March 29, 2020 at 4:30 pm #40972CasselKeymaster
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.
Good luck!March 29, 2020 at 5:01 pm #40973ScrapRicParticipant
Thank you for all of your help during this program. I have learnt a lot
EricMarch 29, 2020 at 10:53 pm #40974
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. <3March 29, 2020 at 10:57 pm #40975
Thanks Dorothy! And, thanks also for the lovely pages you have created … a pleasure for me to peruse! <3March 29, 2020 at 11:01 pm #40976
Nice work Trish … your pop art pops! <3March 29, 2020 at 11:02 pm #40977
Masked and blended beautifully Michele, well done my friend. <3March 30, 2020 at 9:36 am #40981
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 xxMarch 30, 2020 at 10:56 am #40982
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’ 🙂March 30, 2020 at 12:37 pm #40984
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.March 30, 2020 at 12:47 pm #40986March 30, 2020 at 2:27 pm #40993
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?March 30, 2020 at 2:49 pm #40994
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.March 30, 2020 at 2:51 pm #40995
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!March 30, 2020 at 3:32 pm #40999
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. <3March 30, 2020 at 3:37 pm #41000
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. <3March 30, 2020 at 3:44 pm #41002
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.March 30, 2020 at 3:46 pm #41003
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.March 30, 2020 at 6:32 pm #41007MinkaParticipant
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.March 30, 2020 at 11:12 pm #41010Bonnie BallentineParticipant
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.March 31, 2020 at 2:14 am #41011Michele aka micfinParticipant
Collen, I thought your page was an actual photo of the aurora. Beautifully done.March 31, 2020 at 2:51 pm #41017
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.
March 31, 2020 at 5:40 pm #41019
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You are welcome Colleen! Your Northern Lights is beautiful, well done my friend. <3March 31, 2020 at 5:49 pm #41020
Understated and beautifully done Bonnie … the photo speaks for itself. I love what you have done with this, well done Hon. <3April 1, 2020 at 1:00 am #41031Dorothy DonnParticipant
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.)April 1, 2020 at 6:48 am #41032
Definitely made me smile Dorothy, well done Hon. <3April 1, 2020 at 6:54 am #41034
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!April 1, 2020 at 9:34 am #41036
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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