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  • #55541
    Cristina
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    Val, thank you so much for your kind words on my pages. I appreciate them very much. : )

    #55549
    Sue Thomas
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    This morning when I went over to the horses to muck out. I was pleasantly greeted by the song of the Meadowlark. The first this year. I would have preferred to have had a shot of him on a fence post, but this shot is better than none. I’m still in a frame making frame of mind. Carole’s corner punch brush. Canvas textures.

    Val, thank you ever so much for your detailed kind comments on my pages, you must have really looked hard, and read my  comments on  what and how I  achieved each page.  I’m also pleased you found some of the files I posted to be used in projects.  Have fun using them!  Again thank you!

    #55552
    Annie Tobin
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    Dear Sue, another delightful page. I know you would have preferred him to be on a fence but you know how I love grunge and his background is perfect for me. Love the frame, you are really doing well with those. I must pay attention and visit the facebook page more often … I am a haphazard facebook user at best hence I miss a lot! Enjoyed perusing my friend, thank you. ;D

    #55557
    Sue Thomas
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    Thank you ever so much Annie,  you are always so kind.  Your comments are always appreciated, and mean a great deal to me. I probably  will, when the need arises,  clone out the meadowlark,  play with the page in effects, to create a  background page for a project.  Even in digital scrapbooking  everything can be recycled.  Enjoy the rest of your day,  my dear friend.

    #55591
    Annie Tobin
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    You are always welcome Sue … your work deserves high praise indeed.

    This is something I have been playing around with for a couple of days and finally got the bones of it completed this morning.  It is simply an alpha outline that can be filled with whatever to suit your project.  I made a festive one for this display.  It took a deal of work with the pen tool but I finally got there.  I had seen a similar one whilst google searching for something else but the original was a Christmas doodle font and was no longer available online … so, made it myself.  Probably a bit more rustic than the original but I kinda like it that way … yep, I’m the grunge lover of the team.  Thanks for takin a peek my friends.  ;D

    #55595
    Michele
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    That’s an awesome font, Annie. Do you remember the name? I just love what you did with it.

     

    #55596
    Cristina
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    Sue, lovely layout… I love the canvas-like texture of the background and the beautiful frame.

    Annie, outstanding Alpha. I love, love, love it!

    #55599
    Lynda DiGregor
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    Annie, Your alpha is amazing. You are quite talented.

    #55603
    Mary Solaas
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    Annie, I am amazed with what you do!  The font is beautiful- and you created it!!! You are certainly one talented lady.

    I want to comment on what the rest of you have done and are doing in these last days of March. (My, TIME FLIES!)

    However, I learned the hard way that if you leave the page you are on, your note in progress goes away.  Maybe I’ll learn how to get around it some day.

    #55604
    Sue Thomas
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    Thank you Cristina yet again for your kind words.  The canvas texture I had, I  brightened it, so it would  give a more defined look to the paper.  I find doing that is better than than editing the texture  before applying it.  Which means I have several  different intensity of the same texture.

    #55605
    Sue Thomas
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    • Annie,  I absolutely love what you did with the font,  I can see why it took you a few days to complete, it’s ever so  colourful and beautifully intricate.  Are you able to change the font outline colour easy  enough, if you wanted to?
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    #55621
    Lynda DiGregor
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    We had a full moon on the 28th so I got our my trusty camera and got some photos of it. Of course then I had to find something to do with it. I used Carole’s CustomSlats script and a mask that  I made from a paint splatter to create a Facebook cover.

    #55623
    Mary Solaas
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    Lynda, as usual – way to go! Love your moon shot as well as your display of it!

    Sue T., Great what you do with birds and frames. I especially like your posting of the Mallard Duck. Well done!

    #55633
    Annie Tobin
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    Thanks Michele!  The original alpha was “christmas doodle alphabet” clip art from ORIGINS digital curio and I searched everywhere to purchase it but came up with nothing.  That’s when I decided to play with the pen tool and create my own outline which could then be filled with whatever paper I wanted to match the project I was working on.  By clicking inside the area to be filled I expanded by 10 and then promoted to a layer.  In doing that I was able to move the papers around to capture all the nice designs.  I used 4 different papers to create a full alpha but you could use as many or as few as you want. Ann Seber advised me to post on Facebook which I have done.  Really happy you liked my friend.  ;D

    #55635
    Annie Tobin
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    Cristina, Lynda, Mary and Sue … you have blown me away with your comments. Thank you very much my friends. As you can see from the image above it really was a lovely christmas doodle alpha and I would have loved to purchase it. But … that old pen tool came to the rescue. Because I created it as an outline I am able to fill with whatever … kinda like a colouring in page, lol! I am including with this post a copy of the full alpha outline. In the top left corner is the curl which I created separately so was able to position it here and there with the pick tool. The rest was easy peasy really … just time consuming! ;D

    #55636
    Annie Tobin
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    Wow! Beautiful photo of the moon Lynda and love the slats, they sure draw attention to the subject. Love it my friend. ;D

    #55637
    Annie Tobin
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    Sue, I forgot to mention that it would be easy to colourize the outline as it is simply black so locking the transparency and using the paint brush would be most effective and then you can fill the interior however you like. 😉

    #55645
    Ann Seeber
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    Wow, Annie! That’s a GORGEOUS alpha you have created. Is there any chance I could beg a copy of the .png? Maybe you could put it up on Facebook as a file to download…

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/441451292922964

    #55648
    Cristina
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    Last year, I created this layout for the Lab10-M9 but having a look at it again, I didn’t like the dark blue background paper anymore… I used another paper (DiHiller_PSJul2020 North Shore_paper4), added a photo overlay on top of it, and changed the blend mode… I also decided to practice the lifted shadow effect on the “N” Banner Alpha, but I am not sure about the result… After blurring the shadow a bit more, I lowered the opacity to about 80% … Any thoughts?

    #55653
    Lynda DiGregor
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    Cristina, I love your “Fun in the Sun”. Manuela is a beauty. I think you made the right call as far as the background is concerned. Seems to me the sandy color background is more appropriate than blue. Nice work!

    #55659
    Sheila Hogg
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    I have been drawing and colouring in Paintshop, trying to improve on shadowing etc. I also have a Wacom Intros which I would love to use properly as it might make a difference but it may not. So, all were done with a mouse. TFL.

    #55664
    Annie Tobin
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    All done Ann … and thanks my friend for your very complimentary compliment! I put both alphas up on face book, the Festive and the outline. Have fun colouring!

    #55665
    Annie Tobin
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    Well I think you have done a terrific job Cristina. The change ups really suit the overall theme of the photo especially the background paper … I think blue would be out of sync. The lifted shadow effect works very well. All up … great job my friend. ;D

    #55667
    Michele
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    Those are awesome, Sheila! I’m very impressed.

    #55668
    Cristina
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    Sheila, you did a great job coloring with the mouse… I have an old Wacom tablet, and at first, I needed some time to feel comfortable with it. But, since I started working more with the laptop, I haven’t used the tablet/pen anymore… I have to find a way to get used to it again because, in the end, it is easier with certain techniques.

    #55669
    Cristina
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    Lynda and Annie, thank you so much for the feedback; they are of great value to me. <3

    I forgot to mention that I’ve used a sunset photo (Unsplash_anton-darius) as an overlay and changed the blend mode to Screen. Also, I added Cassel’s Summer Punches-Starfish brush.

    For the lifted shadow, I had changed the Blur and Opacity settings so many times that, in the end, I was not sure if it was giving the correct impression of being lifted…  I really need to practice this more.

    Thanks, ladies!

    #55670
    Sheila Hogg
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    Thank you Michelle and Christina. I am no artist like the rest of my family seem to be able to do naturally but I like to have a go every now and again.

    Christina, maybe Carole could give us some hints and tips as I know she uses one. I have got use to freehand doodling with the pen but when it comes to right clicking and stuff I get all confuddled. I love vector work and anyting I draw is done this way because I can tweek the nodes to give a smoother shape or it would be like a spider had drawn it. Lol.

    #55672
    Mary Solaas
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    Sheila – that is fantastic!  I have learned to do some things with the mouse that I didn’t think could be done, but nothing like what you have achieved.  And, yes, I have a tablet, but not a wacom.  And I, too, would like some help from Carol on using one.

     

    #55676
    Sheila Hogg
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    Thank you Mary. Let’s speak to Carole and see if she can help us out a bit.

    #55678
    Cassel
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    What kind of help would you want about using a graphic tablet?

    Are you talking about choosing one? Installing one? Using one?

    Using it for PSP or for everything?

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