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  • #60583
    Ann Seeber
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    Mary, that looks outstanding, if I do say so myself 😉 The larger photos really pop!

    #60595
    Mary Solaas
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    I learned something else with this page:  there is a history palette and you can delete history, but you can also save steps as a script.  Deleting the history I needed because I keep trying different things sometimes when I am creating the layout for a project (I think that is what was choking my PSP and my computer), but because I now have the steps down pat for creating a rectangle mask from a photo, I am going to try saving it as a script.  Fun times with PSP!

    #60624
    Mary Solaas
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    Page 16. – Only 4 more to go.  Used my new script! The only thing added new was the scatter which is from Marisa Lerin – Pretty Things.

     

    #60655
    Sue Thomas
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    For those of you that dislike mice, jump on a chair now, before you look at the page!   Like all rodents, the ground squirrels are excellent climbers, so I hung an old basket to a tree. I often use props for a photo shoot, I find goodies from charity shops. I used 2 photos, masks, word art. I was lucky enough to win the datestamp 10 script. This evening I was in a fun, whimsical frame of mind when I created this page. I hope it makes you smile.

    #60656
    Sue Thomas
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    My goodness, just over half way through July and  so many wonderful pages  already posted. I’ve been a bit quiet on here, I’ve been out about, shooting material for  new projects.  There is  always something interesting to photograph.

    #60717
    Mary Solaas
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    And so, here is page 17 – the Needles in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

    #60741
    Sue Thomas
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    Revisiting some older techniques.  The Eastern and Western Kingbirds,  feed on the wing, like the Swallows they are aerial acrobats, feeding on the wing.  You’ll often see them on  fence posts, and wire.

    #60743
    Sue Thomas
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    This couldn’t have been quicker or more simple to create. A personal note will accompany this 5×7 card. All the techniques used can be found in many of the creative scrap/lab tutorials.

    #60747
    Mary Solaas
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    I think I will post the pictures I put on 2 cards I made – one is a thank you to a friend who gave us some tomatoes and the other is a kind of generic birthday card which I haven’t decided which one of the great grands or grands I will give it to.

    Still really enjoying your postings Sue – you are such an inspiration.  Is that a mask you are using for the photo of the Eastern King bird?

     

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by Mary Solaas.
    #60748
    Sue Thomas
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    I have 2 grandchildren, I’ve yet to meet Merryn, she will be  1 next month.  It was year last March when I was home last. Hopefully I’ll be able to travel soon.

    #60750
    Sue Thomas
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    Mary, very nice cards, I see you have used the  frayed edge tutorial on the place mat, you did a great job.  Well done!

    #60751
    Sue Thomas
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    Mary, thank you for the kind comment, I’m pleased that you enjoy  my postings, and they inspire you.  Yes, it is a mask, which I created.   If you are a Diamond member or subscribe  to the Lab,  you’ll find  a tutorial showing you how to create that effect.  It’s called block photo.   There is also  a block photo script in the store.

    #60790
    Mary Solaas
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    Thanks, Sue.

    Here is page 18.  I have had a day of it!  I couldn’t get my magic wand, all of a sudden, to allow me to select the picture and modify it to make the frames – it kept giving me the message that there wasn’t enough memory to complete the command!  Well, I spent the day – checking the memory to see if there were problems there; then, since none were found, I uninstalled 2021 and then reinstalled it.  Still wouldn’t work.  I tried it on my laptop and it wouldn’t work there either.  THEN, I looked at the layer palette – I had not merged the group!!!!!  Needless to say, it pays to stop and look at what is going on before going ballistic.  Anyway, page 18 is now done and the new elements are from PS.

    Well, the descriptive lettering which was done in Arial narrow I guess I need to bold, although it is legible.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by Mary Solaas.
    #60855
    Sue Thomas
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    Mary, a very nice page, the text is legible, may I suggest that, if you  used a texture on the  beige paper, you  smooth it out a bit, or you could as you said  use  bold on the text.  Saying that it’s fine as it is.

    Many of you will know I love working with fonts, whether it’s word art or frames. I find vextors are more versatile to work with than rasters.  I used one of Carole’s special fonts to create the outer frame, and one of her corner punch brushes on the photo and background paper.   I do enjoy the Thrushes, although they are  very shy.  I also get the Veery, and the Brown Thrasher  Thrushes.  I have showcased and posted  pages on those too.

    #60926
    Corrie Kinkel
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    Sue, I commented on this card already on Facebook, but I just want to tell you that your thank-you-card for your grandkids is so nice. And it is a very bad thing that causes people not to go and see newborns for over a year now. I haven’t been able to travel to America either and see my grandkids growing up. They are 9 and 11 now and becoming quite some little ladies. After the summer the eldest goes to middle school, they are growing up so fast!

    #60959
    Ann Seeber
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    The Corel Freebie this week is a Honeycomb Photo Collage in .pspimage or ,jpg. I tried it out using the same photo in each of the cells and adding frames as I slowly reduced the size and put every other one on a diagonal. Interesting effect, I think. I’m uploading reduced versions of my design; the original photo and the Corel collage format which in .pspimage form are all masks.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by Ann Seeber.
    #61016
    Anne Lamp
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    Like some of the others, I have not done much except the projects for the Bootcamp. I have learned even more this time around. Here is the one from the last challenge. I also included the framed window by itself. The photo is one I took at my Church.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by Anne Lamp.
    #61057
    Sue Thomas
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    This is a posh reference card. It wasn’t until I downloaded all the photos, that I noticed the green on the head. Initially I thought he had a dirty head.

    #61059
    Sue Thomas
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    I managed to get a few hrs of kayaking in this morning, before the wind really picked up. Still very hot and dry. Yesterday it was 39c, today it was cooler 32c. This evening’s project, after going through and sorting out some of the best photos of insects, birds and mammals to be used in 2022 calendars. Anyway, instead of creating a title text I opted for something different. A tag. I even created the QR code. This is why I enjoy the Scavenger hunt challenges so much, when they come round in the campus. I like to create my own elements. Word Art.

    #61091
    Ann Seeber
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    My latest creation: Kaaterskill Double Falls.
    TITLE FONT: COPPERPLATE GOTHIC
    TEXT FONT: BABILONIA
    HOW I MADE THE TRANSPARENT FRAME AROUND THE TEXT:
    (ON NEW LAYER) SELECTION/MODIFY/SELECT SELECTION/EFFECT:CHISEL/DESELECT/MAGIC WAND/INVERT/DELETE/EFFECT:DROP SHADOW
    PHOTO FROM GOOGLE SEARCH USED AS BACKGROUND CHANGED TO SEPIA
    KAATERSKILL TRAIL AND FALLS COLOR PHOTOS BY CHUCK CALIO AT HViP
    RIVET/GROMMET IS A PICTURE TUBE

    #61120
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    Beautiful work, Everyone. I also used the Corel honeycomb photo collage…resized it to fit 12X12. Maryann’s birthday was on a pickleball day so we celebrated with doughnuts, song, card and photos.

    #61122
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    One more for Maryann. The cake and verse were on her card.

    #61153
    Mary Solaas
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    Well, it has been something else completing this Travel Challenge.  I used one of the vacation frames from Cassel and changed the wording – that was a challenge – also changed the color which was another challenge.  I have all the double pages saved as pspimage – BUT I don’t have pages 19 and 20 saved as a pspimage.  Another story.  I did manage to save it with using the 2 pages, but of course, not as a pspimage!  oh, well!

    I finally managed to leave my mark on a wooden plank at the base of the Devils Tower.

    I actually enjoyed going through this Travel Challenge and have learned a number of things.

    That said – I really have enjoyed looking through all the forums and seeing the amazing things y’all have been doing!

     

    #61171
    Sue Thomas
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    Well this flyer may not be everyone’s cup of tea! I thought I’d give you a tiny glimpse into the very private lives of a couple of insects. I’ve done magazine covers, and newspaper pages to showcase my photos. There is a masterclass on the newspaper. I wanted to use the QR code that I made, I thought a flyer would be prefect for it. As for me I’m in my element crawling around on the ground looking for insects to shoot, usually at the time the sun is rising. Then thumbing the pages of my books to ID them and learn about their secretive lives. These are all macro photographs. Of course my photos are 4,000×3000 pixels, which mean a lot of fine details are not visible, due to being greatly resized.

    #61172
    Sue Thomas
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    Mary, you have been a busy girl, beautiful pages, really well done!

    #61178
    Michele
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    Nothing amazing, but I had fun making the background. I used a bunch of different distortion effects on the original image and I don’t remember which ones or in what order. I usually pay more attention and write down what I’m doing, but not today!  LOL (The illustration is by Bella Pilar. The font is Arial Rounded MT Bold.)

    #61182
    Sue Thomas
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    Michele, I’d say it is amazing. Playing with the effects can generate some pretty cool unique patterns. I really do love it.

    #61194
    Michele
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    Thanks so much, Sue. <3

    #61205
    Sue Thomas
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    I extracted the flower, to be used in other projects, also I’ll have the word art on hand for another project. Sunflowers aren’t delicate flowers, they are huge robust flowers, hence the reason for using bolder fonts. Added some gold to the SUNFLOWER word, and a little texture to the word SUNBEAM. I don’t grow sunflowers. When I go shopping on a Tuesday there are several gardens in the town, that have some very talented gardeners with green fingers. This is one of their flowers.  This page will be more pleasing to the eye for those that don’t like insects.

    #61209
    Mary Solaas
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    Started working in the labs again.  This is Lab 6, mod 2:  created the H, B, and L with stitching (I don’t do that stitching so good); created the starburst paper which is under Lucy; created the flowers; and the string tube.  Interesting.  The background paper I had created some time ago and the yellow polka dot paper under the starburst I created in the Love Challenge.  The doily was in the Fire and Ice Kit by Cassel.

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