December 12, 2020 at 9:27 am #50315Raymond EasleyParticipant
Sue, sometimes when I’ve been using Paintshop Pro for a while and it starts to slow, if I exit, delete temporary files by either using a program such as Ccleaner or you can go to Start-Run- type in……..cleanmgr /sagerun: 99 and hit enter.
The first time you type this in a box will pop up and you choose which things you want it to clean or you can get there by typing into Run cleanmgr /sageset: 99 (don’t forget the space following cleanmgr and space following the colon)…Then run the first one and it will automatically run.
After I do this PSP will often run much faster again. I had the same problem trying to make the garland. As I was following Carole’s excellent instructions, and changing the Brush Variance settings, I couldn’t get the garland to run slowly across, not until I performed the above.
Hope this helps.December 12, 2020 at 9:28 am #50316MinkaParticipant
I was playing this morning with a picture I took from my back porch. I was using Pic to Painting, garland, and sky and worrying about our chaotic world. How that all goes together, who knows? Too much coffee maybe. My friend just called to tell me her grandson has covid now – caught from his college roommate. It never seems to end. I know families are not getting together for Christmas … travel is not safe. I sure wish for better times soon. I hope you are all staying well. I was also still playing with one of the classes on manipulating vector shapes. What I ended up with was entirely chaotic, which was how I was feeling!December 12, 2020 at 9:30 am #50317Raymond EasleyParticipant
Minka, I really like that. Very unique.December 12, 2020 at 11:17 am #50318
Ann Seeber, great advent 8. Congrats on the new computer. Soon you will be doubling your output. Advent 9 is stunning with the deep green frame and gold. Mr. Grinch is a favorite around here and I adore what you had done for Advent 10. I am enjoying how you combine the song challenge with the Advent calendar. Wonderful job on adding the Santa hat to Angela.
Cristina, thank you. How about making a gnome a month? That way you would have them all year long. A New Year gnome, a Valentine gnome, etc. Wow, that gave me an idea.
Oh Sue, your gnomes are certainly adorable. I attended too, but haven’t gotten around to trying them yet. Awesome names.
James, fabulous pictures and I like how you used one as the background. I really like the idea of laminating the childrens artwork and my son would love the upside down tree. He’s always wanted to do that.
Larry, awesome card. Anyone who receives it will be lucky.
Annie, such a cute gnome family. And what a great idea to make the female gnomes with hair braids instead of beard. Love them all.
Nice one Raymond. Such a beautiful picture. While I’m in NW Florida, I’m sure you have been enjoying the crazy weather as well. Great instructions on cleaning the desktop. I just use my husband, LOL.
Minka, beautiful Christmas wish. Background reminds of abstract art and the colors are stunning. So sorry to hear about your friend’s grandson. We thought ours had it to and he was in the hospital for a week. Luckily it turned out to be something else.December 12, 2020 at 1:26 pm #50332
December SONG Challenge – Christmas + Advent: Day 12
“Angels We Have Heard On High”
I started playing with garland since I now have a brush for it. You can do a lot with it!December 12, 2020 at 2:50 pm #50337CristinaParticipant
Minka, as Karon said, this is a beautiful Christmas wish and in much need everywhere. I do hope your friend’s grandson gets well soon. I love the layout, and the colors are amazing.
Karon, this is a great idea, and I think you will finish it before me! … I have been practicing the Masterclass’s techniques and created 3 gnomes so far, starting the fourth, but I am not 100% satisfied yet with my results… But it is fun! … I also changed my mind about using it in my Calendar because we are probably going into total lockdown starting Wednesday, so I had my calendar printed yesterday… But I will continue practicing until I have something that I like. : )December 12, 2020 at 4:25 pm #50341
I’m working on my first gnome and the wool tube is not behaving. It gives me ALL the cells at once and I don’t get to choose a color. I’m posting a screenshot here so you can see what happens.December 12, 2020 at 4:36 pm #50345
Lesson 1: word tree
Lesson 2: holly
Experiment 2: element – snowglobe
Experiment 3: color/pattern/texture – Santa hatDecember 12, 2020 at 4:37 pm #50347
Lab 10 Module 12 (one above is from the same lab/module)
Lesson 3: round label
Experiment 1: title work – hanging
Experiment 4: sketch idea – by Anna Griffin
Experiment 5: fun font find – Dancing Script, LedgerDecember 12, 2020 at 4:50 pm #50348CasselKeymaster
Ann, how did you get the tubes in your PSP? Did you export it? It looks like you exported it as a Picture tube but it is already one. You would just have to save the .psptube file in the Picture Tubes folder ONLY.
And no, you don’t have a choice of color in this case because I only sent one. It is not a set, and you cannot choose a color for tubes like you do for Brushes.December 12, 2020 at 5:23 pm #50352
Carole: I downloaded it from the link you had in the Master Class on Sunday and unzipped it straight into my 2021 Picture Tubes folder. Here’s a screenshot of the location.
Sorry, it confused me because you chose a color for the wool in the video.December 13, 2020 at 5:46 pm #50373
Your chaotic mind has created a beautiful page Minka … inspired and so colourful, it is a delight. The sentiment you expressed on your page is heartfelt. Well done my friend and, like yourself, I wish for better days ahead for our lovely planet and her inhabitants. ;DDecember 13, 2020 at 6:01 pm #50377
Advent Day 13 is actually St. Lucia’s Day in Sweden, Dec 13. The start of their Christmas season. Just a simple page as I’m getting tired of the daily routine! lol (Also Carole got me straightened out so I can now create gnomes! (Coming soon..)December 13, 2020 at 6:01 pm #50378
Karon, you have done your lessons proud … a beautiful page my friend … as is your Vulcan page, well done. 😉December 13, 2020 at 6:20 pm #50382Corrie KinkelParticipant
I have all my holidaycards ready for posting tomorrow and was able to finally finish my snowman LO. I almost forgot I had him waiting. So I made something with a lot of separat elements. The garland with icicals was a freebie from Carole, just as the angels and the speechbubble. The background paper is from a christmas kit by Marissa Lerin at Pixelscrappers that I adapted somewhat. The photo under the mask is my own, it is the big tree on the marketplace where I live. This was just fun to create.December 13, 2020 at 6:28 pm #50384
Ann it has been a joy to view your advent pages and this is no exception. Your work is such fun and gives me a chuckle over my morning coffee. Well done. ;DDecember 13, 2020 at 6:31 pm #50385
Corrie a lovely Merry Christmas snowman page. I love the mask you used for the Christmas tree, delightful effect my friend. ;DDecember 13, 2020 at 6:34 pm #50386
Karon, thank you for your lovely comments, they are much appreciated my friend. 😉December 14, 2020 at 2:24 pm #50444
CHRISTMAS SONG CHALLENGE + ADVENT – DAY 14
The art is a Dutch Christmas card from Pinterest. The scraps are from Pixelscrappers and the glitter on the sides is a Picture Tube.December 14, 2020 at 6:22 pm #50447
I have a Gnome! He’s pretty cute, though I have trouble pronouncing his name. It’s from a Scandinavian site I’ve been reading for the holidays. Hopefully my next attempt will be better. Meanwhile…here’s Stekkjastaur: The Sheep-Cote Clod! (he has bad knees. 😉 )December 14, 2020 at 9:45 pm #50449
Yay! Good job Ann … love his colours and that is a really lovely background paper … well done. 😉December 15, 2020 at 7:41 pm #50461ValParticipant
That is beautiful.December 15, 2020 at 7:43 pm #50462ValParticipant
I was trying to figure out how to do something with a gnome to give me an excuse to make one. You did an awesome job. I hope I can do something even half as nice!December 15, 2020 at 11:11 pm #50464Raymond EasleyParticipant
I tried to combine some “tasks” we have used over the past few weeks. These are a few of my granddaughter’s sketches that I have recently been sent. The “flower” background was done using a paintbrush and one of the installed brushes set for a large size. Please don’t ask what the vertical green split thing is on the right side (I have no idea!).December 15, 2020 at 11:26 pm #50465
Raymond, first off, Elize’s drawings are really lovely … some talent blooming there for sure. I am impressed with your background, turned out very nicely. And, the vertical green split things off to the side are cool elements that weave nicely through the red paper strips. It has all come together very nicely … job well done my friend. 😉December 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm #50467
I don’t think I could have created a more simple, minimalistic ecard, which can be printed on 5×7 photo paper. As hard as I try, it just isn’t in my nature to fill my pages with lots of elements. I used the photo to create the background paper, mask, seamless tiling, blur, flood fill with pattern, added two layers flood filled with colours from the photo, opacity. Rivet, one of Carole’s snowflake charm tubes. Lace Xmas trees. I have several of them, which I’ve colourized, and renamed, and saved them as PSP files. So I can’t remember where I got them from, same for the merry Christmas corner. These delightful little winter visitor birds, come to my feeders, They nest way up north, in conifer trees, hence the lace.December 15, 2020 at 11:58 pm #50469
The Christmas masterclass was one of the best ever. I’ve had fun creating trees and gnomes. In this project I added trucks to the trees to make them more realistic. Another gnome, and a word tree.December 16, 2020 at 12:00 am #50470
I haven’t been on here for almost a week, and what a feast for the eyes, wonderful pages created.December 16, 2020 at 12:30 am #50473
Hello Scrapbook Campers. Yesterday or the day before the suggested tutorial for the Creative Scrap tutorials was Rolled Edge. It was an easy tut so I decided to put it to use as an element on a Merry Xmas page. The paper I used was from Pixel Scrappers by Melo Vrijhof and I loved it from the moment I stumbled across it. It is a simple page featuring the rolled edge and a left border of my own creation following a tut by Cassel. The alpha I created myself using the font Oliver, Super Blade Pro plugin, a PSP bevel, and an element which is a part of my never ending collection. I am falling in love with Super Blade Pro all over again! Thanks for takin a peek. ;DDecember 16, 2020 at 12:36 am #50474Raymond EasleyParticipant
Annie, thank you for your kind words. Your work is always to be admired!
Sue, your trees look so realistic. You are definitely an enthusiast, it shows.
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