellow dress on today 😁) .

    No clue about what images I have to use.  I’m sick of flowers, even though I’m currently doing a lab (6-2) with a flower.

    #84281
    James Brady
    Participant
    • 16
    • Rookie

    Hi, I’m James from Southern Utah.  I write family histories about my ancestors and add  picture collages of them and events in their life  The pictures were taken about fifteen or twenty years ago. I think my scrapbooking will be about a trip up Cedar City Canyon about that many years ago.

    #84291
    Susan Ewart
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    I know I said I’m sick of flowers but I haven’t shot much that is okay lately so it might flowers, or birds, or even the start of logging my camera collection.  then there’s the cats or some kind of abstract something or other.  Either way I will find something old or new for my layouts.

    Hi James, nice to meet you and see you and your layouts in the forum. I am from the province of Alberta (St. Albert) Canada, but I will always think of myself as from the province of British Columbia as I was born, raised and lived there most of my life.  I like seeing stories of people’s ancestors and history, I find them fascinating.

    #84294
    Jannette Nieuwboer-Dons
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    • 175
    • Junior

    I’m in too. I come from the Netherlands and am 74 years Jung. The photo is from a few years ago but I haven’t changed a lot. I have just a bit wrinkles more. I don’t know yet or I will take new photos to place in the tuts or take older ones. It depends a bit on the weather. Today it’s a dark cloudy day and there is rain expected too. See you at the campus.

     

    #84296
    Ann Seeber
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    • 1310
    • Superfan

    I’ll be using some photos of my grandchildren and great-grands. This is my grandson Will and his daughter, Magic. They were out picking apples. They live in Northern California whereas I’m in New York. Magic is one of my 3 great-grands. She turned two in June.

    #84306
    James Brady
    Participant
    • 16
    • Rookie

    Hi Everybody,

    Nice to learn about you. I am 88 going on 89.

    I have PaintShop Pro 2023 Ultimate installed on my computer and will be using the light gray work space and white background and other parameters as recommended.

    Susan, I was in British Columbia for the Centennial Celebration in 1958. I was a sailor aboard the USS Estes an American Communication Ship representing the U. S. Government. We anchored in Victoria Harbor for several days and held open house and then went to Vancouver Harbor and participated in the Naval Review for Princess Margaret.

    All of the ships representing  the Commonwealth and an American Aircraft Carrier and Submarine as well as ourselves participated in the Naval Review and illuminated the outline of our ships with electric lights and the each ship set off fireworks displays at night.

    #84311
    Donna Sillia
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    Hi,

    I’m Donna from North Olmsted, OH. I love the Bootcamps because I always learn something new. For instance, my palette preferences were changed after reading Carole’s preferences. My workspace preference is black with tabbed documents unchecked. We just returned from Hilton Head, S.C. so I will be using the pictures that I took there.

     

    #84325
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 2497
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    Ann (#84214), glad to see you again! Grandkids are always a lovely theme for projects.

    Susan (#84220), welcome back. We’ll be happy to see more flowers from you if you want to show some.

    James (#84281), happy to see you. You are definitely not the only one doing family history work. Keep an eye out for Brian! (#84306) I am always amazed to hear of participants in their 80’s or even their 90’s. Who says that older people are uncomfortable with technology?

    Jannette (#84294), looking forward to seeing your projects.

    Donna (#84311), interesting to hear that you change your preferences. That is one great advantage of PSP: you can customize it to suit your preferences instead of having to adjust with a fixed setup.

     

    #84330
    Susan Ewart
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    Here is my workspace.  I like it dark and docked.  Organizer and Learning Centre are closed and I have a few extra customizations that I learned from the Basic Scrapbooking Course.  I have untabbed documents and the materials palette is the newer one.  I flip flop sometimes between that and the classic.  I like some of what each has to offer, I wish we cold pick an choose what parts we want from the classic and the new palette.  I am using PSP 2022.

    James, that is so cool you were in Victoria Harbour in 1958 ( a wee bit before my time, I was born in ’65).  That picture of the harbour is really cool.  I miss the ocean.  I’m on the prairies now, I have to look to the sky as it is expansive here, it’s my surrogate ocean.

    Donna, I love that photo, the blues are beautiful.  I love the clouds.

    Happy “camping” everyone!

     

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Susan Ewart. Reason: forgot something
    #84335
    Linda Hatchett
    Participant
    • 3
    • Rookie

    Hi, I’m Linda  from Las Vegas, NV, and I hope to learn enough to muddle through things after this.  I have so much I want to do.  Do we need multiple subjects for the bootcamp?  Or, can I use multiple photos from one trip?

     

     

    #84337
    Patricia Felix
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    • 17
    • Rookie

    Hello, I am Patricia from Ostend in Belgium. I am 62, work fultime as a nurse, divorced, 1 daughter & 1 son, and since approx 6 months I have a grandson, Jonas. He features in most of my recent scrapbookpages.

    I am used to Photoshop, but I thought I give PSP a try. I use PSP2022.

    I use the dark gray workspace colour, so much better for my eyes, and the medium gray background colour.
    I unchecked the docking documents.
    Of course I kept the layerspanel. In PS I use the historypanel often, so I opened it here as well, but put it in auto-hide, same for materials panel.
    I changed the icon size to medium and the text to large, just to make it easier on the eyes.

    Here is a photo I intend to use:

    #84341
    Ann Seeber
    Participant
    • 1310
    • Superfan

    I always love playing with layers for this lunch table and sandwich. Don’t mind me, newcomers, I’ve been doing this for years! That’s a hot chocolate with marshmallows and I like to keep my pickles separate from my sandwich.

    #84342
    Donna Sillia
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    • 41
    • Rookie

    Thank you, Susan

    In addition to the Hilton Head Beach, the horizon shows Tybee Island, although it is very small. It was taken with an iPhone, but I used Smart Photo Fix to bring out the colors.

    #84346
    Donna Sillia
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    • 41
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    I added a pattern to the cup, dish and background. The letters and doily under the coffee cup are from a Marisa Lerin kit.  I have been experimenting with layer styles and also tried to use cut out to give some depth in the coffee cup and dish. Any suggestions for the cut out are very welcome.

    I used a layer style for my name which I saved call dsgold.

    #84348
    Anne Lamp
    Participant
    • 305
    • Enthusiast

    Like  Anne Seeber said, I love playing with this sandwich etc.  I also have done it many times.   I don’t want to discourage the first timers because I remember the first time being quiet a challenge with a lot to learn.  (I still watched to remind me of a few things.)

    #84351
    Linda Hatchett
    Participant
    • 3
    • Rookie

    You all are so good at this.  I admit, I’m a total left brained, virgo,  in my working life accountant without a stitch of creativity to my name.  I know what I want things to look like in my mind, but have a lot of trouble getting them there.  But, I’m working on it. And, maybe…just maybe…I can do it too. 🙂

     

     

    #84354
    Ann Seeber
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    • 1310
    • Superfan

    Anne Lamp: You know I agree with you, and I’d like to point out what I like best about your layout is the napkin holding some of the cutlery. Very well done!

    #84361
    Donna Sillia
    Participant
    • 41
    • Rookie

    What a good idea to add a napkin! I played around with my AV Bros page curl to make what sort of looks like a napkin.

    #84363
    cindy harris
    Participant
    • 416
    • Enthusiast

      Hi Everyone,  Hi New People 🙂

    This had to redo took hours but happy to get to turn something in, very sick 🙁  but happy to be here

     

    my upload changed to b/l but was to sick to go redo  went 3 hr round just to do the first redos – pain is a game changer 🙁

    but this is still better when I can do it than raking me over the leaves therapy!    love this hate that

    My marshmellows are golf balls that come in the PSP  lol. tablecloth some picture off amazon keyword table cloth

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    #84364
    Linda Hatchett
    Participant
    • 3
    • Rookie

    I failed. 🙁  First off, I did something to my knife that made it a thin stick.  Turned it on its side, maybe?  Could not find the undo button.  I was already frustrated by turning it every way but straight.  I don’t work from a desk.  I live with my daughter (that’s why the tv monitor) and hold a lap desk with my keyboard and mouse.  The mouse is NOT responsive on this desktop.  It works for normal things but not for this.  Do I need a special mouse?

    Then, trying to figure out how to get the top piece of bread on top of the pickle etc (which I did finally do), I lost my cup completely and could not get it back.

    I will start over, but need to know how to delete everything and start from scratch.  I also had a lot of trouble seeing the dot for the straighten movement on the checked background.  I would just move my mouse around endlessly till it turned into the circle movement.  My eyes may be too bad for this type thing as well, but I’m not ready to throw in the towel yet.  I do have trouble with thin lines as the move and bend and disappear.

    For now, if you will tell me how to start from scratch I will watch the video again and try again tomorrow.  Do you all have a special mouse?  I just have a cheap logi tech wireless but it does not do detail movements well.  Or, maybe I don’t. lol

    Suggestions would be appreciated.  And, what in the world did I do to my knife?

    Edited to add: I did figure out how to start over.  Just don’t save what you did. 🙂  I will try again tomorrow. 🙂

     

     

     

     

    #84366
    James Brady
    Participant
    • 16
    • Rookie

    Wow those other Sandwiches are great. Mine looks like early poverty.

    #84370
    Patricia Felix
    Participant
    • 17
    • Rookie

    I am having trouble posting my LO from the gallery

    I do not get the choice to copy image address.. never had this happen on other sites, so I do not now what’s going on..

    I get this:

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    #84373
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 2497
    • Superfan

    Susan (#84330), interesting that you switch from the new to the classic Material palette. Except if I need to create a color palette, I have not found the new one better for me!

    Linda (#84335), welcome. To answer your question, you can use any photo you want. You can choose a single theme throughout the 5 projects, or completely different themes. Some pages will require only one photo at a time, while two projects will ask for three photos, so for those three photos, it makes sense to have them around the same theme. (#84351) Don’t worry, we have all been beginners at one point. Take baby steps and we’ll be with you. (#84364) Since your image is not showing, it is hard to say what happened to your knife, but my guess is that you grabbed a side handle instead of the corner one OR your Mode was changed to something other than Scale (PSP has a bug in which it can change mode without warning). Even if you encounter issues, don’t hesitate to post the image as it will also help us help you.

    Patricia (#84337), welcome to the Campus. Adding PSP to your current graphic toolbox will open different doors for you as there are some things PSP can do that PS can’t (namely the scripts and the picture tubes). We won’t go into those during the Bootcamp but if you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to ask. (#84370) Do you right-click on the image itself? I get the same thing you get if I right-click on the text or away from the image itself.

    Ann (#84341), I think this is the first lunch we see with a phone on the table!

    Donna (#84346), what do you mean when you say you used Layers styles? Did you use some Photoshop Styles or did you do that with the PSP ones?

    Anne (#84348), did you have your lunch on the ground, covered with fallen autumn leaves?

    Cindy (#84363), are you still having issues with the color depth to have that black-and-white image?

    James (#84366), that is a very good lunch. With practice, you will get more ideas and get more comfortable to make more elaborate lunches. Maybe you will eventually make a three-course meal!

    Keep them coming. 

    #84375
    Patricia Felix
    Participant
    • 17
    • Rookie

    Yes, I click on the picture itself… that is why I do not understand it…

    I will try closing and reopening the browser, or use another browser…

    #84378
    Patricia Felix
    Participant
    • 17
    • Rookie

    I tried Microsoft Edge.. it worked.
    But this is the second time I post this… the first time it did not show in the thread.. vingers crossed…

    Credits:
    sandwich, plates & cuttlery by Cassel
    paper & ‘bon appetit’ by jessica Dunn_Comfort Food

    #84379
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 2497
    • Superfan

    If a post does not appear, let me know as it might be caught in the spam filter. I can pull it out without any problem as long as I know.

    #84387
    Donna Sillia
    Participant
    • 41
    • Rookie

    Carole,

    I have been experimenting with the PSP layer styles. The hardest part is with the bevel colors which are not user friendly, and you have to guess approximately what color you want to use. Maybe you know a better way to generate the color that you want.

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    #84391
    Susan Ewart
    Participant
    • 741
    • Enthusiast

    Here is my sandwich.  Today I’m keeping it simple with a mimimalist approach.  Using only the tools/supplies given.  I am having an open-faced sandwich.  And I’m hungry as you can see by my loaded pieces of bread.  Those onions are going to give me grief later today I bet.  Nothing in my cup and I usually eat then have a tea afterward.

    I tried to follow the upload to gallery and post link to the forum by memory.  clearly my memory failed me.  the picture was in this box and I couldn’t type in it.  Note to self: don’t rely on memory.

    Carole:  I like the new one because I can use CMY which is what I used in my 6 month long color course.  As a previous photo mini lab supervisor/printer I am more comfortable in CMYK than any other color space.  I will be making a set of color cards based on my course so I will need the CMY option that the new palette has.  Unless the classic has it, which I think I couldn’t find.  And Yes, I can work from RGB but more thinking has to go into it as they are opposites in everyway.  Eg. C+M+Y=K (black or all); which means R+G+B=W (white or nothing).

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