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  • #46332
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    #46334
    Minka
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    When I turned sixteen, my Mom and I got lobster licenses and we went together. She made me drive the boat and she pulled the traps. Wasn’t how I thought that should go, but that’s what she decided so that was that. My cousin also went with her Mom and it was the same scenario. I guess Mom’s know best. I have always loved lobster and there is nothing like one pulled right from the water. Oddly, my husband was allergic to all shellfish, so I rarely ate any at home after I got married. Now when I get home from being away – that’s one of the first things I want! They are even better when corn season kicks in! Still prefer to eat them outside though as it does sometimes make a mess. LOL

    #46336
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    #46342
    Jean Naumann
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    Hi Lynda

    Obviously I’m not explaining myself properly.  I know where the Freehand Selection Tool is and I know how to select it.  But when I do, there is nothing available at the top to select the 2nd Freehand. When I use the Rectangle selection, there is other things available to select, but when I select the Freehand Selection tool all those options disappear.  I’m needing to know how to get these options to appear.  Have attached 2 screenshots of what’s available when I select the rectangle and then when I select the Freehand Selection.

    #46344
    Barbara Hall
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    Lynda:  thanks so much for mentioning you used notebook for your text–I’d forgotten about that (and how to do it)–once I found it, it made doing text so much easier because I type way faster that my PaintShop Pro can process what I’m doing and it was making me crazy–so, thanks again!

     

    food memories

    #46347
    Art Kuiper
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    Well Day 4 is finally done. It took a while as I have a lot of blurry Black and White photos from my early years in Canada thanks to my dad’s interest in photography. But it took a while to locate the best ones to use in this story. so, I decided to design this page using the B&W theme.

    I spent a while reading all your submissions and enjoyed the stories very much.

    Corrie, Ik spreek nog steeds Hollands maar met een Canadees accent. At least that is what my cousins tell me.

    #46349
    Gerry Landreth
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    I went for the Text on a Path option. My justification was that I needed to practice and I did have to look it up.

    The real reason is that I got bogged down in trying to find letters that I liked. One of my challenges, in general, is overthinking design aspects at the expense of the main point of the challenge, in this case, the journaling.

    #46353
    Barbara Hall
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    This is only tangental to this challenge but everytime I open my PaintShop Pro I get an offer for the 2021 edition –my question is about the descriptive word “upgrade”–does that mean that if I pay for this edition it’ll make changes to edition I own, the 2019 one, rather than giving me a totally new program that leaves my other one alone?

    A few years ago, I had an edition of psp that had some features I liked;I bought a new one online and all the features I liked in the old program disappeared.  Is that what upgrade means?  I won’t know if the latest edition will take away something I like until it’s already gone, dismissed by the shiny new edition.

    Does this question make sense?

    #46356
    Lynda DiGregor
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    Jean,

    Wow, that’s pretty weird. I don’t know what to say except you might want to try the reinstall your program. Or perhaps ask Corel support about the lack of choices for the the freehand tool before you try reinstalling. Maybe Carole has an answer. Hope you can find a fix.

    Lynda

    #46357
    Barbara Hall
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    Gerry-I overthink everything as well. I can spend an inordinate amount of time on a page that looks like it took a few minutes.  You did a really nice job with your text fitting into a shape.  I don’t think I’ve ever done that but I need to learn how but I like the way it looks.

     

    Art–I didn’t realize that it didn’t snow much in Holland.  Your photos took me back to Montana–my father was stationed there for several years in the mid-late ’50s–my toes started to hurt just as I was thinking of the number times my feet froze while skating at the outdoor rink near my house.  There was a little hut with a wood-burning stove and I’d go in, take off my skates, put them back on, and within minutes, my feet were freezing again.  Actually, my feet froze on the bus on the way to school; there were two little heaters that only heated air about a foot or two away from its vents. I actually loved living in Montana and loved the snow but my feet never adapted.

    #46358
    Lynda DiGregor
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    Barbara,

    I just downloaded the upgrade. I have 2020 and 2019 on my computer and they are not affected but I am having trouble with 2021. When it installs it will ask if you want a clean install or if you want your previous work incorporated into 2021. That is not the way it’s worded but that’s what it does. The trouble I’m having is I can’t seem to get past the opening screen so I will be getting in touch with Corel.

    Good Luck,

    Lynda

    #46360
    Lynda DiGregor
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    Barbara,

    Glad I could give you a useful tip. Word also works but notepad is probably the easier feature.

    Lynda

    #46361
    Cassel
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    Ann A., did you end up impressing that person again after that wig incident?

    Jean, check your emails. I think I have the solution for your issue. Lynda, thanks for helping Jean, but I think the issue is just a setting in her PSP that does not display the toolbar in the same way. Let’s see if that solves the issue.

    Barbara, isn’t that interesting that in some families, they would purposefully repeat a name from a relative, while in others, it is totally the opposite? I think it is quite strange to have Squeak as a nickname! Oh, those Christmas catalogs!! Kids now won’t know the excitement of flipping all those pages! As for the Upgrade, it can be misleading. You get the upgrade PRICE, but it won’t affect your previous versions at all as it will still be the full version that will install completely separate from any other version.

    Euka, I am not really sure which resizing setting is “best”. I tend to use the “smart” (hoping it really is smart) but I have seen the “bicubic” being suggested in some tutorials. Maybe I should do a comparison between those settings. Maybe there is a “best” setting based on the content of the page? I am not sure. I can imagine you playing that prank with the handbags. How old were you?

    Shirley, at least, darts is not a sport that causes too many injuries! For the mention of the frame, if you happen to end up with one that is very close to your text, you can probably allow yourself to enlarge it as it won’t be a big resize and it won’t cause much distortion at all (even though I always say to NEVER enlarge).

    Lynda, I heard of the Double Diamond Baseball a few years ago, where the diamond is doubled (each base has two bases) and players alternate in running clockwise and counterclockwise at the same time! HERE is a page with the rules. For the upgrade, you can “import” content from the last three versions. Basically, what it means is that it will (or should) just add the default supplies folders in the File Location of the current version. I did try it and it didn’t work as it still created empty default folders. Not a big deal, as you can also do the same thing through File > Import > Content from previous versions.

    Bonnie, isn’t that interesting how that barbeque meant so much to you, while it was “ordinary” for everyone else?

    Minka, where do you live? Where I am, lobster is also very common. We even used to have one day of the year where you could get a lobster meal at the hospital cafeteria! Basically, you could walk, from the hospital to the wharf to buy fresh lobster!

    Art, if you consider your area as having a lot of snow, you should come north! 🙂 I remember one winter I went to Toronto for Christmas, and we woke up after a snowstorm overnight. My husband proceeded to shovel to help our hosts, but by noon, most of the snow had melted anyways!

    Gerry, did you look in the PixelScrappers site for alphas? They seem to have a lot and you can search by color too.

    Ann S., I actually like the layout with the little eyes. I think they definitely emphasize the feeling of the “You did what?”

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by Cassel.
    #46362
    Jean Naumann
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    Thanks Carole, your email fix solved the problem, really appreciate your help.  I felt it would be a setting somewhere but I had absolutely no idea where to look.

    I’ll get on to some text now.

    Thanks again

    #46364
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    I don’t know what I was thinking last night. I posted this Day 4 before it was completed. I deleted it and am now reposting.

    I sure am enjoying these stories you folks have shared. Carole, this challenge has certainly sparked a trip down memory lane. Thank you!

     

    #46365
    Barbara Hall
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    To: Cassel and Lynda-thanks!

    #46368
    cindy harris
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    Looked up the definition of my Teacher here (ADJECTIVE
    extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear.
    “the awesome power of the atomic bomb”  Just took me 2 half extra days but yippe

    #46370
    Shirley
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    My story day 5 FOOD

    I know there are a couple of spelling errors, but I had so many issues with the text. First I was going to use the selection tool for my text, but each time if  I went to correct text the sentences would separate into sections with big gaps.

    Also when I highlighted words for correction   the letter in question  would disappear so I would be inserting  a new letter,  losing a letter and I would end up having to keep replacing a letter that kept disappearing for  the entire sentence. Also a word would separate and I would end up with one letter on a line and the rest of the word on another line. Well this lasted about 4 hours from 4pm until 8 pm by the clock until I decided to change my plan and not use the selection tool for the text and this is how I have left it.

    Sometimes one just wants to stop while the going is almost there, then it won’t get worse. I wonder if others have the same issues. or psp is just punishing me.

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by Shirley.
    #46371
    Ann Seeber
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    Carole: I must have memory loss! I have no idea what you are referring to with this statement:

    Ann, did you end up impressing that person again after that wig incident?”

    There are two Ann’s in this class so maybe that is the answer????

    #46376
    Euka Euka
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    Even though I only eat beef and lamb I love cooking and experimenting and I have a willing family as my guinea pig taste testers!!  My neighbour also is a very happy taster recipient.  I cannot tolerate coffee and that is one thing I won’t add in my cooking as coffee just doesn’t agree with me.

    This is the first time I have used only a scrap kit,  it is Mango Tango by Delicious Scraps as it had the alpha font in it. Until I found it I was tempted to add text  to a curve but then I thought that kind of defeated the purpose of the challenge for me to learn something new.

    I finally understand how to remove unwanted paper in template layers after watching the Day 2 video a few times.  Also learnt how to adjust text wrapping around elements and creating text using 2 layers.

    Thank you Carole for your time, instructional videos and comments and thank you also to everyone for sharing your interesting stories and creative layouts.

    ps Carole -I think I would have been around 9 or 10 when we were playing pranks with the handbag.

     

     

    #46378
    sandra jones
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    Day #5

    I had a hard time with this one because I had no clue what to write.  My favorite food is a turkey sandwich but that seemed so boring.

    I used a kit called Shabby Chic by JSS.

    #46385
    Ann Seeber
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    Carole: Ha ha! I knew I had no wigs in my work! LOL

    #46404
    Minka
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    Fears … well, as an adult I am fairly fearless. But I still have very clear memories of when it was made abundantly clear that teenagers do not always make great decisions! My Mom learned that lesson the hard way!

    #46409
    Lynda DiGregor
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    A little late for day 5

    I couldn’t think of anything to write about and then it dawned on me, my husband does great with the bar-be-que. So here it is.

    #46417
    sandra jones
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    My story for day #6 isn’t about me.  I wrote a story about my daughter and her fear of insects.

    I used a kit called “Bug-a-licious” by Delicious Scraps and I used the template from Carole.

    Great Stories everyone!  They have been really fun to read.

    #46419
    Lynda DiGregor
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    Story Time Challenge Day 6

    This wasn’t to hard for me because this is the only time I can remember being terrified. Really stupid too because as I got older,  The Wizard of Oz” became one of my all time favorite children’s films.

    #46420
    Lynda DiGregor
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    Minks,

    Looks like we are simpatico in the fear department. Movies, yes..Real life, no! 🙂

    Lynda

    #46422
    Art Kuiper
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    Well this assignment was a challenge for as I could not get the text of my story to automatically fit into the circle shape. The PSP Help has a chapter on Pasting and Fitting text to a shape. It has some simple steps that should lead to a Paste-to-Fit option, except I was only ever given a Paste option. That gave me one long line of text that I had to manually break up to fit into the circle. In the end I got the text where I wanted it but it took a lot of time to make it right.

    If you have any experience on how to make this feature work, please let me know.

    #46423
    Ann Seeber
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    Art: I did my text in a circle by using the select tool, choosing circle as my shape. Then I pasted my text into that. It took a bit of juggling to get the correct size text and I found it worked best in the “centered” mode. I ended up doing the little headline on a separate vector layer. Hope this helps.

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by Ann Seeber.
    #46430
    Corrie Kinkel
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    In the end here is my day 5 about food. I had a couple of very busy days and not much time but this is the result. I’m not quit happy with the colors of the layout but it must do for now and I can go on with day 6.

    Art, good for you that you still speak Dutch!

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