December 6, 2022 at 9:55 pm #88007December 6, 2022 at 9:59 pm #88008
I seen a lace snowflake frame Sue made but I cant find your snow where is it? please and thank YOUDecember 6, 2022 at 10:43 pm #88009
Hi trish, hugs hey I cant find your snow went to d/l it what group is it On? thanksDecember 7, 2022 at 7:22 am #88025kasanyParticipant
My SnowProject. I’m football fan now. I watch QatarMatches with enormous pleasure:) so you understand everything. Also my SnowProject, I think;)
Carole, excuse me, I used just a few snowman’s elements, but I thought ‘no need more to show snowman’ – idea.December 7, 2022 at 10:26 am #88032
There’s a story behind this page. My granddaughter and her husband with little Logan were waiting online to see Santa for over an hour. Logan, understandably, got restless and by the time they reached Santa, Logan wasn’t having any of it!
- Template – Lab 11 – 09
- Background pattern created from stone wall covering in left photo
- Candy Cane and Rusted alphas
- Font= Heavy Boxing Script
- Boxing Gloves from PNGFREE
- Bear and Cluster from Christmas stash
- Green paper from Digitalscrapbooking.com
December 7, 2022 at 9:08 pm #88054Anne LampParticipant
- This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Ann Seeber.
I started out with the ornament Trish provided, and a bubble created from a picture of my dog Foxy. I used I think three layers of her ornament as various layers and opacities to try to make it look like bubble was peaking out of a clear portion of an ornament. Hmm, I think I could have centered the foxy bubble better,Oh well.December 8, 2022 at 4:14 am #88055
Anne, where did you get Trish’s ornament? I looked in the Files on Facebook but didn’t see it.December 8, 2022 at 10:40 am #88060trish williamsParticipant
tHE BBAUBLE IS ON pAINTSHOP MANIACS, YOU NEED TO SCAN THE POST TO FINF IT AS FOR SOME REASON IT DIDNT GET ON THE FREEBEE LIST HOPE THIS HELPSDecember 8, 2022 at 11:05 am #88062trish williamsParticipant
Cindy I have put iy on the Maniac site, its a png file but doesnt look like it has come out that way, if it doesnt work message me your email and Ill try sending it that way. You can also chnge its colour to make confettiDecember 8, 2022 at 12:46 pm #88063
Trish: I got it after being approved to join that group. I never heard of Maniacs before, and I see Carole is an admin. It looks like fun! Thank you!December 8, 2022 at 1:30 pm #88066CasselKeymaster
PaintShop Pro Maniacs is not particularly my group. I was asked to admin for Bob Taylor (he is the owner, and another PaintShop Professional). I took over the weekly challenges a few years ago, and it is fun. But it is not directly related to the Campus, other than I have the “permission” to promote the Campus activities as they are all PSP related.December 8, 2022 at 1:52 pm #88067
IDK that I thought its one of your groups but came here to just say I am going to have so much fun with the
gift from countdowns! I love it Thank you Teacher 🙂December 8, 2022 at 2:03 pm #88068Anne LampParticipant
Thanks everyone for replying to Ann’s question. I did not check in after posting my ornament until today.December 8, 2022 at 3:53 pm #88076Donna SilliaParticipant
The red flower is from Diamond Tutorial 1. I then became addicted to making flowers.
The orange and yellow flowers are from the same tutorial using a flower petal that I had made and saved in preset shapes. For the yellow flower I gave it some texture before I watched the tutorials on vectors.
The two spiky flowers were made after watching the tutorial on the warp brush.
The purple flower was made using Cass-circle spiral script after a texture was applied after watching the 2nd Vector tutorial. I should have added a shadow to the middle but stupid me only saved the merged file. The center was created using the glitter brush that I had made after watching one of the Christmas lessons that was on YouTube(before joining). Now I would like to learn how to make a petal curl.December 8, 2022 at 7:10 pm #88103
For those of you that may be interested, on the evening of last night, the 7th December, most of North America could witness the Cold Full Moon pass in front of Mars. This rare lunar occultation is made even more rare because Mars is also at opposition.
I was in and out of the house like a yoyo, taking shots hourly, or there abouts. Mainly to warm my hands and face, although it was a beautiful, clear, calm night, it was non the less flippin’ cold. Taking shots as the moon got closer to Mars. The last shot was taken at 5.45am this morning as the moon was setting, and my best shot of Mars, which is a bright red planet.
I will be creating a page about this event along with educational information in the near future.December 8, 2022 at 7:15 pm #88104
You will have to view the photos in reverse. As the moon got closer and closer to Mars. The last photo displayed is the last one I took at 5.45am this morning. With the best image of Mars.December 9, 2022 at 2:00 am #88110SuzyParticipant
Wow! Just wow! Those are remarkable!December 9, 2022 at 2:16 am #88111
Beautiful Moon shots Sue! I was driving to work at 4:30pm and had a view the whole ride. It was so huge and incredible. Wished I could have been off that day. I wanted to take shots when I got home but worked till after midnight and by then it was so high in the sky it was a pin head size. I did get some this morning, just so I could have it. What an amazing site it was. So glad to see you nailed the shots. Looking forward to that layout.December 9, 2022 at 8:13 am #88114MicheleParticipant
I had to run to the store and buy Cassel’s holiday corner and edge punch set so I could use it in the top right of the pic. It’s one of the only punch sets I didn’t already have. I was so happy it had holly! It made all the difference.
The illustration is by Inslee Haynes Farriss. The bokeh paper is from Chantahlia Designs (great place to get freebies; sign up for their weekly newspaper). The holly branch is from DSS. The fonts are Alex Brush and Admsdam.
I’m still getting used to sizing my pages for FB’s new’ish set-up. You probably noticed that they are adding random borders when you post something. (Stupid FB.)December 9, 2022 at 10:06 am #88117
Sue, I should add, my husband was just in awe of the one that really showed Mars. It’s really spectacular.
Michele, i love that layout, it’s reminds me of 195o’s or 60’s style Christmas cards. I really like that style.December 10, 2022 at 6:14 am #88167MicheleParticipant
Thanks so much, Susan.December 10, 2022 at 9:34 am #88169
Thank you very much Susan, also thank you husband for me. I take it that you are ware that the moon only appears to be larger as it rises. It’s actually an optical illusion, known as polar Ponzo Illusion. This illusion occurs when our brians perceive the sun or the moon on the horizon as being larger than when it is directly overhead. I think I may have said before, you don’t need expensive lenses to shoot the moon. I don’t have any zoom lenses, as my camera does not support them. My camera settings are. F4.5, ISO 100, SS 1,300, exposure compensation -2/3 metering spot. zoom 600mm, aspect ration 16.9, timer 5 seconds. I play with other setting, but those are my standard moon settings. Other settings I will adjust will be sharpness, noise contrast and saturation.December 10, 2022 at 9:35 am #88170
Michele, another wonderful page. You do surprise me that you didn’t already have Carole’s Xmas punches ! 🙂December 10, 2022 at 9:37 am #88172
I wanted to thank Trish for these wonderful glitter balls. Here’s my design idea.December 10, 2022 at 9:40 am #88174
Thank you so much Suzy.December 10, 2022 at 9:51 am #88176Julie MagerkaParticipant
While Sue Thomas is out in the dark and the cold shooting amazing photos of nature and the larger world, I am soundly asleep and wrapped up warmly. I’m so glad she does what she does for people like me!December 10, 2022 at 10:13 am #88177
Awe Julie, what a lovely comment, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and others that appreciate my photographic work. I do what I do, because I revel it, including the challenges involved. I’m not about to stop any time soon either. Well I hope not, certainly whilst I’m able anway
I directed you to one of the masterclasses to create a bauble, after you posted your page, which was lovely by the way, although the baubles were flat. Check out Paintshop Christmas 3. In that masterclass Carole demonstrates how to create a bauble in detail, even on how best to add images using the correct size, which I think you will find very informative.December 10, 2022 at 10:25 am #88178
Thank you Sue for your settings. Mine are similar. I shoot in the middle aperatures (5.6, 8, 11, 16) as they are the sharpest on DSLR’s, and pretty much always on spot metering. I do know the moon is lit by the sun so the sunny 16 rule applies, althought I deviate with the ISO to get a faster shutter speed as I am using a zoom lens that isnt image stabilized (and I can be lazy and not take out the tripod, especially if it’s cold). Luckily I am shooting with a crop frame sensor so my 300 mm is more like 480 mm. I remember way back when shooting the night sky, fireworks etc (using “bulb” setting), the saying was “F8 and be there”. I am always interested in the settings people use, thank you for sharing. I have never heard of Polar Ponzo. Have you ever done any long exposures of stars. I havent yet, I’m too close to the city I think. I got a new camera that I havent even taken out of the box yet. the body is image stabilized so I’m interested to see the difference in the moon shots with my really old zoom lens.December 10, 2022 at 1:24 pm #88179Julie MagerkaParticipant
Thanks for specific direction to the video, Sue. That’s where I’m going now! I like to stick to something until I feel I have enough skill to use it well.
Update: I watched PSP Christmas 3 which I hadn’t seen before. It was perfect to illustrate what you told me (Sue) about using bubbles to create a round ornament! Thanks.
There are so many resources within the membership! I get around to them when I can. I’m sure Carole has demonstrated almost every tool and technique before, and folks like me keep asking about something that already exists.
December 10, 2022 at 3:07 pm #88181
- This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Julie Magerka.
Well Tried to do the lab 12-12 folded Christmas Tree and last Few labs can never get there 🙁 I just try and try and try and well you get it. I get stuck on the bottom I cant see how to get to image 1000 even though I am on a 2000×2000 size, it goes so fast for me. I do it over an over till well you see. Ill try more just burned out on it like I burned myself out on the exploding cut outs I never got half way 🙁 I try and try. But all of You and our Teacher is the Biggest Blessings to me, since I found you. When cov hit I had to stop going to see my Grandchildren it was just me and this last rescue dog alone but Carol helped me get thru that and the S hotline a couple times, Thing is I know you always have to live another day to fight lol. I am a survivor lol so that’s all I know to do. I will keep tryin I just an so looking forward to Q&A tomorrow my question is the last in the line but its there that’s all that matters to me. Hugs all Iam trying.
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