January 2, 2021 at 6:56 pm #51084
Thanks very much dear Cristina. Here in Australia we are into our 3rd day of January 2021 and the news from around the world is as daunting as it has been for the past 9 months. Queensland appears to be faring very well but NSW and Victoria are copping a hammering with COVID. I guess we can’t expect an instant change just because the calendar has rolled over … silliness really. Maybe we just need to go with the flow and find new avenues of coping … it is the technological age after all. Much love sweet Cristina and may 2021 be a year of pleasant and unexpected surprises for you and yours. ;DJanuary 2, 2021 at 7:03 pm #51085
Ann, a beautiful and heartfelt letter from Neil. The sentiments stirred my heart. The page you created is so very simple and mightily effective. Well done my friend. I love all your pages and your improvement since you landed on this stage is worthy of an Oscar. I wish for you and yours all the best that this year can offer and may the kindness in your heart be reciprocated by all who come in contact with you. I know I have felt it, thank you. ;DJanuary 2, 2021 at 7:15 pm #51086
Thanks dear Minka. You have created a lovely NY page and it would appear that time is of the essence! May 2021 be a kind year for you and yours my friend. I think that as we adjust to this unexpected change we may surprise ourselves with our underlying capabilities. I wish for you a year ahead of love, laughter and unexpected delights. ;DJanuary 2, 2021 at 7:24 pm #51087
Dear Corrie, I hear what you are saying and undoubtedly Carole will have some cool projects in store for us. I wish for you and yours a wonderful year ahead. It may not be all that you had hoped for but you are an artist my friend and that means you are very adaptable. Exploring those capabilities within yourself may be all that you need to bring forth the happiness, love, and peace that you deserve my dear friend. Much love. ;DJanuary 3, 2021 at 5:15 pm #51113Corrie KinkelParticipant
Sue, you are right I have all of those cornerpunches on my wishlist along with more scripts. I’m building my collection and buy a couple every month or so. And I know what to ask for my birthday in april.
Annie, you always manage to cheer me up, thank you and much love to you too!January 3, 2021 at 11:38 pm #51124
Masks in PSP are wonderful things. Usually if I want an image to blend into the background I will do a misted tube, pixel range of feathering depends on how far out I wish to extend and how much of the image I want to retain. I have been playing with Cassel’s Maskmaker Script and it is wonderful. I also discovered that a mask can make a grungy and funky frame. In this example I have used white as the frame colour but that will obviously be a personal choice. I did the select all, float, defloat on the masked image and then extended the selection by 50 pixels … again a personal choice … then added a new raster layer under the image and flood filled with the white. I like the effect but there is always room for improvement.
Great webinar this morning Carole, thank you … lots to take in and put to good use. ;D
P.S. The image is from Unsplash and is of the Cassowary … a large flightless bird from North Queensland … and yes, you had better be wary as they are a dangerous bird. 🙁January 4, 2021 at 4:21 am #51126
This one is because I wanted to create a funky background using overlays … of which, I have hundreds. It doesn’t seem to matter how many I have I still want to create more! The image of the rose was a freebie on the web which I masked with my own mask. I then selected and extended the selection to 50 pixels, added a new layer below the image, flood filled, deselected and then added a gaussian blur. The smaller rose and the one below the main image were created from scripts. The doily/lace I created a long time ago following a tutorial for anniversary lace. It was created by using a corner and the kaleidoscope tool I think. The poem is by Hafiz a Persian poet born in the 14th century The part I did not create is the ribbon side border which is a tube I have had forever from bld_pam??? Thanks for takin a peek!January 4, 2021 at 9:03 am #51128Ann SeeberParticipant
Annie: Thank you so much for your kind words. I want to reach across the internet and give you a big hug (the only safe kind right now! 😉 )January 4, 2021 at 9:25 am #51129ValParticipant
Happy New Year
Sue T: The blue jay page is gorgeous. I love how you did insert and had the birds look at each other.
Ann S: What a great New Year’s thought. I enjoyed the stars in the background photo.
Annie T: Thanks for showing how you used mask with the Cassowary. Your roses are beautiful. Did you write the script yourself? The roses it made are great.
Still working on the Lab lessons!January 5, 2021 at 6:50 pm #51188
I felt it dear Ann … thank you and right back at ya. ;DJanuary 5, 2021 at 8:19 pm #51192
Thanks Val. I would like to say that I created the script but that would be a big LIE. The two scripts used in this layout were purchases I made a very long time ago. The wild rose on the top right is by Digiscrapations and the rose that is blended in on the bottom left is the Painted Rose script by Joanne’s Digital Designs. They are both delightful scripts and it must take the script writers a very long time to create them … hours and hours if not days and days I should imagine. They cost a pittance really compared to the hours of work so my heart goes out to them and I never complain about the cost factor as I am mesmerized once they start running! Cassel has some wonderful scripts on Creation Cassel … so her hard work makes our work so much easier! Previews of the abovementioned are below. 😉January 14, 2021 at 9:45 am #51509CristinaParticipant
Annie, thank you so much for your kind words. <3
For the last weeks, I have been lacking inspiration for creating layouts and also for what to write… This is one of the reasons why I have not been very active here on the Campus. But, there is light ahead, as after working for days, I am finishing a layout, which I haven’t done for months. : )
Although the long lockdown, the number of cases here is not going down, and the talks are that it will be extended again. But I cannot complain, as we are all healthy, and this is what is important… For me, the vaccine cannot come early enough, but I have to wait for my turn. : )
Best wishes, my dear friend! <3
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