June 16, 2020 at 2:34 pm #43881
I can see the forum but have not yet gotten any email or links about the challenge. I don’t have photos of most of my journeys but can find appropriate images of I do get the tutorial links etc.June 16, 2020 at 3:49 pm #43884
Well here i am , since ive gotten a late start I went with a background i had i dont have travel photos and this trip was over 50 years ago now tooJune 16, 2020 at 4:03 pm #43885Gerry LandrethParticipant
A friend from Chicago met me at Orly Aiport for a 2-week driving tour of The Loire Valley. A travel agent friend did the itinerary and made the arrangements. Starting in Paris on the day after Bastille Day while the Parisians were still recovering from the revelry, we began the adventure with a few days in the city followed by visits to Chartes Cathedral and several chateaus then back to Paris.
I experimented with Pic-to-Painting, layering, masks, and blend modes with varying degrees of success. Unfortunately, the pictures from the trip were lost to water damage several years ago, so I used stock images (which are MUCH better than the ones I took!)June 16, 2020 at 4:27 pm #43889
this is an inexact re-creation of of the actual route as it took the polar route but had a brief stop in SeattleJune 16, 2020 at 4:59 pm #43895Brian SmithParticipant
Carole and Others ..This was a trip I took “back in the day”..I have many pictures, but they are in print. It would take a long time to find them, then scan them to digital. ..I’m still wondering what tomorrow will bring…:-) , and I hope I’m on the right track.June 16, 2020 at 4:59 pm #43897Corrie KinkelParticipant
Hello , I have finally completed day 1. At first I had no idea what to do after I had made my silhoutte, but in the end I got there. I made the mistake to do a border on the wrong layer and I intend to rectify that if this challenge is over because I have to make the silhoutte of Washington again. For now this must do.June 16, 2020 at 5:34 pm #43899
Day 1: Sorry I got behind. This is about my son and I traveling to Central America. We went on the plane from Birmingham. Alabama to Atlanta, Georgia. From Atlanta we took the plant to Santo Domingo Dominican Republic. We stayed at Palenque in a beautiful motel next to the sea.
I will try to word on Day 2 later today.June 16, 2020 at 6:02 pm #43900cindy harrisParticipant
I had to come to cabot and I forgot to pack my laptop cord 🙁 it dead almost forgot to plug it in yesterday to busy and dr appts… but dont count me out maybe I can still be here. I am with you guys. We have somthing come up. thanks Nice work watching at least.June 16, 2020 at 7:04 pm #43904Art KuiperParticipant
The Day 1 challenge was fun to try and get my head around. I had some initial ideas on what I wanted to do but the destination theme caused a rethink. I still have lots of things to learn about adding interesting effects to the image. I came back 3 times to see what people were submitting and got some good ideas. So, thanks everyone for your unknowing help.June 16, 2020 at 9:01 pm #43906Barbara HallParticipant
This really sparked my imagination! I enjoy photographing birds–where would I like to go to photograph some I’ve never seen before? Why not Costa Rica? I’ve never been, but I would like to go, and I found out it’s less than 3 hrs by plane from my home! So that’s where I’m going on my imaginary journey and, who knows, maybe next year I’ll go there for real!June 16, 2020 at 9:03 pm #43908
Day 2 : I did Day 1 earlier today, but I think I got confused with what I was suppose to create.
I did Day 2 right now and I hope I did it right. My son and I went to Central America 8 years ago (The Dominican Republic) It beautiful over there. I hope I did this one right. Carole, I learned something new today, about using the pen tool and holding the shift tool to make a straight line. Thank you.June 17, 2020 at 2:49 am #43918June 17, 2020 at 5:23 am #43922ShirleyParticipant
My day 2 and I am enjoying my holiday in Western Australia. I travelled by aircraft from Queenstown to Auckland then from Auckland to Perth. In NZ we are 4 hours ahead of Perth. The journey takes about 11 hours.June 17, 2020 at 12:10 pm #43930
Not quite sure what I’m going to do yet but here is a day 2June 17, 2020 at 2:11 pm #43934June 17, 2020 at 6:19 pm #43948June 17, 2020 at 6:45 pm #43950
Travel Tale Challenge Day 3
I took 3 hours to do this one. My Paint shop pro 2020 is not working right. I will try to do a better stamp next time.
I put up a photo of the Hotel we stayed at, and also the outside dinning area. We were a walking distance from the ocean. This is at Palenque, Dominican Republic, close to Santo Domingo.June 17, 2020 at 8:40 pm #43953MinkaParticipant
A friend and I went to Sea World in Orlando, Florida, at Christmas 2019. It was a lovely experience … they had bells ringing, carols playing, decorations galore and festive treats! There was a spectacular Laser Light show as it got dark featuring a whole lot of Christmas trees on the water all timed to music and sights. Just as it got dark enough, they had snow jets blowing snow all over the place. I kind of laughed as I came 1500 miles to get away from snow! It was fun though. It was a wonderful day! We went just prior to covid-19 hitting the states. Don’t think I would be too comfortable in those kinds of crowds now, so happy we went when we did! It was a colorful and joyous day spent with a friend who would probably not be physically capable of doing it now. Good timing! i tried to put the colorful day in my piece … and also used Cassel’s date stamp script! I am just getting to play with some of her scripts and they are soooooo much fun!June 17, 2020 at 9:25 pm #43956Gerry LandrethParticipant
When I thought about a double-page, I was put off thinking it would need lots of stuff. My next thought was, it really just means bigger stuff. Once I got started, I realize my first instinct was more accurate.
These pictures are from a trip to San Francisco to visit a friend from college. Our trip to Muir Woods National Monument was exceptionally memorable. Cathedral Grove is a section where everyone is silent, allowing the sounds of nature to immerse the worshiper.
On the way back, we stopped to soak in the majesty of the ocean views. The sound of the crashing waves was a worthy postlude.June 17, 2020 at 10:48 pm #43963CasselKeymaster
Euka, weren’t you lucky that this trip took place before these difficult times? On your page, if you added some shadows to the papers, it would give them more definitions. You can add shadows on their own layers so if you don’t like them, you can always change your mind.
Shirley, that “angled” frame looks great on that page!!! I see that netting you were asking about. Is that one you made or one you downloaded? It certainly fit well on your page.
Krystyna, we’ll be waiting for your layouts! 🙂
Brian, good start with the BC outline. And remember that it is expected for just about everyone to change their mind along the way. Did you stop in Belleville? You didn’t continue to the Maritimes?
Minka, that white text on the pink strip seems hard to read when resized. Is it legible at full size? If so, don’t change anything. We know that resized layouts are slightly distorted, but the important thing is whether it is legible for you and who you will share it with. That Sea World page is so colorful! It really transpires that fun time you had.
Isabel, did you happen to distort those maps? Remember never to try to squeeze an image in a space. You would be better off cropping some extras if it is too large OR rearrange the layers. You can move them, overlap them, or even make a second page. That would keep those maps more proportional to the actual trip you took. I love the wood slat background on the second project you posted! on your Day 3 project, I have just a suggestion: *IF* you ever plan on printing those pages into an album, try to leave a little bit more space in the very center for the binding. Of course, if you don’t plan on printing, you can ignore that suggestion.
Lois, I didn’t know you were from NB!!! Can you imagine that maybe we could have met unknowingly?
Peggy, even if you don’t have actual photos of the trip, you do have the stories. Pictures can always be “borrowed” somewhere else, but the stories will still be yours! By the way, did you get the emails in the end? You know, for the trip, you can use two pages since it is such a long route 🙂
Gerry, remember that you tell YOUR stories. And borrowed photos are totally ok! It is sad that those photos were lost, but the memories aren’t, right? And if you are using Pic-to-Painting as a common thread throughout your project, it would be very nice. And talking about double pages, you are right both ways: you can showcase photos in larger format, but you can also showcase more if you have a lot. But remember that while using templates, you can always change the elements or photo areas provided. If you don’t have enough photos (or if you don’t want to post that many) you can remove them or replace some by some paper pieces. You are the creator and the templates are just starting points.
Corrie, as mentioned in the emails, it is ok to post something even if you are not 100% satisfied. It will still be a starting point and you can change later. As new tutorials will be added, you might want to revisit previous pages anyways, so let’s keep them as open books, ready to edit further.
Cindy, there is no deadline, so if you start later, don’t hesitate to still post here.
Art, remember that we all have different styles. Some will like to have lots of embellishments, others prefer simpler projects, so it is ok. Have you added shadows to your photos and elements on your page? If so, you might consider adding some more prominent ones to give more 3D effect.
Barbara, of course, you CAN document a dream trip. Who knows? Maybe later, you can actually make it come true and then, you can add real photos and details to the initial project! I smiled when looking at your passport: we created one that is quite similar for a project at work: same color, same design!
Lynda, that looks like a long trip! Beware of not squishing the map. It does look distorted on your page. You can consider adding more shadows. Make sure you add them on separate layers in case you change your mind. It would make your papers and photos stand out more on the Day 3 pages. .June 18, 2020 at 2:55 am #43976Euka EukaParticipant
Day 2 – running a bit behind here and I had the dates in then saw Day 3 was making a date stamp so deleted it from this page for now. I am getting a touch of wanderlust after seeing all the wonderful trips people have made or want to make!June 18, 2020 at 4:11 am #43977ShirleyParticipant
Thanks carole. The netting is a download from UIhere. I have downloaded the netting script that was given, and saved it to the appropriate folder, but I haven’t been able to locate it to put into action yet.June 18, 2020 at 6:17 am #43982Euka EukaParticipant
I tried using the double page – (think I prefer single pages) so my date is split in half. I could have placed it elsewhere but wasn’t sure where. Ahh well with practice I might get there. The photos are mine with the background one a night pic taken of the Yarra River in Melbourne. The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera house were both taken from the Ship as we sailed out of Sydney Harbour. The papers are mine and the plane from google (we flew Qantas).June 18, 2020 at 6:28 am #43985Lyn LouParticipant
Awesome templates everyone.
A few years ago I went on a 7 day holiday with my mother, daughter and her boyfriend. We went to a small island off the south coast of England not far from Portsmouth. We travelled from London to Portsmouth by train, then Ferry across the Solent to the Isle of Wight, then another train to the south of the island where were were staying on a camp site for the week. During that time we visited lots of places of interest around the island and the most memorable was a place that Queen Victoria and her family stayed and called home. We looked in and around her grand house, with so many rooms and bedrooms still furnished and decorated as she had left it.
June 18, 2020 at 6:36 am #43989
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Day 1: UK to Mexico
I have not done a challenge like this before, here is my take but I have kept the maps, as they are as I am running behind with this challenge. I shall revisit them later, but for now I wanted to get the first one up and running. Thi was a trip my husband and I took back in October 2014. We stayed at the Grand Sirenis Resort and Spa Riviera Maya, Cancun. This trip was our 60th birthday treat for ourselves.June 18, 2020 at 7:13 am #43991
Day 1: UK to Mexico resubmission with silhouettes of the the two countries.June 18, 2020 at 7:25 am #43993Mary SolaasParticipant
I have to say I love what all of you are doing with this challenge. I guess I don’t have to stay exactly with the plan. I have sweated over day 1 for several days and am not happy with what I came up with, but here goes. The trip I decided on was one my daughter and I took so that I could visit my last of the 48 contiguous states – Delaware. However, we didn’t go straight to Delaware; we meandered to Lexington, KY, Ark Encounter, KY, Columbus Ohio, Lake Erie PA, Niagra Falls, NY, Hershey, PA, and finally to Kodak, DE as a base and south to the beach on the Atlantic Ocean. We then meandered back up into PA, MD, W VA, and finally on I-81 into VA, TN and back home to Memphis, TN. It was one great trip. I added a car from my group of clip art images. played with color changing again. took papers and the ribbon from several kits. Did use the Google map for the basic background.June 18, 2020 at 8:24 am #43995
OK, here goes, it seems I did day 1 and day 2 altogether with my last posting – showing the route I took as well as the silhouette of the two countries. But then, I added a couple of pictures to the Day 2 challenge. For some reason the borders on my photos played up in PSP. The add borders under image wanted to add the borders to the whole of the graphic and reduced all my layers to background, instead of just dealing with adding the borders to the photo layer. I then had to go to my photos separately, add the borders and then paste as a new layer. Not sure what was going on there.
So here is my Day 2 submission.June 18, 2020 at 8:45 am #43998June 18, 2020 at 11:25 am #44002
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