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  • #40972
    Cassel
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    • Superfan

    Minka, to answer your question, I am using an old Wacom tablet. It is set on my desktop, and I have no mouse plugged on that computer (other than the mouse that CAN be used on the tablet, but I NEVER use it). My suggestions are these:

    – find a comfortable place to set it up. I have tried putting it on the right of my keyboard, but it didn’t feel comfortable or natural. I ended up setting it right in front of me, on the drawer that is supposed to hold the keyboard. I find that it feels just like writing on a piece of paper in front of me. Then, I moved the keyboard on the desk itself.

    – hide your mouse for a while. Force yourself to use the tablet for a while. It can be used with PSP for sure, but it can also be used everywhere else: text documents, surfing the net, etc. It can take you a good week at least to start getting comfortable with using the stylus instead of the mouse.

    – get acquainted with the options of your tablet and stylus. Some will have a way to replicate the right-click, some will have a button for Back (like when you navigate on a browser), some will need you to touch the tablet others allow you to just hover. Check what settings you CAN adjust also to make it more comfortable.

    – practice!

    Good luck!

    #40973
    ScrapRic
    Participant
    • 7
    • Rookie

    Hi Cassel,
    Thank you for all of your help during this program. I have learnt a lot
    Eric

    #40974
    Annie Tobin
    Participant
    • 1705
    • Superfan

    So glad you liked my puffin Lynda, thank you. Your Arizona page is lovely and the meli-melo background paper turned out beautifully, well done Hon. <3

    #40975
    Annie Tobin
    Participant
    • 1705
    • Superfan

    Thanks Dorothy! And, thanks also for the lovely pages you have created … a pleasure for me to peruse! <3

    #40976
    Annie Tobin
    Participant
    • 1705
    • Superfan

    Nice work Trish … your pop art pops! <3

    #40977
    Annie Tobin
    Participant
    • 1705
    • Superfan

    Masked and blended beautifully Michele, well done my friend. <3

    #40981
    trish williams
    Participant
    • 576
    • Enthusiast

    Paint Splash. coudnt get this working right, but finally there. Think my brain needs recharging xx

    Thank you Annie, Pop Art interesting to do, but dont think I will do anymore,  bit like my one and only grandaughter, my son said did it once and dont want to do it again xx

    #40982
    Lynda DiGregor
    Participant
    • 287
    • Enthusiast

    Trish,

    I’m impressed. This photo of your granddaughter is perfect for this effect. Tell your son he did such a good job the first time perhaps he should give it another go.  This little girl looks old enough to help out. Just sayin’  🙂

    #40984
    trish williams
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    Ha Ha Lyn thanks for the compliment, she will be 26 in a couple of months and living in London , bit scary at this time.
    he would rather give birth to a racing bike, loves getting his knee down as he seys.
    Well another project done, I Blueprint, I have the script, but I think this has come out better than any I have done by the script, although I use that on older, complicated buildings, so might make a difference. will have to try it on this photo.

     

    #40986
    trish williams
    Participant
    • 576
    • Enthusiast

    this from the script, only took 2 minutes

    #40993
    Colleen
    Participant
    • 46
    • Rookie

    I just posted a comment with a pic, but now I can’t see it. Can anyone see a post from me right above this one?

    #40994
    Lynda DiGregor
    Participant
    • 287
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    Trish,

    That’s funny…. It never crossed my mind that this was not a recent photo. I imagine she grew into a beautiful young lady.

    BTW I really like your Pop Art too.

     

     

    #40995
    Lynda DiGregor
    Participant
    • 287
    • Enthusiast

    Colleen,

    This came into my e-mail but I can’t see anything posted here although I clicked on your link in the e-mail. Very strange!

    #40999
    Annie Tobin
    Participant
    • 1705
    • Superfan

    Nice job with the paint splash effect Trish. I hope your granddaughter is safe and well in London … terrible times for all. Stay safe my friend. <3

    #41000
    Annie Tobin
    Participant
    • 1705
    • Superfan

    Hi Colleen. I cannot see a post from you and unlike Lynda I did not receive an email. A similar thing happened to me a couple of months ago and I figured that it had to do with 2 people posting at exactly the same time. One post seems to go through but the other misses. Just my observation Hon. <3

    #41002
    Colleen
    Participant
    • 46
    • Rookie

    Thanks Lynda! I’ll post it again…

    This is a very rough draft of the northern lights in a starry sky. (You’ll need to click on the pic to see the stars).

    I couldn’t find a starry sky tutorial for PSP, so I looked at a Photoshop tutorial, just had to make a couple adjustments for PSP. I did the starry sky by adding noise to a black canvas and then adjusting the levels (Adjust>Brightness/Contrast>Levels) to get more black & less white, for scattered stars.

    Awhile ago, I was playing around in the Particle Shop brush plug-in that came with my PSP2020 and loved what the Ionized brush did, to me it looked like the start of northern lights, so I wanted to try to create a paper.

    After creating the northern lights, I added a motion blur, then a gaussian blur. Sidenote: I’m not doing the motion blur correctly, because I wanted a vertical blur, but couldn’t get it right, which is why I added the additional gaussian blur.

    This was just practice and not good enough for a paper. I’ll have to play around more.

    P.S. If anyone knows a better way to do a starry sky & northern lights, please let me know. And/Or if there is a tutorial for either of those in here, let me know, because I obviously couldn’t find it when I did a search 🙂 .

    Let me know what you think, if you think it looks like a good start.

    #41003
    Colleen
    Participant
    • 46
    • Rookie

    Thanks Annie!  It’s happened to me before also, so I’ll try to remember that as being the possible reason.

    I went ahead and posted it again.

    #41007
    Minka
    Participant
    • 71
    • Junior

    Thank you for the tips, Cassel. I’m going to set it up right here … but I can foresee a bit of frustration coming on! LOL Now might be just the right time as we are already frustrated. Be a good diversion. Thanks again.

    #41010
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    • 529
    • Enthusiast

    My niece and nephew contemplating the Covid 19 situation. He is working from home; she is taking online classes. Mom took the picture…while they were walking. Actually, I don’t know what they were thinking but this was just 2 days ago and we are social distancing.

    #41011
    Michele aka micfin
    Participant
    • 791
    • Superfan

    Collen, I thought your page was an actual photo of the aurora. Beautifully done.

    #41017
    Lynda DiGregor
    Participant
    • 287
    • Enthusiast

    Colleen,

    Your Northern Lights look pretty good. We get them here (Illinois) every once in a while and your colors look good. Ours are not quite as vivid but that doesn’t mean they are not in other parts of the world.

    #41019
    Annie Tobin
    Participant
    • 1705
    • Superfan

    You are welcome Colleen! Your Northern Lights is beautiful, well done my friend. <3

    #41020
    Annie Tobin
    Participant
    • 1705
    • Superfan

    Understated and beautifully done Bonnie … the photo speaks for itself. I love what you have done with this, well done Hon. <3

    #41031
    Dorothy Donn
    Participant
    • 135
    • Junior

    Most of the month was spent hunkered down in Lab 5. Tonight I finished Module 11I guess I was a bit slap- happy tired because this is what ended up as the fun font..

    I should have called in monster mash after mixing a metafile with a vector with a picture tube  and an old paper.

    I hope you all get a smile out of this one LOL

    (LOVELO is the font.)

    #41032
    Annie Tobin
    Participant
    • 1705
    • Superfan

    Definitely made me smile Dorothy, well done Hon. <3

    #41034
    Annie Tobin
    Participant
    • 1705
    • Superfan

    I made an alpha following Cassel’s tutorial in Master Class for Monogramming in Style.  I created a patchwork paper and then went to work.  Boy oh boy … it did take an age to create the full alpha.  I am just glad that the font I used (Oliver) did not have lower case otherwise it would have taken another couple of days, lol!  Thanks for takin a peek!

    #41036
    Colleen
    Participant
    • 46
    • Rookie

    Michele, thank you very much!

    Lynda, thank you! You’re so lucky that you’ve seen them! I live in the Indianapolis area, so I have yet to see them. It is on my bucket list. Oh and yes, the ones I made are too bright, but once I feel comfortable w/the blurring & placement, I’ll play around with the opacity.

    Annie, thank you! And I love the alpha you made!

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