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February 15, 2020 at 9:21 am #38893
Wow! So many cool shapes, papers, textures, etc, have been posted here, since I was here the other day. You all are so talented! I hope that I get as proficient as you all are.
So, I’m not the greatest at playing around w/settings to see what happens – I usually learn w/tutorials or with reading the user guide. However, I did try playing around with the effects options on something last week and I LOVE what happened. This ended up looking like a soft fuzzy texture. As you can see on the pic, I wrote down how I got it, but I stupidly forgot to write down or screenshot the number settings on the Colored Edges effect, so I’m having a hard time re-creating it exactly.
Sooooo, my question to Cassel or anyone who can answer is:
1. Is there a way to find out what the settings were? I’ve used those options since then, so seeing “last used” shows the number settings I just used, not what I had when I initially created this. (I’ve been able to re-create it as close as possible, but it’s not exact, so I thought I’d check to see if it’s possible)
2. I am wanting to use this texture on a winter hat I made, but I want the edges to look softer/fuzzier. I’m assuming the way to do that is by using the brush tool around the edges. Is that correct? If so, I seem to remember something from a tutorial (can’t remember which one) that talked about creating a path. Can you point me in the right direction?
Thanks!February 15, 2020 at 9:39 am #38894
2- if you want something fuzzy on the edge, you could use a path but it won’t give the result you want with the effect you used. However, you could duplicate your layer, and then add a little blur to the bottom layer which will show as “fuzz” on the edges.
1- YES. There is a way to retrieve the settings you have used. At least since a few versions of PSP, there is a place where those settings are saved. Go to Image > Image information and check the Edit History tab. Hopefully, it was saved there.February 15, 2020 at 9:53 am #38895
Thank you so much!!!!! The settings were there! 🙂
I was very close in what I re-created, but I’m so glad to have the exact setting. I made sure to screenshot the settings and I saved it too, just in case.
And thank you for the tip on using an additional layer w/a blur. I will try that out.February 15, 2020 at 1:07 pm #38899
I’m reading the PSP User Guide, but it’s very overwhelming and I really don’t know where/what sections to read to learn things I want to know right now.
You know about the glass I’m making, and I also mentioned a hat, but I’m wanting to make a candy cane, a mug, and other things that can be done w/shapes, brushes, or freehand drawing. But I’m also wanting to know how to manipulate those things, flood fill them, select certain sections, etc. Are there certain chapters of the User Guide I should focus on for these? Or will it be just going back & forth between, ie: shapes and then selections? Hope that makes sense.February 15, 2020 at 1:19 pm #38900
I find that the user guide is not really a how-to guide, but more a “what is this tool/effect about” which is why it is not easy to use when you are really looking for some instructions on how to do something. You might want to look a bit at the Vector class HERE. I do plan on having a class on vector soon.February 15, 2020 at 1:24 pm #38901
Thank you, Cassel! What would I, we, do without you? 🙂February 15, 2020 at 5:54 pm #38917
Wow, it sounds like everyone has been busy with such good looking projects. I’ve been busy with tech support trying to get the extra programs that came with PSP 2020 working. My sweet husband had me buy the program for Valentine’s Day and I’ve been going crazy trying to get past ERROR 87, I’m dreaming about it at night. I’ve been playing with layers and just playing in general. I learned how to add a pattern to letters and made an alpha in block letters with a pink roses on black background inset. I had a lot of fun doing that, I’ve wanted to learn that for a long time. I also got a free .png file from PHOTOSHOP-KAPONA.COM and figured out how to turn that into picture frame and insert it into the program as a .pfr frame and it worked… lol. But mostly. I’ve been with tech support and they still haven’t gotten two of the extra programs to load properly and my head is burned up with frustration. Now I hope to get back to working on the next mode ,only on TWO and I still haven’t been able to do the binding script, I don’t know what I am doing wrong, it seems like everything is going wrong lately, but I’ll keep plodding along. Have fun, I love seeing what you all are accomplishing, just awesome.
P.S. Sorry, I don’t know why my earring holder loaded twice, like I said, everything seems to be going wrong.February 15, 2020 at 6:31 pm #38918
Diana, what is happening when you try to bind scripts? What is “not working”?February 15, 2020 at 7:16 pm #38919
Diana, I love what you have created to date. You are well on your way to being a psp enthusiast. Creators have loads of enthusiasm but that can lead to frustration and a sense of failure. Just keep plodding along Diana and Cassel is a remarkable tutor who will step in and help fix your creative problems. You are doing well my friend. ;DFebruary 15, 2020 at 7:21 pm #38920
Great texture Colleen. Thanks for asking the questions as I am also learning from Cassel’s responses. I did not know about the image history and I have been using psp for 15+years! ;DFebruary 15, 2020 at 7:24 pm #38921
Thank you Annie, you are a sweetheart. Cassie, I’ve downloaded that darn zipfile three times but somewhere between the zipfile and the trusted scripts I lose the file and just the folder is there but no file, I don’t know what I am doing wrong. I’ve watched that video over and over. How should I get the file from winzip to trusted scripts, that seems to the problem. I feel like such a dummy!February 15, 2020 at 7:36 pm #38923ShirleyParticipant
Valentine day has passed, but not without a little love. This is my Grandson on his wedding dayFebruary 15, 2020 at 7:47 pm #38924
Annie, that feature is fairly new so it is no wonder you didn’t know about it. It was added in version X9.
Diana, when you unzip the file, how do you do it? Are you unzipping “just like that” or are you asking the program to put things in a folder? Read this post to see more about what I am talking about. Maybe that is where the file gets “lost”.February 15, 2020 at 9:14 pm #38925
Thanks Cassel, it is a terrific feature.February 15, 2020 at 9:31 pm #38926
Shirley, you have created a lovely romantic page for your grandson, well done my friend.February 16, 2020 at 7:29 pm #38958
wow Diane you have been busy, i do love that dance card, nice work xxFebruary 16, 2020 at 8:17 pm #38959
OMG Carole, I just realized that I have downloaded your two books on Kindle, you are a celebrity. I need to buy those books, do you have them for sale?
DianaFebruary 16, 2020 at 9:16 pm #38960
Diana, those Kindle books are only available in Kindle format, but I gathered those tips, organized them in categories, added more screenshots and it is now available in a paperback format. You can find it here. You can download the index on that page and by clicking on the image for the book, it will direct you to the correct Amazon for you.
And as a celebrity, I certainly don’t have the $$ of one! 😉February 17, 2020 at 12:50 am #38972
I have had in my possession a number of scrap kits by Alicia Mujica and I really love her artistry. I had a pc clean-up yesterday and sorted through a lot of my scrap kits and decided that I must do something with them. These two pages have been created using the very nice photos of David Clode from Unsplash and the kit “Africa” by Alicia. Thanks for takin a peek!February 17, 2020 at 4:28 am #38988
Hi Scrapbook Campers. I have used another of Alicia Mujica’s kits for this one, “Autumn Days”. The layout, right border, arrow and journal card are my only contributions. The title was achieved by using textArt which I am falling in love with even though it has a major glitch in that I can only use one font and that being Arial Black! Not to worry though as it is a freebie plugin and I love the results. Thanks for takin a peek!February 17, 2020 at 6:57 am #38991CristinaParticipant
You all have been so creative, that it is hard to keep track of all the beautiful work. Great work, EVERYONE!February 18, 2020 at 5:47 am #39057
Hello Campus Friends. I was inspired to play around again after completing day one of the Love Story challenge. This time it is all my own work … not too often I can say that, lol! Thanks for takin a peek!February 18, 2020 at 9:48 am #39063
Day 1 Misty MournFebruary 18, 2020 at 9:51 am #39064
Wow Annie, you have been a busy girl, love those colours in the african tags, the stripes really bring it out x well done xFebruary 18, 2020 at 6:59 pm #39094
This is a delightful page Trish. I love your work, it suggests that you are a romantic at heart, am I right? ;DFebruary 19, 2020 at 11:22 am #39138
To much so Annie, its my downfall. xx I need to harden up in my old age xx LOL xx
Thank you for liking my page.
Just revised this one, dont know that its improved it though xx I just feel there is something missing and its annoying me xFebruary 19, 2020 at 12:03 pm #39148February 19, 2020 at 6:50 pm #39180
Don’t harden up Trish, you are exactly as you were meant to be and that is what we love about you and … it shows in your work. Your page is still beautiful Hon and I love your checks/plaids. <3February 20, 2020 at 1:27 am #39220
I thought I would show this lace that I made today. Believe it or not, this is made from a simple floral corner and the kaleidoscope tool in psp. I have had this tutorial saved for a very long time and the link is still viable! In case any of you are interested the link is below. The tut is for psp version 8 (yep … old!) Perhaps Cassel would do an updated version for us … if that is allowed but I did note that the tut is copyrighted. Thanks for takin a peek!
http://daisydaydreamer.tripod.com/dellace.htmFebruary 20, 2020 at 3:12 am #39228
Hi Scrapbook Campers. This is the kaleidoscope pattern I used for day 3 of love-story challenge. I have included a screenshot of the settings because no matter what square part of the photo you use these settings create a seamless tile. The secret though is definitely in the area selection of the photo. Thanks for takin a peek!
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